August 27th
 The duke had managed quite well for fifty years without finding a use for curiosity. It was not a trait much encouraged in aristocrats. He had found certainty was a much better bet. However, it occurred to him that for once curiosity might have its uses. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140827 @ 1200
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 The sergeant in charge was not happy in his work. He was a Ramtops man, and wasn’t at all certain about how you went about arresting a witch. He was pretty certain, though, that the witch wouldn’t like the idea. He didn’t like the idea of a witch not liking the idea. The men were Ramtoppers as well. They were following him very closely, ready to duck behind him at the first sign of anything more unexpected than a tree. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140827 @ 0600
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August 26th

Let me tell you about my night

I am deep in the throes of the Second Week (i.e. crazy-time).

Half way through my evening class an older woman comes in demanding to know if this is where the math class is. She gave me one of those looks that said I couldn’t possibly be the one teaching the class. I mean, I’m now in my mid thirties, come on people.

So, I asked who she was, which was apparently offensive. Theoretically, anyone registering after the first week is supposed to get permission… That clearly didn’t happen.

Anyway, I attempted to get her started, but she didn’t want to use the computer. So, at this point I’m thinking, lady, you are so screwed. There are no lecture classes at all for this level of math. I couldn’t give her my undivided attention, ‘cuz I have a class full of students who have been there working for a week who need my help. So she actually had to do something for herself.

She spent the rest of class loudly complaining about EVERYTHING. Not asking for help, but trying to be the center of attention. There are very few things students can do to push my buttons at this point, but she found the one thing that does. I completely understand that this type of acting out comes from a place of fear and insecurity. However, this is a semi-self-paced class (system-paced, if you are in the know). Everyone is trying to do their own work and get the help they need. Disturbing other students is just not okay in my book. And she clearly was trying to get my undivided attention by disturbing the rest of the class, which was not happening.

I did my standard very calm explanations when she explicitly asked for help and ignoring her when she didn’t. Which works well. The other students quickly ignored her, thankfully (there were some looks, but nothing else). Evening classes tend to be full of serious students.

I could tell that she was at least beginning to figure out that this is a serious class and I don’t put up with shit. She will most likely drop, or refuse to do the work and be dropped. I just don’t understand why any advisor would put someone strait into a math course completely taught on computers when that person doesn’t like computers. She was definitely the type to insist though, so it might not have been the advisor’s fault. All it means is a few uncomfortable classes with someone who doesn’t want to be there. Either she will figure it out or more likely she will leave. This particular type of student tends not to like me because I will not put up with their bullshit. So they go find a different instructor to terrorize.

Argh! Okay, done ranting. Time for sleeping.

20140826 @ 2239
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 She walked quickly through the darkness with the frank stride of someone who was at least certain that the forest, on this damp and windy night, contained strange and terrible things and she was it. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140826 @ 1800
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Granny ruminated on this for a while and then she said, ‘Old Goodie Whemper, she didn’t get out and about much, did she?’

‘It was her leg, you know,’ said Magrat.

‘But she taught you all the midwifery and everything?’

‘Oh, yes, that,’ said Magrat. ‘I done lots.’

‘But—’ Granny hesitated, groping her way across unfamiliar territory – ‘she never talked about what you might call the previous.’

‘Sorry?’

‘You know,’ said Granny, with an edge of desperation in her voice. ‘Men and such.’

Magrat looked as if she was about to panic. ‘What about them?’

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140826 @ 1200
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 Granny considered Mrs Vitoller as she snatched farthings from under her husband’s fingers. She was an intelligent-looking woman, who appeared to treat her husband much as a sheepdog treats a favourite lamb. The complexities of the marital relationship were known to Granny only from a distance, in the same way that an astronomer can view the surface of a remote and alien world, but it had already occurred to her that a wife to Vitoller would have to be a very special woman with bottomless reserves of patience and organizational ability and nimble fingers. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140826 @ 0600
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August 25th
 ‘That was how your family used to run a kingdom, was it? You had a positive duty to kill your cousin. It was clearly in the interests of the species,’ said the duchess. ‘The weak don’t deserve to survive.’ 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140825 @ 1800
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 It was a rich and wonderful voice, with every diphthong gliding beautifully into place. It was a golden brown voice. If the Creator of the multiverse had a voice, it was a voice such as this. If it had a drawback, it was that it wasn’t a voice you could use, for example, for ordering coal. Coal ordered by this voice would become diamonds. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140825 @ 1200
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Someone tapped Granny on the shoulder and a voice said, ‘Madam, will you kindly remove your hat?’

