Me: incoherent, rambling, grumpy.
Students: lumps on a log (excepting a very few of them)
Ugh. What a nightmare. An it please the gods, I'll get a little bit better at this, but prognosis is not good, considering I worked a.m. jobs in the past and never adapted to the early morning thing. Hopefully I can get them engaged as the semester goes on, and they'll forgive first impressions. If I were to characterize myself from a 1950's movie, it was less the Mad Scientist, and more his half-functional robot henchman wandering around emitting fizzles and sparks, swinging from inane to homicidal.
Suck, suck, suck the pipe.