Tag: college

I’ll Be a TV Star (No, Seriously)

Yesterday I was at a career fair. I didn’t go looking for a career, I’m currently looking for a will to live, and I don’t want to be looking for […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Arguing against Random Old Tweets

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s challenge relies on a sound concept—using a tweet as inspiration—but to an unsound effect—the sampling of tweets provided does inspire me, but […]

What I Hated the Least Today 230/365: Mean as Hell

I was being mean as hell today. And the worst part? I was enjoying myself  while at it. First of all, I lied shamelessly. I felt so exhausted that I […]

What I Hated the Least Today 151/365: Trainspotting

Whenever I don’t know what to blog about, I blog about Trainspotting. It’s my favourite childhood film (sic) and one of my favourite books. The book is better than the movie, […]

What I Hated the Least Today 149/365: Last Day

My last day at work (for the moment, not forever) started early and poorly. The night before, my Wi-Fi had died in my arms and despite the tender loving care […]

What I Hated the Least Today 147/365: Invigilation

Invigilating students writing tests is arguably the most boring part of teaching. When I was a student myself, teachers would bring newspapers to amuse themselves with while sitting for hours […]

What I Hated the Least Today 144/365: Awkward and Amusing

Since I’ve been spending so much time recently poking fun at my students, it’s only fair to look at the whole teaching situation from their perspective—and poke fun at myself. […]

What I Hated the Least Today 142/365: Deadpan

I cultivate a deadpan face at all times because I maintain that showing emotion makes one open to abuse. Unfortunately, my deadpan skills cause some confusion when dealing with people […]

What I Hated the Least Today 139/365: Happy Endings (*Snort*)

*This is an unhappy post about happy endings.* I read an intriguing article the other day which I forgot about and remembered today. It’s a touching life story with a […]

What I Hated the Least Today 138/365: Emails from My Students

Throughout the term, my students appeared thoroughly disinterested in their studies. It was all fun and games—and then there was the final test. This excited in my unexcitable students bouts of […]

What I Hated the Least Today 133/365: Social Events

I have received invitations for two social events today. As I’m asocial verging on anti-social, I’m likely to graciously decline. The first event is my graduation ceremony. Finally, half a […]

What I Hated the Least Today 132/365: High (School) Students

I teach at what calls itself a university but is really an extension of the secondary school. I spent the last three days invigilating cheating students writing tests and subsequently […]

What I Hated the Least Today 129/365: Not Not While the Giro

*The following is mildly depressing and largely confused.* This post takes its title from James Kelman’s early collection of short stories, Not Not While the Giro (1983). These were published a […]

What I Hated the Least Today 105/365: Big Daddy

My students are creatures extremely inventive and, as often as not, extremely annoying. When these qualities combine, less resilient teachers go mad and teachers who won’t be messed up with, […]

What I Hated the Least Today 95/365: Zombie

My students are zombies. It’s mildly discomforting. All the signs are unmistakably there. They won’t respond to stimuli presented and will stare at me with blank eyes. They are catatonic […]

What I Hated the Least Today 92/365: Academic Qualifications

Academia is an environment puzzling to everyone involved – and everyone uninvolved. Academia can be thought of as a thought experiment that shouldn’t actually exist. The self-sustaining, perpetuum-mobile-like existence of […]

What I Hated the Least Today 90/365: If We Were Having Coffee

The whole worldwide blogosphere is speculating what if we were having coffee. I consider speculation irrelevant because I strive to be Borg. (We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. […]

What I Hated the Least Today 89/365: College People

Continuing in my leg post streak, here’s a photo of a curious arrangement I found in a shopping window. I’m not sure if the choice of bodily parts plus the […]