Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A vignette

Scene: The end of this afternoon's final exam review session.

Student: Did you meet this morning to write the exam?
Me: Well, we started collaborating on it, anyway. It's not finished yet.
Student: (smiling slyly) So, what was that like?
Me: We went into this dark, back room and smoked a lot of cigars and played poker. And we threw back our heads and cackled evilly. And oh, the power! The power coursing through our veins! It was sweet, I tell you! SWEET!