Friday, January 06, 2006

New Year

So, my students caught me--I wrote 2005 on the board on Tuesday, our first day back. Does that ever stop happening to a person? I mean, I've seen enough new years in by now to not get thrown by changing the year. It's not like I forget to write the right month and that changes every 30-31 days. So why is a year so hard?

And, as my friend said, how can it be a new year in the middle of the school year, in the middle of winter. There really doesn't seem to be anything new now. Spring would be a much better time.

On the subject of years, I think I'll need to quit teaching before I have students who were born in this century. It's bad enough that my students now were born after I graduated from college. But I don't think I could handle eight year olds turning nine who were born in 2000. That would make me too much of a fossil. Ten year college reunion this spring is also bad enough.


Three this week, all in different locations. Why me??? My apartment is relatively clean, we don't leave food out and don't they hibernate or something? Ugh. My cat ate two of them. Or one and a half. I find that disgusting but it's better than me squishing them.

Books I've Read Recently

I've been thinking that I can never remember what my favorite book is, perhaps because I don't write down what I read. By favorite book, I probably mean favorite of the month because I have trouble narrowing down an all time favorite. So, why not post them here? I assume I can edit and add to the list as I go. If not, I'll have to come up with another scheme. And I'm going to skip the day and just include month & year.

various books in Gaslight Mystery Series by Victoria Thompson (10 & 11/05)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (11/05)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (11/05)
A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler (11/05)
Girls in Pants by Anne Brasheres (11/05)
Katherine by Anya Seton (12/05)
Eldest by Christopher Paolini (12/05)
Green Darkness by Anya Seton (12/05)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (1/06)