MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008
7:26 a.m. (The clock is five minutes fast.) Leaving for work in a somewhat timely manner! I have the only car left in the world with a tape deck. The FM radio doesn't work so I almost always have my iPod in the car with me. I adore my iPod. I couldn't live without my iPod. I named it Jochen. There's a long story behind that but it's boring. Music of choice this morning? ABBA's S.O.S.
7:45 The cafeteria, just before the hooligans are released from their buses. My last moment of silence for the next seven hours. Each class has an assigned table and staff eats with the kids. Yes, I have the honor of eating twice a day with seven 12-year-old boys.
9:43 a.m. Music class. The kids are only playing the main melody and some of them are playing pretty simple songs - although even that is impressive consider how long most of them sit still - but this kiddo is working on Coldplay's Clocks and it's a little more complicated. He's doing a really good job with it. (I know, great shot of the back of the kid's head, right? I can't post pictures of my boys here which makes this whole thing probably a bad idea.)
11:24 a.m. I believe that you're either born a Yankees lover or a Yankees hater and I am firmly in the latter group. One of my best buddies at work however is in the former group and it's not unusual for me to open a desk drawer and find a little note like this tucked away for me. He's obnoxious just like most other Yankees fans. Me, retaliate? No, neeever. Also, that is sadly, hands down the most organized drawer in my desk.
9:18 p.m. Watching season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I don't know how well you can see it but the captions say, "Sure, in a fascist society (!)" I don't know what's up with the exclamation point in parentheses but there's at least a couple in every episode and they drive me batty. What is the deal? Is the exclamation point optional or what? That sentence doesn't even require an exclamation point. Usually the captions tag them onto sarcastic statements. Did I miss the lesson in school about punctuating sarcasm with exclamation points in parentheses? Would it help if I started using that here to signify sarcasm so you guys know for sure that I'm just kidding?
9:49 p.m. Time for my daily ankle exercises. In this one I pull my foot toward me, using a belt to help it along. When I first started walking again I'd been in some kind of cast for almost four months so I had a good bit of atrophy. I could move my foot around very little. This is to help loosen things up again. (Geez, my arm looks huge.)