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Started by mamselle, May 27, 2019, 09:31:29 AM

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downer

Dept chair contacted me about something "urgent." We sorted it out, nearly. Early Friday afternoon I report to chair that something is not right with the LMS still.

Chair does not look at the email until early Monnday morning?

Do chairs have more responsibility to check their email than others?
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."—Sinclair Lewis

Langue_doc

Quote from: downer on September 11, 2023, 07:27:25 AMDept chair contacted me about something "urgent." We sorted it out, nearly. Early Friday afternoon I report to chair that something is not right with the LMS still.

Chair does not look at the email until early Monnday morning?

Do chairs have more responsibility to check their email than others?

Chair would have responded immediately if you were a student complaining about your instructor.

apl68

This morning I learned that there is something called "macadamia leather."  To me, that just sounds nuts!
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
When this world's all on fire
Hide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

sinenomine

Just had lunch at a nearby Italian restaurant where the background music was the soundtrack from The Godfather. Not sure if that was ironic, or just cliched...
"How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks...."

sinenomine

One of my colleagues just got a new car and every time she gets out of it, she triggers the alarm. Not sure if I should shake my head, laugh, or both.
"How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks...."

apl68

That brings back memories of being at Vanderbilt University in the early 1990s, when car alarms were a new thing.  A lot of people around there had pricey cars with alarms, and they seemed to go off by mistake all the time.  It seemed like not a day went by without hearing car alarms going off on or near campus.  Eventually that became less common.  I suppose they learned to do a better job of keeping them from being too sensitive.  Or maybe owners of them just got better about not setting them off by mistake.
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
When this world's all on fire
Hide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

apl68

While talking with my brother over the holiday, I recalled that some years ago, when he was in the military, he served in a corps whose commander was named Funk.  I've sometimes wondered what was the state of morale in General Funk's corps....
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
When this world's all on fire
Hide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

fishbrains


Quote from: apl68 on December 01, 2023, 10:40:28 AMWhile talking with my brother over the holiday, I recalled that some years ago, when he was in the military, he served in a corps whose commander was named Funk.  I've sometimes wondered what was the state of morale in General Funk's corps....

Probably better than Major Funk's.
I wish I could find a way to show people how much I love them, despite all my words and actions. ~ Maria Bamford

fishbrains

I f*cking hate glitter. Especially in combination with glue of any kind.
I wish I could find a way to show people how much I love them, despite all my words and actions. ~ Maria Bamford

apl68

Sometimes, when surveying our shelves and shelves of popular fiction at the library, I wonder whether we have an embarrassment of riches, or a richness of embarrassments.
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
When this world's all on fire
Hide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

fishbrains

I sometimes wonder if Jesus was a morning person, or if he was more like, "I don't heal nobody until I get some freakin' coffee in me." Anyways . . .
I wish I could find a way to show people how much I love them, despite all my words and actions. ~ Maria Bamford

ab_grp

Jesus was suggested to me as an item to order today through Instacart from my grocery store.  Darn it! I could have asked him.  We just didn't need any today, and he wasn't on sale ($14.99).

sinenomine

Decades ago in grad school, imagining my future in academia, I never envisioned what happened today: finding a gift bag of cannabis edibles left in my office by a faculty member in my department. What a world!
"How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks...."

apl68

In today's paper I saw a health-related feature that mentioned that testicular cancer is more prevalent in men.  Who knew?
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, but the fire next time
When this world's all on fire
Hide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me

waterboy

3...2...1...gender discussion
"I know you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure that what you heard was not what I meant."