Friday, December 10, 2010

3rd to Last TA Duty: Done

Yesterday the lab coordinator and I got all of the grades for my classes settled. I have nothing left to grade until January, and it feels great. All I have to do now is attend the wrap-up meeting on Monday to talk about successes and problems with the course, and proctor an exam on Friday of next week. That leaves the whole week more-or-less open for me to do things for myself.

Yesterday started off kind of lame, however. Matt was up at 6am to go birding, and by the time I got up to get ready for the day he was already long gone. I got up as usual and took my usual shower. As I was drying off my foot, however, I felt myself tipping in slow motion. One minute I was standing up, the next I was splayed out in my bath tub, all alone, naked, and worried I had seriously hurt myself. I felt like such an old woman, falling in the bathtub like that. Thankfully nothing was broken, but I twisted my elbow enough for it to smart all day. This morning when I woke up my who body hurt from being tossed around like that. Falling is nothing that an adult human body was designed to deal with.

Aside from my trip down old person lane, yesterday was a decent day. I took not one but two lunch breaks. I spent some time with Clare, who I haven't seen much of lately because we've been busy. The poor girl is wearing herself out, it's a good thing we have a break coming up. I also went to Annapurna's Ayurvedic Cafe and Chai Shoppe. I had some chai while other friends had their lunches. It was some of the best chai I've had, and I'm eager to go back and have some food. It's all vegetarian or vegan.

I also worked toward getting my class schedule for next semester finalized. This involved physically going over to the registrar, for stupid reasons I won't get into here. But, with signed forms in hand, I will now be taking the following in the spring: a GIS course through the Civil Engineering Department, paleoecology, Bio BLOG, Seminar in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Science, and Graduate Evolution Core. It's a pretty full schedule, and I wasn't able to fit everything I wanted in. I wanted to take a research computing course over in Anthropology, but it conflicts with something I need to take. I'm going to ask the instructor if I can sit in on the part of class that I can make it to.

1 comment:

  1. Cool about the GIS course; having some skill in GIS is necessary in my field, but it's interesting to see how it's become a useful tool in others. There are still people that are essentially majoring in or specializing in GIS, but one day competency in it will be expected, much like it is in say MS Word or Excel.