May 2, 2010

Sunday afternoon on Lake Mendota.

Clouds loom over tiny sailboats:

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A dog is vigilant as we approach The Terrace:

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The place is packed as students talk and study:

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ADDED: I'm just noticing the 4 tables in the front. There's a group of female students, a group of male students, a solo female student (studying, with earbuds in), and a solo male student (studying, with earbuds in).

18 comments:

Ron said...

You and the Meadester go fishin'?

edutcher said...

Out of curiosity, do you follow a rule similar to the military and not fraternize with the students or do you interact discreetly?

roesch-voltaire said...

Yesterday the clouds over Lake Mendota were cleared by a Taoist ceremony performed by monks from rural China, but today I see the clouds have returned :)

Meade said...

@Ronfisher: Only for compliments.

@edutcher: I bodyguard the professor pretty closely.

Not all contact or association with students is an offense. Whether the contact or association in question is an offense depends on the surrounding circumstances. Factors to be considered include whether the conduct compromises authority, results in the appearance of partiality, or otherwise undermines good order, discipline, or morale.

Over.

@roesch-voltaire: Who is minding the cloud store back in rural China?

roesch-voltaire said...

@Mead, I suspect there are enough, although not many, Taoist monks to go around, so a few brave ones ventured to Madison this week.

MamaM said...

No need to fish with this string on the line. I like the sequence, but the first one is my favorite. It caused me to turn the computer upside down to see if the clouds looked like waves. They do! If the sky (lake) were lighter, the upside down scene would look like Lake Michigan when the wind is up.

Kev said...

So are these students young enough to avoid running afoul of your disdain for men in shorts, or do they get a pass for being that close to water?

Ann Althouse said...

@Kev Young enough and near the water. That's good analysis. I think shorts make men look like out-of-scale little boys.

The young women are better dressed. Maybe the guys should meet them half way.

Lem said...

While one of the guys has his Gator on the table, one put his on the ground.

Odd?

HDHouse said...

Well thank goodness for stop action photography in Wisconsin. So much to comprehend. The mind either zooms or zones or perhaps grinds to a halt.

MadisonMan said...

Is the red amped on this photo? Those red shirts are really red!

PatCA said...

The clouds are majestic. The California sky rarely has clouds, and I miss them.

JAL said...

What's the guy in the gray shirt doing?

edutcher said...

Meade said...

@edutcher: I bodyguard the professor pretty closely.

Not all contact or association with students is an offense. Whether the contact or association in question is an offense depends on the surrounding circumstances. Factors to be considered include whether the conduct compromises authority, results in the appearance of partiality, or otherwise undermines good order, discipline, or morale.


I was thinking in the realm of, "Hi, how are ya. Nice weather we're having", the normal pleasantries.

LutherM said...

Professors of Law develop a very skewed view of student life.
Mendota is tranquil - students studying - as PIPPA would have said, "God's in his heaven, etc."
But I would bet that there were one hell of a lot more students having more fun at the Mifflin Street Co-Op Block Party.
Consider the lines from the old Rogers and Hart tune;
"Warm like the month of May it was,
and I'll say it was grand.
Grand to be alive, to be young,
to be mad,"
(more apt for Mifflin than Mendota)

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

It was a sad day for sock manufacturers. They're gonna need a bailout soon.

chuck b. said...

"The clouds are majestic. The California sky rarely has clouds, and I miss them."

That's funny, I was thinking the clouds feel oppressive. Wasn't going to say anything, but...

Ann Althouse said...

I prefer filtered sunlight. The all-blue sky is too aggressive, and it's bad for photography.