Monthly Archives: May 2010

Summer Plans

Idea shamelessly stolen from Sarah Eve Kelly. I thought it would fun and maybe even useful to make a list of some of the things I hope to accomplish this summer as a way of keeping myself on track and honest. The original title of this post was ‘summer bucket list” but I realized once I was done that most of these things are not bucket list worthy (though some are). I am confining the list to those things over which I have some degree of control…

First are some things that are work related, but don’t feel sorry for me. I actually find working on my own research projects fun (which is why I have the job I have):

  • Finish and submit at least two articles for publication. They’re both nearly ready to go and there is no excuse not to get them out there.
  • Write another article on Cluny and Spain.
  • Write a paper presentation and article on Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada and Islam
  • Decide whether I want to spend a good deal of time working on Michael Scot and not feel guilty if the answer to that question is “no.”
  • Figure out what I want to write next.
  • Okay, now here are the fun bits:

  • Visit Kelmscott
  • Do “some” or maybe even “most” of the long walks around Oxford that I have printed out
  • Lose ten pounds. Okay maybe that won’t be “fun” all by itself But if I do it by walking (see above) then it will be pretty fun.
  • See my sister and my cousins.
  • Eat at Moro and Ottolenghi
  • Visit North Hatley, maybe in time for the Ayer’s Cliff Fair this year.
  • And last but not least, meet Sarah herself!
  • What are you trying to accomplish?