Wednesday, August 02, 2006

dog days of summer enlivened

Another good, solid, fun teaching day - I got to talk quite a bit about sex and reproduction. This is always fun. I've been at this game long enough that I can throw out the name of various anatomical features and sexual activities without batting an eyelash. The same is not true of my students, so out of the corners of my eyes I can watch them slowly cross their legs, shift slightly away from the person next to them and raise eyebrows.

I promise, the bits about sex were entirely appropriate and fully relevant to the course materials. All students are 18 or older. (grins)

Sam is thoroughly tired of heat indexes of 105+. He desperately needs a walk, but neither of us has the fortitude to do it properly. We've grown soft in the last few years, he and I, and can no longer brave the elements. I do worry about taxing his heart and nervous system. He's almost ten, pretty old for a dog. With all of the news accounts of death due to heat indexes in the news... all right, I worry too much, but Sam is a pretty special fellow.

7 comments:

harriet said...

I have to admit that I, too, enjoy the squirm factor. Teaching the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde as coitus interruptus is always extremely entertaining. No one ever said teachers couldn't have the occasional bit of fun at the expense of their students!

Bartleby said...

The same is not true of my students, so out of the corners of my eyes I can watch them slowly cross their legs, shift slightly away from the person next to them and raise eyebrows.

Well, I don't know about your students ... but I just love it when you teach dirty like that!

(All right, I know it was both childish and unoriginal of me ... but you knew somebody had to say that, right?)

Anonymous said...

*grins*

Poor students - such a tough time... ;) lol

Steven

Matt Brown said...

Give me the heat - I love it. Much better than those 8-degree nights we sometimes get in February...

Jason266 said...

Good night teaching...good night for Jake. Keep up the good work teach! But tell me, what class are teaching exactly? I don't recall any of my college courses being that exciting.

And it's okay to worry about the Sams, Lucys and Ethels of the world.

torporific said...

History classes definitely need sexed up.

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