I have no plans this weekend. And I am thrilled about it! I have had a long week at work. We've had several meetings for groups of students preparing to study overseas this summer or next semester and they take a lot of planning. Not to mention the last day of classes is next Tuesday so things are just hectic around the hallways anyway. Plus, I have been working on a project for the last couple weeks that I didn't realize would be so time consuming!
A professor asked me if I would help edit a book he's publishing this summer and I agreed because I thought it would be fun. I love books, I love reading, and I always thought it would be cool to be an editor or work for a publishing company when I was younger. For example, in the last book I read, Pillars of the Earth (which was great, by the way), I found two errors! Anyway, I decided to go for it for that reason and also because I have a hard time saying no when people ask me for a favor.
Well. Editing an academic text is definitely not the same thing as editing a work of fiction. It took so much longer than I was anticipating and don't even get me started on the index - it was painstaking. Needless to say, after a meeting to go over corrections that was scheduled for one hour lasted two hours and fifteen minutes, my throat was sore, my mouth was parched, and I was ready to go home for the weekend.
And now I'm ready to do nothing but relax for two glorious days!