The end of the semester and the year are great for the break that they bring, but horrible for the stress they bring for a couple of weeks. I’m not sure which of the three–writing, grading, or wrapping–I dread more.
Posts Tagged ‘Megan’
There’s something a little amusing when people don’t stop to consider where their conspiracy theories originate from. Someone is almost always making money from it.
I don’t mind the sexy Halloween costumes. But I do wonder why there are only sexy Halloween costumes for women. There are just plain goofy costumes for men, but even the funny costumes for women have to show off some cleavage bizarrely.
I think the secret to running a successful bar or club is entirely in being able to attract the right mix of clientele. Everything else must seem a breeze compared to cracking this Navajo code of bar proprietorship.
There are certain fashions that look great on gorgeous people with a team of stylists. On the rest of us they just look weird. Yes, there was a time when the fedora and trench coat looked fine. I suppose they’re fine if you want to look like a confused time traveller. Just don’t expect to recreate the Mad Men aesthetic.
There’s nothing wrong with how a preference in the game you play. In fact, a complete lack of preference for Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo would seem kind of odd. Almost like someone just didn’t care whatever they played. That being said, my nephew gets a bit worked up over which is “best” and how wrong players are of the other two games. That’s fine, he’s a kid. I’m more concerned about the people in their 30s who get even more worked up than him.
Facebook is regularly flooded with self-affirmation posts, which are then flooded with likes and pats on the back of the affirmer. It’s like one giant self-help group, but everyone you’ve ever known is part of it. That’s just creepy.
Beyond being heavily staged, shows like Pawn Stars are amusing if you think of their practices being done in any other environment. Some students do try to negotiate grades. I’m not sure where this works, but I suppose it does for some.
I’m always amused by the student who proclaims there should never be deadlines because that one professor that one time let them slide. This is foolproof logic.
I’m not sure I’ve ever quite had this student, but I have had ones who did nothing all semester and then asked me the last week if there were any bonus points they could get. Yes, but you will need all the bonus points from all the classes. Maybe I should make it like Highlander, and you can win the points from other students? Except, you know, without that whole nasty cutting their heads off bit.
That probably wouldn’t go over well with the university.