Sunday, October 19, 2014

Is it January yet?

When I moved to North Carolina in January, assuming teaching went well, I fully planned on living in this apartment for more than a year. I had the option of signing a lease for this apartment for two years. If I did, my rent would be even cheaper. I didn't because I had no idea where I would be in a year. So I signed for a year. Boy am I glad I did that! I cannot wait to move. There have been so many problems in this apartment that it's insane. The Internet works when it feels like it, the dryer died, my garbage disposal never worked, the water stopped working randomly, and oh yeah, my roach problem hasn't gone away even though I had an exterminator come. To top it all off, the company in charge of the apartments in this development never respond to things. Oh yeah, we also had a hole in the roof where squirrels lived for a few weeks. It's gross. I don't want to deal with the stress of moving again, but I gotta get out of this place!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birdie

I can't tell you how long it's been since I hit a birdie in golf. No, I don't mean I actually hit a bird. A birdie is if the par on the hole is 3 shots, you hit it in 2. This was I think my 6th time golfing since July. I haven't gone golfing 6 times in the past 6 years! My game is pathetic. But today, I hit a birdie! I hit my drive on a par 3 to about 20 feet away. The put was impossible. It was downhill and very fast. If you hit it just a bit too hard, it would go 20 feet past. I just tapped the ball and it stayed on line and sunk right into the hole! The rest of the holes I played abysmally as usual. But it was all good because I made my first birdie in many, many years!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hamburgers

I'm trying to put different things in my hamburgers to enhance flavor. Today, I mixed the burger with BBQ sauce. Last time I did that, I put way too much in and it fell apart while cooking in the Foreman. This time, I didn't out as much BBQ in and it still fell apart. Very disappointing but still good. Any suggestions on how to make the perfect burger?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beard

I tried growing a mustache and a beard for a few weeks. No one liked it besides me. It's just hair, people. What's the big deal? I got bored of the itchy and messy look today. I decided to shave it and now I feel clean and have a smooth face. Everyone will be happy to see that I look 10 years younger again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What I wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching

While I was working out today (finally), a thought came into my head. I always do my best thinking when I don't have pen, paper, or a phone around me. Funny how that works. My next book should be titled something like, What I wish I knew Before I Started Teaching. I could list so many things such as the things kids do that you don't expect, the way parents act, the way other adults act, administrators, how to deal with certain situations, and on and on. They need to have a book that tells teachers what to do if such and such happens. The such and such needs to be the most unexpected thing that no one would think of, because that's what happens every day in a school! Teachers have to be spontaneous, expect the unexpected, and react the appropriate way without a millisecond of thought. This book could sell millions of copies! Oh wait, I don't have time to write a book. I'll be busy writing lesson plans and grading papers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Almost Time

Unfortunately, I think it's almost time for a new laptop. I've had this one for over 5 years. My Internet is awful, but I think that's the wiring in my apartment. As I was trying to write this blog, my screen went black two or three times randomly, then went back to the screen it should be at. Naturally right after I finished my car payment last month another big payment approaches. I'm going to hold off as long as possible because Macs are supposed to last forever. One thing is for sure, I will not be replacing this Mac with a Windows computer. I will spend hundreds more to get a Mac because they are 39472304203 times better than any Windows computer. Once you go Mac, you never go back.

Monday, October 13, 2014

4-Day Weeks Every Week

We had this discussion at Myrtle Beach the other day. Would teachers rather work 4 10 hour days and have a three day weekend every week or would we rather work 5 regular days and have a 2 day weekend? The answer was unanimous. We all would love three day weekends all of the time, even if it means longer school days. We also decided that Monday would be the day off to have, not Friday. No one likes Mondays for whatever reason. Haha. It doesn't matter anyway because obviously this would never happen.