Sunday, November 02, 2008

Where has Addy been?

I think I have neglected my blog* recently, because I have been spending all of my time on Facebook instead and updating people on my life as my actual self. This is not bad, obviously, and some of you also know me over there. However, a lot of my blogger friends are not friends with me on Facebook (for various reasons, such as we don't know who is who), so you have been left out (if you could call it that!). I really like blogging and I feel free to blog about plenty of things that would never find their way into my Facebook status, so I am taking NaBloPoMo as a good chance to get back to this blog and my lovely bloggy friends.  For those of you still hanging around- thanks! I realize a lot of people use Feed Readers, so that helps to keep people reading, even in times of sporadic posting, so I'm thankful for that, too.

I am more than half way through my first semester as a tenured faculty member and I would describe myself this way: I am a total slacker. I did not change a thing for my classes this semester, I am not working on research the way I should, and I am watching lots of TV. I am enjoying myself, but I am also feeling guilty about it. I have plenty of research stuff to work on, but have not motivated to do much. Last Tuesday was the first day in a long time that I actually spent a good part of the day on research- and actually doing analysis and thinking about the results. It felt good and I hope to continue this. My work-at-home days this week are shot, though: Tuesday is election day, so D is home (no school), then Thursday morning is when I am finally getting those moles removed. I'm not planning to work much that day, although I could and probably should. We'll see. 

Right now, I've got to get some lunch for D and me before her swimming lesson. If I get a chance, I'll blog more tonight, but at least I will tomorrow for sure! It feels good to be BACK!

*and even Twittering as Addy

7 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

I am so glad you are back to blogging. How can I find you on Facebook??? Drop me an email!

Dr. Bad Ass said...

I was wondering the same thing as Seeking Solace -- I've just gotten addicted to Facebook and would love to find you there, if it's ok with you. My email is badassturtleATgmail.com

Addy N. said...

For anyone else who wants to connect on Facebook, just email me addy.blog AT gmail.com and either tell me your name (if it's easy to find you through a search) or I will send you a link to my profile (so you can add me as a friend). My name is common enough that you get over 200 results if you search my name without knowing my network!

Academic said...

I was wondering about the post-tenure slack-off. Is it a derivative of senioritis?

USJogger said...

Welcome back, Addy! I know you've been having kind of a rough time of late, but I hope that you'll find time to keep us all posted. (I don't Facebook, so you're blog is the only way for me to keep up with you.)

Jogger

Addy N. said...

Hi Jogger! I haven't been keeping up with you, so I'll have to go see where you are now!

Academic: Yes- I feel like I completely suck. And have the guilt to go with it!

Twice said...

As someone who has also been guilty of Facebooking instead of blogging recently I totally understand. (I find myself thinking in status updates now.) I also find I like the microblogging of the Facebook medium, so perhaps I will have to start using twitter too.