This first week back to work was full, full, full, and Thursday just flew by before I could finish this post! And so I bring you Thursday things, on a Friday:
I'm plowing through this pile one cup of decaf tea at a time.
2. The artwork is hung! Thank you to those of you who virtually arranged, rearranged, and did jigs with me. I don't know what I would have done without you. Well, yes I do; I'd still be jigging and the walls would be bare, that's what.
3. Yesterday was my first day back teaching after a glorious summer of rest. It was a full day during which my students and I got to know each other, I cast the vision for the course, and then we engaged in the most thrilling task of going over my syllabus with a fine tooth comb.
The best part of the day was the rousing rendition of Would You Rather that we played.
The verdict? I teach three classes full of would-be rappers, peanut butter sweaters, and belly button pencil sharpeners.
I feel intimately acquainted with them all now.
4. I had lunch this week with Dr. William Lane Craig—or Bill Craig, as he introduced himself—and some other philosophy students.
Dr. Craig is a philosopher most renowned for his work on the Kalam Cosmological argument, and is a respected debater and prolific writer. Not surprisingly, everything I heard him say was substantive and challenging (and often quite witty!), but the most notable thing about him was the aroma of Christ about him. It was a privilege and pleasure getting to meet him and ask him questions. Needless to say, I did not ask him what sort of edible sweat he'd rather produce, and if he's more comfortable rapping or singing opera. He would, however, prefer a belly button that sharpens pencils.
5. I just discovered that if you spray PAM in the skillet before scrambling eggs it ensures that they won't stick. This has taken my eggs (and skillet-washing) to a whole new level.
Watch out, Betty Crocker; I'm gaining on you.
Happy Friday, everyone!