I forgot to do a Currently for the month of August! Oh well. Here’s a little of what life has looked like so far in September.
Current accomplishment: I’ve been teaching as a GTA for a number of years now, but this is my first semester teaching as a full-time adjunct. Hooray employment–and hooray for a job I really enjoy!
Current excitement: Next weekend I’m going to a big swing dance event in Denver called Lindy on the Rocks. ?? It’ll be exhausting, but if it’s anything like other swing dance weekend events I’ve gone to, I’ll learn so so much.
Currently listening to: “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. It came up on the radio on Saturday and I can’t get it out of my head ever since. Which is okay for now because it’s a great song. I totally started dancing to the music in my head on Monday while I was teaching. It’s a good thing my students already know I’m weird.
Currently reading: I just finished Where the Water Goes by David Owen, which is a fascinating read, and I started Ogallala Road by Julene Bair. There’s a theme here: quickly disappearing water in the western United States. 🙁
Speaking of water…
Current non-guilty pleasure: Fuzzers and I hung out at his pool on Sunday. I hadn’t actually been at a pool in years, so that was kinda fun.Current food: Tomatoes. What would life be without homegrown tomatoes? (Or locally farmed, in this case.)
Current bane of existence: I’m relatively bane-of-existence-free for the time being, although that might change when my 92 students’ papers come in.
Current confession: Sometimes I secretly hope a couple of students will neglect to turn their papers in to lighten my grading load. Is that terrible?
Currently watching: Should I even include this one anymore? Star Trek: Next Generation, of course.
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Your turn! What’s your current excitement?