Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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The benefits of schooling

One of the benefits I'm discovering with my Masters program isn't related to knowledge learned or an eventual pay increase. The benefit is quality time with my cats.

I like to work on my coursework on my laptop in my library. I can sit in my comfy chair and listen to quiet music while I read my documents, write in the forums, or work on my papers for class. And while I'm sitting in the comfy chair, I often receive visitors of the four-legged variety.

It's nearly always Linus coming to sleep on me while I work. He'll start by trying to sit on the laptop, but eventually the two of them (laptop & Linus) will come to an arrangement and he'll finally curl up and sleep. Meanwhile, I learn new & exciting ways to type one-handed or with both hands but in uncomfortable positions.

Every so often, however, Lucy deigns to join us as well. Normally when she joins us, both Linus and the laptop have to be rearranged until she's decided where she wants to sleep. Then Linus figures out where he wants to sleep. Finally, I have to figure out a spot to put the laptop.

I don't mind their joining me one bit. I love having 'em on my lap while I work. Since most of the time I'm reading rather than writing, it's not all that uncomfortable. And now, when I'm writing, Linus and the laptop have managed to accommodate my typing rather well. (OK, so my right arm is resting on Linus's back, but he doesn't seem to mind the movement of it.)

If anyone is interested, I have added a few more entries to my Science Blog related to my class. Feel free to read & comment. (I'm getting tired of deleting spam - I wanna see real people there! Heh!) Eventually, I'll be working on the final project part of the Informal Science Learning class where I'll make that blog into an Informal Science Venue itself. So hopefully soon you'll have a chance to learn some science from me!

Anyhoo, back to scritching Linus and working on my coursework.
Tags: books, kitties, masters
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