Monday, September 27, 2010

My 13 Year Old Beef

I realize 13 years is a long time to be mad about something…. But we all know how it is- we look back on a situation and think,  “if only I spoke up, if only I said this or did that.” Hindsight is 20/20. I saw a bit on The View about a new documentary called Waiting for Superman and it made me think of this….

When I was in 4th grade I was placed in a math class that was for the kids who were right on track with where they should be at that age. After our first homework assignment I was moved into the ‘dumb class’ as I thought of it. It was my first time doing homework out of a text book- I didn’t know how to organize my answers on a blank piece of binder paper because before this I had only done math homework on worksheets. So of course it was a mess- I drew lines around the different sections… anyway, my teacher used my homework as an example of what not to do and showed it to the entire class. Of course she covered my name so no one would know it was me- how sweet… ug. I was humiliated! Yeah, no one knew it was mine- but still- what a terrible teacher. The right thing to do would have been show me how to do it properly and give me time to get it right- just because it was disorganized doesn’t mean I couldn’t handle to material. So the next day I was moved into the ‘less advanced’ math class. I knew immediately I was too smart for it- it drove me nuts when the other students would say “you minus this number” or “you plus this number”…. I wanted to shout “SUBTRACT and ADD not minus and plus you idiots!!” I always had an easy time with the homework, and was continually embarrassed about people thinking I wasn’t smart because I was in the lower math class.

So to that teacher- whatever her name was: Thanks a lot for doing a shitty job and being lazy with me. I appreciate all your support and belief in me. Bitch.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Belated Update

Where have I been?? I know. I totally lied and didn't post last weekend. I do that.

Well I went to the East Coast to celebrate my one year anniversary with my husband. It was fun and interesting aaaaaaand totally exhausting! One of those trips where you do sightseeing all day and very little relaxing. So now my love has promised that our next vacation will be a relaxing one like Hawaii or Figi- ok probably neither of those since we're poor newlyweds... but you get my drift.

So now that I'm back at home and going to work and living in the real world- and you know what? I love it.

Well, ok... I'm not crazy about waking up early for work- yes my hours changed and now I work from 8:30am- 12:15pm, but at least the hubs and I can resume having lunches together!

Since I got back I've been working a few full days helping our head of security clean and organize his office- it's huge and messy and full of files that I haven't the slightest clue as to what they are and therefore have much difficulty filing them properly, so needless to say it's a long process. But I'm not gonna complain because Hubs and I are appreciating the extra income. But ok I'm gonna complain a little.... after the first few days of helping him I realized I strained my back schlepping boxes full of files- I spent the whole weekend in pain. I might have cried- something about being a receptionist and not agreeing to manual labor.... it was not my greatest moment. But probably oscar worthy.

Now lets get excited: Friday is company bowling day at Strikes- the chicest bowling ally I've ever seen! Apparently everyone get schwasted and it's hilarious, so I'll let you know how that goes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ugh, Dramzzz

Sorry, I know... I haven't posted anything in eons and I'm sure you're all chomping at the bit to see what I have to say next about absolutely nothing. But fret not! I promise to post this weekend............

unless I get distracted and forget.