I have been all over the place this week. I have a new job (tenure track, with a 2/2 teaching load! if these phrases mean anything to you, you know why I have been a little scatterbrained this week!) which means that I will probably be moving to a state that is even redder, more rural and Confederacy-flavored than the one I live in now. But the job itself is great. And I have met some of my new colleagues, and they are also pretty awesome. So there will be no complaining from me.
Also, my computer is on the fritz. I had to take it to the Apple store this morning and they told me that the fan is shot – basically, the ball-bearings are worn out. It was making an awful growling sound and overheating, so I’m glad there is a simple solution and that it will cost me only $75.
An interesting side point about the growling sound. It is approximately the frequency range of a cello. I know this because it drowns out cellos in a way that it does not drown out violins or sopranos. How about that?
But. Because I am a tightwad and as a result own neither a TV nor a DVD player, I may be on limited blogging schedule for about half of next week. We will see. I have a computer at work, but the speakers suck, and all of my tricky DVD-ripping clip-making software is not on it.