First day of class

9 09 2016

First working day of the fall semester today. I was wracked with nervousness about class, as always (back-to-school stomach ache all day yesterday), but class went fine and I know I’ll soon get back into the swing of it.

After the summer break, what the students all arrive back wearing is always interesting. For example, my first year here (2004), the look was pube-skimming low-rise jeans with a bulging muffin top: 100% universal that fall. One year the men were interesting, in that a brave few had become Blundstone-wearing hipsters with beards. This year shorts are big. Or rather, really, really small.