That'll Teach Ya
Just a smattering of things that I missed:
- performances of the "first New World Opera" in Ann Arbor, Michigan
- symposium in connection with above event
- job offers in Tashkent, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan [insert your favorite Central-Asian city here]
- plans to organize a lunch with a senior musicologist (only six time zones away)
- a faculty meeting that graduate students couldn't go to anyway
- organizing a meeting of a transportation committee in Ann Arbor
- a series of job talks by anthropologists in, you guessed, Ann Arbor
- CfPs for a number of international conferences and the Society for Ethnomusicology reminders
- an art opening in Brno
- sales at amazon
- "coffee" with my congressional representative in upper Michigan
- a missed dinner date at Masaryk in Brno
- a curious "Graduate Student Dance Party" in A2, allegedly free
- chances to save my account at Comerica bank, where I never had an account
- unsolicited answers to personal ads that were never placed
- a movie that showed five days ago
- "Graduate student government" re-election campaigns
- information about joining the Peace Corps
- a changed meeting plan for, well, you get the idea...
I almost get the feeling that, had I been there to respond, I might have been able to help with something. Reorganize a meeting, perhaps? Help someone find an optometrist in a city where I do not live? Help cure AIDS? So many missed opportunities to be a good samaritan. Alas. That's the joy of checking email every&*)^#%&day.
In honor of being an email curmudgeon, I started a blog email address. You know, to increase credibility. You can find it by clicking on "email me" in the right-hand sidebar. Perhaps I can get out a few phishing scams, offer personal services, sell cheap Canadian medications, or other tempting offers for your inboxes. Until, that is, my new address is discovered.
Tagged: email, spam