"But you've done it!" February 03, 2012 @ 02:05:53 pm
So I was in my English class today, showing my students a video on youtube.
As you can see, it's a video of Oedipus Rex done with vegetables. In the sex scene between the potato and tomato, there is a lot of gratuitous moaning...enough moaning to make me uncomfortable letting my students listen to it.
When I got to that point in the story, I muted the scene, informing them that "It makes me uncomfortable listening to that...think of how you feel when you watch a movie like that with your parents!" Most of them understood, but one of the students says, quite loudly, mind you, "But you've had it [sex] before!"
I was flabbergasted. Really? I can't believe that a student would think that that is a good thing to say to their teacher!!!
Needless to say, he got written up. I'm still a little flustered about it.
How many of you would have thought that that comment would be appropriate to say to your teacher?
School Grumblings... January 25, 2012 @ 01:24:55 pm
Okay, so most of you know that I'm a High School English teacher. I generally love my job. What I don't love is when the school changes stuff on me at the last minute.
At the beginning of the year, I was under the impression that I would have two Young Adult Literature classes (electives) and the rest of my classes would be 10th grade English classes. On THE DAY before students come, I was told that I didn't have enough students in my YA Lit classes, and so they were going to dissolve one of them and turn it into a 9th grade class...which I hadn't taught in 3 years. Oh, and to make matters worse, all of the materials that I used to have for 9th grade had gotten wiped from my hard drive the year before. So that was fun.
Well, today, two days before the new semester, I was told that they had closed my OTHER YA Lit class. And that now, I have to teach a Mythology class. I have never taken Mythology. I have only a rudimentary understanding of myths. And they expect me to teach 18 weeks worth of it. AND I have no curriculum, I don't know what book I have, and I have no idea what to do.
But I don't really have a whole lot of time to plan all of that stuff, because I have to finalize my grades for the semester.
Don't you just hate it... January 20, 2012 @ 01:39:55 pm
When you think a day is going to end up nice and instead it ends up sucky?
I walked into my class this morning, excited to start the day. I'm showing my students a movie and I'm having them work on a review guide. Just some nice quiet time for me to grade and think and fart around online.
But no. One student...that's all it takes.
The kids have assigned seats. They're supposed to sit where I put them. So when they sit somewhere they're not supposed to, I ask them nicely to move back.
This particular student acts like he doesn't hear me. Then he tells me that he didn't know I was talking to him because he doesn't know his own name. So then I ask him again, and he says "No."
So I tell him one more time that he needs to move before I write him up. No again.
So, I call security and write a referral. Over something stupid.
Men suck. I don't understand...why is it when they get into groups they all of a sudden turn into stupid wannabe macho men. *sigh* I just don't get it. And my husband has NEVER acted that way until now. He went off on a business trip and "didn't think" to call me to let me know he was on his way home...it would be nice to know what time he would be arriving. And then when I tried talking to him, it was like he was ignoring me...all because his two coworkers were in the car. It wasn't like I was trying to be all mushy gushy...I just wanted to talk to him. Argh. Stupid jerk. Whatever. He's gonna get it when he gets home, that's all I have to say.
Anyone want to help me get a free t-shirt? August 26, 2008 @ 12:21:01 am
Okay, so here's the deal. I met my husband online on a website called OKCupid. Apparently now they've decided to give out buttons and t-shirts to people who refer others and get them to sign up. I think it would be totally neato to proclaim to the world that I met my husband on this site in t-shirt form. All I need is for 5 lovely individuals to sign up and do these three things: Fill in one of the about me essays, upload a picture, and answer a match question. It doesn't even have to be real for all I care. I would love you all forever if you would help me with this small task.
Plus, it's a really great site. I DID meet my husband on there after all.
Here's my referral link if you decide to help me. Thanks in advance.
So we went to Vegas this past week...it was super awesome. We had such a great time. Elvis ended up showing up at our wedding. I posted a couple of the pics. I had such a great time...and I'm so friggin happy. I am so glad that we ran off to Vegas. It was stress free and allowed us to just have a good time together. I highly recommend eloping. Woo Hoo!!!
I am so excited. We have finally booked the trip. June 24th, we're getting married. We'll be flying out to Las Vegas on the 22nd. We're staying at the MGM Grand, and then getting married at Cupid's Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas...no Elvis though. I can't WAIT!!! My initals are going to go from ACH to ACA. Very Exciting. My wedding is going to be broadcast on the internet at the same time, so all of my friends and such can watch. If any of you are interested, you can watch too! Yay!!!
April 2008 was my busiest month ever with over 120,000 post! This beats the last busiest month ever, March 2008, that had over 85,000 posts. Additionally, more than 2/3rds of the busiest days ever were in April.
There will soon be in excess of 2.2 million posts and 40,000 accounts.