Guys, despite my headache and itchy bra and overall exhaustion, work is making me smile today. Three reasons why:

1. A student was writing about Kate Chopin and wrote her name “Chompin.” And now I’m imagining Kate Chopin as a giant, Godzilla-like monster, chompin’ her way through New Orleans. I think she’ll be Kate Chompin to me from now on.

2. After working on privilege and how that affects rhetoric for a month or so, a (white, male) student said, “White people aren’t held down or even accountable in our culture.” I am a proud mama bird right now.

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3. I was watching a video and my office mate came into the office in the middle of it. He didn’t hear anything said in the video but he’s used to me watching jerk conservatives and getting angry so he immediately responded, What is this, some old cracker?! which sent me into a giggle fit. I was like, That should just be how you enter rooms now.

And all afternoon, we’ve been saying, What is this, some old cracker?! about everything. And it makes me laugh every time.

How about y’all? How’s work today?