I Didn't Need That Hour of Sleep Anyway
I started my new long-term substitute gig today. I'm teaching a math enrichment class (extra help for the math-impaired, yet not special ed) at an inner-city school. It's a pretty new school though with beautiful classrooms with whiteboards, computers, and LCD projectors. Whereas I will be teaching in a "portable" (read: trailer) with a chalkboard and an overhead projector, but no screen. There are no computers, because the students, while under the dubious supervision of another sub, destroyed them. Upon finding out which classes I'm getting, teachers generally said something along the lines of "Hoo boy, good luck." Except the one who just made the sign of the cross at me.
They called me yesterday to ask if I could start today. I was to meet the math coordinator at school at 8:00 this morning. I arrived at 7:50. She rolled in at 8:45 because "it's hard to get out of bed when it's cold outside." No, that's cool. I just love to get up an hour early for no reason.
Light Eggnog is teh suck. Seems I have to buy it every couple of years in order to convince myself that it's still not good. Like Peeps.
Additionally, the verdict on the Lean Cuisine Chicken Parmesan is as follows: it tastes good, but the enduring dragon breath that is its legacy renders it So Not Worth It. I have spoken.
You Win, Stacy and Clinton
Stacy and Clinton are forever telling women that they even have to look pulled-together for going to the grocery store. They especially emphasize this for the single women because "you never know who you might see there".
Naturally, the ONE TIME I go to the grocery store braless in a massive sweatshirt and generally looking like a hot mess, the place is crawling with age-appropriate men. Touche, S&C.
Then again, probably it helps that I went to the store in the post-work hours for once. I've been mostly going in the afternoons on days that I either don't work or work a half-day. Afternoons at the grocery store, as I have discovered, are senior citizen central.
Ooh, look at me! I know things and/or do research!
My Twitter Friend TJ recently wrote a post on the whole War on Christmas thing that is sort of like my recent screed, except with actual information included, the better to make his argument with. Way to make me look bad, with your "backing up your statements with facts". Show off.