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French professor. Feminist. Cinephile. Songwriter. Pick your poison.
French professor. Feminist. Cinephile. Songwriter. Pick your poison.

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Public Accountability: Too Much?

I'm in charge of both baby and puppy today, so maybe this list is too ambitious.

You read that right: we have a puppy! Say hello to Hamilton, our a five month-old chi-weenie-pug. (That's right, part chihuahua, part daschund and part pug; he's going to get sooooooo big!) We started fostering Hamilton last weekend, and he's the calmest, sweetest little dog I've ever met. Tutu is very curious, the cat already tolerates him, the Munchkin adores him and he makes Ma Fleur very, very happy. He also curls up with yours truly every night. :-)

Tutu is somewhat chatty this morning as daddy gears up for the day.

I have coffee and sufficient sleep, let's do this thing!
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9/23/16
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Public Accountability: Keeping it Simple

Email, grade, teach, service, research, grade more. 
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Public Accountability: All Grading, All the Time

That pretty much sums up today, along with some prep for future assignments. I hope to have time to screen a film, since I have a paper due about it in 10 days. (I've seen it and researched it already; I just need a refresher.)

Second pic is from a little hike Ma Fleur and I took in the forest behind our house yesterday after work. A dragonfly was hitching a ride on my hat for a good chunk of that walk.

Pic number three is just a gratuitous Tutu smile. :-D
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9/20/16
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Public Accountability: Getting it Together

This weekend was long, but good in many ways. More to come as good surprises firm up into log term plans. #vagueplus

Today is about getting a better grip on the midterm picture. I've been running about putting out fires for the first stretch of the semester and its but me in the ass a few times.

Also, I've applied for a tenure-track position. Today, the hiring committee begins looking at the applications in earnest. :: crosses fingers ::
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9/19/16
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Public Accountability: Noir

Aside from the constant beacon of joy that is Tutu, there's definitely a noir-ish mood in the house today. One of Ma Fleur's and Munchkin's old dogs, now in the care of Fleur's ex-husband, was attacked yesterday.

By another dog. One of the ex's other dogs. :-/

Tasha was raced to the vet and underwent surgery, but the doctors needed her to stay the night before giving a prognosis about her chances. To survive.

Munchkin and Ma Fleur are understandably tied up in emotional knots; so exhausted that they're both sleeping in this morning.

So, yeah, I have a kind of light grading day and Tutu to look after, but the mood is dire this morning while we wait on word from the vet. 
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Hyalite (opal-AN) from Megyaszó (Hungary). From the collection of Gábor Mesics
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Public Accountability: Keeping it Simple

The new house is 90% finished after I completed the garage this weekend. Time to start focusing more on the people in my life and less on the to-do list.

Except this morning. This morning us work and I'm sure my email has a few surprises that cropped up over the weekend. Otherwise, first unit evaluations begin today; let's see how the kids do...

Also, Tutu with Little Bunny Tutu. And Auri, enjoying the sun as cats do. 
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9/12/16
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Fun With Baskets, Tutu Edition
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9/9/16
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