I’ve just now finished unavoidable university work prior to flying out to Sydney on the “red eye” flight just after midnight tonight. In my case it really will be red eyes, because I’ve had about an hour’s sleep in the last 2 days while completing urgent tasks.
We had the official launch of the CDU external law degree this morning, organising of which single-handed has been fairly central to my stress levels. Fortunately it went off almost perfectly and attracted quite a bit of media coverage. The only disappointment (from my narrow viewpoint) was that TV news crews went to a presentation of awards to staff at Darwin Hospital involved in treating Bali bombing survivors. Selfish bastards! One of our marketing people suggested that we should have stocked the CDU Chinese Garden pond with crocodiles and pushed the Education Minister in as his speech was reaching a climax. We’d have been sure to get the TV mob then, not to mention the NT News. I thought it was a seriously good idea, which probably means I really DO need a holiday.
Anyway, posting from this armadillo will probably be very intermittent for the next fortnight, because I won’t have convenient web access for much of the time. Hopefully someone will get around to telling me about the venue and time of the mooted blogbash on 8 November. I’ve also mused about organising a separate dinner for Sydney-based TA bloggers specifically, but haven’t had time to do anything. Maybe it can be organised once I get to Sydney.