i don't have time to write this

it's tuesday night. by the end of the day thursday, i must: 1) finish a 25 page philosophy paper (the equivalent of 100 pages in any other subject, 200 if you're talking about literature or journalism--just kidding andy); 2) take a 4-hour long in-class exam (only the second exam i've taken since 1997); 3) grade 24 final exams for my undergrad students; 4) submit final grades for this undergrad class; 5) straighten out my teaching and course load for next semester; 6) submit my syllabus for a summer course i'm teaching in june. if you're the praying type, i could use yours right now. if you're not the praying type, would you swing a chicken around your head three times and yell out in yiddish: "this is my atonement (3x); let my iniquities be on the head of this chicken and may God have mercy on me, a sinner" on my behalf? i could use it. thank you very much.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


q and i will be praying for the 6 things plus you to get some b and grt time...

the yom kippur reference is classic. dont let peta know you might get on thier black list of anti-bloggers...


12/14/2005 7:12 AM  
Blogger e said...

matt--i'm glad you got the reference. it's there just for you, buddy :-)

12/14/2005 9:39 AM  
Blogger Andy Whitman said...

I will pray. I may try the chicken aerobics as well, only because they sound fun. Should the chicken be cooked before swinging? If so, what is the proper method (fried, baked, barbecued, with Jamaican jerk sauce, etc.)?

12/14/2005 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

e and andy

i would only recommend kosher salt, dont forget to serve it with some gefilta fish, matzah and a tall glass of borscht wine


12/14/2005 11:31 AM  
Blogger John McCollum said...

Chicken aerobics has been rumored to cause blindness.

12/15/2005 8:50 AM  
Blogger zena said...

you guys are funny.

12/15/2005 9:19 AM  
Blogger zena said...


12/15/2005 10:28 AM  
Blogger e said...

thanks everyone, for prayers, chicken tossing, and any yiddish phrases uttered out loud on my behalf.

i'm not done yet, but i was able to get an extension until today on my paper and until monday on grading.

stayin' alive, stayin' alive, ah, ah, ah, ah....

12/16/2005 4:13 PM  

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