Sunday: Brunch. Drove home. Laundry. Groceries. General getting ready for Monday behavior. *** Monday: 8:30--At work, checking out my new classroom, right in the heart of the math department. We have had some changes in the Registrar's Office, and they now seem to be assigning classrooms in some sort of odd serendipitous way. Thank goodness it is a small campus, because my back-to-back classes could be closer together. 9:10-10:10--ENG 1101. 10:20-11:20--Gender, Literature, Culture. I love this class. I like to start with what students know: the world of 2013. We talk about stereotypical gender roles and stereotypical visual representations of sexy women, e.g., hair partially obscuring the face, coy expression, lips parted. One girl in the class does a hilarious imitation of that. We then go through popular magazines looking for traditional and more progressive representations of men and women in advertisements. I bring in a generous assortment: Details, Esquire, Men's Health, Ebony, Cosmo, Glamour, O (the Oprah magazine), Vanity Fair. Next time, we go back in time to WWI England. 11:30--Lunch break. Good news: the secretary was able to get my 9:10 class moved to the same building as my 10:20 class! 12:40-1:40--20th Century British Literature. 2-4--Office hours. It would cool if my student who isn't registered for any classes yet came by, but no such luck. 4:30--Home. Relax. 7-8:30--All Parents Night at ChaChaChild's school. Talk to ChaChaChild, who is on vacation with my parents at a working farm. They also got to tour Howe Caverns today. She is such a sweet and appreciative child. *** Tuesday: To campus by 9. 9-10--Office hours. 10:10-11:10--CCM's and my peer mentor's tips for college success. My peer mentor is one of the most positive people I've ever met and I feel just great that I chose him. 11:10--Wolf down a little lunch. 11:30-12:50--Meeting with the chair of the Math Department and another Math colleague. I have big plans and hopes that we can change our math placement and math remediation strategies. 1:30ish--Home. 2:45--Work out. Ugh. Treadmill is not working right and is not clocking mileage. Keep jogging a minute, then re-setting. Nope. So I jog and then speed walk without the odometer feature. I love all the hi-tech features of this treadmill, but seriously, clocking mileage is a pretty basic feature and that needs to work. It is a serious incentive, trying to jog more in 1 hour than one did the last time. I know I put in about 8 miles based on how long I worked out at various speeds, but I'm still bummed the thing wasn't working right. Shower. Read and prepped "Pygmalion" for Monday.