I would like for my mentor meeting to go smoothly just once!  Ever since my first partner decided she was too busy, it’s been chaos.  Controlled chaos, but chaos nonetheless.  Last week, my new partner was sick, so my group had to wait 20 minutes for their quizzes.  This week, he came in 2 minutes before our meeting time, handed me the quizzes, said, “I’m in the middle of a test,” (WTF?) and walked out.  I had just talked to him on Monday and was assured that he would be there.  Grrrrrr.  It wasn’t so much a problem until everyone finished their quiz at the same time and then had to wait for me to grade them all before we could move on.  Usually, the second partner can start going over the answers and starting discussions while the grading gets finished up.  So, the students are pretty much just sitting there twiddling their thumbs.  😐  He finally came back about halfway through and took over.  Double grrrr.  I get that he has been doing this for a long time.  I get that he probably knows the material backward and forward, but damn, dude.  Don’t show up halfway through and then act like you’re the only person who can help.  ARG!

The rest of my day was much better.  Since my afternoon class didn’t meet, I had time to hang out on campus for a little bit.  It’s been warm for the past few days, and even though today was cloudy, the reds, oranges, and yellows of the leaves were beautiful.  I ended up sitting under a tree listening to music until it was time to go meet the girls.  It won’t be long before just sitting outside without becoming an icicle won’t be an option, so it was really nice to just take a break. 

Lunch was great, but way too short (they only have 30 minutes).  I got big, huge hugs, and it was apparently “odd” day at the restaurant we were at.  First, there was a lady and her young son in the booth behind us.  I’d guess he was about 3 or so, and a cute little guy.  Bek and I were sitting on one side, and Mel was sitting with her back to the mother and son.  I noticed him sticking his tongue out playfully at his mom and pretending like he was going to lick her face.  She laughed and Bek and I laughed.  Then, he decided to do it to Mel.  Mel is a germaphobe and had no idea what was happening.  He got within an inch of the back of her neck with his tongue before his mother yanked him away.  Bek and I thought it was pretty damn funny.  After that, some guy came up to the same lady and started talking to her about how much weight she’d lost.  I swear, he said, “I just can’t believe it!” about 5 times as he stood there.  Loudly, too.  It just seemed like a bizarre exchange.  Next, Bekki was telling us a story about a weird dream and stopped mid-sentence.  I looked over to where her eyes had stopped, and there was an old man wearing Mickey Mouse ears.  Bizarro.

When I got home, the boys wanted me to use to make scary photos of them.  I’d done one for my facebook, and they wanted one, too.  It didn’t take too long, and they were happy with them.  We’re one small, scary, Halloween-y family now. 

vampire josh

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Hope y’all had a great Thursday!

9 Responses to “Ack!”

  1. 1 The Dish October 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Glad you had a great day! That is one thing I can say about the bizarro weather we have had, the leaves are AMAZING this year!

  2. 2 Ron October 23, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Hmmmm…. seems like you need to “discuss” things with your partner in the class now. My impression and I could be wrong is that is to give you some experience as a mentor and as a teacher. Showing up late, or not at all, is unprofessional and disrespectful to all involved.

  3. 3 vinomom October 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    What cute pictures! I will have to look that site up I bet Lady H would get a kick out of it!

    I’m a chronic eavesdropper when it comes to restaurants. I would have been listening to that whole exchange too.

    HOpe you have a great weekend.

  4. 4 Evil Twin's Wife October 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    It’s so nice to get out and relax with friends! Love the pics!

  5. 5 Sarcastic Bastard October 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    That’s one creepy family. Tell the boys I was scared as shit of their photos. Okay, you can substitute the word “crap.”

    Love you. Have a great weekend.


  6. 6 Aunt Becky October 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Those pictures are awesome!

  7. 7 BigLittleWolf October 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Love the pics! (And overhearing snippets of other people’s lives always makes your own seem sane, doesn’t it?)

  8. 8 Lola October 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Oooh, I LOVE those pics. I wanna play…

  9. 9 Ginger Magnolia October 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Dish – They ARE! It’s like they all changed overnight.

    Ron – Since he is the professor’s pet, I’m gonna just try to be prepared as if he won’t be there.

    Vino – It’s a really cool site, and super easy to use (unlike photoshop).

    ETW – Yeah it is. Hopefully it won’t be so long before the next time.

    SB – Haha, I’ll tell them.

    Aunt Becky – Thanks!

    Big Little Wolf – It does!

    Lola – Send me a picture and I’ll make you into a ghoulie. 🙂

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