Thursday, March 6, 2014
Is there anything better than pajama day at work? The answer is obviously no. We had one yesterday in relation to a Dr. Seuss book. It worked out really well because it was cold and rainy all day and no one wants to get up and go to work on those types of days. Unfortunately, that's what I had to do. At least I didn't have to change. Ok, fine, I did change. But it was awesome to wear very comfortable clothes all day long while at work. I'm sure people at the grocery store looked at me funny when I was shopping in flannel pants. Oh well!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I typically don't give up anything for lent. Two years ago, I decided to give up soda. I only drink a can of diet soda everyday. However, giving it up was not easy. Each night at dinner, I drank water or something else besides soda. Last year, I didn't give up anything for lent. This year, I'm not giving up anything. I already gave up caring a long time and I don't see that coming back any time soon. What else could I possibly give up after that?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I find myself laughing a lot lately. Sometimes, I'll just start laughing when the kids are misbehaving. I do that because I know if I don't laugh, I'll cry. I'm not going to lie. I've been on the verge of tears a few times in front of my class. It's very frustrating when I give my all every single day and get nothing in return from the kids. I go over the rules and expectations everyday. I stand up on chairs and am very animated when I teach. They just sit there and talk to one another and ignore me. There are times when I am sitting in my apartment and something has me almost crying. I then start bursting out laughing for no reason. I think I laugh because I'm laughing at myself for almost crying. I have been watching a lot of comedy on TV and on YouTube so that I can laugh. This job has not been easy. I am trying to do whatever I can to keep me as sane as possible.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I actually watched some of the Oscars last night. I don't typically watch any award shows besides the ESPY's. Sports awards are the only ones that matter in my opinion. I watched the Oscars last night until 10 and then went to bed. I'm not sure why I watched. I hadn't seen any movie nominated besides Gravity. There wasn't much on TV and I didn't feel like editing my book. I'm sure that's why I watched. Ellen DeGeneres is hilarious. She did an awesome job from what I saw. Maybe once some of these movies come out on Red Box I will rent them.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Have you ever watched a commercial about any prescription drug? It's amazing the side effects that those drugs have. It might cure the one issue you are having. However, it could cause nausea, heart burn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, sudden blindness, loss of hearing, constipation, loss of bladder control, itchy skin, rashes, loss of balance, low sex drive, possible stroke, cancer, and in rare instances, death may occur. Are you kidding me? Why would anyone take a pill to try to cure something when the side effects to that drug are so much worse than the original problem? It's scary to see those commercials just because of the side effects listed. I hope I don't get sick because I do not want to take any pills to "cure" my sickness.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
A potential NFL player was asked by a team to tell them everything he could do with one brick. He was given 60 seconds to answer the question. My question is what does this prove? I always hear about employers asking ridiculous, pointless questions like this to see what the candidate comes up with. If I were ever asked a hypothetical question like that I have no idea how I'd respond. I don't even think I could fluff an answer to that. People say that if the person gives creative answers that means he can be creative on the field and a good player. That question doesn't have anything to do with his ability to play football. I hope I never get a question like that.
Friday, February 28, 2014
In North Carolina, teachers are allowed to use corporal punishment on their students. Parents have to sign off on it first. Naturally teachers are not allowed to whip the child. They can hit their bottom if they act up. A teacher told me I should do that if parents signed off in the beginning of the year. I do not feel comfortable doing that even with parent permission. I could still smell a lawsuit coming even if I had proof that the parent was alright with it. I don't want to be known as the teacher who beats his kids. Although that could be a title for my next book! Not really. Anyway, I don't judge people who use corporal punishment in their classrooms. I won't be one of those people.