It is official, I am back to school. I’ve had two days of classes thus far, although one of the lectures was cancelled due to flooding in Sooke. I’m not joking:
Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 7:37AM
Subject: Class cancellation
Due to severe flooding in Sooke, Dr. —— is unable to make it in for class today.
Department Secretary, Department of Philosophy
I guess it must be pretty bad.
The rain has also brought out what I believe is the new unofficial UVic uniform: trendy gumboots, preferably in plaid, although cute cartoon characters is also acceptable. Lululemon hoodies are so passe, gumboots are the thing of today.
It has been an interesting two days. I made a minor spectacle of myself as the instructor walked by just prior to class starting yesterday exclaiming about some new technology in the classroom. I believe my words were something like “They sure didn’t have this last time I came to this university.” Makes me sound like some kind of university player or something. The prof game me a strange look followed by a smile before continuing to the front of the room. *Sigh,* there is nothing like making yourself noticed on the first day!