Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I'm off to China tomorrow morning at 8am! So there will be no posts for a while. Blogger is blocked in China, so even if I wanted to post, I couldn't.

Have a great two weeks! Hopefully I'll start posting more regularly when I return! :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Blog in Hibernation

For those of you who check my blog on a somewhat regular basis, I apologize for the sparsity of posts as of late. Okay, as of this whole semester pretty much.

Teaching a class has kept me incredibly busy (I think I may have made this comment before...). And now as the semester draws to a close, I find myself even busier. I am getting ready to travel to China for 12 days, and I leave a week from Thursday. And before that day, I need to pack (that's what the night before is for, right?), grade final projects, grade other assignments, attend end of the semester events, and so on.

So the lack of posts will continue for a while. But maybe I will post some lovely pictures of China when I get back - to give you something to look forward to. :)

And now to go skim some of Lonely Planet's China travel guide.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Young Professors

A friend of mine sent me an interesting article entitled Young Blood from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Written by a 24 year old college English instructor, it discusses the challenges she has faced as a young instructor who is only a few years older than some of her students. Hmmm, sounds familiar....

Monday, April 03, 2006

Real-life Super Mario Experience

Warning: Totally irrelevant blog post.

But this is just awesome! And close to my hometown, too. I'm not much of a gamer but the idea of a bunch of suspended question mark cubes hanging around town is just too fun. However, did the girls really do it as an April Fool's joke or was the newspaper article about the situation an April Fool's joke? The story was published on the 1st, and the events supposedly took place on Friday, which would have been March 31st. Hmmm....