October 27, 2005

Why I need a fall break

Adapted from *statgirl*.

10. We haven't carved our pumpkins yet.
9. My students have been coming to class looking like the zombies from The Night of the Living Dead.
8. I've been getting migraines again, and a week off might help.
7. I want to go hiking again while I can still walk through the woods without snowshoes.
6. On grey mornings, I want to snuggle under the down quilt and stay in bed.
5. I hate the sound of my alarm clock.
4. Faculty meetings are not my idea of fun.
3. I want to make squash soup and apple pie and homemade bread.
2. I am sick of grading papers.
1. I'd like a week of leisurely, daytime sex.

20 comments:

Overread said...

There's a cafe here that makes absolutely orgasmic butternut squash soup. That might take care of 3 and 1...

liz said...

That's a damned good list. Especially 1.

Yankee T said...

Um, yeah, I'd let the pumpkins go uncarved if it meant I could have number 1!

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

We had two days of midsemester break, and I totally squandered it. Rather than doing any of number 1, I caught up on grading. What was I thinking?

jo(e) said...

Rob: You chose grading over sex?

I have to say, I'm a little worried about you.

Lina said...

You want to be careful. i had my first day off in God knows and indulged in a little leisurely. I fell asleep during it. If you wish for leisurely day time sex, make sure you wish to have the energy for it.
(was going to blog about this but thought I'd save myself the taunting comments I feel less likely to get over here!)

peripateticpolarbear said...

Mmmm...make me some apple pie and bread.

Bad Alice said...

Does anyone actually like faculty meetings? Not that I've ever been faculty, but I can imagine.

As for 1, if it's not furtive and quick, between the last call for a glass of water and the first cry of the three year old falling out of bed, I'm not sure I would be able to stay awake. These days, almost any cessation of anxiety and movement results in sleep.

Friday Mom said...

OMG, Clare, how utterly disappointing!!!! Sounds like you need to take time off a bit more often.

I wouldn't mind a week full of 7 and 1 myself.

J. E. said...

I haven't had an October break since college. You can look out over the classroom, however, and know that students need one -- some, of course, unilaterally take one. We have to wait until Thanksgiving and then the entire semester is finished in two weeks -- who let the administrators setup the academic calendar?

BrightStar said...

A leisurely evening of #1 works, too. ;)

jo(e) said...

Brightstar: Yeah, but there is something really nice about the feel of sunlight on bare skin ....

Running2Ks said...

6, 5, 3, 1. 'Nuff said ;)

except that my secret word is
mnbttr and in mmmmm nuthin better.

Feel better soon!

ccw said...

Great list!

I can't wait until I have the energy/privacy for some leisurely. Like Clare, I am certain I would fall asleep.

Laura said...

No interest in number one right now, which is probably a symptom of not having enough time for two through ten--I'm with you on the exhaustion and sick of papers thing.

Teri said...

Hear, hear!

I just stumbled on a recipe for a really heavenly curried squash soup. mmmmmm.

Purple Hydrangea said...

I would love to try your soup... I tried to make pumpkin soup one Thanksgiving... lot of prep and then it turned out horrible and I have not the nerve to try it again. Thank God the turkey and everything else turned out well that year.

halloweenlover said...

I need recipes! Lots and lots of recipes! Squash soup!

I can't comment on #1. All I keep thinking is that your beautiful smart daughter is going to read this! ; )

jo(e) said...

Halloweenlover: Smart Wonderful Beautiful Daughter knows that her parents both like sex.

The thing on this list that will shock Daughter is #3. She will be skeptical that I really want to make soup, pie, and bread -- since I am not so much the domestic type.

I do make good squash soup, though. I don't use a recipe. I just put a bunch of squash in the oven and bake it at 350 degrees until it is done through. Then I peel off the skin, and take out the gunk in the middle, and puree everything in the blender until I have a huge pot of squashed up squash. Then I dump in spices, but mainly something really hot like cayenne or chopped up hot peppers. And I chop up and toss in any veggies I've got in the refrigerator. The main thing is to make sure it is hot and spicey. Mmmm....

halloweenlover said...

I am laughing now. I choose to believe (and my parents uphold the belief) that they don't ever like or have sex. Josh's parents, on the other hand, uphold the belief that they like sex. I suppose that is healthier.

Hot and spicy is my favorite. I hide hot sauce in my office, in fact : )