I want to blog, really I do, but I also don’t want to lose my job and I want my new computer to work properly and I want all my friends and family to get the gifts that I have in mind for them and I want to finish the year strong with my Today I Made resolution.
And I want to have a life outside of all of that. (Or at least some semblance of one.)
And I will blog. I am just going to try to exercise some self-restraint.
No, restraint doesn’t come naturally to me, so you’ll have to bear with me as I navigate these muddy waters.
In honor of restraint, in an effort to keep blogging, in tribute to this – greatest of consumerist – holiday season, I will be presenting a Christmas special series I am calling “The Absolute Most Ridiculous Stuff you Absolutely NEED to buy”
[Need, obviously, being both subjective and almost entirely sarcastic.]
Today, the inaugural post, I present to you, this holiday bathroom set.
The item itself needs no explanation, but I feel compelled to point out that this GEM will set you back a measly $15!! That’s highway robbery, kids.
Kudos to my friend Megan for both calling my attention to this….this….festive decor. And also for planting the seed for this series.
If you’ve seen something that you think is deserving of this series, please email me! This is the kind of thing that I just LOVE. It makes me smile. And smiling is the best.
That’s all I’ve got for you. I need to get to work and hand out my final exam. Last class of the semester!! (For this class, anyway.) I’m taking it easy on them, don’t worry – they get to use any notes, papers, the textbook, my lecture slides, literally anything. I’m even giving them computers to type their answers if they want.
The catch is that they have only 70 min to do it, and there are 4 essays. Plus some multiple choice and matching questions. So, even though it is open book, they need to know the material.
At least they won’t leave shaking their hands in pain from writing so feverishly….right?
Also, I can say that, unequivocally, I hate writing and giving exams a thousand times more than I ever hated taking them. Writing them is NOT easy. Not at all.
Did you like essays or multiple choice type exams better? Have you found or seen or bought any ridiculous presents? Or any presents at all?