Monday, June 01, 2009

Action vs. Inaction

Ah,summer break. I've been trying to develop an adequate balance of productivity and relaxation. So far, that's involved:

  • Reading Terry Pratchett's Nation, which is a wonderful, inspiring book.
  • Doing laundry.
  • Paying bills.
  • Whipping up a decadent macaroni and cheese.
  • Wandering around La Jolla.
  • Doing a survey of physics requirements at local four-year institutions.
  • Finishing up a story as part of my plan to write three stories this year.
  • Attempting to calculate the maximum vibrations for an astronomy observing platform on the new building. (Hints, anybody? Please?)
  • Sending pleas to my legislators about the proposed cuts to California state parks (closing 80%!) and blows to higher education. One proposal cuts the Cal Grant program completely. Another proposes raising community college fees 300%!
  • Finding ways to calm down about the previous bullet point.

My goal for tomorrow: to not sleep as late as I did today. It's all about balance, right?


Sarah Prineas said...

Finishing story! That's awesome. And all the other busy-ness, too.

Dave said...

God, that last bullet point just scares the bejeezus out of me. Or at least the California out.

Good luck with the story/stories!

Dr. Lisa said...

I didn't sleep quite as late, so one goal partially met!

Thanks for the encouraging words!