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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Just as evidence of how far melted my brain was/is today: when I went downstairs for the P&B meeting that wasn't happening, one of the department secretaries said, "It's Thursday." I thought she meant today is Thursday. Really--and not just for a flash, either. I honestly thought I was confused about what day of the week it was and had gone downstairs for a P&B meeting on Thursday instead of Tuesday. I made a big production out of having been confused--but it wasn't until I got upstairs and mulled it over for a minute that I realized I'd been even more confused than I thought. "Wait, no: today is Tuesday, so ... I'm confu... Oh! I get it! The MEETING is Thursday."

Quick quiz, Prof., what day is it? Um, um, no, don't tell me....

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