1. Teaching colons, dashes, and parentheses. 2. Correcting misspellings of "carnivore." 3. De-angsting students frazzled by IB requirements. 4. Driving past DuPont, City of Branding. 5. Judging speech rounds at Nat Quals. 6. Writing up a debate budget between rounds. 7. Surviving dramatic interps about eating, not eating, and hating those who eat without guilt. 8. Blogging.