and I totally screwed it up! The edition of the textbook switched, and when I originally looked at the website for the new text, the table of contents was the same. Thus, I thought that the information was just updated.
After I've already designed the course and assignments, and after the students were loaded into the class, I find out that they've switched the chapters around, and also eliminated the introduction. Seriously, who eliminates an introduction? Why would you study a region without first learning about maps, major issues, and discussing a few traditions as well as stereotypes. It's ridiculous.
So now I'm stuck with having to redo everything, and not really wanting to. I've gotten far enough for students to get through the first week, and I'm having trouble getting further. Tonight I'd rather burrow into bed, forget about how hungry I am today, and watch Ellen, Brothers and Sisters, The Hills, and the Bachelor.
Yes, I admit it. I'm a smart girl and well read, but I'm also a sucker for stupid TV. I guess that there's so many serious things in my life that when I watch TV I want it to be as stupid as possible.
So shoot me!