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Ebaying

November 19th, 2012 at 12:03 am

Finally--I've listed two dozen things on ebay today. I'm afraid it might be a bad ebay week with everyone shopping on Black Friday, but I need to get this stuff moving out of here. If it doesn't sell, I'm going to freecycle it. The end.

Eager to get through two days of teaching and on to Thanksgiving. Lots to do!

Just Popping In

November 15th, 2012 at 03:57 am

Eeeks, it's been a long time since I've blogged. Teaching the dread overload of classes has meant nothing optional has been accomplished in months, and by optional I mean completely putting the summer sandals away, anything beyond minimal cleaning, no filing, planning, or adequate sleep.

But I'm finally feeling good about the semester, and I'll be caught up with grading over Thanksgiving. The study abroad meetings have also eaten a lot of time, but I won't complain about them.

Only one piece of bad news: the "expletive deleted" university STILL hasn't paid me for one class. Nothing. I've kicked up a fuss, told them it was illegal, enraged a half dozen people, and considered filing a grievance. Will they pay for for three months work in December? Grrr.

I'll try to be back more soon; I miss you guys!

We Saw the President Today!

November 4th, 2012 at 05:00 am

DD and I abandoned other errands to go see President Obama today. The virtues of living in a swing state? I've never felt so desired in my life. It was a long day of waiting and listening to speeches--but I think it's great for a kid (and her mom) to see the President of the United States. We spent nothing on it, found free parking, then went to a friend's post-Halloween party.

Tomorrow to the errands--after a round of teaching Sunday School.

Chilly Evening

November 2nd, 2012 at 02:58 am

But that waning harvest moon is still beautiful here.

I'm looking forward to not going in to the university tomorrow. I've been so buried in work, I just want to stay home and grade in sweats--maybe cook some soup or get some housework done.

Not a lot new here, except a concerning spam e-mail. The night I booked my UK trip I got an e-mail that I figured was a confirmation from British Air. I never unzipped it, just figured it was the e-ticket as it said. Today I decided to get my travel file in order, but my virus check IDed it as having a virus. When I went to the BA website and entered the source locator, it couldn't find my reservation. So I went back to my original reservation and found a different source locator. I called BA who said it was not theirs, then quickly checked my credit card bill--but no unauthorized activity. It can't be a coincidence that virus-laden spam materialized the same time I booked?

I'm STILL fighting with the university about my overload payment. I've resigned myself to not having even a slim chance of it before December, but I'm continuing to pursue it, just on principle.