If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, October 9, 2009

RBOC: Mid-Term Edition

  • Today was the start of Fall Break at my university. While it is always a welcome event, this year it seemed like every last person on campus was desperate for its arrival.
  • I posted mid-term grades for my undergraduates last week and weeded out three of them.
  • Two went willingly but the third had to be told in no uncertain terms that she didn't stand a chance of passing.
  • The rest of the class seems happier now. Students like decisive action as long as its not directed at them.
  • b and Pupzilla and I wanted to spend Fall Break at a pet-friendly hotel on the beach but, alas, I waited to long and they were booked solid.
  • The three of us will be going camping for a couple of days instead but first we doing the relax thing at home.
  • I'm working on and off while I relax. I made the mistake of not working through Fall Break once.
  • I have many books, thanks to my favorite used bookstore, that I can read over Fall Break.
  • I am becoming a Jane Yolen junkie.
  • Fall Break will not be long enough.

4 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Enjoy your fall break!! :)

leaningtowardthesun said...

Happy fall break! I've just read my first Jane Yolen (The Devil's Arithmetic). She's a wonderful storyteller.

life_of_a_fool said...

why, oh why, does my university not have a fall break?? It sounds like such an obvious choice. (at least though, I do have a conference coming up, which will at least be a break from teaching).

Enjoy your break!

Julie said...

Camping sounds great! Have a wonderful fall break. It sounds like you need it after the hectic semester.