2008 12 01 tweets

Dozed a little on plane. Landed LAX at 4.45am. In Claremont by 6 am: diner breakfast, failed attempt at an hour's sleep. Dopey beyond belief

Mon Dec 01 18:40:36 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@xina: I am. And my head is just spinning. But I warned my 11 am class of my delirium, and they totally carried things. Excellent session.

Mon Dec 01 20:25:47 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@cgbrooke: Happy birthday, .0137 in advance!

Mon Dec 01 20:26:58 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@xina: I'll be keeping a good thought for you!

Sat Dec 06 00:17:35 +0000 2008

I vow to be really, really lazy today. That is all.

Sat Dec 06 16:26:37 +0000 2008

Why, oh why, must we have sinuses?

Sun Dec 07 22:00:35 +0000 2008

Wondered earlier whether the ability to breathe was necessary to the project of teaching. Turns out intermittent ability is enough.

Mon Dec 08 20:28:33 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@2xlp: in this case, Stoppard's Arcadia, which is differently amusing when read with a code id your dose.

Mon Dec 08 20:32:47 +0000 2008

Replying to @2xlp

yes! The impossibility of the project of historical criticism, the imminent heat death of the universe -it's right up your alley.

Mon Dec 08 20:42:50 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@mattbucher: "they" meaning the rest of her family, who have enough evidence to suggest that it can't possibly end well?

Mon Dec 08 20:53:19 +0000 2008

Replying to @mattbucher

Good grief. I'm glad to hear everyone's okay!

Tue Dec 09 15:10:12 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@zephoria: Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Tue Dec 09 19:53:03 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@partsnpieces: Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Wed Dec 10 23:47:39 +0000 2008

Grading like a fiend. Determined to be done with this semester and move onto other projects posthaste.

Fri Dec 12 17:25:21 +0000 2008

New blog post: New Toys http://tinyurl.com/6gc2du

Fri Dec 12 21:21:13 +0000 2008

Alternately trying really hard to distract myself from the task at hand, and trying to keep myself from getting distracted.

Sat Dec 13 18:58:32 +0000 2008

Flight from ONT delayed due to frost on plane. We have to wait for the sun to come up and melt it. I love SoCal.

Sun Dec 14 13:55:50 +0000 2008

I'm pretty sure they're lying to us; a Delta flight just started taxiing to the runway.

Sun Dec 14 14:42:27 +0000 2008

And an American flight just took off.

Sun Dec 14 14:43:14 +0000 2008

Just boarded my 6 am flight at 8.05. Have gone from 2 hrs btw flights to 10 mins. And that's assuming we actually take off now.

Sun Dec 14 16:08:21 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@xina: No dice. Ran from C44 to C40, arriving just as they closed the door. Happily next flight is in a little over an hour & I'll be on it.

Sun Dec 14 19:44:04 +0000 2008

New blog post: Firsts in Travel http://tinyurl.com/57fdhm

Sun Dec 14 19:51:38 +0000 2008

Replying to @briancroxall


Mon Dec 15 22:50:58 +0000 2008

Replying to @academicdave

Keep me posted on #MLAtweetup plans; I'm conducting interviews, but they have to let me out of the hotel room sometime.

Tue Dec 16 05:39:59 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@therefore: welcome back to town!

Fri Dec 19 17:21:01 +0000 2008

New blog post: DEVONthink http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/devonthink/

Fri Dec 19 23:23:54 +0000 2008

Woke up at 4 am, on the first day in months I could genuinely sleep in. Why? \(No, I'm really asking\. \*Why?\*\)

Sat Dec 20 13:28:23 +0000 2008

Turned in the last grade. Making a pot of coffee. Think I'll sit here and read. \(Why does that seem like such a radical concept?\)

Sat Dec 20 14:04:06 +0000 2008

New blog post: Transitions http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/transitions/

Sat Dec 20 14:53:34 +0000 2008

Dear heater: I recognize that it is 38F outside, and you are unused to this. But this situation is your raison d'ĂȘtre. Pls warm the fuck up.

Sat Dec 20 16:48:30 +0000 2008

Nervously watching giant green mass on radar image descending toward us. Good news: only going down to 45 tonight. Frost on wings unlikely.

Sun Dec 21 21:05:09 +0000 2008

New blog post: More Fun with Software http://tinyurl.com/a67v55

Sun Dec 21 22:38:39 +0000 2008

Wireless internet at home has slowed to a crawl in recent days. Beginning to wonder if my network-extending Airport Express is dying.

