I had a good weekend. The weather has been really nice -- almost Fall like. I love fall. Saturday we went out to Brooklyn for homemade pizza and hanging out. It was fun until it took us 2 hours to get home! First we tried to walk across a bridge to a subway stop, but the bridge was a drawbridge and was stuck open. So walked back to a different subway stop, but there was some sort of change of service so we ended up on a train going the opposite way of what we wanted. We finally got it all sorted out and got home, but it took 2 hours!!! I did realize I love Brooklyn Lager's Oktoberfest beer, so that is a plus. Sunday was also nice and R and I went to a medieval fair and he had an "Australian style" meat pie and I had a veggie curry pie. We also saw people in medieval costumes, including a tiny dog. Later on Sunday I started to not feel well, though, and went to bed super early. Today I had a little sore throat and some stuffiness, but Advil Cold and Sinus got me in good enough shape to teach.
I worry my class is a little boring. It is totally new subject matter to most of the students. Right now, we discuss the readings and I try to help them connect them and tell them concrete examples, but I think I need to think of activities or something they can do to use the info from the readings in a more practical way. We only have one day of class next week and we are using that for a field trip, so I am going to think about it some more.