Monday, April 30, 2007

more grading woos

hmm.. is woos a word? Well anyway - my students are currently taking their final. As you know, I'm a librarian and I teach a course about how to use the library. Note that today is the FINAL exam. I just had a student ask me "what is the difference between a print and an electronic resource?" /sigh If you don't know that by now, chances are you will not pass the exam or the class. Same student asked if it was ok for her to leave the room to go put change in the parking meter. /double sigh I let her, but she will get no additional time to finish her exam.

Two students haven't been saving their answers in Blackboard as they went and managed to lose all of their work. Sometimes I hate technology. One is a very good student and chances are she will be able to finish the test in the remaining hour.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I hate grading papers

I teach a 1 credit course in how to use the library. My students turned in their final project yesterday, and still have their final exam coming up.

This person almost made me cry:

1. topic: biology

2. How many books are there in Reference with your topic somewhere in the record?
Question 2 answers
Given Answer: 2.59

3. How many books are there in the library with your topic somewhere in the record? Question 3 answers
Given Answer: 3.2940

4. How many journals are there in the library with your topic somewhere in the record? Question 4 answers
Given Answer: 3.162

pardon the language but HOW THE HELL DID HE GET THOSE NUMBERS??????????

How can you have part of a book? and for the record - the answer to the first one is 49, not even 259 (which I had hoped but still....) GEEZ!

I hate grading papers....

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Here she is in all her glory!
Isn't she the cutest thing? and she LOVES sleeping in my bed - she burrows down under the covers and nuzzles up. Actually she tends to sleep in the kitchen (I close my door so she can't get in), but my dad lets her in my room early in the morning, so she gets to crawl in with me then!

finally some pics

Well, I'm finally catching up on some pics, so bear with me!
This is a close-up of the beading done on the swallowtail shawl. I also increased the size.

And the full shawl (almost)

and this is a baby sweater I knit for a former student worker (and a darn good friend)

And the "April Fool's Day ugly yarn swap" gift (I love the yarn.. can't wait to try it)

And of course, my Secret Pal 10 - I even managed to not eat the chocolate until after I took the pic - but now it's all fair game!!

and finally - I've begun spinning, so here are the baby skeins I've managed on my drop spindle!

Monday, April 16, 2007

what color is your brain

Your Brain is Purple

Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.

You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.

Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

wow... time flies

It's already the 12th of April! I still haven't taken pictures but hope to this weekend - depending on how long it takes me to finish my 20 page proposal for one of my classes. It's the end of the term crunch, so I can't promise anything.

I've managed to finish a baby sweater and a pair of socks, so photos forthcoming on those as well. Plus pics of my new baby- Dakota (she's a dachshund - before anyone panics).

Well, back to the grind!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

packages, packages and more packages

I have received an "April Fools" sock yarn package - the idea was to pass along unloved/ugly sock yarn to someone else who might appreciate it. I got some very interesting yellow/black/white self striping opal. I can't wait to try it out! There were lots of other goodies too!

Also, I received a lovely package from my Secret Pal in the Secret Pal 10 swap! I got loads of lovely stuff including tasty chocolate and some funky "crazy color" regia sock yarn - Woohoo! More bright colors. There were lots of other goodies too.

I'll post pics as soon as I get my camera back! well, pics of all but the chocolate!!!

Thanks to both of you!!!!