Translated about 15 lines of VERY STINKING OLD Hungarian academic stuff last night.
In keeping with my usual “State of the Russ Address,” …. well, screw that. Everybody who wants to know pretty much does already. This isn’t exactly a high-traffic blog.
BUT… here’s my upcoming list, starting tomorrow.
1. Go back to work, set up the Spring classes.
2. Finish the novel — I have one week to write at least 150 pages. Think this is likely?
3. Finish cleaning the house and re-arranging the house in preparation for Baby.
4. Lose my mind doing all the busy stuff that everybody does when they have their first baby — 12 diapers per day, lots of naps.
5. Rewrite a presentation into a paper for submission in an upcoming Hundred Years’ War volume.
6. LEARN TO READ ACADEMIC HUNGARIAN. This is my official resolution for the year — by 2010, I will be able to do enough academic Hungarian that a typical Hungarian newspaper will no longer require me to use a dictionary. I figure a minimum of 5000 hours per day will be required.
7. Finish learning the Five Elements form.
8. I’m guessing that leatherwork and armoring probably goes by the wayside this year — I have enough armor to equip a small warband, so that’s not a huge problem. I’d love to make some more stuff, but given the cost of the material, I’m really down to needing a justification. So if you want shit in leather this Christmas, let me know. Besides the inevitable baby-booties cum munchkin mocs.
9. Design and create an online History 1302 course. (For free, no less)
10. Interview and get re-hired from temporary status to full-time.
11. Design (in committee) a 1301 course using Civ IV: Colonization in the classroom.
No, really. There are ways to do this and actually have it be meaningful. It’s all about the evil questions.
12. Make a buff coat. I lied, I DO have one leather project that’s mandatory — I traded primo leather for a horsebow, on the condition that I used it.
13. Oh, and if possible, talk to some canneries in Alaska, and the University there at Fairbanks. But this is looking less and less like “this will be brilliant!” than “this is a pipe-dream I’ll have no time for.”
14. Begin researching the history of the Neopolitan Succession Wars.
15. Finish alterations to a leather vest (It’s made, looks spiff, too, just needs a pair of darts and some pockets).
16. Get some sleep.
Yours truly is going to have to begin VICIOUSLY getting organized about how his week goes, if even half of this is to come off.