I think Threadbared.com is the only thing out there that makes me laugh out loud EVERY time.
My class meets every other week. Last night, after class discussion and small group discussions, I leave with my head spinning and my energy levels high, like I used to leave community meetings at my internship. I didn’t realize how much I missed that feeling. It is not just the intellectual stimulation and flow of ideas, but also the feeling of being heard, of shared love of the topics, of people relating and reflecting and thinking. It is a surprisingly rare experience- I never felt it in college or in many classes in graduate school. This perplexes me, as I feel like it could be brought into any classroom.
The weather was so beautiful today. First I slept in a lot, then I drank coffee while watching DVR recording of Friends repeats, then I scanned the job ads (NOTHING), then I read for my thesis, then I experienced deep momentary confusion about whether today is Monday or is it Tuesday?, THEN when I went outside to run, it was still beautiful out. This time of year reminds me of when we went to Utah and ran in the marathon after traveling, hiking, and camping all over the state.
Casper brought us another freshly killed mouse, a bigger one this time, and he left it directly outside the door. Steve positively beams with pride when this happens. You can almost see the nonverbal communication happening between Man and Cat at moments like these.
Casper: I have brought you a mouse! Just because I can!
Steve: Good job! You have fulfilled all your potential as a boy cat! I relate to you on some primal caveman level!
Me: Can someone get the dead mouse off the deck?