Saturday, January 12, 2008
today is the first time since i got back that i feel i've had time to draw breath, so here i am. i've only got one phd app to go, and the only bit of that i need to do lots of work on is currently off with a prof getting vigorously edited, so there's nothing for me to do right now. therefore loud music, inty and doing all the thousands of dishes ziggy and i left after our impromptu potluck last tuesday.
had a very nice time catching up with my peeps, getting all the gossip and exchanging travel stories. i'm still a little jetlagged, but i slept in til 9.30 today, which is heartening! on thursday i had my first classes - fifteen students in a room that seats eleven - and they went pretty well. we just did getting to know you stuff, and i made them journal on what they want to get out of the course. i suspect almost all of them are there to satisfy a prereq, and i refuse to teach thirty two teenagers who don't have any motivation to be in class. oh yes, i forgot to explain - i'm not teaching the medieval class anymore, which is a bummer. there was low enrolment, so they had to cancel some tutorials, and i got reshuffled to a first year class instead. i'm pretty sad about not getting to teach medieval, and having to deal with first years again (will this be on the exam?), but i really like being able to pay my rent and eat, so i'm happy enough. i'm sure the course will turn out to be fun anyway.
layla went home, so we've been able to unbarricade the house. that's her up the top - cute, no? oh, i got to see chicory last night! we bonded.
i really don't have much news, actually. any questions from the studio audience?
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