and not perseverating….
I started the 30 day blog challenge, but the topics turned religious, so I am rebelling! Ha, I am a rebel. Today should be something I am looking forward to, or I guess some things I am looking forward to….so here are a few:
I am sore need of a day off. I don’t feel well, and would love to have a lie in (lye?) and a day to clean up and get organized – like put away summer clothes and find holiday decorations. Not likely to actually decorate. Lack of belief + too many cats = why bother? But I do love the decorations and the music and the food of the holidays. Since most of it has pagan origins, I guess I can still enjoy.
Looking forward to going to Farmville this weekend. It’s nice to see my folks and to be lazy, eat, talk, and even smoke (a cigarette! scandalous). And my New Yorkers!!!!!!!! and Food and Wine Mag!!! and my mom is…..hold on to your wigs and keys: getting HIGH speed internet! And it’s only 2010! Maybe we’ll carve a pumpkin. Or blow one up. And my mom is making betchbittle soup. Maybe we’ll walk in the woods. Might see a bear!
Teaching is, in a word, hard. But according to Choukri, if it is worth doing, than it is going to be hard. Such wisdom from a 12 year old. How do I get them to buy in? To get interested? To try? Maybe I should ask Tony Danza.
On perseverating: Scott is making bacon. I know. Why? I don’t really know. He likes to do weird projects. He’s on pork belly #2, which is curing in the fridge now. He has talked about bacon and nothing else for 3 weeks now. He thinks about it so much, he even got tired of thinking about it himself. He still didn’t stop. I made him take the autism quiz on facebook. He is autistic, mild Aspberger’s Syndrome. I know it. Facebook knows it. He knows it. And, now so do you. I don’t love him any less. But sometimes, I just want to change the fucking subject. I should have known when he and Tommy (former aspie student of mine) met and talked endlessly for hours. The benefits to this are that he can solve problems that no one else even bothers to try to solve. And social skills can be acquired (and have) so that just a few quirks remain. We need people like this in the world to tackle the big things. I’m willing to bet that Einstein, and Edison both were Aspies.
Speaking of Choukri, I love so many of my students. Tomorrow is B day, so I get to see many of my faves. Carlos, who I’ve called Oscar more than Carlos, Erron whose awkwardness is palpable, adorable and hopefully will pass. Dimas, who I hope will relax and laugh and smile soon, Bobby, who is so attentive, even Elease, who WILL be wrangled. Oh. Yes. She. Will. Then comes Arwen, cue Twilight Zone music, Emmanuel – I’m not picking on you, Karanbir (pronounced car and beer) who is way smarter than me and has already learned the entire course, Faiz, who probably needs a sick day, too, but he comes in anyway and does every silly extra credit thing I talk about, Tyler, who can have all my Milk Duds any day, Hamza who is hilarious, and I just love me a BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DAAYYYYYYY!!!
Persevering….hoping to get the A days down.