The day as a whole was one of those where lots of little things keep going wrong: the atm which had always been there wasn't, the other atm only dispensed 50s, dinner never happened, C. and I repeatedly couldn't reach each other since the Institute phone wasn't ringing and C.'s mobile kept losing the signal, I didn't have a phone card, no cash for nibbles at the movie due to the aforementioned vanished atm... you get the idea. On the bright side, I don't often get to see Ellie and Tony.
Something that did go very well indeed, however, was the workshop I'd rather selfishly arranged for this afternoon. You see, I know I need to practice the art of syllabus writing, but I can't particularly say I know anything about how to go about doing so. In order to to give me some starting clues, I convinced Ian to give HAPSAT a colloquialism on the subject of syllabi writing, and he was full of advice and good ideas. I can post some highlights some other time.
I still have about a third of my grading to go, but it's less urgent now that the professor needs a few days to go over the essays before they're returned. Still, I need to finish them by tomorrow so I can do my other work hours on Thursday and have time to spend when my father comes to visit!