Fandom Meme

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 05:53 pm
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A week or so ago this meme was going around and it got me thinking about my fandom loves. I figure that instead of posting this and responding individually, I will just write up my answers for 6 fandoms in one post. I picked these six fandoms because I'm much more deeply entrenched in them due to fanfic - I either read a lot (and bookmarked lots if anyone wants recs) or I wrote fic myself. So while I love many other things like Supernatural or Doctor Who or Dresden Files, or other Star Trek or Dollhouse or Agents of SHIELD or Battlestar Galactica or Farscape etc, fanfic in these 6 fandoms in particular lets me to think about the show/book and understand did a bit deeper. If anyone wants to ask me about other show/TV, I will do this meme in comments but here are my main ones.

These fandoms are, in order of my involvement: Harry Potter, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy, Torchwood, Highlander: TV Series, and Glee.

Here are the questions.

* How I entered that fandom
* Favorite character
* Least favorite character
* OTP(s)
* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get
* Favorite thing about the fandom
* The thing I most dislike about the fandom
* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

Harry Potter )

Star Trek: Voyager )

Buffy )

Torchwood )

Highlander: TV Series )

Glee )
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Happy International Women's Day! When I was a child it was a big holiday and I even got presents. Now it's just a day but I still like the sentiment behind it.

Today is also Daylight Savings Time. I'm not a big fan of it. I don't like adjusting to it and I prefer light in the early morning. This year I was just concerned about getting Tanya adjusted to her schedule. Her schedule is my sanity. Turns out, not a problem. My brilliant child woke up at 6:30 this morning by herself like a regular day, even if it was an hour early for her. So she went to bed at 7:30pm as usual despite it being a whole hour earlier in reality. I hope this sticks. Still, yay.

Today was a very nice day despite having to grade for most of it. Bear came over for the day and we went for a long walk for Tanya's nap. The weather is finally above freezing and will be much warmer all week and it was nice and sunny. It was nice to be outside and just spend time together. We chat on Hangouts all the time and talk on the phone and Skype, but it is much better to see my husband in person after 5 days.

Now recap of TV. No updates on books or music since I've been grading a lot, which takes a lot of time.

Downton Abbey I watched the last episode of Season 5 on Monday - The Christmas special. It was fantastic. My absolute favorite part was Mr. Carson's proposal. I was squeeing pretty hard and was just super excited. The actors were so superb in all the little gestures. It was just the best. There wasn't even a kiss and it was just so romantic and wonderful and a great pay off in storytelling. Other things happened too lime Thomas' schemed and new love prospects for the sisters but that one scene is all I want to rewatch.

Glee S6E10 I was able to watch it but I found this episode mostly boring. There was just too much Sue and lots of pacing problems. I didn't hate it, I just wished for a more balanced storylines. There still fun things about the episode like the Final Countdown sequence but overall, I was tuned out for the whole middle section. Here's hoping the next episode is better.

Spartacus I finished Season 1 Episode 12 yesterday with just 1 episode to go for the season and it is torture to wait until tomorrow. I just have too much work to do, so I can't watch it until my Folder Review is over. The set up is great. I enjoyed all secrets coming to light in episode 12, every plot of the season coming together. It is well written. And this is also why I prefer watching whole finished seasons of the show instead of weekly episodes, especially better plotted cable series. I can't wait to see Batiatus get his deserved reward.
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Recap of my books/movies/music and cooking for the week:

Books

I'm still on Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd , maybe 40% in. I don't have much time to read and while I do like the book, it's not the kind I want to devour.It is interesting that when I tried reading the book several years ago I didn't like Bathsheba too much but I find her much more interesting now. I do have to reread some sentences due to Hardy's prose. I am determined to finish the book this time and I'm holding the next two books up as motivation.

I bought Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning and Sharon Kay Penman's The King's Ransom just a few weeks ago. I buy all Penman's books in paperback since that is how I bought the first few ones and I want my selves to match. And both Gaiman and Penman paperback just came out. I want to read both so much, so they are my incentive to finish Hardy. I generally love Gaiman's short stories. I picked Fragile Things when I attended his talk at the New Yorker festival a few years ago so he could sign it. Can't wait.

