March RBOC

Mar 28 2012 Published by under [Education&Careers], [Et Al]

- I keep seeing people talking on their cell phones, but instead of being a normal human, they have them on speaker and 4 inches from their heads. Why are people doing this? It's not enough to piss off the person you are talking with by having them on speaker, you have to piss off anyone within ear-shot with your overshare conversation?

- Really appreciating the douchecannoe self-identification that comes with Santorum bumper stickers and lawn placards. Thanks for letting us know you are a crazy bigot!

- It appears I am being nominated for a pre-tenure service award, which I can only assume comes with a note suggesting I not pursue tenure here, if won.

- If everything worked in averages it would help me. I have one collaborator saving my ass on a project and another trying to kill me on a different project. On average, everything is great.

- Writing a manuscript is like watching basketball - the final 5% takes about as long as the first 50%

- The safest time to cross campus is during rain because no one is staring at their phones.

- If writing "Your comma use is giving me whiplash" on a student assignment is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

- I have stop putting my playlist on Random All when driving. Hearing Elmo screech into a song right after listening to Against Me nearly made me drive off the road.

- This song has been in my head. Why does a banjo-driven riff lodge itself in my brain?

4 responses so far

  • Alex says:

    - It appears I am being nominated for a pre-tenure service award, which I can only assume comes with a note suggesting I not pursue tenure here, if won.

    If you mean it's an award for service on committees and whatnot, it might just as easily come with a note suggesting that you will get tenure, but you'll also get a forehead tattoo saying "Please, dump your work on me!"

  • Whoosh... says:

    "The safest time to cross campus is during rain because no one is staring at their phones. "
    SO TRUE!

  • "I keep seeing people talking on their cell phones, but instead of being a normal human, they have them on speaker and 4 inches from their heads. Why are people doing this?"

    but you want to hear about their interesting lives.... come one, you know you want to! .... hmm... no? 😉

    Is it because they want to avoid the "brain tumour" discussion??

  • Jen says:

    "The safest time to cross campus is during rain because no one is staring at their phones. " - unless you're in Seattle, where everyone is oblivious to the rain!

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