The 16 Days Until Christmas Break

On the first day of the countdown, my professor gave to me...two papers and a lab.

Lacks the warm fuzzies from 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' doesn't it? I'm counting down to break, and until every last paper is written, every lab turned in, and every test taken I'll be scarce - as usual during the semester. There's been a (for me) flurry of posts recently and readership shot up (of course), but things are quieting down while I wrap up class.

For those who like to commiserate, here's my list:
2 labs
2 biographical summaries of astronomers
3 tests
6 papers
1 final

And a partridge in a pear tree, right? See you all on the other side of the semester!