Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bait-and-Switch

Oh, dear.

First, a big chink of my thesis is due Feb. 3. This is according to my own timeline, granted, but I have made the timeline and, dammit, I'm sticking to it. If I don't finish my thesis this semester, they charge me $400 when I do turn it in.

Then, a freelance proofreading project started running behind. Now the last batch is also due Feb. 3.

And on top of all that, I was asked to fill in for a teacher all next week. I accepted. And then, later? They remembered to mention that, Oh by the way, that teacher quit, and have fun making the lesson plans!

Dude. DUDE.

3 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

Some people enjoy juggling bowling balls and chain saws. Just don't add swords and flaming torches!

Narya said...

My offer re: editing the thesis remains, but there will be no offense if you don't take me up on it. (And it's not like I don't have to write a proposal this week. And research it. and come up with a budget. But that's all at work.)

Hang in there.

kStyle said...

Bill: sage words to live by.

Narya: Thanks! This is sort of draft mode, which, for me, is the heavy lifting. My advisor will review it and then return it to me with notes. When it's in revision, I'll give you a ring.