Now we wait for the white smoke…

I stayed up to watch the funeral. I’m glad I did. Now we wait for the white smoke. Yesterday I helped break off a fight between 2 students… girls at that… little girls. It began as they were walking upstairs. Then one of them got the other down on the steps and just started pounding away. S and I got to them and pulled them apart… but they were still going. I fell on my …

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So, I found it!

My ICQ number… that is. Its like finding an old friend. I remember that I use to be on all the time. Its been years though. I’ve also started a countdown on smoking. Figured that it was about time to kill the habit/addiction. So… I’m down to 10 a day today. One less everyday and late-nite helpings of vineger to leech out the nicotine in the system… and I should be fine. Thought of the …

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Now the kids are NOT performing!

I was told this today after work. They couldn’t find “space” for the performance. All this after the following exchange. (See… “Lack of motivation… ” post for part 1 of this exchange) how might the agency/school have done more? I guess I was at a loss M,…and you are right, my “thought juices” are a lot “tapped” right now… I am really proud of the students, and perhaps we can re-present their act at the …

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And now they want to make it a 40th anniversary "Open House!"

I was just informed of this a few minutes ago. This is yet another “make us look good” gambit on the part of the agency. Suffice to say everyone around here is in the dark about it… and its only 2 days away! This is going to set in motion varying levels of chaos in an already chaotic arena. What does not allow them to put aside their hubris and just admit that they are …

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The Slug Weekend…

I was a total slug on Saturday. It was as if my body just decided to lay down and not get up. I also was watching the coverage on JP II on the tube. I do have to admit that I was moved. He ( and the Dalai Lama ) are personal heros of mine. The first half of Sunday was no better. Although by the afternoon I got into gear and finished cleaning out… …

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April 1…

The career fair at school today was quite the success. Kudos to Sam for making it happen. I know its been a long time dream of his. Us, the teaching staff were somewhat uninformed of the plan for the day but that is just par for the course. At least we got out early and thats always a plus. Was going to head home right after but detoured to Javawava instead. Needed to get caffinated …

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The lack of motivation…

The lack of motivation in class just befuddles me. They will sit there and pick their noses or stare into space with such conviction that one almost has to admire this strange celebration of the rut. Its as if all ambition has been burned out of them. Ran into Martha today. She showed me pictures of her trip to Mexico and gave me a running commentry as I flipped through them. She seemed to have …

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The Shit goes out… to the trailer!

So, I finally picked up the gumption to get the office cleaned. Its been a mess for a while and I wanted the festival stuff out! Out of here and into the trailer. Got most of it done and now there is actual SPACE to move around! Took me 2 full hours…. and I was multi-tasking! Watering the veges outside while I dove into boxes of crap. Of course I got obsessive about trying to …

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