Thursday, December 03, 2009

Random musings....

What should I bring to the department pot luck? We're kind of short on outlets and I'm not organized enough to bring it in hot.. so, cold things are better.

Am I wrong for cutting out a research paper next semester and putting in a presentation instead? The class is ethics and it's 50 students... plus, they're doing a lot of writing in other formats.

Am I being vindictive (just a little and not in a good way) when most of my short answer essay questions are about movies or TV show episodes we watched in class -- considering the fact that attendance was low on those days??

Is it unrealistic to assign classes next semester to watch Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby on their own?

Am I going to be able to tell the difference between the middle school UDL debate I'm judging this afternoon and the college debate I'm used to?? Noticing the size/age of the competitors doesn't count...

How in the heck am I going to replace my current Logic tutor?? -- she'll leave sooner or later, but she's so darned good. I asked her to think about being a tutor a couple of years ago because she was helping students in class anyway-- thank goodness she said yes!! Next semester we'll manage 120 logic students together... and I'm going to need her.

Is it weird that I resist Christmas preparations before my birthday?

Is it weird that I'm looking forward to working on my dissertation tomorrow?


Unknown said...

Veggies and dip (buy a platter)


No (well, maybe a little)

No (how many students get assigned a movie to watch as homework?)

Probably not (sad, huh)

Keep her. Chain her to a desk if necessary



Seeking Solace said...

1. Do you have a refrigerator? You could do a shrimp plate with cocktail sauce.

2. Heck no!

3. See #2

4. See #2

5. It depends on how well their coach prepped them.

6. ????

7. Nope.

8. Maybe. :)

Jill Heinbuch said...

I have a good taco dip recipe...give a call if you want it.

julie said...

Awesome hummus:

Bring one can of chickpeas to a boil.
Meanwhile, put in a blender
3 cloves garlic, 1/4 c. lemon juice, 1/4 c. tahini, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground cumin.

Add hot chickpeas with some of the juice. Blenderize until smooth.

Spread on a plate, top with olive oil/parsley (or not). Great dip with veggies, pitas, etc.!

Yummy hot, warm, cool, cold.

Kris Peleg said...

Julie's humous is really yummy humous. that reminds me I have most of those ingredients here now. hmmmm.

and of course they can watch a movie. my online students have to.

but mostly yes, I think that this is a good time to look forward to working on the diss. the end is so in sight!

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I'm thinking about doing the black bean/corn dip my cousin makes.

It's rinsed black beans from the can, white shoepeg corn, feta cheese, with olive oil and apple cidar vinegar as a dressing... then green onions on top. You serve it with scoops tortilla chips.

I've had Julie's hummus -- it is yummy... I may have to make some for myself :) -- although finding tahini in the local Festival foods isn't easy..

Anonymous said...

Good cheese never fails. Sleeve of crackers. Hard cheese (Parmesan, sharp cheddar) will withstand hours of room temperature without degrading.
no. No. No. watching a movie is no different than reading articles/book chapters in my opinion.
Bummer about the assistant.