Mon Dec 22 00:33:09 +0000 2008

Replying to @academicdave

Thanks! @dancohen try http://tinyurl.com/8y38ln

Mon Dec 22 21:49:51 +0000 2008

Replying to @bighandsome

made it to town with far less drama than your journey. But will still require beverages.

Tue Dec 23 02:43:28 +0000 2008

Replying to @academicdave

except that YouTube only increments view count if you watch the end of the video...

Tue Dec 23 16:02:52 +0000 2008

Dammit, UPS, deliver already! That package was supposed to be here yesterday, and my sister will be annoyed with me if her gift isn't here.

Wed Dec 24 18:36:00 +0000 2008

Replying to @therefore

I may wind up giving my sister printed pictures of what she might someday receive...

Wed Dec 24 18:42:33 +0000 2008

4pm mass, fantastic gumbo at my aunt's, the annual matching pajamas, and now drinks and christmas movies. Not bad even if it 70 degrees out.

Thu Dec 25 03:04:36 +0000 2008

I've finally figured out where my holiday blahs come from: zero time alone. Introverts unite \(and then go to your separate rooms\)!

Thu Dec 25 18:22:37 +0000 2008

That having been said: happy holidays, all, and may you get all the things you want, and several you didn't even know you wanted.

Thu Dec 25 18:23:15 +0000 2008

Got up at 3 am to make 630 am flight out of NOLA. Insane line to check in, but getting thru.

Fri Dec 26 11:16:58 +0000 2008

On the plane to SFO & the MLA. See you there.

Fri Dec 26 14:26:26 +0000 2008

http://twitpic.com/wu1m - The view from my hotel room. Front desk manager was seriously nice to us.

Fri Dec 26 23:31:15 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@academicdave: I'm going to miss having it this time of year; won't provide the instant xmas escape, and will cut into the January stretch.

Sat Dec 27 00:33:27 +0000 2008

Replying to @briancroxall

I'll try to be there!

Sat Dec 27 17:01:59 +0000 2008

Replying to @academicdave

v1: funky glasses frames, leather jacket. v2: reading glasses, tweed. v3: fashion circa 1978. Real clue is reading material.

Sat Dec 27 18:53:05 +0000 2008

Spent much of today getting ready for Monday's panels. Tomorrow will be non-stop interviewing. ELO cash bar in a couple of hours.

Sat Dec 27 23:29:28 +0000 2008

Heading down Nob Hill toward the Hilton. See you in the bar.

Sun Dec 28 00:59:23 +0000 2008

Never really got to ELO meetup - ran into old friend I hadn't seen in two years & couldn't get away. Hope there's a second @mlatweetup.

Sun Dec 28 04:33:08 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@mkgold: too briefly, alas - but I hope there'll be another opportunity!

Sun Dec 28 06:27:28 +0000 2008

Replying to @academicdave, @mkgold and @briancroxall

knock 'em dead! #mla140

Sun Dec 28 16:34:11 +0000 2008

Hey cool! I just got followed by a novelist I teach. Hi, @nicolaz!

Sun Dec 28 22:39:52 +0000 2008

Brain is completely overheated from interviewing all day, and needs replacement coolant, preferably martinis.

Mon Dec 29 00:07:00 +0000 2008

Still haven't gotten to set foot in a panel -- but will be in three this afternoon.

Mon Dec 29 16:49:26 +0000 2008

This morning's first interviewee has shown up -- before the housekeeper is done, before the coffee arrives, before my colleagues...

Mon Dec 29 16:50:36 +0000 2008

A busy day of interviews, panels, conversations. Now in my last panel, Joni Mitchell.

Tue Dec 30 03:28:16 +0000 2008

Well, that was awful.

Tue Dec 30 06:19:49 +0000 2008

Replying to @mlatweetup

sorry to have missed the second iteration, too! My 5pm ran right into my 7pm panel. Grrrr.

Tue Dec 30 06:21:17 +0000 2008

Replying to @partsnpieces

oh my god - I hope you're okay!

Tue Dec 30 17:58:03 +0000 2008

Have decided the best way to wash the MLA from your brain is driving down the Coast Hwy with the top down. Better than I've felt in months.

Wed Dec 31 00:58:13 +0000 2008

Replying to @kfitz

@noradio: how funny! I hope he's doing well.

Wed Dec 31 15:34:48 +0000 2008