Thursday, August 26, 2010

Never a dull moment.

Today we launched right into Theatre History. I warned them all ahead of time that I totally geek out over this stuff. And, true t form, I did. But not because I'm overly enthused about theatre history.

I got to explain to them the plot line of Oedipus Rex.

The faces on these kids was *priceless*. And the highlight was this exchange:

Me: So Oedipus marries the queen and has kids with her. She also happens to be his mother.
Student: UGH! That's worse than incest!
Me: *blinkblink* Honey, that IS incest.
Student: Yeah, but, like, it's so much worse than if it was his sister or brother or something.
Me: Uuuuuh.... I don't think think they differentiate. Incest is incest.

It took everything in my power to not spout out, "If you can't keep it in your pants, keep it in your family."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What do I need....

1. A bigger desk.
2. To never wear heels to school AGAIN (even though I know I will completely ignore this advice with the next cute pair I foolishly justify buying with "Oh! I can teach in these!" No. No I can't).
3. My paycheck.
4. To be able to print worksheets and not be sent to 6 different people to fix my inability to log on to a computer.
5. An instant understanding of EVERYTHING MY COLLUGES ARE TALKING ABOUT. What the hell is a Power Indicater? I have to use them, and I don't know what they are...
6. A beer.

I will survive.

I made it through Freshman Orientation. Which isn't much of an accomplishment since classes are all of 10 minutes long and they come to me. Though the air conditioner in my room is not working and I'm waering pants and sweating balls.... now more meetings.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I feel like the bottom just fell out. But in a good way.

You know that ride at amusement parks that uses centrifugal force to keep you plastered to the wall while the floor drops away? And the whole time you're screaming because you're terrified but enjoying every last minute of it?

Today's my first faculty institute. Tomorrow is Freshman Orientation. Wednesday is the first day of school. I kinda feel like I'm on that ride.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We have arrived!

So we've been in Indiana for 19 days, and in that 19 days we have moved in, unpacked everything we can with no furniture, scoped out the IKEA catalog for all the cool shit we're going to buy when I start getting paid, gotten my school keys, set up my classroom, learned where some of the stuff is at school, went to the beach, spent about 100 hours in the pool, missed a meeting, had 6 others, picked out a textbook, started writing curriculum, went to family events twice (which is so. Much. Closer now...), gotten lost about a billion times, and have had a general blast.

I'd write more now but the Unisom just kicked in.