Monday, April 12, 2010

Tale of a Shirt

Meh. Can't figure out why, but I couldn't sleep last night. I ended up hitting snooze and sleeping right through my workout. But I just went to another session and showered, so that makes up for it a little. I hope they don't charge me the "no show fee." It's not like I can afford it.

I need coffee and to figure out what I actually need to work on today. I did not apply to jobs over the weekend and I must get back on that horse again soon.

Also, I am very angry at the ETS people --- I was supposed to grade for them in their CSU early application program but could not get certified by the deadline. Those bastards! Their online program uses a version of Java that is five years old and that will not download and work right on my computer. I couldn't get it to work on the department computers either (although I was instructed not to use a public computer, but now the point is moot, hey?) Grr! I could have used that money, too. Don't know what I'm going to do about that now.

And remember how I suggested we label each grad post? And wondered if that would be the equivalent of the Scarlet Letter? Well, here's an article all about literary t-shirts, if you are so inclined. My only complaint is that the scarlet letter one is not scarlet:

It says there is a Poe one too, with team number 13. I might prefer that one, actually. I'll have to go check them out.

Ooh! A tell-tale heart with "Poe 13" on the back??? I must have it. Unless the raven one is better. Ooh ooh, raven or heart, raven or heart...


Belle said...

Oh, how could you do scarlet letter and NOT do scarlet letter? C'mon guys!

I vote raven(s). Very cool.

Earnest English said...

ETS is evil. Hey, if you're where I think you are, have you checked out the Princeton Review or one of those? I remember when I was near by where you are they were always asking us if we'd go up by where you are for extra bucks.

(Also, I remember looking in to teaching English online through Berlitz. I don't know why I'm suddenly remembering this stuff now.)

Sisyphus said...

Hmm I think we're a Kaplan town, and I have many stories from friends about not getting fully reimbursed for the classes you'd drive around and teach, so.... I'll wait till I'm more desperate.