Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Grad School

Sorry for my absence - UIC has chewed me up and spit me out.  I signed up for summer classes with the thought, "I can do anything for 8 weeks..." but let me tell you, it's gonna be a looong 8 weeks!

My classes are 4 hours long every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 4:30-8:30.  And despite some hopeful thoughts of them letting us out early, they keep us the ENTIRE time.

My Philosophy of Education class is a long class (brilliant - I know I didn't need to tell you that!).  However, my teacher is a cute old man who reminds me of the world's greatest grandpa.  He cracks himself up and tells a story after everything.  It took him an entire hour to take roll tonight.  Why?  Because he kept on distracting himself with his stories.  He then calls on you to ask you what you think about what he's said.  The first night of class "Karl" (that's happens all the time - the "i" looks like an "l" and so suddenly I become a man named "Karl") was called on regarding what he I thought about progressive taxing.  Awesome.  Tonight, he called on me asking what I thought in response to what he had said.  Too bad I had just started to trail off in my mind and I missed the majority of what I was being asked about.  Good for me that he restated his thoughts - phew!

Let me tell you: it's. going. to. be. a. looooooooong. 8. weeks.

I'll leave you with a picture of who my professor resembles:
I'll be back tomorrow to share some fun from my sewing class :).
The weekend's ALMOST here...YOU CAN MAKE IT!


  1. I can tell you right now that when you tell Matt that your professor resembles Colonel Sanders, he's going to be extremely jealous and excited. Just make sure that when you tell him you know that he's going to talk in his genteel accent the rest of the time he's with you.

  2. karl...that's really funny! my name is tricky, since it can be both a guy or girl's name. one year at camp i somehow managed to be on the roster for the boys bunk. needless to say, i was afraid that would happen every year. now as an adult, i love my name but for the work i do i made sure to put "ms" in front of my name on my resume so that the company would know i am female!


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