I finally got around to doing that last night, since I was going to drop the corrected pages (two copies each on resume paper, and one on plain) to the Graduate School this morning.
I corrected the pages and then uploaded the files to the Office Depot website for printing. I figured I would pick them up in the morning on my way to school.
Now my school isn't necessarily close by. It takes about 45 minutes to drive there, so I try to be efficient and multi-task while there.
So...here was my plan for the day.
8 am - Pick up paper from Office Depot
8:15 - Pick up flowers for my professors
9 - Arrive in Denton and the Graduate School. Drop off paper and drop off flowers.
9:30 Meet with fellow librarian regarding some TLA* stuff
11 - drive back to work.
Now, Fred will tell you that I like to plan things to the nth degree. He is pretty much correct about this. I do like to plan. That doesn't mean that I can't roll with it when needed, but it makes me cranky.
This is what my day actually looked like:
8 - arrive at Office Depot. Are my pages printed? Nope. Is the computer that contains the files, or the printer even turned on or fired up? No.
9:10 - leave Office Depot, cursing their name.
9:12 - Call my 9:30 apt and tell them I will be late...like 30 mins late
9:30 - when I should have been done with most of my day and at a meeting, I leave Central Market with flowers.
9:50 - curse the truck in front of me for driving 10 miles BELOW the speed limit on a two lane road. The speed limit is 65!!!!! He was doing 50! This is TEXAS...everyone drives 15 miles faster than the speed limit, not slower! MOVE!!!!
10:01 - arrive at meeting. Have a really good jalapeno biscuit which makes me smile and makes me want to drive back to Denton to have another.
11:10 - leave meeting and head to University.
11:30 - all pages and flowers dropped off and back on the road to work.
12:10 (10 minutes late) I arrive at work.
From all the stress and rushing I have a killer headache.
And I want another jalapeno biscuit.
*TLA. - Texas Library Association. I am going to be talking about this a lot.