I know that technically, I have only been working for about four months, but is it okay that I need a vacation? I know that there are people out there who work years on end without having a day off (according to Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson’s song “5 o’clock somewhere”: I ain’t had a day off now in over a year, my Jamican Vacation is gonna start right here…). That doesn’t help me feel any better about needing a day off. Like, the more I work, the more a cruise sounds like awesome. JD is a big fan. Apparently on cruises, you dont do anything except eat, drink, sleep, swim and hang out. I had always been anti- because I didn’t understand that was the point. If I only had 7 days of vacation and I could go anywhere… I want to go to South America, outwest, down to Mexico, over to England to see a Prem game… but with cruises, you just relax. I could get on board with that (*<– pun INTENDED!!)
On the upside, it seems like the weeks go by pretty quickly these days. So I just have to suck it up and next thing you know, the weekend will be here.
I think my poster is done- so that is good. Just have to get it printed now. While it is my sense that paper presentations are a little more prestigous, I am glad to have a poster this go round at PAA. What it means is that I can go and relax and have a good time at the conference, drop in on all the sessions that interest me, and be intellectually engaged, as opposed to what its like when you have a paper presentation, which is stressing out about it until you give the talk then being relieved that its finally over.
While I am definitely looking forward to the conference (PAA always has interesting sessions), and seeing The Bishop/Bains, and Julia, I am definitely NOT looking forward to leaving Dave and Nico behind. I knew intellectually that this day would come… I just didnt think it would come “so soon” (yes, I am perfectly aware that Nico is 8 months old and that he can probably handle it. But still.)