1. Inclement Weather Paralysis does not just strike in the cold and the rain. It strikes in extreme heat as well. We have been sizzling like bacon strips around here and I find myself lying in a stupor on my bed, trying to muster the will to live, or at the very least, the will to fix myself a bowl of cereal for dinner.
2. I have become the English Tutor in Residence at the Institute. Every day I have at least one kid come in and ask if I can look over a paper. It's so much fun! You know how much I love to edit. Today was especially fun because one of my students had to write a paper on Fahrenheit 451, which I just so happened to read last week. Providence! And also, poor kid. Because I really liked that book a lot and had a ton of things to say about it, which would have been super helpful if he were looking for more than just help in forming an opening paragraph.
3. Speaking of books, I've had enough people recommend Gone With the Wind to me lately that I went and picked it up. Have you seen how fat it is? I had to splurge and get the nicer, taller paperback version because the cheap copy was about 5 inches wide at the spine. How can you even open a thing like that? This could take awhile, considering my leisure reading time has been greatly diminished as of late. Have you read it? What did you think?