Monday, August 23, 2010

Brief snippets of my life. *****=Sorry I can't tell you what was making me angry, but something was!

Part of an email from my dad. This is one of the many reasons he is awesome:
I realize how upset you are and their attitude does not help at all but this is another case where you have to rise above the fray as you have so many times in your young life. In the grand scheme of what you have experienced this is like a minor pimple on your toe and does not amount to much. I'm not going to sit here and say something stupid like "if it doesn't kill you it ......" because I believe that is a bunch of crap. Whoever came up with that platitude was probably sitting in some ivory tower somewhere.


So, think about the new faces you will see in your class in a few days and how you will inspire them with a love of learning which you have always displayed. Think of how proud you will be a few months down the road when you will see how far they have come under your guidance and look at the first graders whom you started on the path to learning last year and I think you will feel better. You are doing exactly what you were born to do right now and in the place where you should be doing it.

Chris: hows it going

you had angry away messages up

me: good, i'm exhausted

oh yes

stupid *****


Chris: ah

im sorry

me: it's okay

i just got this crappy email about *****

and i hated the way they phrased everything

Chris: hmm

im sorry that theyre being like that

me: no big deal i guess

Chris: well it just sucks

[more conversation with Chris]

Chris: i see

me: well i told dad

i'm fairly certain i would say something highly inappropriate to ***** right now

so best not to talk to them
6:07 PM
Chris: yeah

probably so

Chris: how much coffee have you had
2:07 PM
me: just one

at noon

i will go back and get one before i leave

but that's not till 5

Chris: ha

you just seem hyper

me: oh well probably because my students rock
2:08 PM
not because of caffeine

P.S. Just a reminder. All things in life can be related to Friends. Most things in life can be related to both Friends and HIMYM. So I am off to watch some and hope that I can fall asleep soon.

P.P.S. I wrote this in an email today: "If it makes you feel any better, the only reason I really think I'm less stressed is because last night one of my roommates and I just hung out, watched mindless TV, and I had two drinks and did not think about school. I needed the 2nd one to really stop thinking about school and to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night and to sleep late. Let me point out that two weeks ago I was sleeping till 3 P.M. and up till 4 A.M. each night...I "slept in" till 9 A.M. today. So my conclusion: simply sleep helps, and so does a strong drink."

I am my father's daughter (though I was not drinking vodka on the rocks with bleu cheese olives), but I take my brother's pre-college advice to heart: Don't replace diet coke with Jack. You know you have a problem when you say, "I just need a shot to wake up." So before you start thinking uh-oh Alex needs an intervention (HIMYM reference...), I've had maybe 7 drinks in the past 3 months.

LAST ONE P.P.P.S. I met some students today. I'm beyond stoked for this year. They are AMAZING!!!!!!! Could I *BE* any more excited?

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