Hi, internets. I miss you. I will be back as soon as I can. Short version: I did get a teaching gig, rather last-minute. Then I got another one, even more last-minute, and for various reasons (read: short commute) too attractive to pass up, and didn’t feel it would be ethical to drop the first gig, even though it makes for a lot of rushing about. We got home from our travels 12 hours before the first class meeting…in Staten Island. I’m currently supposed to be finishing a syllabus I should have had on Tuesday. Plus all this means hiring childcare.
ANYWAY. The point is I owe you posts and comments and all that. I know. I will be with you when I have wrapped my mind around the fact that two — TWO! — of my students have described themselves in writing as “pretty well writers.” At least they have their health.
For now, I will leave you with a short play, as overheard at campus two:
STUDENT has been talking, in English, to a PROFESSOR who is being polite but clearly wants to be done. STUDENT is oblivious.
STUDENT: Y como esta usted?
PROFESSOR, surprised: Bien. Habla español?