I am back.
After eight days of absence, I am back, finally.
The reason I was gone was because I had a very busy and hectic week. Permit me to recount.
Tests. I have two tests. One is actually not yet finished, since it will be for tomorrow. But the other one was last Thursday, I had a Typology test for my LIN 525 class. The test needed my utmost attention, as I had to go over my notes and the tons of examples of different constructions in languages. Good thing when I took the test I felt it was something I knew. I will get the result tomorrow, I hope my score was worth my effort.
Papers to grade. Last Friday, I received 60-something papers from my LIN 200 students. 60-something 3-4 page papers about linguistic topics in the USA. One thing that dawned to me when reading these papers, is that these people do not know how to write a research paper. All the sources they use are online, they don't even know how to search the library for sources. They do not know how to cite sources in the text, and sometimes grammar can also be a pain. The bad thing is that I have to lower my standards for these papers, because the class is a General Requirement class. The professor told me that the class should not be a grade-buster. And I hate subscribing to that.
Tax returns. Last Wednesday, I attended a session explaining the mechanics on how to file my tax returns. My goodness, that was a headache. I know what I know and I know what I don't know, and I am sure that taxes and anything about it are some of the things that I don't know. At least I have until April 17 to do that.
Current events. It seems that something is happening in the Philippines right now, with the President declaring a State of Emergency and what-not. I do hope that my friends are ok.
This afternoon, some friends of mine pulled me out of my office to go to the mall. Apparently there was a sale in the lingerie section of a department store. So there I was, the sole male in the trio, and so I wandered my way in the mall. A thought occured to me why my friends implicitly wanted me to go some place while they were shopping for lingerie. Then yes, of course, they didn't want me to know what they would be wearing underneath their clothes. So that I would not have an idea if I ever decide to mentally undress them. But as it turns out, I don't even have the time to mentally undress people. That was in the past, when I had my naughty moments. But not now. Time to be serious, people.