It's been a whirlwind few days chock full of school stuff and merriment. Friday's orientation was uneventful. Pretty much par for the course from last year. I was MUCH better at the ice breaker name game thing we always have to play. It's great to not be the new person. After a mixer at Graduate Director's house we all had libations and dancing at Cyn's house. Good times were had by most.
Yesterday Elise and I made a last-minute shopping trip in the lateish afternoon to buy up stuff for the office. We got cute stuff and functional stuff and whatnot. Today was a trip to Dallas to get the most functional of functional things--a refrigerator! We went to the office after shopping and lunch at the Clay Pit to set up. Which leads me to the pics!
Yes, we have a Jesus clock. A last supper clock to be precise. The sequence we're teaching in our English classes focuses on the intersection of religious belief and campus life, so we have various relics sitting around--some buddhas and stuff.
This is my side of the office. Notice the red lamp, which officially qualifies our office as the university "red light district." Now if I could only find a pole.
The coolest poster in the whole damn town. I bought this "READ" poster featuring Ani DiFranco for Elise for her birthday this year. Looks right at home with our red candy bowl full of sugar free candy, doesn't it? You can also see the bottom of one of our buddhas on the top of the shelves. He's holding a pink tea light!
The full view. You can just see the edge of our kitchen area on the far right (front) with our fridge and microwave stacked up. We stole that lovely fan from the writing center, and Elise's desk is the one nearest the bookshelves. She was nice enough to provide the two Salvador Dali prints that are on the top of the shelves, as well as two really cool prints over her desk. I will be taking a nicely framed Dave Matthews Band poster tomorrow to hang near my desk. Overall it turned out much more spacious than we anticipated. It shall be known simply as "the fun girl office."
I'm actually getting pretty excited about this thesis thing, as well as my classes (teaching and taking). I was originally scheduled to teach one Eng 101 class, but they gave me a second at the last minute. I'll be teaching at 11 and 2 (MWF) with office hours in the middle. Should be able to get a good bit of work done. Yay!
For now, I must go put the finishing touches on my syllabi for tomorrow. Expect my next blog post to originate from my very cool office. *squeeee*
Listening: The Primetime Emmys