I haven't taken advantage of the staff benefit of enrolling in one course per semester since I started working at Cornell twelve years ago, and it occurred to me the other day that now's really the time to think about doing it this semester.
One of the things I've wanted to learn for a while is Arabic, and Elementary Arabic I is offered in six sections, each five days a week, at 9:05, 10:10, 11:15, 12:20, or 1:25. I could take the class later in the day, but 9:05 has the advantage of not interfering with my usual 10-6 work hours. Of course, I'd have to get to campus way earlier so I could park beyond North Campus and walk to central campus by 9. Yuck.
Taking the 1:25 class is starting to sound like a better and better idea! It might be an issue on the occasional Friday I'd need to leave early for a hockey road trip, but I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot less of that this season.
And I'd get to ask for Yom Kippur off from my Arabic class. :-)