Thursday, November 02, 2006

No hablo pomo

I am supposed to be writing a post a day for NaBloPoMo. As you can see, I'm already one post shy. Can we redo November first, please? No? Well, ok.

The fact is that we are coming up to the end of the grading period at school, and as usual I am very behind on grading. It would help if I could get some of the work done at home, but let's face it--that's just not happening. I may actually stay home from work to grade on Tuesday, because I foolishly assigned a major paper to be turned in on Monday, and now I have to grade said paper, for 140 students. And grades are due Wednesday. And I still have a huge stack of answers to chapter questions on Grendel, which I foolishly insisted must be answered with full paragraphs and references to the text. Because yes, I am that teacher. I think John Gardner deserves full paragraphs, in spite of his dying foolishly in a stupid motorcycle wreck (why John? WHY???), thus needlessly depriving the world of his genius.

I don't have time to talk to you people right now. I have papers to grade!


Chip said...

Ooh, Grendel! I loved that book. Or at least I think I did, it was 15 years ago...

Sweet Sassy Molassy said...

It's so, so good. My students think it is torture.