I've been hanging out in my office for the past 4 hours as the papers from my two sections of comp trickle in. I decided to cancel class today rather than forcing them to show up just to turn in papers. That was nice of me. The halls are quiet; I suspect many other professors, too, cancelled their classes. My students are off to Mexico and other warm places, or they're looking forward to a week where they can get adequate sleep, or they're thinking about all of the work that they need to do over the break in order to catch up.
As I sit here, while the papers roll in, I should be grading or working on my article, or something. Instead, I am emailing back and forth with the sweet and lovable and yet unboyfriendable Computer Guy. Well, I suppose we don't know for sure that he can't be a boyfriend, but as the emailing continues, it feels like I'm emailing a friend and not a potential date. Partly this is because we had this weird exchange of relationship histories (initiated by him) over email this morning, and, well, he's just not a girlfriend-haver. It's not his fault, but I think that he would really require a lot of work to turn him into a boyfriend. I've done that work with so many guys - I just don't think I'd be up for it again. Not that this thought on my part has any basis in reality, though, because he hasn't asked me out even. He just keeps emailing me. Is he shy? Is he doing this dating service thing just to have an email penpal? Who knows.
And so. I have spent the morning telling my students to have a good spring break, screwing around on the internet, and emailing a complete stranger. I'm not sure what this makes me, but I think it definitely demonstrates how ready I am for spring break.
5 years ago