December 11, 2007

Worked up.

I'm discovering that the end of the academic quarter, which is a huge relief for students and faculty, sucks for admin staff. I can't be happy for the 10 or 12 people who just finished their master's programs and are home free, free, walking away with a weight off their shoulders and a shiny new bunch of letters after their names, because I'm still busy with late paperwork and missing signatures and last-minute graduation-delaying bureaucracy for all of them. The faculty are turning up in jeans and t-shirts saying they're glad things are slowing down, and I am glowering at them from behind the paper-pile battlements that rise from every corner of my desk.

This is where my personal system of rewards and entitlements comes in. Whereas, this week sucks and I am busy and stressed, and whereas, I am here until 5:30 every night and everyone else is sauntering out of here at 4, now therefore, once the big hand hits 5 I will sit at my desk and listen to "Worked Up So Sexual" by The Faint over and over as many times as I please, and the fact that it is wholly inappropriate for work will not trouble me in the slightest. Who wouldn't work better accompanied by a tiny voice singing about boobs?

Posted by dianna at December 11, 2007 05:21 PM

Man, The Faint sounds really, really familiar, but I can't for the life of me recall where I've heard of them before. At first I thought they might be on that mix CD you sent me, but they aren't, near as I can tell. And I'm not the sort of person who listens to music of a recent vintage, so I doubt I came across them through the ordinary means.

Grr, lousy people who are done with studies when I am not yet. I empathize with you! Sort of. I mean, with respect to your specific complaint, I'm just going to be doing the exact same thing as the people you complain about, only shifted backward one week. But still: People who don't have work when I do suck.

Posted by: Zach S. at December 11, 2007 05:50 PM

Whereas, this week sucks, now therefore, you are duty-bound to plan a weekend of complete enjoyment, games, and silliness.


Posted by: lisa at December 11, 2007 10:59 PM

You are SO RIGHT. Man, are you ever right. There may even be (gasp) crafts.

Zach: I recall you mentioning the Drop Kick The Faint game a while ago. That's probably it, except that I have no idea how you came across the game in the first place.

Posted by: Dianna at December 12, 2007 09:43 AM

Ah yes, that's right. I'm pretty sure that I must have came across it through one of Lore Fitzgerald SjÃberg's pages, probably Little Fluffy Industries.

Posted by: Zach S. at December 12, 2007 10:06 AM