Let me tell you just how busy I am. Not only am I not posting anything on this blog (what else is new?) but I have also had television shows piling up on my TiVo and DVDs from Netflix sitting on top of my TV, Toby, for several weeks. I also haven't been able to find any good videos on YouTube. In fact, I haven't even looked for any. That is how busy I am. But I am steadily working through the papers I need to complete. Two weeks from now it should be done.
I'm giving a talk this weekend at an Ivy and sent in my final copy in the middle of my recent troubles and was saddened to see several errors in the text (extra words, missing words, that kind of thing) at around one per three/four pages of text. I guess this means there were only about five of them, but still it was frustrating that I wasn't able to catch them. Of course, I haven't been able to prepare for my presentation so I will end up just reading the damn thing out loud. Usually I try to be more extemporaneous and be a little fun--but scheduling a conference in the middle of finals isn't conducive to getting strong performances out of your student participants.
So I will be seeing you around.
Still no word on where I'll be in Germany this summer.