Time to celebrate. I just finished the grading for my course on General Relatvity for the quarter. That is one of the great accomplishments for my weekend. That and getting over a cold. For some reason, and I’m not the only one, I find grading to be one of the most onerous and unpleasant tasks I have to do. I just don’t like it. Makes wanna sing “I don’t want to grade, I want to bang on my drum all day”. Well, if you modify lyrics of a certain song that I have linked below, you get the idea.
The thing is, I planned an easy final, and it turns out that I stumped my students. Arghh! That meant I had to read a lot more stuff carefully. Turns out that many missed a rather natural simplifying assumption that makes the problem that stumped them relatively easy to solve. Oh well, such is life.
On a related note, next week I’ll be going on a very well earned vacation. Before that, there are a lot of tasks that need getting done. For example, preparing my course for next quarter. Also, as part of the usual seasonal work overload, we have to deal with postdoc selections and making shortlists. I guess I better start singing again.