Just wanted to pop in and share something nice what with all the negative bullshit I've been sharing before. Good things sometimes happen to me, I swear. I'm just very good at dealing with emotions like happiness and humor. I have excellent coping mechanisms for those.
Last Friday I just got done reading all my Spring evals when I had to go teach for my condensed intro to mathematics course (mentioned it briefly before; weird, condensed summer course that starts late Spring).
"Alright, everyone, we're going to have a pop quiz."
After all the nervous/anxious sounds had died down, one of my students said, in a *perfect* mock serious tone, "I don't know, Professor, I feel kind of blind-sided by this." I had to support myself on the podium, I laughed so hard. I still smile thinking about it. I found out previously that he's a comedian by trade. I wonder if he'll give me free tickets.
Annie From Abelard