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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Mornin’, GN!

Thanks for teh scary sleep-sheep, Mac.

“…six…seven…eight…aieeeeeeeeee!”

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This headline got my partially-caffeinated attention: Gainesville’s Urinating Man Strikes Again

I guess all of the cool super powers have already been taken. 😉

And since when did police sketches start resembling blow-up dolls?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Here’s an appropriate sidekick for UM:

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
8 years ago

Happy whatever-the-heck day it is, Gerbil Nation!
Spending four hours watching 20 students take a test yesterday just about wiped me out. Four hours of standing, walking, and watching. I then spent a couple of hours grading lab reports, then had the second 5-hour session of training. At least I can say I learned something yesterday. We came away with some tools we can use to run meetings, a workable variation on the ‘suggestion box’, and a way to keep everyone informed on the progress of identified problems. We did yet another one of those group activities that is supposed to teach you something, but that I find useful only for breaking the ice and getting people moving around before having them sit on their keisters for several more hours. Yes, Fatwa, to most everyone present, this was all new material -- Tiger Teams, War Rooms, TQM, etc., but with different names.

On to day two of testing -- math!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy!

Spending four hours watching 20 students take a test yesterday just about wiped me out. Four hours of standing, walking, and watching.

When I lived in Evanston, I used to proctor GMATs, LSATs and a couple of other tests at Northwestern once a month on Saturday mornings. (Which provided what was -- at the time -- significant extra income.) But it certainly was booooooooring.

Yes, Fatwa, to most everyone present, this was all new material — Tiger Teams, War Rooms, TQM, etc., but with different names.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions. 😉

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

Happy St. Joseph’s Day, GN!
Paddy and Fatwa: I find the watching and waiting much more tiring than any physical work I do. Id’ rather boil cabbage all day than proctor exams for an hour.
Ran into an old colleague of mine tonight -- heard a voice from 1985, looked up and it was one of my fellow teachers from Ridgeview Institute ( mental hospital for adolescents). Turns out she’s the Mom of the cheerleading coach in charge of the Cheerleader Mother Daughter Dinner!

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
8 years ago

Does proctoring pay good?

And happy 2/7 birthday, Fatwa!

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

!!! Happy Continuing Birthday, Fatwa! I’m thinking it is Day 3, but the only thing I’m sure of is it is still March. oh, and Spring hasn’t quite taken hold yet.

Hey, Sven!