But things are coming slowly back to life.... Bit of shuffling about with fall classes (and may I say how nice it is that this means teaching, not taking these days?) but it will fall out as it will. Honestly, I'm not worried, and I'll enjoy whatever I end up with. (I am totally going to keep working on that Dante Social Justice course though!)
My class is going great so far; I'm really enjoying it. We are finally past all the intro & background (a few snow days will mess up the most carefully plotted syllabus!) and into the real material, and I finally have them talking! Yay! Second stack of papers to grade this evening/tomorrow. This is new enough that I am tickled by it. Give me a year, and I'll be moaning in proper academic tradition, never fear...
Got a new phone (per previous post) and am liking the tech shiny. Yes, it's a 'droid (no iPhone for me - I'd love one, but AT&T IS the evil empire....) Mine, unlike the photo, is a most pleasing shade of purple-burgundy. (Purple smart-phone - yay!) I am now trying to find a hard-shell case for it that does not simply scream 'bling-addled-Twilight-wannabe-
fluffball." This is far harder than one might think, so I am thinking basic black may be the answer. Nevertheless, my inner magpie is most pleased, but can someone please tell me where the hell the apostrophe is? *snerk*
Otherwise, there's a few pen happenings coming up that I am ridiculously excited about. I shan't go into the gory details of nib-grinding, section removal, or plunger gaskets; suffice to say it's good days for this pen-geek. Oh, and finally, I will keep it brief, but as a former Cheddar-head, I have to say: Way to go, Packers! My grandpa would be proud!