Weekend Plans Post: Entering the Holiday Apocalypse


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  1. fillyjonk says:

    I saw a t-shirt in a catalog that said “I just want to bake stuff and watch Christmas movies” and that is Big Mood for me right now.

    Next week is exam week and while my finals are all written, I also still have a bunch of grading. And I came in this morning to a very angry e-mail from a student who earned a C on a project and believes they deserve an A, despite the fact that they left out two important things I told them to put in. They actually said they did not “deserve” such a “low” grade as they got.

    I am tired of being treated like a servant. I told them to bring it in for a regrade but I suspect they’re going to get the same grade as they did. They are claiming other students who ‘didn’t work as hard’ earned better grades than they did. I do not think that is so. They also said there was something in their paper that was actually missing from it, and that I graded them down for not having.

    (I admit also a small part of my psyche is just going “give them the fishing A they want, save yourself the grief” but that’s how you get ants, and I don’t want ants.)

    I don’t even know what I’m going to do this weekend. I thought of going out shopping but the last time I did that ( a couple weeks before Thanksgiving) everything was such an awful madhouse with people already in Christmas-panic or Christmas-grabby mode that it made me more misanthropic than normal. I’m not even sure about grocery shopping, even though I need to do that. (At least today is not a Payday Friday, I think, so maybe I could brave the stores this afternoon).

    But I am very done with everyone and everything right now and admit I fantasize about running away to a cabin and trying to live off the land just so I won’t have to deal with people.Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    X-mas tree shopping this weekend, and I should be able to finish present shopping for the wife. I put up the lights this week (I don’t really like lights, but we live in the historic neighborhood and everyone puts them up, and they have carriage rides down the street, and I don’t feel like being an ass) but right in the middle of that my printer called to tell me there was a problem with the file I sent them, so I got extra trips up and down the ladder. Yay?

    Still need to figure out what I am getting the boy…Report

  3. JoeSal says:

    First frost happened a few days ago, prolly won’t see another one for weeks. As it is with Jays work, many are not around and it is a good time for field work. The weather is hovering in that low to mid 70F range in the mornings.

    Looks like it will be a nice weekend for some walk abouts and planting some cactus.Report