Calendar

Monday

8.30
Get into work. Check email and phone messages.
8.35
Go get a cup of tea to recover from the shock of all the email I have to deal with.
8.45
Read news on web, and check earthquakes in California.
9.00 – 13.00
Respond to email.
13.00- 14.00
Eat lunch while reviewing draft of paper sent by Lamont student (Mike West).
14.00-16.30
Finish reading paper, continue replying to email, which includes preparing proposal budgets, discussing cruise preparations and planning travel. Do brief research into tsunami risk assessment studies in southern California for NSF proposal I am working on with colleague at UCLA.
16.30 – 18.00
Take land-lady’s dog and self for a run. Phew.
18.00-20.40
Work on responding to emails, specifically draft comments on Mike’s paper.
20.50 – 22.30
Go home, cook dinner while watching Ally McBeal and News.
22.30-00:30
Work on emails.
Read Harry Potter to get to sleep.

Tuesday

8.30
Get into work. Check email, phone, news and earthquakes.
8.45
Respond to emails. Email primarily regarding on going proposal text preparation, and budget details.
10.00
More background research for a different NSF proposal.
11.30
Prepare travel receipts from trip last week.
12.00
Lunch while reviewing proposal sent by DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency).
13.00
Respond to Emails. Discussion of future publications from a project with colleagues at Lamont. Work with Columbia on press release for paper that has just been published.
14.00
Work on proposal details.
15.00
Finalize proposal budget. Send to Contracts and Grants Office for comments.
15.30
Continue reviewing DTRA proposal.
16.00
Attend department seminar.
17.00
Begin draft of proposal review.
19.00
Evening acting class.
22.45
Get home, Eat dinner.

Wednesday

9.30
Get into work. Check email, phone, news and earthquakes.
9.45
Respond to email. Includes discussion of graduate student admissions at Lamont.
10.30
Fill out various online paper work for NSF proposal submission.
11.00
Conference call with colleagues at Woods Hole and NOAA to discuss research on Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydroacoustic monitoring.
12.00
Take dog and self for a run. Lunch at home.
13.30
Respond to email. Includes making comments on draft documents for RIDGE 2000 program.
14.30
Plan travel on the web to meeting next month. Book tickets.
15.00
Talk with student regarding on-going research project.
16.00
Work on proposal text. Send proposal to colleagues for comments in the A.M.
17.30
Hour of research on seismic event locations for paper in preparation.
19.00
Dinner and a movie. Trying to see main Oscar contenders before the ceremony.
22.00
Back home – watch West Wing (taped).

Thursday

7.30
Get into work. Check email, phone, news and earthquakes.
7.45
Respond to email. More discussions of student admissions, proposal text, proposal budget iterations (Lamont contracts and grants always likes to change little details in your budget).
10.30
Research for lunch meeting.
12.00
Lunch meeting with production company to discuss possible science show.
13.30
Finalize and send proposal review.
15.00
Draft and send comments on student paper (Mike West’s). Start reviewing a different student paper. (by Del Bohnenstiehl).
16.30
Phone call with colleague at Scripps to discuss research and plan trip to San Diego to finish writing paper.
17.00
Go to gym.
19.00
Return to office. Squeeze in an hour of research. Get necessary material together to work on writing my own paper while away. Organize files for trip tomorrow.
21.00
Get home. Eat dinner and pack.

Friday

8.00
Get into work. Check email and phone.
8.15
Respond to emails briefly. Quick answers where I can. Where I can’t a note that I will be on the road and will get back to them as soon as possible.
10.00
Print out last minute figures needed for tomorrow’s trip.
10.30
Leave for airport.
11.00
At airport. Work on email.
12.00
Flight leaves – 5 hr flight. Read more of Del’s paper. Try and work on my own paper (and of course watch the movie).
20.00
Arrive NY.

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