Friday, April 04, 2008

Heart burning, still yearning

Blog is moribund. Nothing to say. Hiatus.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

TV good

I went to work but still feel nasty. I'm watching the British series "Black Books," which is sort of a surreal English "Seinfeld" with a lot more drinking, and the American series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which is about as funny as a series about four incredibly unpleasant people can be.

I hate thunderstorms. I fear tornadoes.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

List of things that are wrong

  • I think I have the flu. My superhuman immune system is failing me!
  • My poor dog is sick and the vet's medicine doesn't seem to help.
  • A huge swarm of bazillion angry wasps have decided to make a next in the crevice of one of my outside walls. I was alerted to this by the menacing drone I could hear inside.
  • The forecast calls for thunderstorms. "Thunderstorms may contain tornadoes." I think that last sentence should end with an exclamation point or something, don't you?
  • I have to be back at school at 6:00 for a new parent meet and greet... but I think I'm going to pass on that.
  • I have been officially bumped back down to the substitute rolls again. Well, it was fun being regent while it lasted.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

All the kindergarten classes had a school trip to the zoo. It was exhausting but quite fun. Mr. C and an admin person took half of his room and the Head and I took the other half.

There was a truly immense gorilla lounging against the glass. He was about three inches away from my face. He raised his eyebrows at me. Also, I saw a lion very close up, maybe two feet away. He was chewing on a board with big feathers stuck onto it.

In general I'm not a fan of zoos, as I noted briefly here. But I managed to swallow my elitist pride and my misplaced indolent white liberal compassion, and hopefully the kids had a good time. I think the animals they enjoyed most were the penguins and the elephants. Those are good choices.

Oh yeah, as I said, Mr. C came back. He's looking rested and acting a lot more energetic, so I think he's here to stay. But I'm sticking in the room all day as well, at least for the rest of the week. That'll ease the transition.