thanks, itchym'dear. i spot the one with the glasses!
and now to answer the question i know is burning everyone's brains - what does a recent master read?
there's a mixture there of escapist reading (terrier, first among sequels, the amulet of samarkand, huckleberry finn), reading for TAing and RAing (the longman anthology of british literature, re(dis)covering our foremothers, teaching to transgress) and reading for my personal projects (let's go europe, precarious life, trees of british columbia).
i kinda like not being a student. i've been going to parties and for bike rides, and today i planted some basil and lettuce. teaching is, um, interesting. i taught the same lesson over and over again from 10.30 to 2.30 on thursday, then went to an hour lecture. by the end of the day i was completely exhausted and wanted to kill people. i have plans for making thursdays easier on myself, and more intellectually stimulating.
yesterday was the annual learn how to teach day, so i went to a very good workshop on voice projection and articulation, and learnt some things to practise before class to make myself heard. then i went to the social and dished up pizza to TAs for an hour. all the cheese reminded me of tacos. . .