Saturday, December 02, 2006

You may be a college professor if . . .

  • you are genuinely excited about finding a way to drop quiz grades in an Excel gradesheet.
  • you spend Saturday afternoon grading instead of getting out in the pale light that passes for sunlight before the sun sets at 3:30 p.m.
  • you spend time wondering if Flighty McSpacecadet, a good but erratic student, will actually turn in a project that he owes you.
  • people around you are talking about some "holiday" that happens at this time of year but all you're doing is bracing yourself for finals and MLA.
  • you've bought your sole decoration for said holiday (a wreath) and it's been sitting on your porch for a week waiting for when you have a spare 5 minutes to hang it up.
  • you decide that shoveling off the back deck so that the cats won't get their feet cold is an activity preferable to grading even one more paper.

    Any others?
  • 4 comments:

    Bardiac said...

    So true! Isn't MLA-eve some sort of holiday?

    ~profgrrrrl~ said...

    You find yourself looking forward to Friday so you can spend quality time alone with a manuscript.

    You find the enrollment numbers for your courses much more interesting than the stock market.

    Anonymous said...

    You go out during the week to get the gris-gris of your campus off of you, but stay home Saturday nights (magic moment - furthest from Friday afternoon and Monday morning) to write.

    undine said...

    These are too true. Saturday night/Friday night writing, stock market enrollments, MLA-eve--some life we lead!