I’m wrapping up the evening’s festivities and getting ready for a quick nap before heading to work tomorrow morning and I realized that it was a pretty good day. I’m on a compressed work week at the university, working four 10 hour days instead of five 8’s, so I had the day off, which works great for me because my fiancee also has Monday’s off. (There’s been a little bit of consternation in the media about the compressed work week – how dare those ungrateful people working for the university work only four days instead of the five we have to work. Of course, the media want us to work five 10 hour days and only get paid for 40 hours, like they do, but that’s a story for another time).
Most of today was spent working around the house, playing on the XBox 360 (Call of Duty 4 and Half Life 2, Ep 2) and planning out the rest of my work week. This month’s UNM Today stories are due on Aug. 11 and I’ve got a light writing load this month. Although our office is also working on an experts list for the upcoming election. Keep your eyes on this space to find out more soon! I’m only working a couple of days this week, my birthday’s on Friday (big 35, now I’m looking at the downside of my angry 30’s) and I’m heading to Vegas next week for the New Media Expo and Podcasty Goodness Convention. I’m really looking forward to that.
But the big news for today comes from the future Mrs. Net News 54. She went to meet with her heart doc today and came away with pretty much a clean bill of health! As some of y’all know, earlier this year, she was rushed into the hospital with a weak heart – her blood ejection fraction was around 20%, which was perilously close to “Danger Danger Will Robinson!” status. Today her ejection fraction was back up to 55%, which is normal, and the doctor’s weaning her off of some of her meds now that her heart is stronger. So my birthday present came early this year, and it’s all I really wanted anyway – my fiancee to be OK again. 🙂
Well, it’s time to crash and get ready for another exciting day of PR goodness! Watch this space soon for my thoughts on “educational consumers,” or as I like to call it, WTF?