Yesterday I took a rare break to take my parents out and to find that worm farm. Consequently, I didn't spend part of the day talking to my students about their upcoming drafts, due today. They were pretty awful, and there were tons of emails from students fearing they didn't know how to write this paper that didn't get answered. Though I enjoyed the day, I kind of wish I'd spent a few hours reading those emails and responding to them.
One positive note: I won a prize in a drawing at Steinmart--a $10. gift certificate for a meal at Waters! That ought to pay for part of a lunch, anyhow.