Tuesday, January 31, 2006

more memes

I've been tagged by Bartleby.

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1. Go into your archives.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Post the fifth sentence (or closest to it).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
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"By sheer providence, I wrote 'Please see me if I can be of any help' on both of their exams."

This came from a post about two older students in the first class for which I ever served as a TA. Both had some trepidation about going back to college, but very much wanted to set an example for their children. I'd just read an obituary for one of them, very sad, but I was so pleased to see her BA mentioned.

Speaking of Providence, masses of thanks to Tom and Rachel.

I have an e-mail from my advisor (may he live forever) in my in-mail box and am working up the courage to read it.

lessons graded: twelve
words written: one hundred

Update: it was a far more positive message than I'd feared. No, Tom, I don't think my advisor (may he live forever) would fire me, but I do worry that his expectations might be more than I, a mere mortal, can meet. I also have a hunch that he read my chapter at the end of a long day and was less patient as a result.

3 comments:

tommyspoon said...

No sweat.

And read that e-mail! What can they do? Fire you?

;-)

torporific said...

Hi Lemming.

Here's mine:

He did other voiceovers and had a singing career as well.

tommyspoon said...

No, Tom, I don't think my advisor (may he live forever) would fire me, but I do worry that his expectations might be more than I, a mere mortal, can meet.

My guess is that your advisor is probably a "mere mortal" as well. Unless he's some intradimensional being (hence your parenthetical exhortations to eternal life) masquerading as a college professor.