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Posted on Sunday 19 August 2012 at 7:53 pm

Month Meme - Day 17

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Ganked this from mrstater. Would love to see more people do it, if you've got any time at all!

Day 17: What you do at work
I largely avoid working if we're going to be completely honest. What I am supposed to do, and somedays actually manage to do, is work on my dissertation. This consists of sitting by myself reading lots of things written by professional historians, amateur historians, and dead people, thinking about all those things I've read, then writing about all those things and hopefully saying something original about them. It is an exciting and rewarding life, let me tell you.

This is the primary thing I've supposedly been doing for years and will be doing for the foreseeable future. It is not, strictly speaking, a job as no one pays me to do it. Occasionally I do have a paying job, though I don't at the moment. When I have a paying job, it is most often teaching introductory survey history classes. I love teaching. It isn't even just that I like it more than I like the research, it is that I am indifferent leaning toward hostile toward the research and love the teaching. Someday, I hope to finish my dissertation and get a job at a university that emphasizes teaching over research, but who knows?

The Days of the Meme
1. Your name
2. All the places you've lived
3. Your first best friend
4. Your childhood fears
5. What you were like in high school
6. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
7. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
8. Your oldest hobby
9. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert
21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you

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