1. Even though I don't teach until noon tomorrow, should I go in around 8 am just to make sure I escape the hell that is first-day-of-the-semester traffic? I could get some work done in my office and then leave around 2 pm. Or, should I wait until 9 or 10 and ride with TH (who parks on the other side of campus with ease, but will drop me by my bldg anyway) and then stay later in the day to get work done? Alternatively, I could wait until 11, drive to my parking lot/building and just hope a few folks with early morning classes have left, leaving me a parking spot--and then I can get out of Dodge whenever I please.
2. Why is the super-close food court on my side of campus now completely bereft of a vendor with a good french (or italian) roast? This really makes me want to send a complaint to the campus food services people. I will be in my office far more infrequently now, and more on the other side of campus where good coffee is brewed and sold.
3. My big lecture class of 140 will not be receiving a hardcopy of their syllabus. I will be posting it to the course site tomorrow and also sending it by email for their printing-pleasure. Here is the question, should I send it tonight or tomorrow morning? If I send it tonight, I might have to set my email to automatic out-of-office reply, because chances are good that 20% of the recipients (at least!) will immediately write with questions about its content or ask if they have to come to class anyway, etc. If I don't send it tonight, some students will not be able to get it printed in time for class and will be upset that they don't have a hardcopy (even though I will be projecting a digital copy on the screen).