Monday, January 22, 2024

Ice Day

 My university shut down again today, this time due to ice. 

There is indeed a lot of ice out there, so it makes sense.

I remember in my first year teaching at this university, when I was teaching six sections of comp and working nine or ten hours a day, I'd get to work at six a.m. Back then, this was before the university cancelled classes the night before. So I drove to work one morning over sheer fucking ice -- like two inches of ice on every road -- and got to work and sat shivering for about an hour, before a passing fellow instructor informed me that classes had been cancelled due to the ice.

So then I had to drive home again, still over ice, with two huge hills between me and the campus.

It was delightful.


nicoleandmaggie said...

I'm sitting in my office with my shoes and socks off feeling sorry for myself because it is pouring rain and even though I OWN rainboots I didn't think to wear them.

I have an in-person meeting to go to in an hour that should last about 5 minutes but will probably drag out to 15 and could have been done over zoom.

nicoleandmaggie said...

I also left my lunch at home on the kitchen counter.

delagar said...

Over Zoom or via email! (I hate meetings.)

I'm already fretting about getting to work at dawn tomorrow. I suppose I can walk if I have to.

nicoleandmaggie said...

Win! My lunch meeting had lunch provided.

delagar said...