Music

To get free Amazon shipping for my books I also got Carole King's Tapestry CD. As usual when I get new music I listen to it on a loop. It really is a fantastic album.

TV

Not a too much regular TV this week as both Supernatural and Grimm are on hiatus.

Downton Abbey. I'm really enjoying the season. Just one episode left. I really like the Dowager and Isabel friendship and that Edith finally got just a bit of happiness. Rose also grew on me this season. Don't care about the Bates plot. Anna deserve some happiness too at some point.

Glee. I managed to watch this week by staying with Tanya until almost 9 in the room and only then sneaking out. She's been having separation anxiety I think. Bedtime was a bit of struggle all week. Well, she is 7 months. It will pass one day. Anyway, I enjoyed watching the episode despite in being so newbie focused. It is not an episode I'd rewatch or care too much in the long run, but it was entertaining. Spencer's crush was cute. Alistair is 18 in real life, though? He looks much older. Songs were fun. I hope Klaine had an awesome honeymoon.

Spartacus I just finished Episode 9 in the first season. The show is rather graphic. Especially the violence in the last few episodes. But I'm enjoying it overall. And as is often the case, I don't care that much for the main character but others I find interesting. I love Lucy Lawless. Not a show I will rewatch or obsess about but I'm glad I gave it another chance.

Cooking
I mainly made two more complex dishes this week. I cooked more, obviously, since takeout is a rare, rare thing. I also made fish, eggplant stir fry and potatoes but that's pretty easy. I did fry the left over boiled potatoes yesterday, a very tasty treat I haven't done in a while. I love potatoes in any form.

Today I made chicken tetrazzine (spaghetti, chicken, and mushrooms baked in creamy sauce). I used the Betty Crocker recipe but I used fresh mushrooms (which I fried), water instead of chicken broth and sherry and 2% organic milk instead of heavy cream. Good call on the milk since the sauce was heavy enough with the butter. It came out really well and my pasta loving husband was very happy. Definitely a keeper.

I also made Chickpeas Rice Soup with Cabbage on Friday. My mother-in-law found this recipe and made her version on Valentine's day when we visited and she printed the recipe for me. She found it online. I had actual chickpeas that had to be used, not a can, and I had some leftover cabbage so this was a perfect use. The soup was a bit too thick for me but definitely filling. I'm not a giant fan of cabbage soups but I would probably make it again.
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I am over this winter. It's snowing again and it's cold and we haven't really been able to take outside walks for a while. And another week of cold approaches. I really can't wait for spring.

My main grading for Paper 1 is done (just 4 late ones left) and I can breathe a bit with work until Thursday, when I get Paper 2. Until then, I'm enjoying a low stress weekend. It's Oscar weekend too, which I have to remind myself off since I keep forgetting. I don't know how much I will get to watch. Tanya has been having sleep trouble, needing me to sit with her more in the evenings and sometimes even at night (like 2am last night). I just remind myself that this stage won't last forever and one day she will sleep through the night. One day.

Yesterday, she fell asleep quickly at 7:30 and just needed a pat on the head at 8:30, and I though maybe. I waited for the Glee wedding all week - it was a very slow moving week because of the anticipation - I was not missing it. But right on cue, 9pm, wah, wah. She doesn't settle if Bear goes in, not since month 3. He tries but she just wants either me or Grandma. Luckily, we had a plan. I don't usually do this but I turned all living room lights off except the TV, muted the TV, put my TV wireless ears on and held her in my arms in the swirling computer chair through the whole show. After a bit, she settled in and slept on me and I got to watch my show and squeal in delight, internally, of course. She woke up when I went to put her in the crib and I fed her to settle her in, of course. Still, Glee is the only show I watch live and I got to watch it.

Other shows like Grimm or Supernatural or Downton Abbey are online the next day. It is really annoying to wait 8 days to see a missed episode, especially since then you can't really appreciate the next aired episode (I like to watch in order). I stopped watching a lot of ABC shows when they moved to 8 day system. I don't want to pay for free TV other than Netflix and I don't want to download illegally.

