I don't want to play with you anyway.

Okay. I have to use this space to rant for a bit. I REALLY hate it when students sign up for an appointment to see me and then don't show up. It is so irresponsible...and such a pathetic form of rejection considering that my class is probably the least stressful of any class that they take.

I also dislike people (who shall remain nameless) who send out important departmental notices ONE week before class ends asking for documents from students who had no idea they were responsible for submitting such documents. Yes, I am annoyed. This always happens. I like organization....in fact, I live by it in my professional life (although you could not tell by looking at my random stack of books for research). Still, I know which books I need at the time...and I don't ask someone else to find them for me. Ugh. Anyway, that is all.

On a happier note, I am almost finished with my first semester of the PhD program. This, of course, means that I still have a long way to go; but, one semester down really helps my morale. It has not been terrible...although I may change my mind once grades are submitted! I just hate the end of the semester chaos that is inevitable (okay...I am ranting again).

On a very sad note, my great-great-uncle in Indiana had to put his dog to sleep. Uncle Jack is 93 and his dog, Virgie, was a French mastiff (or maybe a bull mastiff). Anyway, she was the sweetest dog in the world...well, except for Casey (see photo in previous blog entry). I see Virgie every summer....I will miss her. I really hope Jack gets another dog (just NOT a deer hound) because it will keep him active. But, in my mind, Virgie will always be shuffling through the corn fields of Indiana. Now, she will be Virtual Virgie, roaming the digital space of my blog.

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