Cherry Pie, are you there? Are the kids back?
Any other teacher-types on here?
I'm back in Ye Olde Office. It's poppin' off out in the hallway. Someone is singing scales, someone else is blowin' a horn. People are running around in shorts and t-shirts because classes technically haven't started yet.
I just had my annual check-in with the chair which is always devastating because he gives you a huge packet of papers explaining how to get tenure and you read it and you're like "well there is no way I am going to be able to do this" and he's like "have a nice day" and you're like "bye"
Everyone is in the hallway high-fiving and pretending to stab themselves in the eyes when you say "how does it feel to be back"
I finally got the facilities lady to remove at least some of the millions of pieces of superfluous furniture that were in my office so now I feel like I live in a mansion
I just met the new vocal professor who expressed optimism about "I think I figured out how to print to the copy room" and I said "HA! That's a fool's dream" and she looked shocked but I know I am right. I said "Make HFA buy you a printer, they bought me one even though somebody else told me they wouldn't."
I met with the bookkeeper to ask her some questions and at the end I apologized and said "I'm not a stupid person" and she said "I know you're not" and I said "I'm really sorry you have to deal with me" and she said "I understand your position"
My new admin assistant asked me how to dial out using our landline and I said "I don't know, tell me if you find out"
He also noted that the document I had printed to pass out at our staff meeting says "Fall 2013 Professor Epstein" at the top of it
Also I got lost on the way to campus
And I already have gotten an email from a student saying they won't be here for the first week of class
My syllabi aren't finished
I forgot a whole huge thing I have to write and we moved and I can't find the notebook where all my notes on the thing are
And last night I got drunk and broke a light bulb