Tuesday Tell-All

Tuesday Tell-All

 

*Let’s talk llamas for a moment, shall we? First off, the fact that we couldn’t walk past them without saying “llama face!!” over and over and over again. Secondly, their EYELASHES. Seriously, those animal people should find out what kinds of genes those babies have and manufacture it for us mere humans. Thirdly, apparently llamas spit. I feel like I knew this already, but was I thinking about that last Saturday when I was trying to get up all close and personal with them? No. Until, that is, Matt told me (when I was about two feet from that white one’s face) that I’d better watch out for spit.

*Is that even true?

*Of course, after he said that, I wouldn’t get any closer than you see me in the above picture. Especially after I saw how fast those things can move. Apparently they found me as interesting as I found them because they sure moved over quick to wherever I was going.

*Freaky.

*Enough about the llamas. Let’s talk water pressure. For months now, we have suffered in silence (well, relative silence) as the water pressure in our apartment has slowly gotten worse and worse. It had gotten to the point where our showers were mere trickles, and it took about 3 minutes to wash our hands after using the bathroom. And don’t even get me started about how annoyed I was about the temperature. But happy day! A plumber came the other day to fix the issue (I didn’t even realize it was something that could be fixed–otherwise I would have complained to the management months ago), and now we have gloriously full water pressure that streams down as good as any hotel’s. It’s better than Christmas.

*We started our last trimester yesterday here at the school, and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t counting down the days and weeks until summer vacation…

*Remember how as a kid you’d always think your teachers wanted to be in school all the time and how it seemed that summer vacation never came fast enough? Well, I’ll tell you what–teachers start counting down the days until summer vacation way before the students do. No lie.

*Speaking of the new tri, I have another creative writing class as my elective again. I was super wary after last time (when half of the students had only taken the class because they thought it was an art class), but I was highly pleased after yesterday because it seemed that 90% of the kids who were in the class genuinely loved writing and were willing to work their tails off. This could be epic, friends.

*Great news–we ordered the latest season of Psych that’s out on DVD, and it totally came yesterday. Seriously, we love our t.v. shows way too much. Β We were especially excited about getting this one since we hadn’t seen any of the episodes on it, and we watched no fewer than THREE episodes last night before bed. It was awesome.

*Today I’ve been telling all my students about the time when I was 15 that I got a wicked shiner from catching a line drive with my eye. They think it’s about the funniest thing ever. (Especially the part about me getting the nickname “Quasimodo” for the rest of junior high.)

*Wonder why they’d think that was funny? πŸ˜›

*So you might remember the fact that I teach social dance to some of the students here twice a week. Well, today we had a problem that we’ve very rarely had: we had an almost equal number of boys and girls. Of course, this wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for this: three of the girls in the class weren’t allowed to dance with boys until they were 16. Huh?! I mean, I totally get the not-dating-until-16 (and agree with it wholeheartedly), but no DANCING?! Especially in a supervised class with a teacher present? Needless to say, my mind was kinda blown.

*Am I the only one that thinks that’s a little crazy?

*So lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of “eating clean” for about 2-3 weeks to kickstart myself into prepping for swimsuit season. The major thing holding me back? The fact that I still have a third of a bag of Tootsie Rolls in the house that I eagerly look forward to every afternoon when I get home. And the fact that I’m not really 100% sure what “eating clean” actually entails. Do you know? Or have you ever tried to do it?

*If the sunshine continues today, I’m totally going running outside today for the first time since about October. Like I mentioned in last week’s Tell-All, I’ve started running again, but there’s only so many times you can do laps around the school gym before you start to go a little crazy.

*I’ll have you know, I’m a bit disappointed in you (said with my infamously stern “teacher face”). I asked for book recommendations last week, and no one gave me any. Come on, friends! Help a fellow bookworm out! What have you read lately that you would recommend?

 

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