Random Thoughts From Office Hours

So, I've been made aware that no students know me. This made them less likely to take my classes., and it seems to follow that they won't be beating down my door at office hours for awhile yet.

Okay, they really probably won't ever. I do want to be realistic. But the office next door is learning French loudly. I have to do something.

In theory, this means office hours can be productive (or at least a productive as I'm capable of since the thought that students MIGHT come by and interrupt stops me from doing any truly intense work). Instead, of course, I'll spend my time thinking of random things. And since I haven't blogged in ages, today I am compelled to try to make your lives better with some of the things that have made mine better:

First, Kathleen Edwards. Her most recent album, "Asking For Flowers," is probably the most consistent listen for me over the past six months. It haunts me. In a dream the other night, I was back in class, and when it was my turn to present, I tried to start a sing-along of Johnny Cash's cover of "Pocahontas" and Kathleen Edwards' "Goodnight, California." I closed with her song. That's how impressive she is. You should check her out. And if you don't like her, you should check yourself in. To a mental hospital.

Second, cayenne pepper on corn, especially corn on the cob. Especially when it's been grilled. Especially at summer barbecues.

Third, Breaking Bad. Think of it as "The Sopranos" meets the health care debate. I wish there were more episodes in a season, and I need to figure out what the first episode of season two is so I can catch up, but it's good. I'll also plug "Dollhouse" though it took me an age to get into it. TV is getting tough to enjoy as I bought an HD TV, and I'm convinced that everything looks awful on it. I'm not swayed by those people - typically sports fans - who rave about how clear it is. "You can see the grass on the field," they gush. Newsflash: I don't want to stare at grass on my TV or elsewhere.

So that's it. What am I missing?

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ash said...

Glad you're into Dollhouse now! I was getting a little nervous, wondering if it really sucks and I just don't know it! (I am after all, the same friend who tuned into the series premiere of the new Melrose Place, so my tastes are automatically suspect!)

Also, cayenne pepper, yes! On just about anything (says the pregnant lady craving spicy food...) Cayenne pepper on "Dollhouse" -- now that would be hott.

September 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

The big adventure of the weekend was making empanadas for the first time. I went with cheese, peppers, and corn for these, and they were good. I'm going to try them again shortly with chorizo and chiles en adobo. Mmmmm, spicy!

September 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM