we should raise the money we need to repay the debt the government has gotten us into by having our politicians be contestants on those crazy japanese game shows.
Dirty guitars, slow talkin’, heartbreak, drinking.
This is country.
Tour de France winner accused of not being Bradley Wiggins
THE British winner of yesterday’s Tour de France is not Bradley Wiggins, it has been claimed.
Close examination of the winner revealed him not to be the only cyclist that everyone knows, but another person without sideburns,…
Tour de France 2013
There are so many reasons to stay in bed: the rain, the wind, the grey sky, my gin-churned stomach and pounding head.
But after a couple of hot miles, the hangover fades away. You go in and out of consciousness, present for a few moments, there to push yourself harder, then gone again. Eventually the pain leaves your stomach and head and you feel it in the places you’ve been neglecting—the calves you don’t stretch enough and the quads that you beat up with all of Wednesday’s hard miles. You even feel it in the shoulders that you keep bunched up by your ears when the pace is high because you forget to relax and let your body move the way it wants to.
Sometimes you’ve got a lot to deal with and it can help to stretch your legs and leave it all behind—escape worries over money, your job, the fight you had with someone you love, the future—it’s a big, goofy, sometimes ugly world with lots to worry about.
But I’m not running away from my problems today. I’m running toward the person I want to be. He’s out there somewhere, light-footed as a deer with a heart like a big horse, and I’ve got to chase him down with my hangover and my worries and that little bit of extra weight that I know is slowing me down.
So I run, every day, and week by week I go farther and faster, but somehow he’s still ahead of me. So, I can’t afford to pop a few ibuprofen and wait for the world to be more to my liking. That son of a bitch is out there, and I’m going to catch him.
According to my records I am missing the Liberal Education assessment results from you for spring 2013. Could you please get them in by June 15th? The Liberal Education Committee will be examining the results from fall and spring assessments yet this summer and we need our records on the selected students to be as complete as possible. You can email the results to me as an attachment, or fill out the rubric manually and send it to me via campus mail. If you have misplaced your rubrics, please be in touch with [Redacted] for a replacement. Thank you!
Best I’ve come up with is:
Hi [So and So],
As I’m no longer employed by BSU, I don’t think I’m going to fill out any bullshit forms that don’t really tell anyone anything about students’ performance, my performance, or anything that actually matters. If you want to know whether or not students fulfilled the liberal education requirements of my class, here’s a simple way:
If they passed, they are good to go. If they failed, they need to try again, but harder.
In the future, try having administrators swing by classrooms and talk to students and teachers to see how things are going. In the words of Yogi Berra, “You can observe a lot by just watching.”