Two classes down for the day and one more to go. On Tuesdays I teach an American Lit class at 9:30 AM and then a developmental writing course right after at 11 AM. I am done by 12:15 PM and then I hang out in my office until my Lit 205 (Non-Western Literature) class meets at 6:30 PM (goes until 9:20!). I actually sort of like this schedule -- lots of time off in the afternoon to catch up on readings and prepare for classes later in the week. It would just be too much of a hassle to drive back into the city ...
The two classes I will be doing research on don't meet until tomorrow (a Mon/ Wed/ Fri class at 11:00 AM) and then next Monday evening (from 4:00-6:50 PM). So I am glad that I will meet with my regular sessions before jumping into the other two classes which have so much more at stake. So far, though, both of my morning classes went well -- and both are pretty much crammed with people!
After class on Tuesday nights, I will be trying to get out of here as soon as I can because usually on Tuesday nights I play trivia with a group of friends (and Jim!) at the Dubliner, the fantastically cool Irish pub just around the corner from our place downtown. It starts at 9 PM so they should still be going strong by the time I get there (Go Team Syndicate! Our team rocks!). I think it's going to be important to try and make sure I relax a bit this semester and certainly trivia is something I don't want to give up. And I need my weekly dose of Magners! (hard, delicious cider!).
So I am going to spend the rest of the afternoon catching up on the paperwork on my desk. I guess I should probably clean it .... nah, how would I ever find anything?!