I can’t tell whether it’s uphill or downhill from here

Tomorrow is the last day of the semester. I’m giving an exam, lab reports are due, as are term papers in another class. I’m giving my final exam on Wednesday. I’m done literally teaching until January, but I can’t figure out whether I’m on the easy slide through, or whether I’m about to smack into a wall very hard.

Cynic that I am, I’m guessing the latter.


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    PZ, it’s uphill, against the blowing snow, in all directions. It only looks like a wall.

  2. AlexanderZ says

    Could you do something about the white background? As in, making it less blindingly white?

  3. blf says

    It’s neither up- nor down-hill (unless you live in a Klein bottle), albeit there may be walls. That so-far submissive drone is about to wake-up, hoist you high into the sky by yer tentacles, and just as yer beginning to enjoy the dizzying upside-down view in the freezing cold, dive rapidly towards the ground and use you a swish-broom to clear a path through the snow (and anything else that happens to be in the way, should as houses (the desired walls), electric power lines, and — if you are especially unlucky — peas). Why? Because it can… and, of course, that all-purpose reasonexcuse, BENGHAZI!
    Also, it’s in cahoots with the zebrafish. But not the cat, who has other plans…