Saturday, August 22, 2009
Things are looking up
The highlight of my day yesterday was opening a box of public speaking textbooks I planned to give to my TAs on Monday and finding the box filled with tomes titled Tonal Harmony. I'm sure this is a lovely text. But it's not the lovely book I need first thing Monday morning, you know?
So, I new today HAD to be better than yesterday.
And so far it is exceeding my modest expectations.
We went downtown this morning and pushed our way through the crowds at the farmers market in search of organic produce and chocolate croissants
We also enjoyed the terrace one more time before the students descend next weekend.
Here's Jack's fat fist waving hello (or maybe goodbye) to the duckies
Harry and Ben did some serious kite flying
Moments after this idyllic shot, because we were at the student union, Ben and I reminisced about the time Ben was building manager of the Ball State student center to supplement his grad student income of $436 a month and the building caught on fire and Ben was supposed to be the last man out, but he so resented helming that sinking ship that he never went back to work there. Also, since the building burned down on his watch, he was taken off the schedule. And then Harry asked seven million questions about the fire, and kept asking the same questions even after we answered them several times, and we had to gouge our ears out with knitting needles we borrowed from an old lady pulling a wagon full of sweet corn and tissue box cozies. The end.