Long Weekend Scheduling

I’ve done it. I said I wouldn’t do it, but I did. I’ve missed my self-imposed posting deadline twice in a row now. But in my defense, this was a wonky weekend. Not only is it President’s Day Weekend and I have a day off today (Monday), but it was, as I mentioned in my last post, my birthday, and many celebrations were had.

But now I’m finally sitting down to plan out my week, and realizing it’s gonna be a little more crowded than I thought it was.

Monday 2/18

  • Day 3 of “Thesis Weekend Part 2: Electric Boogaloo”
  • Running errands for my grandmother, who has been discharged from the hospital but still needs some help while she continues recovering.

Tuesday 2/19

I’ve got most of my thesis materials laid out by context so I can go through them systematically and do data checks.
  • 8am – Mechanic
    • Replace rear brake light
    • Get inspection sticker
  • 10am – Lab work
    • Finish mammal and bird data checks and adding bag tags to thesis materials
  • 12:30pm – Class
    • Help proctor first exam of the semester!
  • 1:30pm – Meeting with thesis committee chair
    • Go over unidentified/mystery mammal and bird bones
  • 4:30pm – Dentist
  • 8pm – Stretching and light cardio at home

Wednesday 2/20

  • 9-5 – Work at museum
  • Movie night with partner and friends

Thursday 2/21

Last year’s table set up, with me talking to a UMass undergrad in the background.
  • 10:15am – doctor’s appointment on campus
  • 11 – Prep skeletons for lab
  • 12:30-2:30 – Open Lab
    • As part of the AAA’s Anthropology Day 2019 my program is organizing an Open Lab in our main lab space, where we’ll have a flint knapping display, field school information, animal skeleton displays, and other activities.
    • I’ll be in charge of showing visitors our comparative specimens from the zooarchaeology lab, as well as discussing some of the paleoanthropological skull casts we have. I did this last year and it was a lot of fun, so hopefully we’ll have a good amount of people stop by.
  • 3pm – Return skeletons to proper storage
  • 3:15-6:15 – Lab work
    • Focus on fish identification. Cod. All of it is cod.
  • 6:30 – Gym, possibly Muay Thai

Friday 2/22

  • 9-3:30 – Work at Museum
  • 4-6:30 – Thesis writing
  • 6:30 – Beer, burger, bitch with my friend

Saturday 2/23

  • Work catch-up day
    • Apply to jobs/internships for summer
    • Lecture prep
    • SHA work
  • Gym

Sunday 2/24

  • 10-4 – Thesis Work Day
  • 5pm – Game night

I was going to write something more here, but in the interest of getting back to my thesis writing I’m just going to leave it at this.

I’ll be back Thursday with a longer post discussing my current work on the Conference Committee for the 2020 SHA Meeting in Boston, MA.



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