Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Late night grading

The end of the semester is just around the corner. Just a million things to do before it's over. Then I'll soon be out of both my jobs which is a bit of a relief. I have too much to do (ah, the Academic's crazy logic).

I did hear that sadly, a third job has not manifested. While I will be in LA this summer, it will be for three weeks, not six. The second session did not fill. I suppose what with the economy tanking, parents are sending their little brilliant kids to more science and math classes than studying the graphic novel. Such a shame because I was looking forward to the class (but I'm also glad because I would have been so tired after that).

Maybe it's grading late at night that makes me just want to sleep and not work at all? It's been a tough year and I'm looking forward to a little downtime -- not to mention an honest-to-goodness vacation! Though with family aboard, maybe not so downish time.

Some more interesting posts also loom. With the spring, I become philosophical....


K. A. Laity said...

Sorry to hear the second session did not fill. I bet you're right about the economic aspects. Pity, though -- at least you have Alaska to look forward to (hey, it's a big boat; you can hide from them occasionally).

Commenting today on papers; grading begins in earnest Friday, the first day of finals and with luck ought to be done next Tuesday so I can go off to Kazoo with a light heart and a clear conscience (particularly as I'm only an organizer and chair -- whoo hoo! no paper!).

Let's get cracking...oh, wait, I think I'll go read other people's blogs for a while...

Cranky Yankee said...

Paper...due...end of semester...what???

Oh, excuse me...I'm getting delirious. Crap in the Dean's office doesn't help, either.

Wendy, sorry to hear of your summer job, but hopefully, the Alaska trip will fill void. Sounds like fun!!