Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday's random post

There's a tree stump in the neighbor's yard and from my spot on the couch it looks like the top of a human head, of someone bending over, so I have to pop my head up higher to make sure it's NOT a person, even though I know it's a tree stump.

I had a great idea for a blog post when I was sitting in Algebra I the other day and i have no idea what it was. i remember sitting there and mentally writing it, thinking it was an awesome idea but for some reason,I didn't jot it on paper and now the idea is gone- poof out of my brain, like socks from the dryer. I hate it when that happens. That's the awesome,cool post that was supposed to be up today.

I was going to see a theater viewing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight but now I'm not. Instead I took Mac and a friend of his out to dinner which equalled the cost of the gas to the theater (a 90 minute drive one way) and the tickets. Choices. Damn choices. I knew when I agreed to let Mac go with Daddy-O and me to Northern Civilization, and then agreed to his friend, that my Saturday night Rocky Horror dreams would be dashed. I guess I'll just have to wait and have my Rocky Horror experience next year.

Some of the classroom teachers I work with have sensed my displeasure at working with this particular school. One let it slip that there's a betting pool on how long I'll stay at this job. She laid odds that I wouldn't come back after Christmas vacation. She said she'd share the pot with me if she won.

My calendar for the next 10 days is packed. I have no idea how that happened but I agreed to help with the Alcatraz school play for a week (they need adults backstage to make people shut up and I guess I'm good at that!), Mac's school play is in the next 10 days, I work my second job twice, I signed up to take a one evening scrapbook class, and I'm shooting pictures (yahoo a paid gig!) at a local high school dance! It all always seems to fall at the same time; things come in bulk. I'm not balking at the working part, though, because I can sure use the money. I have something every day.

I was knitting a hat out of the end of a skein of yarn and I ran out. I couldn't just go to Wal-Mart and get another one because I bought the yarn at Hobby Lobby and it was their name brand. So I had to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. When I did, they had no more of this particular yarn. Grrrrrrr! So I bought something else and now the hat is going to be two toned, sort of. I was knitting with a thick, bulk yarn so I needed at least the same sort of texture. This should be one interesting looking hat. Pictures will be forthcoming, even if it is ugly.


Curley said...

Can't wait to see the hat. I have made several that are 2-colors. They turned out cute.

Bragger said...

My daughter asked me the other day if I had ever seen Rocky Horror. She seemed amazed that they had it way back then. I think she was disappointed that I didn't love it.

I hate it when I can't remember a great post I composed in my head. I've started making notes of them on my iPhone. But the best ones occur to me when I'm riding my bike, and that's pretty difficult.

Evil Pixie said...

I once had a similar experience in the job department. I took a job as the HR Director for a financial institution. On my first day, I had several long-time employees tell me I wouldn't make it because they could tell I would try to change the system. They were right. I did try to change the system (or at least get the big bosses to stop treating the place like they owned it and make all the decisions based on themselves instead of the organization as a whole). I lasted less than 3 months as an employee; however, I did stay on for a year as their consultant. The things we do for a pay check... :)

Maggie said...

Curley- it turned out really cute!

Bragger- Mac was supposed to go with me but he didn't want to because he "isn't a fan" of Rocky Horror. He thinks it's "overrated."

And that damn blog post still hasn't come back to me yet. I wonder if it will when I sit in on Algebra again tomorrow?

Evil P- I keep hanging in there because I have no other options, AND because a librarian job may open up at Christmas and i want that spot, all within this same school system. Cross your fingers.