Today at about leaving time, I run into another member of the English Dept. and he sighs: "Well, as teachers our happy time is now ended." We go back to full time teaching tomorrow, and we have one holiday between then and sometime in December--and that holiday is next Monday, Oct 3. This is a terribly long stretch without a break, something like nine weeks. On the plus side, I will have some fun units to teach in that span, like the movies unit, the toy convention, brands and advertizing, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Bonus Product: Yesterday as I was walking home, I passed a street vendor of the sort that lays a bunch of junk out on top of a blanket on the sidewalk. It's virtually unheard for me to buy anything from these guys, but I found the product I've been seeking, the multi-interface, flexi-handled backscratcher. Probably a bargain at oh cheon won, but I got it for sam cheon!