Lazy days coming to an end–â€œChicken Thiefâ€ so-named because he pinched a piece of chicken from right between my legs while I was eating in front of the tv some 17 years ago. He was a stray and so was his sister Tofu. Care to guess how she got her name?
Just as the days are growing shorter, the final care-free days of summer vacation in the Phun household are quickly evaporating.
With the kids and my wife home all summer, it’s been like a recurring dream.
â€œDad, we’re out of milk…(or butter pecan ice cream)â€
â€œDad, what are we having for dinner?â€
â€œCan someone feed the cat?”
â€Can someone change his water?â€
â€œSweetie, can you take out the trash?â€
On and on. But can you tell I do so enjoy reminding my kids they better start getting used to rising early?
Normally we would have taken a trip with our tent trailer somewhere.
Since we found out CT, our 17-year-old cat, isn’t doing so well, the kids have been reluctant to go anywhere.
They wanted to be home to watch him. CT (Chicken Thief) is curled up on the chair next to me as I write this.
Soon I’ll have the quiet of the house in the morning to myself.
I better not get ahead of myself, I have to sort out what I’m to do with my class. My classroom has only 26 computers.
The college’s website shows I have full enrollment and 7 on the waiting list. Looks like some folks will have to double up. Maybe that surprise quiz will take care of some of them.
Don’t get me wrong. This is job security, perhaps even a testament to whether students think I do a good job. The 1st few weeks is utter chaos.
Before I let this all get to my head, here’s an interesting statistic:
According to CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) 108 million digital cameras were manufactured world wide by June this year compared to 41 million cars. This figure is down by about 20 million from 2 years ago but it’s still very significant.
That means sooner than later, film be harder to find and only the purists will cling on to it.
Oops. I just realized I didn’t even print enough syllabi for my class, so I better get with it.