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Archive for April, 2012

… and *many* dollars short

Posted by vlorbik on April 3, 2012

yesterday was evidently th’ day of higher ed
(lee bessette in ihe).

me? long bus-ride to campus, lunch at bernies,
surprisingly tiring walk to the department
(i’m still recovering from the crud… hell,
i’ve still *got* the crud… but maybe mostly
recovering from the recovery: during break
i lay in bed hacking and sniffling quite a bit
and did *very* little walking),
check both mailboxes (both empty [dammit]),
drop by offices of two of the lecturers
i’m grading for (both elsewhere; both also
unmet by me and no particular arrangements
made yet for this quarter; one of ’em has
an office *hour* posted for tomorrow, so
probably this’ll be cleared up by about
11:00 AM wednesday in that case; the other
has none posted &’ll maybe have to be reached
by e-mail); go to *third* lecturers office
(during a posted office hour) and find him
there; collect two envelopes full of week-one
homework from him; walk back to bernie’s;
one more drink; long bus-ride home.

actual grading will begin within hours.
but, to paraphrase that great
abuser-of-alienated-labor, scarlett
o’hara: today is another day.

(this is in no realistic sense a *typical*
day of the quarter… which’ll very likely
be quite a bit like *last* quarter: several
days a week with several hours of grading each
[along with, yes, lots of those long bus-
-rides]). thank you and good day.

hat-tip: sherman dorn.

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