Reading for comprehensive exams has had, thus far, two main components: reading the books (or the parts of them that are the most relevant for this purpose) and typing up notes on them. Granted, I have most of the books checked out from the library, and only a handful have ever been recalled since I started this process. However, I am not willing to run the risk of having to give up the book when I need to review it. Notes, I figure, addresses that problem.
But, that isn’t the only problem.
I spend most days moving between two chairs in my house–the “reading” chair and the “note taking” chair, the latter of which is my desk chair. I have found, however, that this is a particularly desirable location from the perspective of the cat population in this house.
First, there was a “line” to use the desk chair:
Then, I found different cats, all disturbed from their naps, whenever I pulled the desk chair out from under the desk:
It got to the point that whenever I got out of the chair, for however brief a period, I’d find a cat sitting in it when I returned. So, I decided to block access to the desk chair by piling file folders in it. Then, I got this response:
It looks like I’ll need to find a new strategy. Or buy more desk chairs.