...And you probably won't much after this entry, either.

I'm kind of stuck mid-stream, fighting the current to stay afloat at the moment. I'm TAing a general biology lab, doing full time research, and taking a class. It's come to a full-on collision tonight, where I'm sitting and watching the Red Sox when I should be either (a) finishing my homework or (b) grading 24 lab report re-writes. Neither option is very appealing.

I think I finished Night Watch a month or so back, but other than that I've not read a single short story, book, or summary paragraph that wasn't tied to science. I'm ready to go bonkers, because I miss it, but I don't have the energy to juggle one more thing.

Needless to say, my own writing has gone the way of the dodo. Maybe during my annual New Years vacation I'll get something, but my next group meeting is the week after. It just sucks.

I am having a great time teaching, by the way. And just looking at the vast improvements in the re-writes I got today, I have the feeling I'm making a difference and at least some of these kids are learning something.

I took [livejournal.com profile] rosefox's advice and told them that just because they want to be scientists or doctors doesn't mean they don't need to know how to write well. And then I gave them a list of the 5 most common grammatical errors I saw and told them if they happen in the next version they hand in, it's an automatic 0 for grammar points.)

But yeah, if you don't see me around a lot, that's why. I do miss being able to keep up, though.
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