Finals are over. I've finished doing all the grading for my lab. Grades are submitted and I'm back home in St. Louis.
A few thoughts from the conclusion of the semester:
1. A note to administrators: It is utterly inhumane to schedule a final for a class that doesn't meet until 10:00am, at 7:30am on a Monday morning. Especially so when that class is quantum physics.
2. A note to students: If you have an assignment in which you must occasionally observe the sunrise or sunset over the course of the semester and decide to fabricate your data because you didn't actually make your observations, don't say that you made observations every Wednesday for the full semester. This is Kansas. We go without seeing blue sky for 2-3 weeks on end.
3. Additionally, don't say you started taking data a week before the assignment was even given.
4. The big fiberglass cow on I-70 about an hour outside St. Louis looks very angry. Fear him.
Now to continue unpacking the ton of things I brought home.