Ok, got up at three this morning to drive 450 km over to Dresden. The plan was to go to a museums conference at the
Museum of Military History and visit the German Hygiene Museum on Thursday, and I was really looking forward to it. I was well on my way when, after an hour, the car started to go all bumpy and I had to pull over. A flat tyre. Glorious. A wheel change in the effing dark, and I didn’t have a flashlight either. And there was no way of going all the way to Dresden on an emergency replacement wheel. So I went home, seriously gutted.
About noon I checked my mail and, oh joy, one of my job applications for a position in Freiburg had been turned down. With kind regards.
The rest of the day was pretty uneventful until it finally did get better. I received an email saying that my final assessment on the Museum Studies programme (barring the dissertation) had been marked. The assessement was a fictional exhibition proposal on a topic and for a museum of choice. Mine was a temporary exhibition about losing in sport, titled “No time for Losers?” The proposal targets family visitors at the German Sport & Olympic Museum, the museum I worked for until last August.
And my mark is a solid A.
Not a bad end for a day like that!