Sweet End-of-term, how we’ve longed for you. How anxiously we’ve anticipated your exhausting-yet-somehow-still-invigorating conclusiveness.
That’s right fellow sufferers – where “sufferers” means “academics at certain universities and colleges in the northern parts of North America – relief is nigh! Here at IPF, Northern Division, a smidge of marking, two in-class exams, and the evaluation of two Honours theses stand between me and the time I so desperately need to research and write my paper for next week’s conference. Once again, End-of-term brings The Watch That Ends the Night before The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
1. Also, this happened
Not as memorable as I’d hoped, but little is. It’s End-of-term.
And here, just because I have it, is another poorly lit photo of the ensemble I thought was all that and a bag of chips:
I was trying to be cool(ish) to host yet another set of guest speakers who research awesome things. One of your blogs taught me this tie-pin-like thing. I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten which one – You Look Fab, maybe?; but thanks, whoever you are.
Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster
5. Insultingly obvious plagiarism in student work
4. My upcoming ENTIRE YEAR off from teaching Intro (sweet goddess, I need it)
2. Anticipation of pending responses to two of the past year’s 4 grant applications
1. End-of-term! END-OF-TERM!!! Thanks the goddess, it’s End-of-term!!
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