Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Amy Day!

Today is Amy's Birthday!

In her honour, I would like to cordially invite you all to a dinner party. This guy's dinner party. You can RSVP in the comments section.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did you know?

We have the best faculty of any department anywhere
I swear it's true.

They are the most caring, helpful, approachable, knowledgeable professors that any student could ever dream of having.  We are really and truly lucky to have them, and boy do we ever appreciate it!

To show them, we took them out for dinner and showered them with praise and presents. I think they liked it.
You can see all the photos from the evening on our Facebook page.

We also gave them awards... the best awards they'll ever receive, I'm sure.

So, to Jane Cahill, Keith Collins, Shari Degenstein, Matt Gibbs, 
Mark Golden, Pauline Ripat, and Conor Whately -
thank you for everything that you do for us.

Jane Cahill

The Scariest Example Giver Award

For Dr. Jane Cahill, who has terrified all of her Latin students with the 
thought of boys being beaten with sticks. 

Keith Collins

The Best Grammarian Award

For Dr. Keith Collins, whom teached us to read and write and translate so goodly: better then we could has done before he come along; Its great to finally be able to talk so good.

Matt Gibbs

The Most Colourful Lecturer Award

For Dr. Matt Gibbs, who makes it impossible to fall asleep in his class for fear of missing something interesting. We also really like your morning rants.

Mark Golden

The Side Splitting Comedian Award

For Dr. Mark Golden, who has taught us to love voles, puns, and Classics jokes.

Pauline Ripat

The Who You Gonna' Call Award
"When there's something strange
in the ancient world
Who you gonna call?
Dr. Ripat!"

For Dr. Pauline Ripat, who is the first in our line of defense against ghosts, witchcraft, and magic of all kinds. We feel safer for having her around.

Conor Whately

The Good Times Award


For Dr. Conor Whately, who is the only person who would consider war to be a good time.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pompeii in trouble

This article by CNN outlines the troubles that the site of Pompeii is currently experiencing. 

Five buildings have collapsed in the last month, including the House of the Gladiators (see photo).

If you haven't been there yet - go now - it might not be around forever.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Remi Day!

Why was everyone born around the same time?

Today is Remi Day! 

Remi, I'm so glad that you were born that I found this awesome video to entertain you on your birthday.  I hope your day is spectacular!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Angie Day!

Because we haven't had enough Birthday posts lately, here's one more ...

It's Angie Day today!  
The baby of the family is finally growing up - we're so proud of you Angie!

You'll be a master juggler like this guy one day - just keep practicing!