Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Do you remember the ending of A Fish Called Wanda?  When the one "bad guy" (the Kevin Kline character) gets run over by a steamroller? 

Or all those Road Runner cartoons where poor Wile E. Coyote would get steamrolled by an Acme steamroller?

That's how the semester's feeling for me right now.  I keep reading about friends elsewhere on fall break, but we don't have a fall break (because the legislature has legislated that we can't start until after the tourist season so that public university students can work at tourist season jobs), so I just look jealous at their posts.

I could really use a four day weekend, just long enough to really sleep and take care of yard stuff that needs taken care of, and grade and prep and so on.  I've managed not to fall horribly behind, but I often feel that I'm on the edge of falling horribly behind.

And midterms soon!  Someone needs to write my midterms, and then grade them.

I have a long committee meeting this evening.

And then a committee job that was way busy in the first weeks of the semester, but which has since been quiet, is going to get wildly busy again.

Go go gadget Bardiac!


  1. We don't have a fall break either, *and* we start in the second week of August. I'm feel very moody right now.

  2. I just had a fall break but I'm feeling steamrolled anyway. What usually happens is that I spend the entire fall break grading papers and preparing classes; this year I left my work behind, and now I'm paying for it! If only we could be like cartoon characters and just pick ourselves back up after the steamroller passes by.

  3. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Us too.