No servant can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other.
Blogging is not very fun without comments. So I am going to make them avaliable again, but with strict supervision. Please don’t misuse them. Be mature adults, if you will.
The Social Psychology exam went alright. I had a tutee afterwards, and the session was exactly like trying to drag a boulder through mud up to my waist – the tutee even kept yawning. Sessions like that make me feel completely useles. Later I heard a comment that perked me back up again, though. Paul Davis was introducing me to a very sparce group of prospective parents (with their students; but honestly, at that point the tours and info sessions are all for the parents. Kids will choose based on some ridiculous criterion in the end anyway) and he said:
It’s a little-known fact that this is the last week of the term. That’s why students are looking a little haggard – because we’ve been beating them.
Boy, hearing that would sure make me want to come to WPI! And frankly, it’s a very well-known fact among WPI students and faculty. I didn’t just wake up this morning and exclaim, “Goodness me, it’s the end of the term already! That means I have lots of exams and papers to write, and everything is due by Thursday! How can this be?” Little-known fact, my foot!
Incidentally, the weather is acting like fall all of a sudden. Friday it was hot and muggy; then we woke on Saturday to pouring rain and muggy weather. Then Sunday the temperature dropped about 20°; and today we are enjoying 50° weather complemented by a relentless light drizzle. Only now are the leaves starting to turn, though, and most trees still sport a majority of green leaves. Despite these evidences, however, I fully expect to leave for Seattle and return to find Worcester buried under two feet of snow and suffering sub-zero blasts. Or maybe it will be 80° again, like it was last Wednesday. New England is so strange and unpredictable!