I’m certainly no expert on Middle East politics, but this seems like a pretty major setback for the region. Bleh.
I’m sort of not looking forward to heading to my parents’ house for Xmas. Mostly because I’m not a big fan of hanging around with extended family and friends that I don’t have much in common with. It ends up being a fairly boring time overall. I should obviously use the fact that I’m switching to a new aligner on Tuesday as an excuse to go lie down and watch TV or something.
In other news, here are two completely unrelated links (via BoingBoing):
Baaaah. So it turns out I made an error in calculating the grades in one of my classes, so I had to go into the office and fill out a bunch of paperwork to get the grades changed. Plus I’ve been inundated by emails from students asking what’s going on with their grades. I thought the semester was over! Plus, I’ve been trying to figure out what to get my family for xmas. I think I have it all worked out except for my parents… any suggestions?
Also, here’s a funny picture.
Hooray for my grading being done. One good outcome of yesterday’s power failure was that I didn’t really have anything to do except go into my office and crank out the rest of my grading. Now I have a little time “off” to visit my family for the holidays, get my talk ready for the Joint Meetings, and get my spring classes ready. Spring will be here before I know it!