I liked my light-hearted approach to Week in Review last week. So I’m trying it again this week.
Not flipping you off: I’ve now had the splint off my finger for a week! Hooray! I’m even getting used to typing with the middle finger of my left hand. The problem is that I’ve gotten used to gripping things without said middle finger, which means I often hold it out at a funny angle…even though there’s no splint or bandage to explain why I’m doing such a thing…
Very awkward. I’d say I’m not flipping anyone off, as long as “anyone” excludes a certain wealthy white New Yorker with a compulsive need to Tweet and way too much power.
Speaking of which, have you seen Bad Lip Reading’s take on Inauguration Day? It’s good.
I want to ride my bicycle. Wednesday, it was high of 35. Sunday, it got close to 60. At least, when the weather bounces around like this, I don’t have to worry too much about running out of weather-appropriate clothing…?
Even though I haven’t been able to ride to campus most days, I have been able to return to my regular routine of two spin classes a week with my usual spin teacher, which I’ve been enjoying. It’s also reminded how tough my usual spin class is! I used to think nothing was harder than Les Mills BodyStep. Clearly, I was mistaken.
Grading: Okay–no offense if you’re a freshman in college, but freshmen in college are so bad at writing summaries.
What I say: “Please write a short summary paragraph, identifying the author’s thesis and her three key points.”
What my students hear: “Please write up to two pages, pontificating on minute details about the text that you found interesting and inserting a few ideas of your own.”
Gluten-Free baking is hard! While I usually only have to give my blog recipes one or two tests, a couple of my baked good recipes are on round three and still need at least one more trial.These cupcakes turned out so pretty with their little domed tops…but while describing them as “hockey pucks” might be a bit of an exaggeration, they were definitely closer to “hockey puck” than one wants in something called a “cupcake.”
In contrast, I made Heather’s Stir Fry Boats on Sunday night, and they turned out really good.
Lots to read: The two courses I’m taking this semester (on top of my six hours of thesis credits and the course I’m teaching) are very read and writing heavy. At least it’s great reading–some of the greatest contemporary personal essays and literary journalism.
Savory breakfasts: I’ve been trying to eat more savory breakfasts–not because I’m totally opposed to sugar, but because I know it’s hard on the digestion and that I usually eat a sweet treat or two most days on top of an often sweet breakfast.
Not that that stopped me from eating some delicious Spoons’ pancakes a couple mornings–with maple syrup, of course!
Swing dance: It’s good to be back to Wednesday night swing. I even went out with friends afterward this week, which was awesome, except that the only gluten-free thing on the late night menu at our restaurant of choice is wine, and even a single glass of wine if I haven’t eaten in five hours leaves me pretty…whoa. #glutensensitiveprobs
H-Cat would be an excellent nickname for this blog, don’t you think? Speaking of which, I posted a WIAW and a low-FODMAP/allergy-friendly Super Bowl party recipe round up this week.
Any other Hungry Caterpillar nickname nominations?
Ever had an injury with…awkward…consequences?