Wednesday, April 21, 2010
What a day. I’d intended to spend the day studying for my upcoming final in ethics, but instead, I’ve ended up getting a whole lot of little but important tasks out of the way. I’ve spent a large part of the day reading, writing, and responding to emails. With the end of the semester upon us, many students have been writing to me about their paper grades, attendance points, and the like, either asking point blank if they can somehow magically receive more points for no real reason, or making up tall tales that they hope will salvage their suffering grades, such as how they’ve only missed three classes this whole semester even though I’ve recorded them as missing 12. In addition to these TA-related goings-on, I’ve signed up for student health insurance for the 2010-2011 academic year, I’ve applied for financial assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year, I’ve paid some bills, balanced the checkbook, renewed some library books, watched a video about how to make your own laundry detergent, registered for classes for the fall 2010 semester, updated my Facebook status, held family home evening, made (i.e. picked up) dinner for my sickly family (Melanie and Peter are sick, anyway), checked the mail, and solidified some of my summer academic plans. OK, not everything on that list was incredibly important, but it felt like I got a lot done. And now I can add posting a new entry on my blog to my list of completed tasks for the day. Not too shabby if you ask me. I’d love to stay and chat about some of this stuff in more detail, but I better get some studying done now. And by studying, I mean vegging out in front of the TV. Let the studying begin!