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Tough decision.

Two posts in one day? I know. That's a lot of posts for me.

So yesterday afternoon I got an email from the department head asking if I would teach a course for them this summer. First summer session, actually. That session starts a week from last Monday. I've never taught the course, and I have never taken a summer course that meets every day. It really seems like a daunting amount of work, but the extra pay is probably worth it. The only problem is that I have to create a syllabus in just a few days based on a book that has been ordered, but that I have never seen. I'm not excited about this. I had planned to spend my summer sitting around in my underwear playing video games. :-(

Questionable Content

This is a web comic that I think is occasionally hilarious, and this one is a good example. The characters strike me as people that I would really like to know and hang out with. Today's comic is exactly what I would do if I had that sort of power. Restaurant gives my friend food poisoning? The obvious next step is to OWN them.

I would have changed the name, though.

Back from the cruise.

We drove through the night to get back to Knoxville from our cruise out of Miami, but we made it. I have some pictures posted here on my MySpace page. Check them out. I'll be adding more as I have time. St. Maarten was kind of a let down after the awesomeness that was St. Thomas. It has some of the best scenery and beaches that I've ever seen. If we were offered jobs there we would take them for sure.

In San Juan we took a kayak tour on a a lake filled with bio-luminescent flagellates. We got to row through a Mangrove forest in the dark and the water lit up every time we put an oar in the water. It was pretty impressive. The guide claimed that on a really dark night you can see the fish swimming by the glowing blue trails in the water. Either he's a liar or it was just not dark enough that night to see them.

Aside from some mild stomach thing on the last day of the cruise it was great. I have a bit of a tan now, and I hardly got burned.