November 5th, 2007

thinky tim

Monday, but getting better

I woke up this morning sleep-deprived, because I stayed up late for game, and in pain, because my shoulder decided to stop functioning correctly last night and send sharp pains down my upper arm whenever I raise it at a certain angle or put weight on it.

I decided the state of my morning merited a cup of coffee.

I spilled the coffee, which then poured off my desk and onto my surge protector.

Luckily, nothing exploded and I had enought time to properly turn off the things that were plugged in (computer, monitor, printer). I tossed the surge protector, wiped the power cords, and have since received a new surge protector from our tech support department.

The telephone at the front desk has also partially stopped functioning. This is more annoying than work-stopping, but I still want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Someone will be coming to fix it tomorrow morning, or, if I'm lucky, this afternoon.

I'll probably take a nap when I get home, and continue working on my shoulder to see if I can stretch or massage the problem away. So everything should be fixable. I just need to get past the Monday-ness of today.

One bright spot in my morning has been my co-worker lending me Indigenizing the Academy, an anthology about progressive/anti-colonialist scholarship. It'll be my first bit of "academic" reading since I got out of school, so I'm a little intimidated but also very interested.