WEDNESDAY: Child to school. Me to work. -Did syllabi for all four classes I will be teaching this spring (normal load is three, but I'm doing an overload class), and course policies for three out of four. -Answered some work e-mail. -Did a little brainstorming of new assignments. Was trying to come up with a good debatable topic that would be Superbowl related. Did not succeed in coming up with anything that satisfied me, but I did come across an interesting factoid. Guess how much American consumers spent on snacks, sports jerseys and other game related merchandise, new big screen tvs, etc, etc for the last Superbowl? (This is not including how much advertisers spent for air time. This is what average folks spent to get ready for and enjoy Superbowl Sunday.) The answer: $11 Billion. No, I don't mean million! Holy wow. http://www.statista.com/statistics/217141/super-bowl-weekend-related-consumer-spending-in-the-us/ http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/30/super-bowl-spending-is-up-and-its-good/ Picked up Child. Went home. Finished reading Joseph Delaney's The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer. Took Naomi to dance. She danced. I read Girls Like Us. I was having some heartburn discomfort. Put Child to bed. Read a little more. Put self to bed.