Friday, January 04, 2008

First week of 2008

Not sure how warm it is out there, but just got back from taking the convertible for a cruise. Would still be out there if it hadn't started raining. I wonder what goes through people's minds when they see me there, top down, wipers going, waiting for the left turn light to go green? Me, I'm thinking "boy, I must look like an idiot". Then I think "so, who gives a crap. I'm still havin' fun." At least that's what I say until it starts pouring. Which has happened to me a couple of times, but never too far from home.
Anyway, the first week of school went fine. It was only a 3 day week, so it couldn't have been too bad. Oh, wait, it could have. But it didn't. Watched all but the last 15 minutes of "A Beautiful Mind". Good movie. Weird movie. Weird thoughts, like once he realized he was schizophrenic, he'd have to wonder, of every new person he met, whether or not they were real. Like when the student comes up to him when he's writing on the window in the library. How would he know whether he was real or not? Good thing about a 3 day week, is you get fewer opportunities to stick your foot in your mouth. I was in the Journalism teacher's room, working on her computer. It was something that took only 5 minutes to fix, and as I was leaving the room I said to her "I like it when they're fast." Nobody made anything of it then, but I did think that it was a good thing I didn't say I like them fast and easy. Well, it didn't go by unnoticed, because two periods later, between classes, as I was walking up to my other room, I heard one kid say to another (loud enough for me to hear) "I heard Rossi likes them fast!" I just kept walking, didn't even look over at them. Ahhhh, 15 years of teaching has trained me well.

1 comment:

A Paperback Writer said...

My favorite blooper of the week came from one of my 7Gt students who has newly joined the academic team. After I had explained that we wear dress clothes for the games, she blurted out, "Do we have to wear clothes ALL day?"
There was that half second of silence, and then all the rest of us burst out laughing.