Monday, March 19, 2007

Guilt Trips on a Monday

Without getting into too many details, I really hate it when people make sad attempts at putting guilt trips on people. If you need constant reinforcement, there are probably certain professions (such as counseling) that you probably don't belong in. Geesh...

Today was actually a decent Monday aside from the above comment. I think what kept me going strong today was that I know I don't have my ethics class tomorrow night....just the internship and I actually enjoy that, so it's all good.

As I walked into school today, I noticed a piece of paper in my box. This paper was strange. It was a form to fill out to nominate ourselves for the dean and/or chancellor's award. Who does that? Shouldn't it be the faculty's job to nominate us for said awards. I just find it strange and conceited to nominate one's self for an award. What does it actually mean when you get it in that scenario.

And finally, I've been enjoying Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. It's the first book I'm reading for the Banned Books Challenge, which I'm getting a late start on. I read this book as a child and absolutely loved it. It feels good to revisit it. Carl is starting a Fantasy and Fairy Tale challenge really soon that I'm REALLY looking forward to. Already starting to think of my books. I think I'll finally read The Last Unicorn for this one.

4 comments:

Literacy-chic said...

If you think of it as applying for the award rather than nominating yourself, it'll seem more natural. It just sounds like bad wording to me! Gonna go for it? :)

Chris said...

I don't know. It just feels weird. The faculty used to nominate the person and for some reason, they stopped doing it this year. I'm debating it still.

fahrenheit451moderator said...

If you enjoyed Madeleine L'Engle, you might also enjoy Susan Cooper, either for the banned or fantasy challenge. L'Engle is my favourite author and I have read both her children's books and the ones for adults.

Chris said...

Thanks for the suggestions Fahrenheit, I've never read anything by her. I'll check her out :)