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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:26 pm 
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the only way I can exist without my left leg falling asleep (I have a perpetually pinched nerve) is to be lying on the floor on my stomach. I am writing a 20 page research paper while doing this. my ribs hurt from grinding in to the hardwood :(

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:45 pm 
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the only way I can exist without my left leg falling asleep (I have a perpetually pinched nerve) is to be lying on the floor on my stomach. I am writing a 20 page research paper while doing this. my ribs hurt from grinding in to the hardwood :(


Have you done physical therapy? It helped me a LOT with that. Exercise balls are pretty good for this too. I've still got all the numbness, but at least I can drive now.

I'm trying to think of things more miserable than hot flashes and failing.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:48 pm 
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the only way I can exist without my left leg falling asleep (I have a perpetually pinched nerve) is to be lying on the floor on my stomach. I am writing a 20 page research paper while doing this. my ribs hurt from grinding in to the hardwood :(


Have you done physical therapy? It helped me a LOT with that. Exercise balls are pretty good for this too. I've still got all the numbness, but at least I can drive now.

I'm trying to think of things more miserable than hot flashes and failing.


I have not, I sadly am health-insurance-less right now due to some loopholes and problems, but when I get back on it (hopefully september) I will absolutely be doing physical therapy. this is annoying but what gets me more is the not being able to sit for more than a few hours without excruciating pain. suckss but whatever, at least I am in a field where standing all the time is normal, haha.





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Drinking wine and writing grad school apps. This is no fun!


change wine to coffee and you get me for the past 4 hours :(

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:01 am 
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Do you have an exercise ball? I can send you the exercises my therapists recommended! They shouldn't do any harm: they say that if it hurts, stop, otherwise it should be ok.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:03 am 
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I don't, but thank you for trying to help! it's really not that bad, just poorly timed.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:13 am 
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I wonder how my professor would feel if I just handed in complete nonsense for the first draft of this? (there are 2 more drafts due before the end of the semester)
usually I am not in classes where drafts are a thing that are handed in, but there are some young folks in this one, I believe the professor is allowing for huge discrepancy in quality that will probably happen and then hopefully there will be time for improvement blah blah blah.

I am convinced this particular dude should not be in charge of an academic class, there is a lot of swing in expectations and quality of information.
ALSO, this was assigned as a "single spaced 10-page paper" which, whatever I've written papers longer than 20pages double spaced a thousand times before, but single spaced? and when I asked if he wanted it in MLA or Chicago Standard, he didn't know what the difference was? and he also said wikipedia was a valid source?
I just, don't understand?
literal quantity over quality expectations.
not the level or rigor I expect, but twice the amount of busywork.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:31 am 
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Ugh. That sounds awful, boober.
(Guess I shouldn't feel weird after all for telling my students right away that they could use sources listed on wikipedia but never wikipedia itself?)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:01 pm 
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(Guess I shouldn't feel weird after all for telling my students right away that they could use sources listed on wikipedia but never wikipedia itself?)


totally valid! wikipedia is a good resource for links, but citing it as a source is like citing the two dudes you heard talking about physics on the subway as a source.

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Honestly, two dudes on a subway is better than most of students come up with. They refuse to follow rubrics or cite sources. Ive stopped assigning these things because they lower grades too much and that a huge headache for me.

Example: 40 point mapping project. 5 points for labeling 5 major cities/towns. 5 for latitude and longitude of each, etc etc. and they just skip whatever steps are too much trouble then whine when they get an F.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:11 pm 
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ugh really? lwitch, you teach at a university and people are still like that?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:24 pm 
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No. I teach the people who will be at universities in September. I see no reason to believe they will change that radically between now and then. Conversations with my former professors and professor friends bears this out.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:29 pm 
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yeah, I can say as a student whose been through a few uni's recently, it doesn't change that much I guess.


but I guess I just think the expectations get higher? in some cases, definitely not this one.

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The expectations in high school keep getting higher too; the kids don't care. They know that we can't fail everybody, so they figure out how much to do in order to get a D or C.

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I'm sooooo tired of being single.

It's getting pathetic. At my job at the grocery store I've begun sketchily looking at the items in peoples' carts in the hopes of running into a cute veg*n woman. I just have this idea that she will come up and ask me where the soy milk is and we'll hit it off. Hasn't happened yet, lol!


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that completely blows my mind!
I was such a neurotic and obsessive nerd, I couldn't let myself get anything less than an a- without seriously re-considering my value.
(I was a nutcase, obvs, but still!)

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lavawitch wrote:
Honestly, two dudes on a subway is better than most of students come up with. They refuse to follow rubrics or cite sources. Ive stopped assigning these things because they lower grades too much and that a huge headache for me.

Example: 40 point mapping project. 5 points for labeling 5 major cities/towns. 5 for latitude and longitude of each, etc etc. and they just skip whatever steps are too much trouble then whine when they get an F.


LW, that assignment sounds really fun to me.

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hopes of running into a cute veg*n woman. I just have this idea that she will come up and ask me where the soy milk is and we'll hit it off. Hasn't happened yet, lol!


hey! stranger things have happened, I met one of my exes because they asked me out on a train after we talked about tattoos for the 20-minute ride from one end of broad street to the other.

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booberthefraggle wrote:
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hopes of running into a cute veg*n woman. I just have this idea that she will come up and ask me where the soy milk is and we'll hit it off. Hasn't happened yet, lol!


hey! stranger things have happened, I met one of my exes because they asked me out on a train after we talked about tattoos for the 20-minute ride from one end of broad street to the other.


Maybe I need to get some tats.


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get a giant one on your ribs that requires you to pretty much strip to show people. works wonders.
#expertdatingadvice

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do put a bumper sticker on an 89 geoprizm, though

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