January 27, 2004

Snow Day?

Well, it’s certainly snowy, but as of right now, classes aren’t canceled, so my husband has trekked in to teach. But the evening classes were canceled last night, so I’m concerned that my course will be canceled tonight, which would be unfortunate since it only meets once a week and we have a test next week. Thank goodness for websites, since I’ll at least be able to post the format of the test there, which might slightly reduce the number of panicky emails I get from students. Email is a wonderful tool, but when you have 187 students in one class, they can pile up.

Still, if I don’t have to go in to teach, I can spend the time reading Latin and knitting, so I shouldn’t complain. Last night, after posting, I almost finished the reindeer on the right front (it needs one more row of antler), so I should be able to finish that side tonight, class or no class.

And hello to Anne, and thanks for finding me so quickly! How exciting to wake up and find a comment already! (One that isn’t from my husband, that is. Who, I should add, is the owner of the rugged and handsome hands holding down the curling knitting in yesterday’s post. There, now you’re credited, dear.) Especially one that validates the reindeer.

Now I’m going to make my rounds of the blogs I read, of which Anne’s is always a highlight. And not only because her descriptions of her department and their current job search keep sounding remarkably familiar…

Posted by Aven at January 27, 2004 09:08 AM

Woo Aven! I think the reindeer are adorable. :)

Posted by: Amos at January 27, 2004 09:37 AM

Hey, sugar! A day spent reading Latin is a good day.

Except of course that damn Elizabethan church court stuff —

I digress.

Yep. I’m looking forward to the end of our searches — psychically draining.

Also, takes up a bunch of time.

also, much as we all enjoy each other around here, we start getting testy with eahc other.

Posted by: Anne at January 27, 2004 09:49 AM

Careful, Aven. Now, through this blog, Tigger has a means of getting his message out to the broader world. Terrifying.

Incidentally, would you mind if I linked to here from mine?

Posted by: Madhava at January 27, 2004 11:30 AM

Oh well. Too late — I’ve gone and linked.

Posted by: Madhava at January 27, 2004 11:40 AM

Aven, this made my day. Really. Not that there was much competition. But I’m sure it would have made my day even if something wonderful had happened today.

Embrace your quirk!

Posted by: Emily at January 27, 2004 03:18 PM

I’m with you, Aven — the lack of snow day was very wrong. But shortly after I got to work half of downtown Toronto lost power, so the faculty was closed for the day. Whoot! Thanks universe, I owe ya one. ;)

In other news, your shiny new blog is making me feel guilty for never updating my own. Hope you’re pleased with yourself, missy.

Posted by: Tyla at January 27, 2004 03:26 PM

“In other news, your shiny new blog is making me feel guilty for never updating my own. Hope you’re pleased with yourself, missy.”

Wow. What a great side-benefit!

Posted by: Madhava at January 27, 2004 04:02 PM