Here is my music/books/TV recap for the week:

Music
With the whole Hedwig news (and Bear totally got tickets for June 13th, even if he is not directly telling me about it! Yay!), I wanted to listen to the music. So I got the original cast recording on iTunes and has listened to it at least 5 times now. When cooking (mashed sweet potatoes are so tasty), as dinner music, with Papa in the car on the way back from work etc. It is definitely a lot of fun. I did not get Neil Patrick Harris version even though I adore him because I do think the original is better. I actually like the country feel of "Sugar Daddy."

Books
Only one book really. With the grading, I don't have a lot of time to read right now. But I did finish Isaac Asimov's Foundation . I didn't really like it that much. Maybe three out of five stars at best. There were parts that were interesting in the beginning but the second half of the book, in particular, dragged and didn't interest me that much. It was a bit boring, especially the parts about trade. But mostly the lack of women took me so much out of the story. I know this book was written in the 1950s but it was still too much. There are only two female characters that come in at the last quarter of the book. One is a handmaiden who just tries on jewelry and says "oh" and the other is a wife of a political leader who nags him on behalf of her father. Her motivations are not even hers. I like a lot of Asimov other stuff - I adore his short stories. But I am not going to read the rest of his most famous series.

TV
Supernatural S10E14 That was a very, very good episode. Good emotional beats, especially from Dean. Great job by Cain and a very disturbing prediction for the storyline. I don't think they will actually kill Cas, but Crowley - perhaps.

Glee S6E8 I was spoiled for the storyline - for the whole season really. And I'm very glad for it, because knowing the arc and when reconciliation would happen made me enjoy the angst. I watch this show mainly for Kurt and Blaine. I'm so heavily invested in them emotionally that last night was such a delight. When they broke up in Season 4, with no timeline for getting back together, there was actual heartache. Fic was the way of survival. Season 6 is much better. Their storyline got room to breathe (except last night, which was a bit fast paced), we saw growth and development in both characters in every episode and there is happiness in their happiness. So many things were handled well by the writers this season. And this wedding was lovely. I just like seeing my OTP happy. I want more than was shown on screen, of course, but that is what fanfiction is for. All those missing conversations.
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I officially went back to work last Thursday. It is part-time, 2 classes, two days a week. I'm definitely over the commute - I want to find something closer. I have to get up at 5:30 to pump before I even start getting ready to leave - I don't need much to actually leave the house: get dressed, brush teeth and hair, put tea in thermos and go. I get a bagel with cream cheese on the way and I do very limited make-up. Still 5:30 is a bit early. And two plus hours one way gets tedious despite the fact that I can do work on the train. Especially when I get up several times a night to change a diaper and feed a baby, waking up early is not fun. And the next day after I went back to work, Tanya started waking up at night a little more again - she was getting better at sleep but I guess she wants to check that I'm still there.

She also refused the bottle and would only eat from a spoon. I think we solved that problem a bit today - I replaced the bottle nipple with a larger size. Hopefully, tomorrow she will eat better. She fills up at night so she can afford to go on strike during the day. My Mom is already here, staying overnight. She is staying until Thursday actually because of the expected snowstorm. Joy.

New thing this weekend - Bear and I started feeding Tanya veggies from a jar. Menu yesterday and today was organic squash. Tanya loves it. She is an adventurous one, just ate it up and didn't spit it out or anything. So now she gets solids twice a day. Cereal of some kind: oatmeal, rice, buckwheat or quinoa at 11am and veggie or fruit at 3pm. We'll see how it goes.

Now for more fun stuff: TV and books.

TV (I watched this week)

1. Supernatural S10E10: I actually watched this week's episode live for a change. I like the whole dark Dean. I can't stand Metatron and I was hoping Dean would kill him but no such luck. He is just so swarmy. Rowena is a fun manipulator and I'm curious where that storyline is going. I like the season so far.

2. Glee S6E4 It's funny that the reaction to this episode is so different depending on the audience and if you get the joke. The comments on mainstream reviews on EW or TVline hate the episode because they think the writers are coming up with ridiculous plots. The fandom on Tumblr was just loving it. I was giggling like a silly person throughout the episode trying to keep it down so as not to wake up the baby. I thought it was hysterical. There was a lot of meta and I don't think we are supposed to take this show seriously at all anyway. Definitely an episode of joy. Who can't love a bear cub? And there was a nice Klaine scene - and that shrine of Sue was just awesome. Love the season so far.

