Is Marking Fun?

Spent a big chunk of the day marking. And loving it. I was going around looking at student code and I really like doing this. Some of the ideas that I saw were well clever, one or two I reckoned were models of simplicity and good design. In fact, in every one that I got to take a look at, there was real evidence that the person who wrote it has learned something from our programming course. I reckon I've marked around 30 or so today, on a one to one basis, and it has left me kind of zonked. But I'll be back doing it again tomorrow, and I should think I'll have just as much fun again.