Well, with that title of the post, I can’t help but attach a certain YouTube video…
In order to keep on that topic for a minute, I did not actually hear that song or see that movie the first time I saw those lyrics. Instead, it was in my senior year of high school, when I would commute to UNL. On 10th Street, OuTek, which was an outdoors mom-and-pop store, had a marquee that described sales and sometimes had funny scrolls. One of them:
“Go Ninja Go Ninja Go! GO GO GO!”
The next week, that saying was replaced with,
“Tired of Ninjas? We’re Not.”
That aside aside, let me get to why I wanted to write this post, and make it a short one.
Sometimes, we are in a go-go-go frame of mind and/or body. This is especially true when in a desperate situation. I admit that I left a lot of the weekend squandered from work, or worked very unproductively. Well, tonight I have the following tasks to complete for tomorrow:
- Compile the homework assignment that I will assign the students tomorrow.
- Type up the solutions to the first homework assignment so that students will have them available tomorrow.
- Write the notes for tomorrow’s lecture.
- Grade the homework assignments that the students submitted today.
Even though this seems daunting, and I don’t know why I waited so long, I am not as in bad of shape as I fear. These are why:
- I’ve already chosen most of the problems, I just need to type them up. (I need to choose two more Challenge Problems, however.)
- I have these almost done, as I wrote notes of solutions as I chose the problems.
- I got started on what I might want to say while waiting for today’s class to start.
- There are only 11 students in the class.
This is probably setting a poor example for my students, however, as the leader should NOT be the one procrastinating. It is difficult to figure out the balance between research, teaching, and non-work since this is a new-ish beast for me to wrestle against.
But, I will work it out! GO GO GO!
Today is the one-hundred and eighty-eighth day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes twenty-six weeks and six days.