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Friday Frivolity

I'm feeling a little frivolous today. Just found out I earned an A in empirical research, which means I managed to maintain my four-point-oh GPA for my graduate career. I'm pretty pleased. As I was having a conversation with Erin the other day we concluded that hard work may indeed pay off. And just when I was about to give the whole thing up…dang.

So I'm just about wrapped up with my coursework and all the hoops one has to jump through to graduate, which I plan to do with much aplomb this weekend.

So in the spirit of good cheer, here's something for you. At a completely inappropriate time yesterday, I ran across this site while I was proctoring my student's final exam. You just have to read it. It'll make your day. So funny.

Much to the dismay of my mentally-taxed students, I actually laughed out loud during their test. I couldn't help it, just struck a nerve with me and I lost my composure. Another way the Internet can get you into trouble. Thanks to Boing Boing for pointing it out.

So what does this have to do with PR? C'mon, cut me some slack, I just finished exams…okay, okay. If you simply must have a connection, let's look at it this way. Suppose you're the PR person for the department of transportation in this area. How do you handle that?! Two days? That's a long time. I know a woman who works for the Dept of Transportation in Akron…that is not a job I envy. Can you imagine handling communication during summer construction? I can just see trying to sell a blog to your boss if you work there. "You want me to allow people to post their thoughts on what we're doing? Now? During construction season? Have you lost your mind?" It would be an interesting challenge. I'm always up for a challenge. But not right now…give me a couple days to rest…then I'll be ready.

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2 Responses

  1. Congrats Luke. Enjoy your silly robe and goofy hat!

  2. Nice work Mr Armour.

    Hmm, I’ve never heard the word proctoring before? I’m not sure if it’s only used in the States…

    I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with proctology… unless you’re saying that the final exam was a pain in the proverbial?

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