Thursday, March 21, 2013


I've learned something about myself today.

If I want to just keep track of scores, I can watch 4 basketball games at once:

But if I want to keep track of the play by play, I can only watch 2 games at once:

Here's where it got a little tricky. I wanted to be productive and grade papers while watching basketball, so, following the example of Katie Wade-Neser - my peer, my mentor, and my guide in all things worthwhile - with the aid of a laptop I tried watching 3 games and grading: 

But who was I kidding, I was just watching basketball. So I tried to watch just 2 games while grading:

It was a little bit better. But I was still just watching basketball and hardly grading at all. So I dropped it to one game and grading:

And honestly, I was able to grade quite well and relatively quickly, while still watching a great game. 

On a related note, it turns out that you only have a certain amount of time allotted to you to stream games live via the interwebs:

 Hopefully the IP addresses in the carrels reset overnight so I can start tomorrow fresh.

Merry March Madness!


  1. So is the limit just on campus? I would be ticked if it was from my provider and I'd give 'em an ear full. Truly is one of the best times of the year!

  2. I don't know what the problem was exactly, Heather, but the room I was in is full of computers so I just found a new computer and started a fresh 4 hours.

  3. That's awesome. I'm loving March Madness- partly because I'm beating my brother in law and my husband.
    On an unrelated note, my niece posted the following from her assignment: Assignment instructions: Don't mess with the margins or I will destroy your soul.
    I laughed, and thought of you, because it seemed like something you could say.

  4. This is hilarious. Your post just made my day. Thanks, Sam.

    But now that I've read your post, I can't stop thinking about this:

    "A way of seeing is also a way of not seeing. A focus on object A involves a neglect of object B."