After a 5-day siesta from the daily grind, I was back in the office today. I like my job. A lot. But I struggle with Thursdays anyway, and with today’s Thursday also having a Monday sensibility about it I really dragged, even though I was basically productive and got a good bit of work done. It’s nice to whittle away at your inbox and talk to the colleagues you haven’t seen in a while. Everyone wanted to know how my dad is doing, which was nice.
On that front, things are going well. When I called Hamot this morning, the nurse told me that they would be moving him from the ICU to the regular part of the hospital sometime today, which is good. He was apparently sitting in a chair this morning, which is a good milestone (even if it seems like a small thing to you or me). On my most recent call, he was doing his dialysis, so they asked me to call back later. I’m glad he’s doing well, all things considered. After a fairly stressful weekend with lots of traveling, how did I unwind last night after returning to State College? With a cigar and some whiskey, two key ingredients for heart health and physical-fitness.
In between busywork and meeting with students this afternoon, I tried to follow the very exciting iPhone 4.0 software press conference. Lots of cool new functions, none of which will be supported by my 1st generation iPhone. I’m eager to see what iPhone 4 has in store this summer . . . not that I’m eager to trade in my 2+ years old iPhone, mind you. I would like to drive it until the wheels fall off (although I am certain I have gotten the cost per use down to fractions of a cent, even if it was purchased before AT&T really started subsidizing the cost).
For tonight: Top Chef Masters and Survivor on TiVo. Oh yes, there will be reality TV and a whole bunch of doing nothing.