Monday Before Last

I had spent the previous week working some late hours helping Dedre prepare for a (ultimately slightly hairy, but entirely successful) series of talks in Europe. With her out of the country, and most of the CogSci deadlines passed, I decided that for once I'd use some of my vacation for vacative purposes. This was the first time in a long time (ever?) that I've taken a day off of work just for myself--there was no wedding to attend, I wasn't sick, and I wasn't even camping. As a result, I was finally able to clean my room, which has been more or less unlivable since June. It took about four hours, which isn't that long to recover from eleven months of chaos but was long enough that I needed a three-day weekend for it (especially as I was working on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Which brings us to Last Week...