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12:07 AM
@Integrand I get it! I was almost going to ask you what G&T is! :-)
@Integrand I occasionally enjoy a G&S.
 
@amWhy call me crazy but I enjoy the bitterness of tonic
 
@Integrand It's not crazy! Enjoy away.
 
are you imbibing this evening?
 
@Integrand I enjoyed a glass of wine tonight.
 
@amWhy a family friend makes delectable blueberry wine
 
12:13 AM
@amWhy Teaching until 9pm. Then crashing. No drinking tonight.
Well, aside from a can of hipster water.
 
@XanderHenderson Ooh, that makes for a late night! How early to you need to rise tomorrow?
 
@XanderHenderson ever had Liquid Death?
 
@Integrand What is that? Sounds almost lethal!
 
@amWhy No particular hour---my first Friday commitment is office hours at 10, then a faculty association meeting at 11.
Then afternoon office hours.
But I do have a couple of finals to write.
Which is going to take FOREVER, because I have to teach the LMS how to ask (and grade) the questions.
 
@amWhy liquiddeath.com/pages/about-us. basically hipster water.
@XanderHenderson f
 
12:17 AM
@Integrand My hipster water is canned by either Pepsi or Coke, and has bubbles and artificial flavors.
(the label says "natural flavors", what what does that even mean?)
 
@XanderHenderson that phrase is a lawyer's dream
 
@Integrand The page you linked to had me laughing out loud!
 
bye 4 now
 
Ugh... I don't want to lecture tonight...
I'm so tired.
I am seriously tempted to just email the 8 students who generally show up and say "I've already given this lecture twice this week. Here's the YouTube link," and call it a night. But this class is a three hour block, which gives me the opportunity to unite the ideas from the other two lectures (since they really flow together).
Sigh... :(
 
@Integrand See you!
@XanderHenderson Perhaps do both, i.e. Spend 2 uniting the ideas from the other two lectures, and encouraging the students to review the two previous lectures.
 
 
3 hours later…
3:28 AM
@amWhy The lectures are on conic sections---really, I want a month to discuss these ideas, but I am given two 75 minute lectures. :\
If I had my druthers, I would leave out conic sections entirely, but our articulation agreement with the other schools in the state requires that I cover them.
 
 
7 hours later…
10:07 AM
g'nite @amWhy :)
 
 
6 hours later…
4:29 PM
 
 
4 hours later…
8:11 PM
Who wouldn't want a WINTER BREAK? Let's list English words of four or more letters from Winter Break! @Xander, @MattSamuel, @an4s, @AlexanderGruber, @Jyrki, @Xion
OOps, @ZionWilliamson, @Integrand, @ParamanandSingh, @user21820, and quid and all others! Please join in!
$$ \Huge\color{blue}{ TGIF}$$
The obvious: WINTER, BREAK Then we have BANK, BANKER TANK, TANKER ....
KITE, WEAK, WEEK, WAKE
 
WAITER
RAKE
TAKE
BITE
RITE
TEEN
TEAR
RATE
I'll lave some for others; but there are many.
 
8:32 PM
BANTER, BARTER, WRITER, ENTER, BRAIN, WREAK
BREWER, BRAWN and a slang word that rhymes with 'banker' but begins with a W.
WIENER, BEWARE
 
@JyrkiLahtonen So good to see you following the Milwaukee Brewers! ;-) Nice job, everyone!
RANT, RANTER (one who rants frequently, e.g., Donny T)
BIKE, BIKER, BRINK
 
@amWhy When in the US I actually became sorta Cubs fan. Me and flatmates bought cable tv for one year, and the Cubs Channel was included :-)
 
8:50 PM
@JyrkiLahtonen Did you catch when they won the World Series? They won it in 2016, after decades upon decades of not making it. It was quite the event in Chicago!!!!
@Xander If I remember correctly, you hold office hours tonight?
RETAIN TRAIN, RAIN, EARN, BARK, BARKER, WAKE, BERET, BEAK, BEAN, WEAN, WIRE, TIRE, TIER, TIKE, TREK
BEAR, WEAR, BEAT, BEATER, WINK, BREW, WRITE, REAR, IRATE
RETRAIN, TRIBE, WINE, WENT,
RANK, BRAN, BARN
 
9:27 PM
BRAT. WART, WARN, WRIT
TWEAK
TREE, BRIE
WREN, RENT, RENTER,
 
 
1 hour later…
10:45 PM
@amWhy Yes, but I think that I am just going to skip them.
No one ever shows up. :\
@amWhy It makes me sad to be living in a universe in which the Cubs have won the World Series in the last century.
It just isn't right.
 
11:23 PM
@XanderHenderson You don't like supporting underdogs who rise to the occasion? Or it's disconcerting to have a team you always know will lose, suddenly win?
 
@amWhy None of the above. I just really hate the Cubs.
GO SOCKS!
:P
 
@XanderHenderson Hah! ;D I've never lived anywhere where there were two baseball teams or two football teams in one city, or even in one state! With your experience in CA, I imagine within state rivalries existed.
 
@amWhy Probably, but I hate both of the LA ball teams, too.
 
@XanderHenderson Are you following the Raiders, now in Las Vegas??
 
I've rooted for the A's for as long as I can remember, and started cheering for the D'Backs when their AAA farm team moved to Reno while I was living there.
@amWhy I don't follow concussion ball at all.
 
11:39 PM
@XanderHenderson Hah! I like that description of only in America football!
 

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