I’m back! For one post, at least. And yeah, I’m behind on monthly budgeting updates, a promised post that has something to do with split logs, and a ton of other things that I want to write about. More stuff is coming near the end of the summer, I promise! I ended the second-to-last post … Continue reading Job Searching as an Academic (And In General)
For anyone who’s been dropping by the blog, it’s been obvious I’ve been unable to keep up with a regular schedule recently. That’s due to a few things happening… The end of the semester When the semester ends, I should theoretically have more time to myself, since I’m not in the classroom as often as … Continue reading End of May Life Updates
This is my first post in a while, which is something I didn’t expect to delay on. A lot of this is because I haven’t been keeping up with my already-written-but-need-to-be-edited posts, which in turns means I don’t come up with new ideas to keep writing (just as money begets more money, the process of … Continue reading An Unintentional Hiatus, and My Finances, March – April
I have a friend of mine that, when she goes to conferences and whatnot, updates everyone on Facebook. “I’m seeing Jim Gilbert talk about measuring astronomical distances!” and various other people talking about various other mathematical topics. I’m not here to call her out—in fact, the opposite. That’s awesome. And always there are people commenting … Continue reading Your Job Does Not (Have To) Define You
I never considered myself to be a tree-hugger. Not in the literal or the figurative sense. In fact, I had always found people who considered themselves tree-huggers annoying. Rah-rah environment! It’s not that I am anti-environment. Really I tended to think of anyone who was “rah-rah!” about anything annoying. I’m a fairly passive person, and … Continue reading Efficiency in the Environment
Another month passes… OMSC March Report Overall Item Amount Quick Comments Cash Income $1980.96 No outside income except from my W2 job. Gotta work on that! Expenses $1768.30 A medical bill was a decent chunk of this Cash Flow $212.66 Back in the positives! Investment Contributions $2370.78 Includes my 403(b), my maxed-out 457, my employer … Continue reading My Finances, February – March
(Part 1 and Part 2, for those of you late to the party!) When doing projects like this on the cheap, it usually helps to have some serendipitous events occur. The first one was the pile of scrap wood on my driveway back in April. I was lucky enough to have a second—my aunt remodeling … Continue reading The Bar Cabinet, Part 3 – The Countertop and the Reveal!
For those of you eagerly (hah!) awaiting my post on the big reveal of my bar cabinet, I apologize, you'll have to wait one more week. Today my focus is on two things, as it relates to March 14. I am a statistics professor. I teach statistics and calculus. That means today is a holiday … Continue reading Happy Pi Day! And Buy-No-Groceries Month is a Success!