Thursday, January 26, 2012

Musician vs. Professor

Hee heee heeeeeeeee!!! So, I just got this email from the Linguistics department on campus that made me snort. Aloud. Get this:

Dear Graduate students:

On Monday, January 30 and Tuesday January 31, we will be hosting Dr. David Bowie from the University of Alaska. Part of that includes hosting him for lunch and dinner. We would like to give you an opportunity to meet with him for lunch if you would like. If you are interested, you would be meeting to go to lunch with him at 12:30 on Tuesday, January 31. If you are interested in going to lunch with him, please email Dr. Smemoe . We are hoping to have 6-8 people come to lunch with him. (The department will pay for your lunch.)

If you have a research idea or project you are currently working on, and want to meet with Dr. Bowie, let me know and I will put you on his schedule. He will be using the back office in the department main office (4064 JFSB). Right now he has ½ hour appointment openings at 10:30 , 11:00 and 11:30 on Monday. We can also make appointments for Tuesday morning if you’d like.

Thank you.

Can you imagine this as a professor?
Ya. I laughed too.
A lot.
PS. For clarity: no, its not actually the same guy.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why is it so difficult to post in January?

What is it about this post-holiday season that is so unbloggable? I dunno. But, today my sister banished that lingering lack o' bloggability in one quick g-chat conversation.

Disclaimer: you may not think this is funny, but, if you know me at all, you'll understand her assumption and the ensuing off-the-charts laughter that followed...

Today, I had to be at work by 6:30am (WHUUUUT?) to begin the process that occurs each semester on Add/Drop deadline. When I got here, the system that was created just for one-and-only me...failed. Bah. Well, it didn't fail, per se, it just took FOREVER to do what it was supposed to: see, this system made my work-life plausible by digitizing about 3 days of work down into 1 or 2 minutes, making the 24 hour payroll deadline for 900 people possible. I guess it's a good thing I came in early. However, I was revived from my slump of frustration this morning after I willed my system along by changing my g-chat status to "Please, please please!!!"...which is where my sister K comes in...

K: what are you pleasing about already this morning?
Sent at 8:00 AM on Thursday
me: hoping and praying (seriously constantly) that my system decides to work today
otherwise, i'm screwed.
Sent at 8:01 AM on Thursday
K: It will. I'll pray for you too. You just have to make it through the day...
me: thanks. i'm tryin, but i've been here for 1.5 hours already...and i'm still hoping it will eventually function...
its taken 50 minutes to do what it usually does in 1 minute.
not a good sign
Sent at 8:03 AM on Thursday
K: hahaha I thought you meant bodily functions
Sent at 8:07 AM on Thursday
me: AHHAAHHAHH!!!!!!!
ok, that was funny.
I WISH. i meant my system at work.
hee hee. but that was funny.
Sent at 8:08 AM on Thursday

Ok, seriously. I laughed SO hard! And, I promptly let my boss read it...who laughed so hard she snorted. Good times. Much needed humor.