Thursday, October 28, 2010

Afternoon Break

Our local bakery, right across the street from the eye doctor, makes such lovely cookies.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Need a Smile?

Here's the full report:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Student Emails--October

Hi Professor E.  I wanted to inform you that I will be absent from class all next week.  My reason why, is because I got the job I was interviewed for on Wednesday.  They're going to be training me all next week from 8am-4pm.  My question is are you just going to give me zeros on those days or can I make it up somehow?  Can I email the work?  Can you please work with me on this. 
Thank You For Your Time

Dear TYFYT--
Are you really this dumb?
Are you really asking me if you can receive credit for not coming to class and not turning in your work? 

Just checking--
Ms. E.


Email #1, at 10:50 a.m. (when class ends and when I pack up all my stuff and move upstairs to a different classroom to teach a different class) 
Dear Mrs. E.,
       I'm writing you this email to let you know that I wasn't in class today because I had to take my mother to class this morning. I have my paper typed up and ready to turn in. Thank you and have a good day.
Lost in Space

Email #2, at 12:52 p.m. (at the end of my second class, but before I got home and checked my mail)

Mrs. E.,
I noticed you weren't in the library or in your classroom so I kind of panicked and didn't know if I should hold on to my paper or turn in so I left it in the classroom next to the hard drive. I hope you receive/ find it.
Lost in Space

Dear Lost in Space,
I'm happy your mother got to class today--it's nice that you are so dependable and helpful.  In case you didn't notice from our discussion the other day about adjunct professors (of which I am one), I do not have a classroom.  I do not have an office.  I lug my stuff around in that geeky rolling briefcase that I bring to class.  Finally, when I'm done teaching, I skedaddle. 

In addition, it's always SUCH a great idea to leave your papers hanging around on desks in empty classrooms.

Ms. E.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's a Girl!!

Danielle Karen
Parents: my son, Matthew & his wife, Kim
Born today! in the afternoon sometime
Weight: 7 lbs. 13 ounces
Length: 19 1/2"

P.S.  My son just put her picture up on FB.  Here it is!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Shoes--Spring Fashions, October 2010

Spring Fashions are all over the news and I'm here to show you some shoes.

Those shoes just get higher and higher.  I think the decor on the back of this one looks like the security tag from the department store was left on.  I wonder if the model set off the electronic alarms.  Hairy accents seem to be popular, as also shown by the above sandals. With those ruffs at your ankle, who will ever worry about shaving their legs anymore?  It will just add to the overall hairy look.

 I like these.  But I'm always drawn to orange, even though I rarely ever wear the color--and who can resist aqua soles and orange lace-ups with fuschia stilettos?  I do have to say, though, that I always remember the scene from The Devil Wears Prada where all the workers exchange their comfortable shoes for heels when Meryl Streep walks in.  I'm to the point in my life where life is too short to break my ankle wearing these.  But I still think they look great.

 Look!!  Shoes for me!!  Low-heeled sandals with metallic accents were found in some of the collections.  I do have to smile, though, at how red this model's toes are.  Wonder if she were wearing the orange lace-ups before she slipped into these?

Lovely.  My feet are cheering.

Sunday, October 03, 2010


I was reading one of my favorite sections of the New York Times: the wedding section, where they talk about some fancy society wedding of two well-placed and groomed persons.  Complete fantasy.

This time they had a picture of the couple's wedding dinner.  The table setting is simple and perfect.

From the Times caption: "For dinner, the 240 guests gathered at three long rectangular tables in a tent with boxlike paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The tables were decorated with  little glass vases containing the kind of simple flowers — white, of course — you might find at a nearby farm stand, each arrangement slightly different from the next."