3. Grimm S4E10 This season is on the roll too. Nice and suspenseful episode where everyone got to be a badass and kill some evil dudes. While I knew the Monroe would survive, there was still tension and really nice scenes. Both Rosalee and Juliette got to be in the power walk and neither sat on the sidelines. I like Juliette's storyline so far of turning into a Hexenbeast - at least she is not pregnant - but I hope she doesn't hide it from Nick. And isn't the solution here is too simple - Nick can get rid of her powers like he did with Adeline. I am glad that Wu was finally brought in - I like it when characters on the show actually communicate with each other and work together.

Books

Well, one book really. I barely have time to read as it is. I'm reading Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires . One of the chapters is included in our textbook for the writing program and I loved reading it. I'm going to teach it later in the semester. But the chapter intrigued me enough that I wanted to read the whole book. I went online, and in a few minutes borrowed the book on my Kindle from the library. Technology is awesome.

Tim Wu is a proponent of the net neutrality and of the open communication system (decentralized, cooperative) as opposed to the closed system (monopoly, centralized control of information). In this book he traces the communication technologies of the twentieth century and sees a Cycle that starts with an open system which closes on monopolies and then get opened again. While he acknowledges that monopolies that strive for public good can bring in some good in research, etc, he believes that ultimately closed systems stifle research and progress because monopolies refuse to develop, and actually repress, new technologies that can potentially topple them (like radio did with FM radio and the television). He also traces the role of government because information empires at its height have to be supported by the state. For him, information should never be in a closed system because while corporations are about profit, what's at stake is free speech. He traces the telephone, radio, movie, television, cable and internet from their inventions to present day. It is certainly an interesting read. He is writing for general audience and his explanations of how each technology works is very clear and awesome. Part history book, part theory, part advocacy for net neutrality it is enjoyable.
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This morning I left the house to go to work orientation for the new semester. It was only a half day and I wasn't teaching or anything - but it was the first time leaving the house for work in a long time. I haven't ridden the subway since June. It was really nice. I didn't sleep to well, which happens when I know I have to wake with alarm clock. I had to get up at 6:30 - sneak out of my room so as not wake Tanya, and pump. Then she woke up at 6:50, I fed her and started getting ready. Bear made me a sandwich and my parents came over at 7 too. My Mom was babysitting and my Dad worked from my place. I left at 7:30 and was back at 1:30 and it was really nice.

I met up with Rosemary who drove us to University. It was fun to discuss new readings and other pedagogical methods with other teachers and to use my brain. I was happy to come home too to see Tanya but 'mommy guilt' is not for me - I think its silly. I think it is really healthy to have a professional focus. She didn't even miss me that much :) . She did refuse the bottle after eating her quinoa cereal so my Mom had to give her milk by spoon. I guess she wasn't hungry enough since she had the bottle fine before. When I go to work next week, I will have to leave before she wakes up so that makes me a bit nervous, but I think we'll adjust, especially since it is either going to be my Mom or Bear taking care of her.

She is sleeping right now - she is having a nice long stretch since 8:15 (before that she does her pre-sleep half an hour nap and needs a bit of reassurance). I think she knows Mama wanted to watch "Glee" and to just sleep nicely! I'm really enjoying this season of "Glee" - it's hitting the right notes, so to speak. And I'm ok with the angst since I know there will be a happy ending. Can't wait to see it. And there is great fic coming out of all the angst.
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Thursday is one day where I don't have to go in to work. Usually it means that I have a lot of grading to do at home but most Thursdays I just take a day off to decompress and grade on the weekends. I need to grade five papers at some point today but right now I'm just relaxing. I had a doctor's check-up appointment today and while I took a bus there, I walked home (It's about 30 minutes walk). That was very nice; I miss walking just because.

So I wanted to cover the TV shows of this Fall season. I am looking forward to January with "Downton Abbey" "Sherlock" "Teen Wolf" and "Community" but for now there are my shows this fall.

TV Shows Fall 2013 )
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The last week and a half has certainly been eventful with the slow recovery from the storm.

