Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WNBP: We Are Grateful For The Random

I think it's kind of a happy coincidence when the first day of school falls on the day of the Wednesday Night Bullet Post.  I'm all tired from being with the kiddies and trying to get them to where they need to be in something remotely resembling a timely fashion.  Adding to the energy-sucking quality of the day was the fact that it was quite sweltering in my new suite of classrooms.  I think that the random, mindlessness of a bullet post is just the thing tonight!  Let's take a look:

*Did I mention that it was hot today?  I'm on the third floor...

*It was so hot that I forgot that I have an air conditioner in my office.  I regret that lapse in memory.  Deeply.

*For all that, as opening days go this one really wasn't too bad.  The student numbers were lower than anticipated and they were too hot to misbehave all that badly.

*It was also an early dismissal day to let the buses figure out the schedules.  That helped...

*I practiced the morning routine several times last week.  I worked out all the bugs and did several dry runs just to make sure that I'd be ready to go this morning.

*I even set the alarm sound for "seagulls" since that one is the most obnoxious.  I'll get up just to make the screeching stop.

*It did not go well this morning.  I couldn't get out of my own way.  Neither could the cats.  I like to think they were trying to be "helpful."

*I was almost late.  I wasn't.  But I wasn't exactly as coiffed as I might have liked for my first impression in the new classroom.

*I seem to have developed an odd compulsion for string cheese over the last couple of months.  Has this ever happened to anyone else?  And why string cheese?  I've never desired my dairy in peel-able form before...

*I brought the sock with me today but did not knit upon it.  I was really busy and didn't dare to bring it with me to the staff meeting after school.  I'm new to this building and don't really know all the rules of conduct yet.

*The woman sitting directly across from me was knitting.  

*Duly noted.  Knitting in meetings=acceptable.  

*I was hot and tired at the end of the day and decided that I was going to skip today's workout.

*On the drive home, I decided that my pants were uncomfortably tight and that working out might be the best choice.  

*But I didn't want to work out...

*I tried to tell myself that I was really just puffy from the heat.  But that didn't make any sense whatsoever.  As much as I wanted it to.

*I did the workout.

*It was the right thing to do.  I just hated it, is all...

*They say that money can't buy happiness.  And I suppose there's some truth to that.  But, I might argue that one dollar (plus tax) is really rather close to the amount you can shell out for a little joy.

*For example, the Collapsible Cat Cave was one dollar (plus tax) and I seem to see quite a bit of happiness coming out of its nylon depths.



Of course, I could be wrong.  I often am...


But, I don't think so.  I think I might be very much right on this one.


SA

19 comments:

Mel said...

If it was that hot in your classroom today, just imagine what it'll be like when the weather's less autumnal. Like it's supposed to be tomorrow.

Anne said...

Here we go! (Is it June yet?) I love the AGK in his hoop skirt ....

Knitting Linguist said...

OK, now *I* want a little collapsible cave to hide in at the end of the day.

BTW, have you heard of this? It made me think of you... http://www.urbandead.com/index.html

Karen said...

That Cat Cave would have been a bargain at $2 and tax. AGK looks so peaceful and relaxed.
Another knitter at school! Very cool.

trek said...

I think you are quite getting your money's worth on that little nylon investment.

Finding a fellow knitter clicking the sticks during a meeting == priceless!

Was she knitting a sock by any chance?

jeanne said...

My heart does a little *pronk* of joy seeing the AGK looking so happy, and for only $1 (plus tax)!

Melissa said...

Zuni was up on my desk just now and happened to see the cave...she demands to know where this dollar store is so I might get her one on my next trek to Portland. Even the cute fluffy puppy thinks this is a good idea!

April said...

I think you should have gotten the XL collapsible cave. For some reason I think the entire cat is supposed to fit inside.

Mia said...

ahhh ... school days. We can relive it through you. hehehe.

And that cat is JUST the freakin' CUTEST!!!

Donna Lee said...

AGK looks blissful. What a wonderful thing one dollar can be. And, I want one too. I think being able to crawl into one of those brightly colored things might be restful sometimes.

organizer2003 said...

AGK DOES look very happy. I would say that is a good investment.

In the future, if you find yourself needing a distraction for AGK, have you tried plain brown paper grocery bags? That keeps the felines in my house entertained for HOURS. (It also keeps the canines entertained as they sit and watch the cats go bat-sh!t crazy over the bag...)

:)
Phyllis

Alwen said...

Some of us hoomans could use a collapsible cat cave.

Anne said...

Your boy appears to have gone on a Greenies binge, stumbled over to the cave, became the "collapsable cat" and did just that. Only in spades. Cute.

Today will be better. Friday will be even better than that. I feel sure of it.

kmkat said...

String cheese = edible yarn. Next question.

Cursing Mama said...

I think KMKat may be on to something with the string cheese - I do love me some string cheese so much that I buy it in bulk at Costco.

Yarnhog said...

Congratulation on surviving the first day.

Am I the only one who thinks a "cat cave" sounds like something a cat should crawl inside, rather than wear as a scarf? How big IS the AGK, anyway?

Jeanne said...

Oh, the cat cave, that's just too funny! Cats are just freaking weird.

Oh, you have a new knitting friend at school! Finally, academically-sanctioned fiber arts. This will be a great year for you.

--Knitty Jeanne

Julie said...

OH MY, AGK looks like that person at the party who ends up wearing the lampshade! What do you suppose those kitties are doing while you're sweating in you third floor prison all day?

Kath said...

Whoa - now that's a blissed out AGK! (I'll have what he's having please.)