The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I am planning a busy day ahead with getting as many of the nagging tasks off my list as possible.  I want my marinating grades to firm up so I can turn them in at 8:15am on Monday, I want to get the last of the Christmas decorations up and more importantly, I want the containers stored and away so that the basement returns to its normal state, and I want to clean the heck out of my home office so that it can be useable again instead of an aggrivating dump.   I may actually then be motivated enough to get the new modem and wireless hooked up like I have been meaning to for a year.

I  am not 100% sure why, but Saturday's have not been successful for me in my pipe retraining.  As you can see below, I did not accomplish my goal.  But, I am hoping I learned some things of value.  Neither bowl was enjoyable, as I was already angry at myself for not doing what I had said I would do for the day in regards to pipes.  So, there was absolutely no benefit or value. 

I feel reasonably confident that I will have the expected goal met for today when I write again on Monday.  Now, I am heading off to home and to mass. 


Today's (Sunday's) Goal =0 bowls
Yesterday's (Saturday's) Goal = 0 bowls

Actual consumption (Saturday) = 2 bowls


Blogger BBC said...

You do get to where you don't enjoy smoking, I haven't enjoyed it for years, keep up the good work.

I haven't done christmas for years so there is nothing for me to prepare for. I'll take Helen somewhere for dinner and that will be that.

Pretty sure if I was doing any grading there wouldn't be any marinating.

Carry on....

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

I'm wondering if professors are encouraged by admin to give everyone passing grades, even if they don't deserve them.

If I was a professor I couldn't do that, I don't think students should be coddled, when they leave college employers are not going to coddle them much, they expect them to know their shit and have their shit together.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

When I was teaching automotive trades I didn't pass clunkers, didn't want any clunkers in my trade, wanted good mechanics in it.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Don't know if it's still there but GM used to have a really nice training center just south of Portland, I loved going there.

But they passed every damn student that went through the place, remember that when one fucks your car repair up or it ends up costing a lot more than it should.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

I know a man that just had the transmission in his Dodge truck rebuilt, it ended up costing him twenty six hundred bucks.

I'm going, "WTF?"

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

I thought I would stop back in again. Talking about project it seem like there a never ending task. Hubby and I been going though our shed/barn this year. To put it in easy terms...”we have to much stuff”
I like to give you a thumbs up for your pipe goals...keep up the good work.

Coffee is on.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012  

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