Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Anniversaries

Ten years ago this week, I taught my first class. As I waited outside the building, in new linen pants and blazer, the department chair (whom I knew from a class the previous semester) walked by and asked if I was in fact going in for the first time.

"Yup," I said. "today my first class, and in 25 years, I'll be department chair, just like you."

Pause.

"Yeeaahhhh...." he said...dubious.

Fifteen years left to make good on that promise.

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Twelve years ago this week, I walked into the first class of my first seminar. That course on Modern Drama was taught by my future advisor. I sat down next to an attractive woman whom I would later marry. How many other people do you know can claim they met two of the most influential people in their lives (in different ways) in the same moment?

3 comments:

jo(e) said...

I taught my first class 25 years ago this week ....

I'm not department chair, but then again, I don't want to be.

Flavia said...

Congrats, and happy anniversary!

As for me, I've met some of the most influential bloggers in my life at the same moment (MLA, natch). . . but that isn't quite the same thing.

david silver said...

sweet post. happy (belated) anniversary.