Friday, January 18, 2008

week in review

Every time I sit down to make a new post, I get distracted.

Sleep, too, is something that I generally enjoy, so let's just say that in the world of priorities, stroking my ego here was not at the top of the list.

Nevertheless, there were some interesting highlights this week. In no particular order, I bring you for your perusal, my week:

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On the coldest day this year, some poor schmuck was dressed like the Statue of Liberty in one of those really thin Party City costumes with the foam crown, and he danced on the corner of a very busy and not terribly safe intersection. He shared the corner with some ladies of ill-repute, and inexplicably, he seemed to be holding a light saber. Please. I can't even begin to unravel the mystery, but for once, the long red light didn't annoy me.

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I have a student who sounds like Betty Boop. At first, I thought she was just pulling my leg, but no one can sustain that unless it is legit. Now, I just avoid calling on her unless I have to. I almost have an automatic response to raise my leg like the cartoon. And she's a very fine student, too.

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In the world of insane questions asked by students, one guy wanted to know if he had a TWO or THREE week grace period to get the book for the course. I was flabbergasted. We are still on quarters; this is the second week of classes, and the term is only 10 weeks. Um, that puts him past midterms. I smiled and said "No." Any bets that he isn't getting the textbook at all?

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The dog ate John's wallet. That was the funniest thing in the world. There is a hole in the middle of John's license picture. Ha. Right between the eyes. There is no hole in the dog's head. Yet. But she's on thin ice. This morning she ate all of January right out of Vic's agenda. To date, the other casualties include my computer power cord, a pair of ugly black shoes that really, looked improved after she ate the heel, some socks, and generally, any kind of box left unattended.

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Cats is under way and Jonathan has opted out of the unitard after all. This, after claims that he is secure in his sexuality. Instead, he is going to be backstage blowing up stuff. It sounds more like him anyway.

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Christy and John acting in a dinner theater murder mystery. Pics were taken yesterday by the local paper, so hopefully I'll have some pictures up soon for full mockery.

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Currently editing a literary journal for school. The journalism certificate got squashed. Again. We are proceeding as if we didn't get the bad news. Hopefully, we'll put out something that looks professional and they'll change their minds.

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Played Texas Hold'Em in some mickeymouse internet game site. Pop organized a tournament, and I came in 297th place! It was impressive (until I reveal only 300 in the field). Mary kicked some booty, and I was suprememly disappointed that I was not at her table, ideally, sitting to her right.

4 comments:

Marnie said...

The light saber thing sounds like one of my dreams, except with people that I know and then I can't look them in the eye for some time after that.

Our dog, Rusty, had the same annoying habit but he concentrated all his chewing impulses on shoes. I suppose that he saw so many of them (friends used to call me Imelda) that he had no problem helping himself. I picked a pair that I could part with and rubbed them with a cut jalapeƱo pepper. He wouldn't get near a shoe after that.

PurpleP said...

Sounds like a fun week. Mine was spent in sunny Singapore - just wanted to possibly ad a new country to your IP address tracker thingie...

Anonymous said...

Hi # 1...Please folks you should start giving food to that poor dog.

POP

Anonymous said...

She already eats 5 or 6 cups a day ... give her some food?