It's Friday morning, and I am indulging myself with a cup of real coffee (picked up on the way to work). The Great Coffee Maker War of 2006 continues and I refuse to buy a coffee maker. Therefore, no coffee at my house, unless you like a little shot of Cuban coffee.
I have a lot of paper work to catch up on, setting up an electronic gradebook, dropping no shows, and planning lessons. It's nice to have a catch up day like this, especially since meetings and such haven't creeped up on me this early in the term.
I've been listening to a lot of music that I wouldn't ordinarily pick. I think I'll put together a list of what I've enjoyed recently, but not today. Although, I must share that I went to a wonderful concert with Vicky, to see the 5 Browns. They are a family of 5 brothers and sisters who are accomplished classical pianists. The concert was exquisite. They played a variety of composers, including Lecuona and his very famous Malaguena. I forgot to tell Vic that he's a Cuban composer (so if you are reading this, Vic, now you know!).
I'm also catching up on some podcasts that I haven't had time for lately. I'm waiting for the next installment in the Secrets of Harry Potter and I'm getting a little impatient, but to be fair, the episodes are worth the wait. If you are a fan of the HP series, this is a great commentary on the mythical and especially, Christian symbolism in the books.
That's it. It's not a terribly exciting day, but it is a good day, and it's always good to get some work done. If you came here for entertainment or quirkiness, I'll indulge you with the link to the winners of this year's igNobel Awards--a spoof on the real Nobel Prizes. If you have smelly feet, then this is a must.