Monday, August 31, 2009

Mondays are the best!

At around four o'clock Sunday afternoon, the day starts sucking. Why? Because the realization begins to sink in that Monday is in my near future, and Mondays deserve a big thumbs down. This morning was no different, but it was especially crappy when I walked into the office and found out the AC was down throughout the school. (Yes, I am a 21st century American and am incredibly spoiled.) Great. So I waltz into my classroom and start up my computer, which took an especially long time. The bell rings, students begin sitting in their desks, and I continue try to open up up the PowerPoint for the day's lesson, full of interesting pictures, information, and video clips to help guide them (and me) through the lesson. But guess what? The system is inaccessible, and no one on campus has access to their files. Sucky. First period is so not cool. By third period I've hit my stride, any glitches in the day's activity/lesson have been ironed out, and learning abounds. First period? Not so much. (Seriously, Porter-I'm not just making this up.)

In the good news department, however, my saddle shoes I have been coveting for quite some time arrived and I ADORE them. Interesting reactions from the students, as they called them bowling shoes, Mickey Mouse shoes, referred to me as Charlie Chaplin, etc. You never know what will cause a ruckus in class.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

For Mom and Dad!

Haha, siblings! I win the "favorite child of the day" award. (Even though Dad had to come fix my water pipes this morning after knocking on my door and calling multiple times to wake me up. THANK YOU!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

So long, sweet summer.

So I'm guessing I should probably brush up on my knowledge concerning the economy, as school is in full effect on Monday and I have avoided all news sources and discussions concerning it the past couple months. Looks as though I will be spending the weekend glued to the computer screen, perusing websites for CNN, NBER, The Dismal Scientist, The Economist and some random Google searches...with probably a little Facebook, Fark and dlisted thrown in.