I stayed up on election night to watch the results on my laptop. My parents were going to sleep in my living room (there were staying with me since their house had no power and it was really cold) – my Dad, who is a Republican, did want to stay up later but my Mom wouldn’t let him. So I took my laptop to the bedroom. I was going to wait until 11 to wait for California polls to close but I wasn’t really expecting to get the results that night. I was checking various news websites and Comedy Central was awesomely transmitting Jon Stewart’s election night special live online, so that was playing in the background too. And then I saw that Ohio went for Obama and then NBC called it. It took a bit to sink in. Mostly it was the sense of relief. I did go to the living room and told my dad, I couldn’t wait.

My parents went back home last Friday, when it got warmer since they needed to be there for any electricity updates – like the ridiculous rule of shelling out your own money ($150) for the inspector to certify that nothing got damaged before electricity could be turned out. The water didn’t get into their house – it stopped inches from it, but that didn’t matter. But they did finally, finally got their power back two days ago, on Tuesday afternoon, after two weeks with no power. Back to civilization for them.

Last Saturday I went to volunteer at the community center at Brighton Beach, because I couldn’t just sit home and I figured I would help get some water and food to Coney Island buildings. There were National Guide troops, military vehicles and American Red Cross and hot food trucks all over Brighton and Coney Island. Coney Island does look better. Most buildings had power restored, just no heat.

Gas lines are getting much better, thankfully. I’ve never seen people filling up gas cans and giant bottles like last Friday in NJ. A little surreal.

Classes are getting back on track and I’m also tutoring so that is keeping me busy. Sometimes I do wonder how some students actually made it into college. Here is an email I got from a student today: “Hi prof. I was stumbling upon how to start off my paper. Like what should my thesis be?” headdesk.

In TV watching news: this season is probably the least TV I’m actually watching. I watch “Glee”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Grimm,” “Modern Family” and “A New Normal.” That’s it. This is very unusual for me. I am rewatching “Dollhouse” right now, which is very enjoyable. “Glee” is being hard on my heard right now – too much heartbreak on it. At least Chryed storyline on “Eastenders” got the happy ending today. I’m so relieved the characters are done on the show.

And a fun link: Fifty Shades of Chicken read by Patrick Stewart. Made me laugh a lot.
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After last week’s break, went back to tutoring today. Valerie just wants someone to chat with. She does need to read more in English but she is the client, so it is really up to her. And it’s not like I mind sitting there and chatting for two hours for almost $50.

I made the appointment for a doctor check up next week, now that I finally have the insurance card. When I had insurance through University, I didn’t really feel comfortable going there for a check up – just for any problems. So it has been a while since I had a blood test. Plus this office is for internal medicine/cardiology, which is good since they would know how to handle my palpitations. Which were acting up today and making me super tired. I really don’t like it when that happens.

The couch magically appeared today. :) Yay. The delivery guys were so fast and efficient with the set-up. They had the drill to attach legs and worked so quickly. My parents got up a sofa-bed, in black fake leather so it is very light and pretty nice. I think I will need to get some little pillows to sit on it but lying down on it is very comfortable. It will definitely make a great guest bed, not that Bear wants to advertise that fact.

Glee )
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When we ordered a gift card for Bear’s sister, I didn’t realize that Amazon would send it to us through UPS instead of post office. It is tricky to get UPS here, mostly because we are both at work during the week and no one is home and the UPS office to pick up the packages is actually pretty far (for some reason it is not the one five minutes away).

Today was supposed to be the 3rd delivery attempt, but I thought – hey, I actually have a day off, no tutoring today, I’ll be home all day. I checked online and the package left for delivery at 5:30 this morning. Guess, who didn’t show up all day. I didn’t even go for a walk because of that stupid thing. So I’m just grumpy and irritated about it, especially since I’m going to work tomorrow and will miss UPS if they actually show up.

Other than that my day was pretty ordinary. I’m eating way too much chocolate when I’m just at home. I did finish my story since the awesome beta sent it back this afternoon and I emailed it a whole day before deadline – yay.

And I watched “Glee” on Bear’s computer – he has the TV on computer program that catches the signal. I liked the humor in today’s episode.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 11:00 pm
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Glee Season 3 finale was today.Glee )

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 11:00 pm
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Glee )

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012 11:00 pm
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For the first time in maybe half a year I actually watched Monday’s TV live. First “How I met Your Mother (HIMYM)” and then “House.”

