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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday's Are Tough This semester

I can tell Mondays will be tough this semester. I teach two sections of introductory finance (at 11 and 2), and then teach a case course (advanced corporate) from 6-8:40.

Since the Unknown Son and Unknown Daughter get up before 7 and I have a 45 minute commute each way, it makes for a long day (particularly since I was prepping for the advanced class tonight almost up until it started).

On a good note, so far this year I'm up to 30 days in which I spent at least an hour on research each day. One of the best things about keeping a log of my research time is that skipping a day means you have to put a big fat zero into the log. So, when I got home (after unwinding a bit with the Unknown Wife in front of the tube), I fired up Hal (my notebook) and put in an hour editing tables for the paper I'm working on. The tables should be finished tomorrow morning, and will then get sent out to my coauthor for him to do a "nit check" on.

While the coauthor checks out the tables, I have to put in some time on a proposal for a summer funding grant from my university with another co-author. The grants are awarded competitively, and the process involves submitting a 6-7 page grant proposal. It's nothing new, and I get summer funding more often than not, but the due date's next Monday, so it's time to get started.

It's not that much money (a couple thousand), but since I'll be working on the project anyway, I might as well get paid for it.

Ah well, now that I've wound down from teaching, it's time to go to bed.

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