Friday, August 19, 2011


Last night, somebody hacked into my iTunes store account and stole what remained of the gift certificate I received for my birthday. The mysterious person used my gift certificate to buy something called KingdomConquest, and I have spent far too much time trying to figure out how to re-secure my account and get the money back.

Today, I stubbed my toe. This is not an uncommon occurrence, as I am quite clumsy and have no depth perception. What is uncommon is that I seem to have stubbed it exactly on the toenail, which has turned black and is amazingly painful for such a small and superfluous body part.

Many of my students seem unable to form coherent English sentences, and I can't tell whether or not this is due to a language barrier. If it is a language barrier, I'm pretty much flummoxed as to how to overcome it without either a writing center or loads of extra time to help them with their English.

None of these things is world-shaking. All of these things are annoying.

Now I will lie on the couch with my injured foot elevated, watch Deep Space Nine, drink smoothies, and eat watermelon. That should help me ignore the annoyances.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Funny things

Today my grandmother sent me a video from two years ago. Either that site is completely outmoded (true) or she's getting better at the internet (also true).

At least it's not a multiply-forwarded chain letter of Jewish haiku or jokes about George Bush anymore...

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I FINALLY have internet at home, after being here for two weeks without it!

Regular posting will resume shortly, but it is currently way past bedtime and I plan on falling asleep within the next seven minutes.