Seriously, sorry guys. I wish I had some epic excuse for my absence, like I won the lottery and we paid off all of Dr. D's loans and then flew to Africa and opened a health clinic. Or I decided to surprise him and move out to CA with him for two months during his research rotation and we've been having such an amazing time that I haven't had a moment to spare for e-emoting. Or I'm writing a book and am now contractually obligated not to utter another cyber word until my first draft is completed.
Alas, it is none of those things. It's something much less sexy: work.
July and August are probably the two busiest months for my job, and next week it will all culminate in a fantastical, stressful whirlygig of chaos as 30,000+ students descend upon our currently serene campus. I am simultaneously excited for and resistant to this time of year---mostly because I find that my summer to-do list is only a third of the way finished, and the beginning of this school year marks what will likely be my last year at this university.
Oh, and have I mentioned I'm EXHAUSTED?
So there you have it. My pseudo-apologetic excuse for the prolonged blog silence, sprinkled with justifications and a dash of pity-party.
And here comes the ambiguous reassurance of a return to semi-regular posting: I've got a few posts in the works, so when things settle down at work after next week, you'll have some of those coming your way.
I'll leave you with this picture of J-dog as "Hairy Potter," because it's my blog and I do what I want.
Mmkay... brb. (ish).