Where has my excitement about syllabus day gone? That’s what I’d like to know. I’ve always been a fan of first days of school – I mean, hell, my favorite aisle in any store is the stationary aisle. I love new binders, pencils, and highlighters, and I loved syllabus day…until yesterday. I know that teachers try to start out tough and punitive, so I tried to take everything that was said with a grain of salt, but I wasn’t succeeding. All I kept hearing was how there’d be a TON of reading this semester (exact words), HUGE research papers (exact words), and a cumulative exam. God help me.
Maybe I just got lazy over the past month. Maybe it’s because the first day of classes was on my worst/busiest day of the week – Tuesday. Maybe it’s because it was pouring rain and I was soaked and freezing by the time I got home, and wanted nothing more than to forget any of it happened. I’m sure I’m not alone, so that gives me some comfort.
On a positive note, I got all of my textbooks in yesterday, courtesy of the UPS and Chegg.com! They even sent me this adorable bottle opener! (I guess they figured that beer opening would prove to be good advertising?)