I was watching an episode of Big Bang Theory with my son, and in that episode, Sheldon uses the acronym "AFK" to indicate to the other participants of a multi-player online game that he's "Away From Keyboard." As in:

"Sheldon, AFK."

So I am hereby repurposing that acronym to indicate that I am taking a much-needed break from school this long weekend and am, officially, "AFC," or "Away From Classroom." I could use "AFK" for "Away From Kids," but I actually miss the kids when I'm gone, so I'm sticking with my first choice. I think it could catch on.

So, I will be back with renewed vigor and a new post early next week, but until then...

Lahey, AFC. Bazinga.