1. Menyambal says

    Heh. I was in a first-grade class today. The morning work was addition – the few sheets that got turned in got a quick glance and a red star. I even had a volunteer to hand them back.

    Of course, there are two weeks left of school, so it isn’t all Teacher Appreciation lunches. But it was today – big bowl of TexMex buffet, with extra quacamole. That kept me going through the agony of scribbling stars on worksheets. :)

    Seriously, PZ, good luck. It is rough work.

  2. NitricAcid says

    Do not stare too deeply into the abyss of marking, for the marking shall also stare into you.

  3. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    with extra quacamole.

    Ooh, big sale on avocados at the supermarket today. They also have mild and hot guacamole at the deli counter. A metal spoon could dissolve in their hot salsa.

  4. blf says

    A metal spoon could dissolve in their hot salsa.

    That’s the extra mild stuff. Properly hot salsa vaporizes the planet. It is a bit dangerous, however, since if any pieces larger than a quark (estimated) are flung into the local star, it(the star) tends to go supernova. A real taste explosion.

  5. NitricAcid says

    If it’s dissolving metal spoons, then it’s acidic, not spicy or potent. Remember, vinegar is an acceptable ingredient in salsa, but sulphuric acid is not.

    If you divide salsa up into quarks, it is no longer spicy, and no longer salsa. Or are you suggesting that salsa becomes stronger in homeopathic quantities?

    I just finished the pile of marking that was waaayyyyy overdue, and was up until 3 am doing it. Don’t expect me to make sense today.