GT Profs: what are good reasons for a paper extension?

I was having a conversation with a colleague about extensions, and the example came up of someone asking for an extension because they are academically busy - having other papers or exams due around the same time. Now I'm curious: for those of you who are or have been college instructors/professors, would you grant an… » 3/29/15 8:55pm Yesterday 8:55pm

NEIL DIAMOND!! ETA: WAS AWESOME!!

In Brooklyn!!! So excited. I have seen Super Diamond but never the man himself. I was super bummed that I missed his concert at his old high school but this makes up for it. :D » 3/26/15 7:40pm Thursday 7:40pm

Not In Any History Book I Ever Read.

I never knew about this before. It's just horrific. If there were a hell, Winston Churchill would be down there chained up right next to Hitler.http://www.tehelka.com/remembering-in... » 3/23/15 8:05pm 3/23/15 8:05pm

My sister is moving away. :(

My sister just told me that she's moving to another country this summer, for 3 years, with her husband and children. I'm really happy for her, because she's always wanted to live in another country, so she'll get to do that. And it's a good work experience for her husband. And it means I'll get to see my mom more… » 3/12/15 4:41pm 3/12/15 4:41pm

Baby Stabby is nuts.

The definition of insanity: a 2 year-old continually asking you to put his socks on his hands, but they're never quite exactly the way he wants them, and he doesn't have the language skills to explain why they're not exactly right, so he keeps screaming and ripping them off and then coming back to have them put on… » 3/07/15 11:06am 3/07/15 11:06am

So. Cold.

It's 57 degrees in here because we have been without power and heat since Tuesday night. Con Ed is outside and they assured all of us without power that they will not leave until its fixed. Good thing too! I'm starting to have flashbacks to my childhood winters when my dad would set the heat at 62 and threaten to… » 3/05/15 12:19pm 3/05/15 12:19pm

I NEED THIS.

Sorry if it's been posted before, but I NEED THIS. I NEED TO BE FED TOMATOES WHILE I RUN (well, if we're going to be realistic about this, while I amble). » 2/24/15 7:53pm 2/24/15 7:53pm

Grief is so surprising

Just standing in my kitchen, cleaning up a bit while the toddler plays in the laundry basket, when some random song comes on my kid's CD and all of a sudden I'm crying because it reminded me of my dad. He's been gone now for almost 8 years and I don't get sad on his birthday or on Father's Day or the date of his death… » 2/20/15 10:28am 2/20/15 10:28am

A Delicious Documentary

Have you ever wondered, as you were dining at your local Chinese restaurant, who on earth General Tso was and whether he had anything to do with General Tso's Chicken? The documentary The Search for General Tso answers that question, and in the process, takes a look at the history of Chinese food in America. I just… » 2/15/15 12:08am 2/15/15 12:08am

TOO MANY FUCKING PEOPLE

Since the 22nd, I have been with people pretty much nonstop. Either my own kids and/or husband, or my parents in-law, or my bazillion nieces and nephews and brothers/sisters-in-laws., or some combination of the three. I am ready to kill someone. I have never been so happy for Monday to be here. These kids are going… » 1/04/15 8:36pm 1/04/15 8:36pm

Misophonia plus ASMR???

So I went from the misophonia article on GT to the ASMR article on Jez and realized that I actually have both. Which is... weird? Do any other GTers with misophonia also have ASMR? Or is my brain just totally whacked out? » 12/15/14 7:52pm 12/15/14 7:52pm

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