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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Now Robot Friendly

       
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And you can thank Twig for that.

But that actually has nothing at all to do with this post. I just wanted to let the robots out there know.

Plus, I'm trying to up my geek traffic, so I figure if I frequently use the word "robot" and maybe even "Futurama", I might attract the Geek-Squad. I'm not really sure why this is a new goal of mine, I guess I just thought it would be a fun challenge.

Robot.

Futurama. 

Where was I again? Oh, right.

So, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of crazy business. 

In the span of (less than?) two weeks, I had two interviews, was hired for two .40 elementary art positions, gained two classrooms at two different schools, lost one of those classrooms but gained art on a cart, went "camping", lost art on a cart and was told a new classroom was being built, traveled into DC for in-service training with the other 230+ ART teachers in my school system, met and potentially made some new friends, confirmed that I am now permanently certified to teach in NY, had another job interview and was hired at another school, gained another classroom, questioned my antics in March and pondered on the F book whether or not I got wasted and blew a leprechaun, survived the stress of a TB test, started drinking milk again (in chocolate form. It's all about the baby steps, folks), and... I think that's about it. I think.

Everyone should have in-service training here.
Phew.

Let's flashback for a moment. Remember when I graduated with my MASTERS back in May? Remember how that was all I talked about? I'm going to try so super hard not to do that now. I mean, I have an entirely separate blog for that, right? Right. But I'm excited, so please forgive me this week while I go on and on about how wonderful life is right now (check back next week, after I've had students, and I might be singing a different tune).

But if you think I've been too Cheery Cheri for your taste this week, you will be happy (bastards) to hear that I realized today that my new work schedule will mean that I will not be able to adopt a shelter dog like I had been hoping to do. It just wouldn't be fair to make a dog sit at home all day by itself. I've been there, done that, and I can tell you, I wouldn't wish that experience on any four-legged creature (except cats).

 Alas, we were not meant to be together, dear, sweet puppies.

If only some program existed that allowed me to adopt a dog for the weekends. Like a doggieshare. He (or she) could live with a loving, caring person with lots of free-time during the week and then live with a loving, caring person (me!) on the weekends.

*Sigh*

Anysadness, tomorrow will be my last day before students start. I haven't done a lick of work on any of my classrooms, so I'll probably be working late. I also get to have my fingerprints done and my official badge made. Oh, and I get my laptop too. Yeah, that's right, every teacher gets their own laptop for the year. Be on the lookout for a plethora of !s and 1s from me in the future.

11 comments:

Kristine said...

Dude! Congratulations on the job! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Krista said...

I'm seriously considering "un-following" you now.

Okay, maybe not. Congratulations on the jobs. I'm glad that you are finally working on a better life.

Is that better? :-)

But seriously, I mean it, in that "I-feel-uncomfortable-showing-emotion-of-any-kind-even-though-we-are-family" way. ;-)

Didactic Pirate said...

You been grabbing life by the short hairs lately, kid. Sounds pretty cool.

P.S. If you REALLY want to up your geek traffic, try to incorporate the following words into future posts:

Doctor Who
Picard
Tron
Flux Capacitor
Boobs

Trust me on this.

MeredithDuck said...

See, what did I tell you. I knew everything would work out. You just need to learn to listen to random strangers more often.

Robots. (Does it work for your comments too?)

Shelley Weber said...

I believe that you cant rent dogs.... I've heard of that.
and congrats again!

Shelley Weber said...

oops... I have a feeling I saw a typo right as I sent in my comment. I may have written that you can't rent a dog, I meant that you CAN rent dogs...

Salt said...

Did someone say "Futurama"?
My geek signal just went off.

Good luck with your first day! I hope your fingerprinting goes well. :)

PS. I want those puppies.

Patricia ~ The Naked Writer said...

wow what a week!
glad you are whistling a happy tune, you totally deserve it!
oh and I am a geek does that help to increase your geek traffic?

alamodestuff said...

I'm exhausted just reading your post. Wow, it has been a whirlwind. I'm sorry you can't get your pup now, bit I'm sure another time will come. Maybe you could hang/watch a friend or neighbor's dog.

Thx for stopping by my blog!

Rita of Pita said...

I agree with alamodestuff. Just reading about all the stuff you have been doing makes me want to pop a prozac and wait for the sweet white pills to take it all away...Sorry about your puppy defecit situation- they make life a little easier.--(Bastards...lol. that made me trip out!)

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