This has been a catch-up week at the office. Although the students are back now, I don't work in a student-serving department, so we're not affected much. Instead I'm trying to dig through the backlog that built up over the past two weeks when we put everything on hold in order to get the new fiscal year merit pay verified and loaded.
Less dull is the hurricane that might move into the Gulf by the weekend. There's no telling where it will end up at this point, but already some people are freaking out, wondering if they need to evacuate from Katy, Sugarland, and Conroe-- areas that are so far out of the danger zone that even a direct hit with a Cat 5 probably wouldn't be a big problem except for people living in trailers and flood-prone areas. But people need things to freak out over in their dull little 8-to-5 lives and the news media is happy to oblige with exciting graphics and dire predictions.
All I know is I'll be pissed if we get a Labor Day hurricane. I already have Monday off, dammit. If we're going to get a major storm (or serious threat of one), I want it to come with a Get Out of Work Free card. So how about Tuesday or Wednesday, Gustav? If that won't work for you, go someplace else, okay?