Thursday, June 19, 2008

Is This Rational?

Every time I see one of these I see RED. WTF kind of ego must one have to enjoy using more than one's share of gasoline, lane space, and parking areas?


Have you noticed they usually drive as though they are on some type of commando mission.

Seriously, what are they thinking?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

10 For Tuesday

10 Things I Hate About Work...
  1. Grading papers: it never ends!
  2. Dealing with drama: ever have to deal with 100 thirteen year olds each day?
  3. Bells: they control everything. Thank God my room is across the hall from the powder room.
  4. Pens: why do kids never seem to have one?
  5. Paper: they never seem to have that either, but oddly enough during locker clean out I was "gifted" about two reams. Go figure.
  6. Bad parents: nothing like letting a kid use your phone to call her mom at the bar at 3:00 in the afternoon.
  7. Helicopter moms: 'nuff said.
  8. Gossip: and I don't mean the kids'.
  9. Finding things: I believe this is directly related to #1. My desk is never empty, put something down and it is lost for the day.
  10. Grading papers: it never ends!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stop Asking Me...

Being a teacher in the month of June means being asked, "How many?" How many what? Pickles in the jar? Buttons in the box? What? Oh, days of school left? Why do people think I am counting the days to summer break? Are all my peers and I just don't know about it? And for crying out loud, stop looking so shocked that I don't know.

It's like this. My final exam is June 23rd. I have a classes to take on July 10, 22, and 24. I have three days of curriculum work in addition to another two days in August for school improvement. Before September begins I will be at school for about a 40 hours prepping for the new year. So what exactly am I counting?

Saturday I started an entrelac felted bag. It's not that I needed a class, but it gives me the push I need to finish the project. So all in all it's worth the money to pay an instructor. I'll save the photo for next week when it actually looks like a bag...I bore myself with UFO shots.

On the bookshelf...I just finished the most adorable book. I LOVE books that have the "transport" switch. Maisie Dobbs was just such a book. Not a challenging piece, but fun. I adored the setting: Post WWI England. I loved the characters. I am thrilled it is part of a series and know that it will provide hours of happy reading in the near future. And better yet, I know someone who owns the whole series!