Granny turned around very slowly on her stool, as though propelled by hidden motors, and subjected the interrupter to a hundred kilowatt diamond-blue stare. The man wilted under it and sagged back on to his stool, her face following him all the way down.

‘No,’ she said.

He considered the options. ‘All right,’ he said.

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140825 @ 0638
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August 24th
handknit-shipwreck:

deanhadley:

carmineeyes:

joasakura:

eternalshiva:
Fuck you! I’m the Bible Nazi >_>
"Bow to me, I am THE SHADOW OF HOPELESSNESS"
I like that one.

Behold! The One Who Leaves Passive Aggressive Post It Notes Everywhere!

The Obnoxious Buzzkill. VH never comes out of these very well.

Well I’m the Neverending Buzzkill so…

This is my best one of these EVER!!!!!  The overwhelming decision to give up!!!!!!!!!!

handknit-shipwreck:

deanhadley:

carmineeyes:

joasakura:

eternalshiva:

Fuck you! I’m the Bible Nazi >_>

"Bow to me, I am THE SHADOW OF HOPELESSNESS"

I like that one.

Behold! The One Who Leaves Passive Aggressive Post It Notes Everywhere!

The Obnoxious Buzzkill. VH never comes out of these very well.

Well I’m the Neverending Buzzkill so…

This is my best one of these EVER!!!!! The overwhelming decision to give up!!!!!!!!!!

(Source: harryfloorcorn)

20140824 @ 2112
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missknotty:

niisantaniiputa:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

Hahahahahahaha for real tho


There’s water in the pitcher…

Also, banana peals are packed with nutrients.  I always throw some into a smoothie.

missknotty:

niisantaniiputa:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

Hahahahahahaha for real tho

There’s water in the pitcher…

Also, banana peals are packed with nutrients. I always throw some into a smoothie.

(Source: vthevegan)

20140824 @ 2043
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August 23rd
mewithanie:

edwardspoonhands:


inspookableassghosts:
you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how math works

Oh Gaaaahhhd, you mean I have to give money to CHARITY! Well count me out of unlimited money, that just sounds TEDIOUS!

I mean spending half of infinite money would probably be a lot of work but I think I’d do my best? :)

I’m gonna repeat the sentiments of the first comment:  you have a fundamental misunderstanding of mathematics.  “Unlimited” money would be the same as infinite money.  (Yeah, yeah, I know that most people don’t understand infinity either…).  Half of infinity doesn’t make any sense, BECAUSE INFINITY IS NOT A NUMBER!

mewithanie:

edwardspoonhands:

inspookableassghosts:

you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how math works

Oh Gaaaahhhd, you mean I have to give money to CHARITY! Well count me out of unlimited money, that just sounds TEDIOUS!

I mean spending half of infinite money would probably be a lot of work but I think I’d do my best? :)

I’m gonna repeat the sentiments of the first comment: you have a fundamental misunderstanding of mathematics. “Unlimited” money would be the same as infinite money. (Yeah, yeah, I know that most people don’t understand infinity either…). Half of infinity doesn’t make any sense, BECAUSE INFINITY IS NOT A NUMBER!

(Source: eternalgirlscout, via jabberwockypie)

20140823 @ 2144
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August 22nd
 Tis not right, a woman going into such places by herself.’ Granny nodded. She thoroughly approved of such sentiments so long as there was, of course, no suggestion that they applied to her. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140822 @ 1800
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 ‘Things that try to look like things often do look more like things than things. Well-known fact,’ said Granny. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140822 @ 1200
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‘I have. When I was being trained up by Goodie Whemper—’

‘—maysherestinpeace—’

‘—maysherestinpeace, she used to take me over to Razorback or into Lancre whenever the strolling players were in town. She was very keen on the theatre. They’ve got more crowns than you can shake a stick at although, mind—’ she paused – ‘Goodie did say they’re made of tin and paper and stuff. And just glass for the jewels. But they look more realler than this one. Do you think that’s strange?’

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
20140822 @ 0600
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