25 June 2007

'I've found that Mr. Stephen is a sadist'

'I've found that Mr. Stephen is a sadist.' This is what one of my students wrote during the 'I've found that A is B' portion of our class today. 'Really?' I said, 'Do you know what that means?' I looked it up in the dictionary and showed him the results, 'This?' and he just laughed. It was mostly a joke, but still — that'll take the wind out of your sails for a day.

More importantly, I woke up this morning and drew a graph that is the cornerstone of my dissertation conclusion. Soon, it will all be over, and hopefully I'll get to stop saying I'm an MA student and start saying that I'm a PhD student.