Grading Paper on Sunday

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Things Better Than Grading Papers on a Sunday Night

  • Exercising.
  • Organizing a closet.
  • Clipping fingernails.
  • Thinking about gerunds.
  • Bathing.
  • Wondering how long it’s been since the towels were washed.
  • Trimming a peachy Van Dyke.
  • Flossing.
  • Weeping.
  • Pretending not to weep.
  • Accepting it’s okay to have human emotions as long as no one else is around.
  • Searching for a red pen.
  • Eating.
  • Bargaining.
  • Writing a blog post.


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