Tuesday, January 23, 2007

To Quote Ice Cube...

Today was like one of those fly dreams
Didn't even see a berry flashing those high beams...
Today I didn't even have to use my a.k.
I got to say it was a good day.
Not that I have an AK. But Monday was a good day. So, even though I can't sleep, it's a content sort of insomnia, I suppose.

I spent Monday in the library and was really productive. My chapter is all over the place, but I was able to slash and move and consolidate so I have a clearer idea of what I'm trying to do.

My nephew had a number of As and Bs in his progress folder. We agreed on a place for dinner without the kids killing each other (Sis is out of town). I cleaned the stove and the kids helped vacuum. And my son brought home this:


And... one day this week, elle, who likes to envision this blog as (at least partly :-) academic, will post about her dissertation, seeking your insight and wisdom. Shocking, I know. In the interim, read up on unionization and the South and black women and right to work laws and unions' exclusionary practices (yeah, right, huh?). I have this absolutely exciting thesis (not wholly original) about what unions failed to realize when they were ignoring low-wage industries with high proportions of workers from marginalized groups and what they're going to have to do to reach these workers.

I know. Contain your excitement.

9 comments:

elle said...

PS I've never heard berry used like this before... I'm assuming it's a synonym for cops.

BF TX said...

Sounds like a good day. Mine was non-productive. Elle - it's a BOY!!!!!!

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Hey, we have to celebrate and relish every good day we have. They are often few and far between, I'm glad you had a good day. My day wasn't bad... I had to teach and read graduate admission apps... but it was all good...

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Nonpartisan said...

Your post on your dissertation topic would be EXTREMELY welcome over at my place.

elle said...

NP, thanks. I'll do that. who the h is testing on my blog anonymously?

JULIE said...

I wish I would get certificates like your son does! Don't you think that would help? Something like, "Julie actually worked on her dissertation today. GREAT JOB!"
:)

elle said...

lmao @ julie

luisa said...

I was wondering that too. do they call cops "berries" in LA? i wonder where it comes from. not like saying "the 5.0." or the "po po." is all that attractive either. but berry?

anyways, i am glad your day went well! and all the grad students should work out how to make those cards for each other. :)

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