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Archive for August, 2013

It’s the first day of school!

Yup, it’s the first day of the fall semester.  And guess who is only a teacher this time around and not a student?  This girl!  Wooooooo!!!!!! (I’ll replace the widget on the side one of these days.  It still feels too good to take it down quite yet.)

I had been feeling strange lately, like there were things I should be doing, so I couldn’t do the stuff I wanted to because of this weird ‘other’.  Then it hit me – the things I felt like I should be doing, I don’t have to do anymore.  Ever again. (no doctorate, thankyouverymuch)  It hardly seems real.  The last time I wasn’t a student (or at least in progress on a degree) was early 2004.  I took a break from summer of 2006-summer of 2007, but there was still the “you should be working on it” lingering over me.  And now, I’m done and then some.

Really, I cannot express how glad I am that I’m not having to read pages of academic-speak and come up with intelligent-sounding things to say about it.

Another new thing about this semester is that I am now teaching English Composition I.  Before, I was teaching developmental writing only.  I have a huge section of students, so I hope I’m good at it.  :)

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Life is too short not to drink good coffee

Ethiopia Gera and Panama Hacienda la Esmeralda from La Colombe

Ethiopia Gera (my favorite coffee EVER) and Panama Hacienda la Esmeralda from La Colombe

 

Raven's Brew coffee - Resurrection Blend, Three-peckered Billy Goat and Deadman's Reach

Raven’s Brew coffee – Resurrection Blend, Three-peckered Billy Goat and Deadman’s Reach

So, I’m a yarn snob and a coffee snob.