It's funny -- I've pretty much wanted to be an English professor since I was young, and I knew I'd love getting paid to sit around and talk about books. But I didn't expect that the teaching itself would be such sheer joy. And yes, I need to keep this in mind when I'm facing a flood of final paper / project grading -- that's the the next three days. But it'll be interesting seeing what they've made of their last work of the semester -- inevitably, at least a few of them will do even better than I expect. That's a real pleasure.