Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I'm a terrible person
I've been watching a lot of X Files recently. Like, a lot.
This means a few things:
My dreams have been bizarre, and almost completely Scully-focused.
I've been watching it while I'm at work, and while I'm usually pretty good at just listening to TV while I make my boring ass spreadsheets, I now find myself just blatantly staring at my computer screen. (Mostly because Scully is so beautiful, I cannot stop staring. I mean, there are times--usually when she is really scared or wet--that she is just so beautiful, I have to look away.)
Finally, I am 100% sure that if I had watched this show while it was on TV that I would be the author of some pretty amazing Scully fan fic. (I mean, Mulder's alright, but have I mentioned just how much I love Scully?)
Anyway, it was around the time that I started kind of believing that Cancer Man really did assassinate JFK (Spoiler Alert, sort of. I mean, you've had 17 years to watch this show) that I decided that maybe I needed to step away from The X files. You know, like in Season 2 when the X files gets dissolved and Scully just has to go teach at Quantico for a while--yes, I have a problem.
This morning, I decided to listen to some TED talks while I did spreadsheets. And I was feeling really good about myself. Like I had decided to start being healthy and ate a grapefruit for breakfast. Then I listened to this talk about online education by one of the founders of Coursera, which is this amazing website that offers completely free classes from top tier universities, and I was like, "Maybe I'll sign up for a class!" At this point, I'm feeling REALLY good about myself. Like I didn't just eat that grapefruit, but I also went jogging too.
So I'm looking through the course catalog and I see that in addition to "Analytics" and "Aboriginal Worldviews," they offer a basic Composition course, which is what I currently teach at the local community college. I click on this class, just to see what it's about, and then I get really excited. Because if I take this class, then I can pilfer the curriculum and use this stuff for my class, and it will involve zero prep because it's already all right here. So in two seconds, I am able to take this really great, revolutionary online educational tool that is literally pioneering the way under-served populations can access quality education, and I ruin it.
I should have just stuck with The X Files.