Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shitty Day... Life is Great

The beautiful thing about conferences is that they renew your enthusiasm for your own work. We have really long lunch breaks, so I spend the first part of it eating and talking to people and then the second part of it working on my manuscript, utilising the enthusiasm that the conference has given me to try and get some work done. But I’m having real difficulties inserting the graphs into this particular format of manuscript. I finally got them all in yesterday – all be it in the wrong place, but at least they were visible in the manuscript. I opened the manuscript today and all my graphs were gone. I could have killed my computer… this is driving me nuts. And apparently I’m not the only one who thought this was pretty shitty. The lovely bird sitting above me as I worked let me know that he also wasn’t impressed with the manuscript by pooping on my computer. Fortunately it didn’t end up on the keyboard, touch pad or speakers, and also that I had some leftover funeral home Kleenexes to wipe up the whole mess. So I don’t know if that is suppose to be a sign of good luck, or a really shitty manuscript….

2 comments:

Toebar said...

at least only your computer was dampened--not your spirit

C said...

well, everybody is entitled to their opinion Linds. :D I would take it as good luck cause it missed all the vital parts of your computer. I wish I could go to a conference and get inspired, you are so lucky to have this opportunity!