Autumn

September 18, 2007 at 2:19 am | Posted in life | 2 Comments

The leaves are starting to change. There’s more than a bit of nip in the air. Frost advisories are common. The first exam of the semester looms. Summer is gone.

The semester is going well. A bit behind on grading, but not horribly. By this time next week I’ll be caught up. I like all my classes. The linear algebra and modern algebra students are good. The prob & stat students … well, many of them are freshmen, and some of those don’t know how to be good students yet. They’ll find out what works and what doesn’t soon enough. Some of them will learn stuff.

Eddie is getting better at spending time inside with us. He has actually been in the same room with us while we ate a meal. Three times now! This is huge, as his foster family let him have people-food, and we do not. He is also getting reluctantly better at amusing himself in acceptable ways when we are busy in the kitchen or grading.

I’m organizing a trip to the local MAA section meeting. We’re planning on bringing students, a van full of them. It should be fun.

Jenny just planned and executed this year’s open house for the co-op, and it was a big success. There were a few minor things that she wants to change for next year, but it still went very well. I was there volunteering for parking lot management. As volunteer jobs go, it doesn’t suck, except when it rained. Everybody looked like they were having a good time. The music was good, the food was great.

Then to celebrate, we went to see Rockapella. It was a great show. It would have blown me away if I hadn’t seen M-Pact last year.

Now if I could only catch up on sleep.

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  1. Do it Rockapella! Did you hear my favorite song? (ie: Well, she’ll ransack Pakistan, and run a scam in Scandinavia, Then she’ll stick ’em up down under and go pick-pocket Perth. She put the “Miss” in misdemeanor when she stole the beans from Lima. Tell me… where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? 🙂 )

  2. Yup, they did that one, and they did all the commercials they wrote and performed, included a Dr. Pepper one that they said was never used! Sugoi desu ne!!!


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