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my now-lonely office

I'm on research fellowship this upcoming year (meaning I don't have to teach), and my department needed my office for people that were actually teaching. Yesterday I went over to campus and cleaned out my stuff.



It's a bit depressing, looking at it without my little taped-up comics and books. I left a huge stack of envelopes, file folders, etc. and also a few books that that I'm leaving behind. Also some wine from our semesterly symposia. I'm a bit jealous, actually, that the new people get all those bookcases to fill up and new desks/comfy chairs and a new computer. The new computer came in early May and the office was renovated over the summer, so I barely got a chance to enjoy it all.

I've had good luck in having mostly-absent office mates - people I liked but for whatever reason our schedules jived well enough that we both had the office for about as much as we needed it. Still, I'll miss knowing that other people are around and just hanging out with friends waiting for students to come by. I've taken to working at the local public library. I just wish they'd let me leave a crate of my books behind the desk. I'm tempted to "donate" them just so I can leave them on their shelves, and if I thought they wouldn't be reshelved at other branches I think I would.

(P.S.: I've gotten into a weird sleep schedule and didn't sleep at all Wed/Thur night. So this is me after eight hours of sleep. Those eight hours just started at around 5 PM yesterday evening.)

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lindahoyland
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Sorry you have to leave your office. I sleep weird hours too.
marta_bee
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
I've noticed! Given where you live, I've always been slightly surprised by when you're online. I am trying to get back onto a more regular schedule, if only because the public library is only opened 8-5.
engarian
Aug. 24th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Enjoy your year of research. Empty bookshelves are always a sad, sad sight.

Unusual hours of sleep, etc will probably work themselves into a new pattern for you once you establish a new schedule. It's good that you have the opportunity to allow your body to do as it seems best. I'm sure things will settle down soon.

- Erulisse (one L)
dreamflower02
Aug. 24th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, it does look a little bare and sad. 8(

If I was spending every day at the public library, I wouldn't get a lot of work done-- I'd be too busy browsing the stacks and losing track of time...
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