Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I seem to have settled into a routine that works for me. I wake up around 1pm and right away check e-mail and the internet. (I can’t begin my day without reading the Torontoist, Posted Toronto, and checking Facebook and the weather forecast, at the very least.) My internet addiction satisfied for the moment, I make my way out of my room to eat breakfast—yoghurt and cereal—and shower. Then it’s time to waste more time on the internet, perhaps taking care of necessary e-mail and home-based errands. Later in the afternoon I might leave my house to pick up food or do laundry or run more errands. After that, I try and get a bit of work in, and then it’s time to make and eat dinner. Once dinner is done, my work day begins in earnest. With few breaks—mostly of the internet kind—I work steadily until the wee hours. So you see that I am fairly productive, though I can’t say I spend 8 hours on dissertation-related things. Weekends and nights when I have social outings are a completely different story, but it’s ok: it’s summer.

This afternoon FN and I walked down to Bloor St. and then parted ways, me to campus to run more errands and she to pick up food for dinner. I managed to cross five things off my to-do list. Yay! And, naturally, I ran into VM (who was looking very lovely) outside the Bata Shoe Museum, cool CS in Robarts, beautiful SF and her super-cute baby outside the library, and then had a nice chat with the porter at Trinity College. All in all, a good afternoon.

The chapter outlining and reading of notes continues.

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