Vacation, all I ever wanted

It’s been a very long semester and it’s finally over.  Evaluations are getting done, grades will be posted soon, and next, the airplane ride to another place which is not here.

I over-scheduled my vacation quite by accident  (no – really it was a stressed out screw up).  I’m actually nervous because I will be away for a while longer than I want to be.  However… it may end up being quite good.

People are leaving, others are coming, change is here, and you know it won’t stop.

Makes my tummy gurgle just thinking about it.

Glad for the vacation :0





“You are amazing.  You are so smart and you have turned me on more than anyone ever. I would love to take advantage of you forever, or just another time.  Any time I think of us together, it’s amazing.  I would hold on to you forever if I could. Good night love.”

Can’t help but smile.

Positive reviews are wonderful.  Aren’t they?

College undergraduates


To my student that asked if they had to appear in class to turn in a “hard copy” of their document that was due.

Yes.  In fact you do have to drive to campus in order to turn in a PAPER FORMAT of your final document that is due.  This is what is required of ALL STUDENTS who attend this class.  Does the fact that you have to DRIVE a distance, make YOU special? different? more put out?  No, I am sorry, it does not.

You, in fact, signed up for this class.  Unfortunately, at times, this means that you might have to attend it.  I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience that this may have caused you.  However, keep in mind, you did agree to the schedule AND the syllabus of this class by paying for it.  It is NOT my problem that you decided to contact me 45 minutes prior to said class to ask for a special arrangement for the completion of this assignment and will not accommodate it.  IF you had addressed this beforehand (perhaps several days before the assignment was DUE) perhaps other arrangements could have been made.

Please do not consider yourself so entitled or so special that I would treat you differently from my other students.  You may be GOOD at your assignments, you may be excellent. However you should never consider yourself DIFFERENT from the other 40 students that I have to consider.

Why do you ask to be considered differently from others that come to class?

Why do you ask that I take personal time to respond to your requests when it is clear the times that I am available to students?

Do you think that you PAY for all of my time?

Do you know how much I am paid to teach you?  And the “hours” it is supposed to entail?

Where do you work?  I have a few requests…




All day when I looked at the sky, I thought, “the sky looks onerous”.

But then… I thought, “Can a sky be onerous?”

For the past two days the sky certainly has had a burden to bear.  Lots of rain, winds, and hail.

Or perhaps it’s a reflection of my own mood.  I feel onerous.  The next few weeks are heavy like those clouds, filled up with stuff that makes it full and extremely burdensome.  Additionally… it’s also really important stuff and stuff that cannot be ignored.

However… it’s making me bit … cranky.

Other than sleep, making sure to eat, and giving myself some good alone me time, anyone out there got some good suggestions to get through the rough but busy and necessary times?


Face pain

Interestingly, I believed on some level that I had moved to a location where allergies were not as HORRIFIC as the place that I had currently lived.
It is with regret that I report that this is not the case… at least for me.
Call me a human allergen?
I sniffle.
I am short of breath.
Or more specifically MY CHEEKS hurt.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I am just curious how you deal – other than copious amounts of water and allergy medicine?

It’s all about the timing…

So, the man who’s passion eeeks from his pores has resurfaced.

Unfortunately – I had commented to him prior to insult # 300 (from him) about Merican’s about getting together again.

So, in order to fully understand this post, you need to know the TIMELINE.

So date was on a Thursday.  Said “post” date get together was supposed to be Saturday.

Saturday rolls around, he texts, mentions a nap.  I’m like ok yeah.  In all fairness, since we had experienced good previous date (prior to #2), I was on the fence about hanging out with him.  Maybe he had a bad day (?).

Saturday evening rolls around.  It’s 7:30 and I’m on the couch.  No worry – no time spent primping as I had not heard from this fella.  I’m actually quite comfy, reading, good media streaming, etc.  Evening passes.  No text.

Sunday, no text.


Friday afternoon at 4pm, text!  “That’s it?” he asks.

I respond, ” I suppose so- I never heard back from you last Saturday.  I thought that we were going to get together. ”

His response, “Oh- I thought you were going to text me.  I thought you were upset with me and thought that you were going to contact me.  I was disappointed that you never contacted me this week.  I thought you were going to contact me and you thought I was going to contact you.  Have any plans for the weekend?”

My response, “Yes, I’m busy.”  (Because I have to go home and blog about this!)

Clearly… he’s just not that into me.  However, I will survive, and hold my head up high.

As much as I enjoy this online dating extravaganza, it appears that work will be quite busy for the next month.

Thank God!