fersakyn: (Not-Happy)
Actually, Saturday (for some weird reason) was the official first day of instruction, but today was my first day teaching my T/Th classes. I was called at 7:30pm last week by the assistant program administrator if I could please, please take on the 8:30am class since the original instructor had left without any warning (or explanation). I caved.

Waking up today at 6am... Not fun. Felt really tired towards the last half hour of my second class which runs from 11:30am to 12:45pm. Interestingly enough, only one of my students from either course is actually majoring in Asian American Studies. Everyone else is taking the course to fulfill GE requirements.

And even though I arrived at the office at 7:50am, I was still late to the 8:30am class. Why? Because the stupid photocopier was broken, and I couldn't figure out which printer was the one next to my computer from the network printers. I ended up leaving the whole mess to the assistant coordinator to shove off on her student worker when she arrived. Felt very unprofessional arriving late.

I also do not have website/Blackboard access yet. I was hired late, on the recommendation of one of the professors I had TA'ed for in the past, so all of my paperwork is late. Ugh. I had to email the pdf file for the article they're supposed to read for Thursday to them rather than post it and have them download the file at their leisure. It's not that it's difficult to do, but that it's imprecise. I tell them, and tell them, to write their email addresses down LEGIBLY, yet I still get bounced back email messages. *scratches head* Well... those two students, unless they're conscientious enough to email me before Thursday, won't have the article. Oh well. Nothing I can do, really.

Off to take a nap now. So tired...

WTF?

Jul. 24th, 2007 09:51 pm
fersakyn: (Jumping)
So, LJ was down most of today. WTF? Whatever. LJ's been a bit spotty in terms of connecting ever since I opened an account (a grand total of 1 month!), almost making me feel like I'm using dial-up instead of dsl. Meh.

Well, I baked a crustless broccoli-cheddar quiche today. Here's a picture of it:



Mine was all in one dish since I only have one really, really small ramekin, whereas the recipe calls for four to six, of average size. One of these days I'll buy the really cute microwaveable, oven-safe, dishwasher-safe individual footed-soup tureens at Crate and Barrel. Then I'll be able to make French onion soup! Yay!

I modified the recipe without even trying it "straight" the first time. I added more broccoli, and I added onions (and next time I'll sauté them first; they were a bit "raw" despite being blanched with the broccoli). Hmm, I think I'll add even more broccoli next time! It was yummy-licious! A heart-healthy veggie!

I've been working on the syllabus for a class on Asian American Women for CSU Fullerton. I'm slated to teach it, but that's only if the class has enough enrollment. Most of the reading will be chapters or articles from anthologies. I'll scan them into pdf format and post them on a website. Hopefully, I'll have access to webtools through CSU Fullerton to do that. I don't want to make an expensive reader. All else fails, I'll make a few copies of the relevant articles, and make the sets available to the students to copy on their own time and dime. Still cheaper than having to pay copyright fees on top of the cost of making photocopies. *fingers crossed*

I also have an interview with Saddleback College (a community college) tomorrow afternoon. Ugh. Wish me luck!

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