My first period is rough. Good, bright kids, but filled with enough overly talkative ones that I have not been a good teacher overall this year, and I can see it on the face of several students every day that they are sick of the core group of students who just won’t shut the fuck up.
This is not a holiday I give a shit about, but holidays are always a good time to whine, so feel free to add yours below.
I realize what’s been bothering me all weekend: I’m a rule follower in a world where only 70% follow the rules.
Or, alternatively, what should I buy?
I went and saw “Get Out” last night, based on the overwhelming positive reviews and reassurances from other Jezzies that it was not too-scary,and boy am I glad I did! It was fantastic! I wasn’t expecting a lot of the elements or the details of the major reveal, and I was blown away. And for someone who hates scary…
Or rather, her staff is.
One of my white male students walked into class wearing a “meninist” tank top.
Found this online. I’m putting it on my calendar, and putting 3 postcards in the mail tonight in preparation—two to the House Oversight Committee and one to my senator. I got some awesome postcards from Etsy that needed to get used.
I called my Senator this morning. Told her to vote against DeVos, the Supreme Court nominee since that is a stolen seat, and pretty much fight against anything Trump puts up to Congress. Told her office to tell her to get all the Dems on board and any Republicans they can because her constituents are scared by what…
I keep coming back to this in these increasingly dark times. My instincts to survive are really fucking strong, but I like to think that when push came to shove, I’d make the right choice in the face of tough decisions.
We’re reading articles to learn about argumentation. A presentation that I wanted to show them to give background info on this dated (20+ years) article wasn’t working, so I’m just like, just ask me about what you didn’t understand, and I ‘ll explain it.
I’ve enjoyed two weeks off from both work and school, but that is coming to an end...
Like, so bad!
I went home this weekend for a quick birthday dinner (mine!). While I was hanging out waiting for the dinner to start, I was aimlessly opening the cabinets like I always do and saw hot chocolate. Here was the exchange between me and my mom.
Classes calmed down after the first one, and I was plugging along without too many issues. The one I’m in now was fine until groups had to be rearranged after people dropped out and we got a new member.
So I finally met with a psychiatrist about my depression and got a prescription for Prozac. I ‘ve only been on it a couple of days but have had a headache pretty much the entire time. I was already prone to headaches, so I’m not thrilled with this. I hope it passes sooner rather than later.
Yeah, this week has blown. I can’t add anything of substance to the hundreds of post already written. But I can focus on the little things that have helped (some) get me through the week.
1. It is stressing me out; it still feels all too possible that Drumpf could be elected