Tuesday, February 23, 2016
If you see me on the news, it's going to be because I followed my lesser angels
So, a while back I scheduled myself to be at a conference at the University of Houston. It's a small, local conference and important to my professional community.
And, ha ha, that is the same campus at the same time where the Republican Party has scheduled it's next debate. That's right. As I'm eating the most-food like substance librarian money can buy and talking about the excitement of Thesis and Dissertation workflow over a glass of iced tea, somewhere on that same campus, Trump, Rubio and Cruz will be hollering at each other.
It's gonna be a disaster.
I was working at Arizona State University when President Bush and Senator Kerry had a debate on campus, and it was one of the worst days at that job. And that was a job where I pulled all-nighters and 100 hour weeks. Basically, it was super loud and crazy on campus, and I failed to leave early (because I was working. Like a chump.) and it took me two hours to get home as a post 9-11 Secret Service thought it wise to shut down all the useful roads.
So, we'll see what's up. Could be fine, but I'm staying at a hotel on campus that I assume will be filled with press and party faithful, so, if I get no sleep Wednesday or Thursday night, I blame the free-wheeling ways of an overly-excited bunch of political conservatives loaded up on Pixie Sticks and too many sodas.
Basically, I'm saying - I may go dark for a few days. Unless, of course, I see a news camera. In which case - LOOK FOR ME. Then, send bail. Because I have a LOT to say about this election cycle. Also: workflow for theses and dissertations.