Day 461

Sunday | June 2nd, 2013

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The neighbors across the street moved out early Sunday morning and woke me from their banging and crushing of things. I knew it was nothing, but the ruckus kept me curious and drew me out of slumber and bed to meet the day about four hours earlier than I would have liked.

I got a lot done because of this and a lack of television entertainment from America. My calendar doesn’t bother me about American holidays anymore, but maybe it’s Memorial Day or Labor Day or “Hurray the Economy Sucks Less Than It Did Last Tuesday” Day.

I read and marked, even if only slightly, even homework assignment and activity for every class and all 93 students. Some packets were a little on the thin side because some of them have F-ed out already, but I still checked and bundled up their assignments. This is a balance of perfectionism and the desire to not have stacks of old student’s work cluttering up my desk (like I have from last year). I’ll be burning old student work sometime this summer for BBQ flames.

I made biscuits again. They looked better, the dough tasted better, the first one I put in my mouth taster much better than the first batch … but the second one was slightly off. The third, fourth, and fifth biscuits were increasing degrees of a nasty metallic bite. I already switched out the baking powder for a non-metallic brand from Homeplus, so … ? I have to test the baking soda and the baking powder. I might try a better brand of butter. Or just baking soda (like my father’s recipe). After that, I’m at a loss.

The Daily Bullet

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