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 on: Today at 08:22:07 pm 
Started by sikora - Last post by llanfair
After several false starts, I finally finished Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies. I agree with all those who told me that it would be more enjoyable than Wolf Hall (which I also liked). When's the next one coming out?

The next one is called The Mirror and the Light, and I wasn't able to find a publication date for it.  I'm looking forward to it, too.

 on: Today at 08:18:43 pm 
Started by atalanta - Last post by baleful_regards
Got my first "I insist that I put my completed assignment in the dropbox and have no idea why there is a totally blank piece of paper in there and now it isn't on my computer and I spent 16 hours on this assignment and now what do I do???" email.

This is, of course, a total fabrication based on the past performance of this student in several other courses in which they have pulled this little trick over and over.  The professors have banded together to stop this behavior ( by this I mean we have coordinated through Student Life because this is exactly how big of a problem this has become).

Student insisted that we meet directly after class today to discuss this matter. I looked up and student was GONE within seconds of class ending.  I got a second email within ten minutes: "Oh I'm so sorry, I had to rush to lab but really want to talk about this tomorrow."

No. I think not. The stalling techniques are obvious. The consequences are nigh.

 on: Today at 08:16:31 pm 
Started by drsyn - Last post by llanfair
My desk clock ticks annoyingly loudly.

 on: Today at 08:11:37 pm 
Started by octoprof - Last post by llanfair


 on: Today at 08:10:27 pm 
Started by zoelouise - Last post by llanfair
I'm glad, ST - tho' she COULD have had that fart outside the house!

Mystic, I adore the Wingfield plays.  The man who does them, Rod Beattie, has performed them 4500 times! (He was just here doing Wingfield #7: Wingfield Lost and Found.)

Today's inhale: finally getting a wee bit ahead of the lecture-writing, just in time for the end of the term.  Better late than never!

 on: Today at 08:07:50 pm 
Started by larryc - Last post by brixton
I'd definitely considering simple houses -- one story, no steps, no throw carpets, easy to clean, not far from public transit (if I can no longer drive).  A 60 year can have adventures.   An 80 or 90 year old needs support services.   (My mother and father who are in their 80s are currently living in a house that does NOT fit this wish list.

 on: Today at 07:59:40 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by paddington_bear
My travel anxiety generally takes the form of overall grumpiness, a tightness in my chest, and feeling unreasonably stressed. It's worse if I'm travelling somewhere I've never been, but I even get it when I'm going to visit my parents in CA.  And I always hope that something happens - broken arm/leg, weather cancellations, etc - to cancel the trip. Chinese food before a plane trip sounds like a great tradition to start to help alleviate the stress!

*read NP for final corrections
*work on WH
*confirm dr's appt

*doctor's apt
*Target (and maybe mall)

*work on WH

*noon thing

Sabbatical Goals
*complete projects
*keep exercising
*do fun reading
*go outside at least 1 day a week

Sabbatical Projects
*FC research
*revise NP and submit somewhere by Jan.
*convert WH conf paper into article; submit by April

 on: Today at 07:56:49 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by llanfair
Student: no, you can't have an extension just because you have several papers due.  You have known about this assignment for nearly three months - maybe this will teach you to work on your time management skills.

 on: Today at 07:55:12 pm 
Started by crazybatlady - Last post by burnie
Last night: turkey enchiladas.  Tonight: turkey posole.    Then we should be done with the dang turkey.

I <3 posole.  Super excited.

Before we found posole we did this with leftover turkey.....also super good:  http://damndelicious.net/2013/09/22/5-ingredient-white-chicken-chili/

 on: Today at 07:51:28 pm 
Started by professor_pat - Last post by usukprof
Oh dear. A new Apple toy has just appeared and I'm salivating over it:

iPad Pro

I really, really want that pencil too. I use my current iPad Air 2 for sketching and have been hoping for a fine-tip stylus for about forever.

Just like the stylus I've been using for years on my Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note II before (and available on the Galaxy Tab if you want a larger slate format).

I don't even know if it's hit the streets yet or they're just launching the pre-Christmas ad campaign. Anyone out there have one? Heard anything pro or con? Thoughts?

But I bet just as with my iPad on which I can't put Swype, you wont be able to load alternate input methods such as the Palm Graffiti, because Apple.   

Eh? Pretty sure you've been able to put Swype on an iPad since the launch of iOS 8, which was quite a while ago.

Well I'll be! I just downloaded one. Thanks!

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