Sunday, May 04, 2008

Still grading, but also easily distractable.

1. In science news, the BBC News, World Edition, Science/Nature section reports: Study Sheds Light on Spider Sex ("Spiders 'talk' to potential mates using a type of light not visible to the human eye, scientists report"). If you follow the link, there is a video which I am afraid to watch.

2. Has anyone seen the ultra-scary scary trailer to The Strangers? I saw it when the historian and I went to see Baby Mama last weekend at the multiplex. The historian chose that specific moment to go to the restroom, leaving me all alone in a huge auditorium of strangers to be terrified and terrorized by this preview. I would post a link to the actual trailer but I'm a-scared to see even a tiny part of it again. It is seriously freaking me out every time I walk past an uncurtained window in our dark house at night. That's what I get for going to the movies at the multiplex--previews for scary summer movies.

3. Charming and funny conclusion to a student's final portfolio cover letter:
So thank you very much Ms.B and if I have anything to say about your teaching
its that I like how pleasant you are and your sense of humor and how you make students feel when they come to you stressed hoping to dive into a school of sharks...
In conclusion, I think my writing has improved somewhat I don’t think I am that strong a writer but I think I understand more the technicalities of it and I actually enjoyed doing the writing campaign but only a little.
Okay, back to grading.


  1. Love the student comment.

    Of course, it all depends on the meaning on campaign.

  2. "but only a little." Doesn't that describe all of our relationships to teaching?
    Now bring on that summer va-ca. I'm in!!



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