Reasons to be cheerful, 1, 2

mumblings

In the interests of counting my blessings...

  1. I've just finished two days of interviewing prospective undergraduates. This is surprisingly hard work. If you're at all empathic, the fog of nervousness exuded by the students starts to seep into your pores. It took a session with my iPod playing Magnetic Fields at an unwisely high volume on the way home to expunge the feeling.
  2. Our beloved iMac is back home with a shiny new keyboard1, and a shiny new video card. I can't believe how much we missed it, particularly for recording programmes off Radio 4 to listen to later.

Reasons to be slightly worried, 1...

  1. I've got to get two grant applications submitted before Christmas.

1 Mr. Bsag is under orders to not allow tea to come within 5m of the iMac, or there'll be trouble...

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