I have been keeping up with “HIMYM” online but I was mostly bored with it and in the first half of this evening’s episode I switched to HBO and Harry Potter during the commercial and didn’t care to go back. The show seems to mostly stay in place and it is just not interesting anymore. I don’t think I’m coming back for it next season.

I need to catch up to about 4 episodes of ‘House’ and I don’t really care. I do like House and Wilson interaction in the latest storyline but that is about it – the rest, the patients just leave me indifferent. I will watch the finale, of course, and I will probably catch up to the episodes I missed by having them run in the background while I’m doing something else but I’m glad the show is ending. It used to be a must watch for me but I really stopped caring.

In fact, this TV season has the lowest number of shows that I follow or that I watch live. There are only three that I watch as they actually air and that I get excited about: Glee, Community and Grimm. I’m still surprised by how much I got into Glee this year after two years of indifference and occasional watching. Community is the funniest comedy around and Grimm is my favorite new show and I adore it to pieces and it just keeps getting better and better.

Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy are shows I like that I usually watch online after they air. HIMYM is the show I do watch online but reluctantly. And House I kind of watch online now, but not really. I gave up on Bones in April when I realized that I just didn’t care anymore and I don’t miss it at all. But that’s it.

At least summer is coming up with the crack that is True Blood, SYTYCD and Burn Notice. I’m done with Leverage and I don’t even remember other shows. I haven’t even finished last four episodes of Dexter Season 6. (And I will watch Borgias all at once on Demand probably).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 11:00 pm
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I graded Global finals all morning – knowing that Alexis is coming to help me with grading (well, by averaging essay numbers using a computer formula) – I actually got them done by the afternoon. So very productive day.

And I was looking forward to Glee in the evening, although the episode was a bit dragging. I did love Blaine’s hair.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 11:00 pm
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First time ever I didn’t finish on time for folder review. I just got one class done. The director was very accommodating but I know I can’t let this happen again. Basically, I went in for the Folder Review of only one section and the other section is rescheduled for Thursday. I don’t know why I do this to myself – I just put off grading sometimes. At least I’m pretty certain of the grades.

Academic honesty committee came to the decision about those midterms. The girl was fine and the two guys who copied her got a F for the class. It would have been easier for them to just not argue with me in the first place and admit what they have done.

Finally, I got the label from Macy’s! Yay. About time. I can send those rings back! Next step, actually getting my money back for them.

Glee )
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My students were discussing the Twenge reading today. They did alright, but it was hard for them to draw big conclusions.

For some Papers, I just read them quickly to give a grade but I’ll need to do a lot of comments later.

Glee – Blaine was looking very hot in black.
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Today was such a ridiculously warm summery day that I decided to just hold class outside. That was a really good decision. While the students might not have done as much work as they should have, they enjoyed it and I was able to talk to everyone individually. And it was warm and sunny and I got to spend three hours outside for once.

I do love magic excuses to miss class disappearing once you ask for proof. One guy asked to leave 30 minutes early because he had a “doctor’s appointment” that was very hard to get and I told him he could leave but he had to bring a note from the doctor. When 2:30 came around and he still didn’t leave, I asked him why and “his mother texted him about the cancelled appointment.” Why do students bother? We are not stupid.

Glee )
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Santorum ended his campaign today. Thank god. I just hope he will be nowhere near the VP spot.

We discussed Armstrong essay in class again – students didn’t know what fundamentalism is. Argh.

Finally a new Glee – a fun episode, I thought.
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Santorum ended his campaign today. Thank god. I just hope he will be nowhere near the VP spot.

We discussed Armstrong essay in class again – students didn’t know what fundamentalism is. Argh.

Finally a new Glee – a fun episode, I thought.
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I have not been getting enough sleep lately (and when I’m sleeping, I’m not sleeping well) and as I’m putting together my Enlightenment lecture for tomorrow I can barely keep by eyes open and my head is screaming at me. I’m exhausted and there are still 2 full days of grading and I need to write stories too for various fests and read a bunch of stuff. I need Spring Break to be here.

My day was pretty much grading, grading, and grading some more. And teaching making connections somewhere in the middle.

Glee )

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