Conversations from the re-entry the other week:
#1: Where did break GO? All of a sudden it’s teaching and students and meetings job candidates and running running running and I didn’t get my R&R in before classes started or the grant proposal and I have yet another referee report due… And so much pressure to do so much stuff.
#2: Dear semester, I hate you so much. It is the second day of classes and already I have an icky virus. Please go die. Most sincerely, #2.
It seems to be some kind of mild flu, is my best guess. I have a very slight fever, a very sore throat, misc achings, and general craptacular feeling. (N.B.: I even got a flu shot! I blame my students.)
#1: that sucks
also sounds like what everyone here had over break
#2: well I hate it
especially since I have 2 classes tomorrow, one of which is long. But it won’t kill them to get out super-early.
It hurts to talk and I might lose my voice.
#1: my students got me off track so many times that we ended on time instead of early
they’re like, “Time for ‘off the record with Prof. #1‘”
all the wild students I had last semester are taking this section with all their wild friends
I’m guessing we will get through the material much faster in the other section
#2: just ONCE I would like to teach Class X when I am NOT deathly ill. JUST ONCE! Class X makes me sick, apparently.
JUST ONCE can I teach this ONE CLASS when I’m not sick.
I can manage to teach OTHER classes without getting sick… I think that’s one reason I’m disliking the course so much. I’m always sick when trying to teach it. Ugh ugh ugh.
students are evil vectors
you’re in a germy Skinner box
press the Class X button and you get sick
That’s us. How’s your early semester going?