I am in the same boat as Dr. Crazy: not writing on the blog, despite that long post on Joyce Maynard/J.D. Salinger, because I'm trying to get writing done. And like her, I've figured out some things I can ignore.
- CHE, which I usually take a break from anyway in the summer, and ChronicleVitae. My admittedly writing-obsessed and very possibly writing-cranky self now looks at the headlines at CV and goes down the list: "Knew that. Knew that 20 years ago. You didn't know that? Nope, you didn't invent that. Yup, that's true. Nope, you're wrong." Finally, I realized that CV is for new academics, not mid-career ones, and now CV is going on the banned-for-summer list too.
- TV, at least normal non-Netflix TV and most of Netflix, too.
- Premature election coverage, A.K.A. all election coverage at this point.
Things I can't ignore:
- July deadlines.
- Getting out of the house and getting some exercise, unless I want to resemble you-know-who from Back to the Future.