Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Term

New Term


New term, new students, lots of fun. The first class was really good, I think -- lots of energy for an early class. The next class much lower energy, but there were smiles. I'm hoping that's a good sign. The best thing is that no one seemed too upset that we're missing a class this week for AHA. Kind of. Yours truly will be checking in from afar, prodding them in the right general direction on Blackboard from her hotel room. Someday, I would like to be at a conference that doesn't happen when I'm supposed to be teaching or marking. I've marked final exams through two Late Antiquity conferences, and maintained classes from AHA three times now ...

Aargh.

On the up side, my Blackboard classes are in really good shape!

Oh -- and if anyone knows what novel a story like this figures into (although with tragic results -- the bride is drowned by the groom as they try to consummate the marriage), I'd love to know. I know I've read it.

8 comments:

timna said...

I'm late, I'm late. Good luck with the interview(s?).

yes, the expensive hotels charge for internet, don't have fridges in the room and charge for parking, too!

I'm impressed that your classes are up and running already.

Anastasia said...

that woman is a complete loony.

BrightStar said...

WTF with that dolphin thing?

Another Damned Medievalist said...

I don't know, but I swear I read a story like that in a novel. Maybe a mystery?

timna said...

sounds like Margaret Atwood's _Surfacing_.

my kids swam with those dolphins in Eilat without making any vows!

Anonymous said...

One of those humorous Sharyn McCrumb mysteries had a woman who'd given up on men because even one as disabled as Stephen Hawking might "just roll away."

My wife and I still laugh over the rant that contains that phrase.

Anyway, attempted "marriage" ends up with male dolphin inadvertantly drowning the woman.

Jane Dark said...

Yeah, it's Sharyn McCrumb. Wish I could remember the title.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Thanks! I knew I couldn't have imagined that!