There's supposed to be a storm here on Sunday, so I'm hurrying to the grocery store in hopes they still have basic items. I usually do my shopping on Saturday, but I know that will be too late. *sigh*
Doesn't "homeopathic" refer to a specific branch of alternative medicine? The one about like cures like, but only if it's watered down beyond detection?
@ThatJenn Oh my gosh getting rid of that must have felt really good. I totally get what you are saying about being limited on where you could live based on your stuff...that was a huge motivator for me. We have a small house with a small house payment, and for a long time I was sad, felt like I needed a bigger house, and it was really a relief when I had the idea that I just needed less stuff. And it's not a moral thing (for me anyway), it's just freeing to not have to worry about it, and to be able to focus on having good, long lasting stuff instead of multitudes of stuff.
I used to be horrible with hoarding clothes. I had so many boxes of clothes that didn't fit (and some never would). I recognize that the factor that led to me hoarding was money...when I didn't have any, I hoarded more things, and now I don't worry about it...if I ever do become a size muchsmaller again, I can just go buy new pants. Still, it's a hard habit to break.
@loren smith I'm kind of curious about paying your credit card bill every day. I pay my card once a month, when I get the bill, and have never paid anything in interest. Do different cards calculate interest differently? I'm pretty careful about reviewing my bill, so I'm sure I have paid no fees or interest. Is it just a strategy to make sure it never gets overlooked?
My bank lets me do alerts for almost any type of event that could possibly happen. I also keep a google calendar with all upcoming things, so if I know there is something that only comes out once a quarter or semester or whatever, I have it on the calendar as a constant reminder. I put all my bills on the calendar, in code, even small things. I can get to it anytime I have access to the Internet, and I see it whenever I open my calendar, which is often...I love calendars.
@grobel I check once a day. I like looking at my money before it goes away.
@honey cowl I KNOW RIGHT. But, I do keep my complaining to my inner circle, unless I'm in a position to do something about it. I really don't want to be The Complainer, but there is something about complaining to Team Limenotapple that just makes me feel better. It's a nice release.
@WriteBikeBobbi I guess I should have used different language. In my experience at the several schools I've worked at, this has been a complaint from both students and adjuncts alike. Instructors would say that they would love to get more involved on campus, but they have to get to another school 35-40 miles away to teach a different class. Of course, that doesn't mean all adjuncts are like this (I'm also an adjunct at two schools and don't feel that push), but most of the adjuncts I know would rather have a full-time gig. If you can do better by your students, good for you and good for them...really. So, to rephrase, not all adjuncts, not everywhere, just the feedback based on my own observations at several schools.
@highjump I'm really glad someone said this. I've seen a lot of great adjuncts come through the colleges and universities I've worked at, but it takes time to know the characteristics of a population and fit in with the campus. Also since adjuncts need to work at many different schools to make ends meet, they are less available for students, take longer to return papers, have shorter (or no) office hours, etc. It's a situation that's not good for anyone, the adjuncts or the students.