1. Something I'm not looking forward to: a six day work week...barf! Working at a university, it is sometimes necessary to work six days a week; roughly about eight Saturdays a year. These happen sporadically throughout the year, but between June and July our Freshmen Orientation programs take place and 6:30am and me do NOT get along. One bright side to this: it's the last one! Woohoo!
2. Spending Sunday at the beach...or the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland...or hiking Silver Falls...or relaxing on my only day off. We haven't decided which yet.
|South Falls @ Silver Creek Falls|
3. Finishing up In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen and starting in on Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich; I'm picking it up at the library on my way home :) Along with this, I'm excited to knock out some more squares on my Bookish Bingo: Summer Edition card!
4. I read a great article on why teachers NEED summers off today. In it, there were two great lines that I fell in love with: "...there is no book so great that it could not be improved upon with a good cup of coffee in hand" and "In Powell's, I sit in the aisles and fill my nostrils with that tart, sweet smell of old pages in old books". Both by the author of the article, Tony Vala-Haynes, who is an Oregon English teacher. Of course, there are the usual "teachers don't work enough" garbage in the comments section...so ignore that. However, I would love to have summers off to sit in my favorite coffee shops and in the aisles of Powell's, too. Alas...
That's all of got for today, folks. I promise I'll do better next week!
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