MONDAY: 9, 9:30--ENG 1101 full draft appointments. First person just e-mails me her draft, which is only 4 pages (instead of 8-10). Second paper is not at all where it needs to be content-wise and is only 6 pages. So I'm writing a lot of comments. 10:20--POSTCOLONIAL. Start Monica Ali's Brick Lane. Lunch break. Knock an item or two off the to-do list. 12:40--WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE. They watch the end of "Maurice," then start "Tipping the Velvet," while I individually conference with people about their research projects. Interlibrary loan is going to be wondering why there is this huge rush on books about Christopher Isherwood and Sarah Waters. 2, 2:30, 3--ENG 1101 paper conference. First one not good, second one the best of the day, third person no shows. Home. Get Child ready for dance. Drive her to the studio...and realize dance is still on "Easter break" as we are the only ones there. Whoops. Home again. Argument with Child who needs to finish her science fair project write-up before we can watch "Dancing with the Stars." Apparently this is quite an unreasonable thing for us, her parents, to demand, and we have to realize she always gets her work done on time and that she is a tween now, etc. Unnecessary drama. TUESDAY: 9, 9:30--ENG 1101 full draft conferences. One needs a lot of work but at least represents a serious effort, and the other is in GREAT shape and I could probably already give it an A- or B+. 10--First year team meeting. 11:30--Meeting with the head of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. I walk her through the course proposal process. Leave for Towson. 2:30--Double Nik lesson. Drill heavy. Awful drive home. I think there was a horrible accident. When I finally passed the choke point, there was a smear on the pavement that I hope was not a person's blood. Very quick turn around. 6-7:30--Hip-hop rehearsal. This is nuts, but we are going to do that number IN COMPETITION at the kids' next competition! Home. Watched the rest of DWTS. End of Passover! Had some leavened foods. Planned my birthday.