Life has been busy lately, and I’ve been online for only short spurts of time…I keep having to read 3 pages worth of twitter updates at once, and I have 663 unread items in my RSS reader! So if you’ve sent me an email, or left me a comment and I haven’t responded, don’t feel bad. I’m just a slacky slacky slacker.
I now feel confident that I can let you all know one wee bit of exciting news–I have a job for this school year! It’s a long-term job, filling in for a teacher who is taking a full year of maternity leave. Orientation will take place next week, but I’ve been going in this week working on prepping my classroom.
For those of you who read the protected post, I decided to drop the community college stuff, at least for this semester. I spoke with the department secretary, who told me to just let her know if I want to teach in the spring. I just felt it would be too overwhelming to try and do it all right now. Truthfully, I’m kind of relieved at the prospect of having my evenings free!
(Aside…I wandered off in the middle of writing this blog post. I swear, sometimes I really do think I have low-level ADHD…)
Today, after attending SmartBoard training (whee!) I went out to the Scholastic warehouse sale (goes through Saturday, I think) and bought $30 worth of books I didn’t need. I did, though, manage to replace my copy of Speak, which went missing last year. I suspect an 8th grader.
I’ve been doing a bit of reading here and there…if you follow me on twitter, you know that I recently finished Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, and that I loved it. Fantastic. I’ll have to do an update on what I’ve read since the last time I posted about what I’ve read sometime soon.
Watching lots of the Olympics, of course. Some quick stream-of-consciousness thoughts:
watching the Olympics with TiVo is excellent
I love Bela Karyoli
I don’t love the new gymnastics scoring system
I cried when Nastia Liukien and Shawn Johnson won gold and silver in the all-around competition
I didn’t know synchronized diving existed until this year
why is there so much beach volleyball on prime time?
I realized that the last time I watched the (summer) Olympics with any regularity was 1996…y’know, Kerri Strug and all. Rand and I realized that summer 2004 was when we were first spending a lot of time together. 2000? I dunno. I might have been on vacation?
I think I probably had more Olympic-related thoughts, but they’ve flown away.
I’ll leave you with me, age 12, desperately wanting to be Mary Lou Retton (and not succeeding!):