Protip Phriday XI: Merry Christmahanakwanzika, Happy Festivus, Happy New Year, & All That Jazz…

PROTIP Phriday XI: Merry Christmahanakwanzika, Happy FestivusHey All! Hope you’ve had a great week! My deepest sympathies to you if you’ve been working on exams or final papers or if you work in a school and your students aren’t off yet- my campus clears out on Sunday and I can’t wait to be living in a ghost town again. Things are good here- our semester is nearly over, I’m looking forward to a good Yankee swap gift at my office holiday party, and my first post on the Student Affairs Collective blog should be up today (welcome to anyone visiting from SAC- please have a look around and enjoy!)

Anyway, this is my last new post… well, until 2015- at some point today I’ll hit 10,000 views so I’m clearly not going away anytime soon, but I plan on enjoying some time off from doing anything that requires actual effort until well after January 1st.

However, I knew I couldn’t leave you without some holiday PROTIPS, so I’ve taken a minute to post some of my snark-infused advice for the season and all of the major holidays- Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve/Day, and Festivus. Yes, Festivus is included (despite the fact that I never liked Seinfeld)- any holiday that includes an Airing of Grievances is DEFINITELY getting airtime from me since PROTIP Phriday usually is an airing of my grievances with the general public… so let’s get started with those grievances a few days earlier, shall we?

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PROTIP Phriday X: The Grinch Who Stole Kwanzaa

The Grinch That Stole Kwanzaa
My tiny heart grows three sizes whenever I put someone on blast…

I’m really beginning to think there’s a conspiracy against me at this point- pizza delivery boys and girls (I’ll address them as adults when they act like them- more on that in a bit), dysfunctional students, random people in clubs… are all banding together to piss me off- and it’s working. I’ve spent much of the past week with my student staff helping them to take stock of the semester and their experiences, but to be quite honest the overwhelming majority of them could have done that just fine on their own.

I think I really needed to help some of the severely misguided people around me take stock of themselves and their failings this week- but because it’s too late to do that ( and I don’t get paid enough to do other people’s dirty work), I’ll just get them together with a PROTIP or two. I’m guessing that by now you’ve figured out that last week’s PROTIP Phriday “There may be cursing and moodiness” warning applies again… so without further ado, the PROTIPs:

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PROTIP Phriday VIII: The Itis/Materialism Double Feature Edition

Got a pain in the ass relative who annoyed you about immigration yesterday? Text or e-mail this photo them right now and wait for them to implode- you're welcome :)
Got a pain in the ass relative who annoyed you about immigration yesterday? Text or e-mail this photo to them right now and wait for them to implode- you’re welcome 🙂

Happy Black Friday! I hope you enjoyed Native Peoples Subjugation Day (otherwise known as Thanksgiving)! As promised, I’m back with some Thanksgiving and Black Friday related PROTIPs to lighten the mood at the end of a very hard week for all of us. As they always say, laughter is the best medicine- so let’s take a dose of written Xanax and read through a few PROTIPs, shall we?

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