23 December 2011

Happy Holidays

It's raining again. Looks like we're in for a swampy Christmas!

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Between a cold (I can finally sort of breathe through my nose again!), finishing Christmas presents, time with family, and a few other issues, I've not been on my computer much (and will continue to not be on much) but I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, something else, or nothing, this is still a great time to show your love and support to family and friends.

I wish you all the best.


13 December 2011

Finals Week Haikus

Haikus for each of my classes and some about finals week in general:

Class about "real life"
Do I really need to know
This much about porn?!

We don't quite know what they are
Or how to use them.

Inferential stats
My P-value is
NOT significant.

Marx, Goffman, Foucault
Your theories change over time
You give me some hope

Mental disorders
You probably DON'T have one
So stop your whining

What? No, I can't come!
I've got three finals today!
Ask some time next week.

One final to go
And then I can go back home
And sleep for three weeks.

I don't think this test
Measures what you want it to
(i.e., what we learned).

Okay, now it's your turn!  Haikus about finals, stress in general, or just the week you've been having, please!

08 December 2011

More Gay Penguins!

In light of my recent story about the gay penguin couple that was separated (and subsequently reunited) in Toronto, I wanted to post more good news of a story reported by Time Magazine's website of a zoo in China.

Harbin Polar Land in China not only allowed their gay penguins to stay together but they also threw a wedding (even giving them outfits in the traditional Chinese wedding color, red) for them. Further, they gave them a chick to raise! The chick had been one of two that a female was struggling to raise (I've babysat twins, they are QUITE a handful...and penguins don't even have hands) and the keepers through that, since the gay penguins (Steve and Adam) had tried to steal eggs in the past, it would be a good chance to share some parenting skills and make everyone a little happier.

Contrast this to Toronto, who separated the penguins for "breeding purposes."

I think they're adorable and I'm glad to see how well this works out for all the parties involved. Also, it's adorable.

I would love to hear some other opinions!

06 December 2011

Why is it...

That I have three finals this week and only two during finals week?!
Between that and the fact that it's my last week of work, I am a bit busy and for that I apologize.

Forgive me? Pleeeease?

01 December 2011

More Job Fails

So, remember when they were changing the room number of the room I had to go to for work as I stood there watching?

Today, I went to another building. All the rooms on the floor were labelled...except the room I needed.

Not a room number mishap but still work-related:
Yesterday I was standing at the front of a room (on the second floor of a more than forty story building), talking to the class when water drips from the ceiling about an inch from my arm. I immediately step to the side ("Smart choice" says a kid in the class) and see a stained spot on the rug. I don't know what it was but it wasn't water.

Fun times.