Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dancing for Joy

One month. That's right folks...one more month and then I'm going to be married. It's strange.
Two weeks until I am officially done with this semester.
Two Stories that need revising before next Thursday.
One presentation on Thursday.
One lesson to teach next Wednesday.
One final paper.
And one very stressed out Mikayla.
Bring it on.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Because Kaitlyn takes pictures behind my photographers back at my bridals that make me stop stressing about the photos. If it looks good on her camera phone I KNOW it is going to look amazing when I get the photos back.
Now it feels real. I cannot wait for December 29th.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

half. slash. plus.

Professors are a different species from the rest of us, you see they have not evolved enough to figure out the beauty of rounded numbers. I'm just a little OCD when it comes to things like my grades. Far too often I get my grades back and I'm a little confused.
For example, my teaching literature professor marked on of my papers with a check/minus mark. This was disturbing as our syllabus did not indicate what this meant. My dear friend Barbara Jean also got that same thing on her paper. We asked our professor, as good English students do, what it meant. She laughed and said it wasn't bad enough for a minus but not good enough for a check. We walked away still confused.
Second example, my American Political Though professor gave me 46.5/50. A half? There were no notes on my test indicating where I had missed any points at all...he just wrote good job and gave me a score. Would it have been that hard to have it a nice round number? Preferably 47? Apparently so.
And lastly and most ridiculously Dr. Siporin, my strange folklore professor who has an affinity for graveyards (I have seen this firsthand), gave me 4/5 on my quiz. Which was fine, but then he put on it, "You missed half of question 2, but it shows you read the chapter so a +" and he drew a line up the letter grade he slapped on it and but a B+ next to it. Don't worry, the score in his computer didn't change he just felt like making me feel better.