January 16th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

I’ve been slacking this week, the first week of my second semester. I allowed the funeral of my great uncle Bud (who died at the ripe old age of 102) to eat up my workday on Thursday, and then failed to compensate for it by doing extra work this weekend. Back to the old habits quickly. But I promised myself that I would pursue graduate school with a laser-like focus, and I mean to keep to that. That means dropping the video games, and less distraction by thinking about beer recipes. They’re not going anywhere. Now that I’ve laid out my goals for the year, I need to find a way to structure my time so I can achieve them!

Concerning the beer, I have enough time now that I’ve brewed up my first two batches. I’ve already thrown together my plan and recipe for the next batch, an American IPA, so I should put further beer thoughts to rest until after the IPA is actually in fermenter. I am a tad behind on my reading, and that is directly attributable to the allure of XCOM: UFO Defense. It’s an old game, but wow, does it hold up well. I have established some letter-writing, but there are so many people I want to reach out to that it bottlenecks in my head whom to start with first.

I am using my wiki, though, and that will serve for now. Whiteboards are such a pain in the tail in practice, and what’s the point of my wiki if I don’t use it? :) My tasks this semester culminate in writing a “teaching recipe” and writing a lesson plan. I will get this done.


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