RBOC: midweek advising addition

Many things happening, most of them good (or, at least, interesting).
  • surprise wedding announcement from my friend Eric Stratton (kudos if you get the reference). I should have known something was up when he called for my address a few weeks ago, saying it was time to act like a grown up. This is one more piece of evidence that attempts to get organized lead to bad things.
  • the first third of student have signed up for courses, causing me the temptation to look and see who has signed up for my Spring classes. This has the potential to be like Christmas morning. I'm teaching a course I've been dying to get to for more than two years, and there's the chance that the students in it will be the dream students. Or I could open the package and find I've been given monogrammed socks. Again.
  • yesterday two students stopped in the office to talk about advising, and one of them turned to the other, advising her to take "the black people course" next term. Laws forbidding me to thwap them both soundly upside their heads forced my hand to suggesting that if they wouldn't like to have someone refer to them as "white people" they might consider paying attention in courses like that rather than just taking up space for credit.
  • the first disc of season one of "The Wire" should be waiting for me when I get home. Don't spoil it, but I'm excited as it's gotten high marks in the right proportions.
  • finished the course proposal finally, and decided to try and dodge the outrageous demands about attendance policies chronicled in some previous post I'm too lazy to go find. I'm reminded of the advice someone gave me about dissertation corrections - sometimes you have to take a stand that you know better than your editors.
Back to the grind.

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Maggie said...

So was The Wire all it's cracked up to be? I've been wanting to see it ever since I learned Dennis Lehane [insert dreamy sigh here] is one of the writers.

November 8, 2007 at 8:00 AM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Sadly, it didn't arrive. I keep forgetting that I must always add 2-3 business days to any delivery time here (for no apparent reason - we have roads and the post offices seem to have the same equipment as other places I've lived).

But probably just as well since the Spurs were on TV and it leaves me fun stuff to watch this weekend.

November 8, 2007 at 9:44 AM
life_of_a_fool said...

In my opinion, yes, the Wire is all it's cracked up to be. I resisted it, as a huge Homicide fan who wasn't quite ready to move on, and I *love* it.

November 8, 2007 at 6:52 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Okay - disc one of "The Wire" is done and gone. It's hard to say whether I'll be as wild about it as the folks who've seen the full thing, but so far, yes, it's worth the look. I'm curious what it's building to (but don't anyone dare tell me).

November 9, 2007 at 10:33 PM