Today was the most draining day of my life!
I woke up yesterday (Friday) at 5 a.m. and am writing this at 2:16 a.m. (Saturday). I just completed submitting grades for my second MMC course. After giving my final, yesterday, I worked on my presentation and prepared for the interview today. I think it went great. I hope, anyway. They didn't stop asking questions at my presentation which means either they were interested, or I didn't do a very thorough job. I'm hoping it's the former.
Throughout the day I met with 15 faculty members. Some grilled me a little harder than others. I met with four students for lunch. I think I could very easily teach here, if these students were an indication of the program participants.
I think I rocked my presentation and then ended with dinner with the department chair and a the senior lecturer in the area I hope to teach.
I came home and had to take a quick nap, as I was exhausted. I woke up to a snippy e-mail telling me my grades (from the class I had given a final yesterday) were due -- not even 24 hours following the exam. That is crazy and I wrote an e-mail stating that. It would be different if I were full-time and that was my only job. Hopefully in the fall instructing will be my ONLY Job.
I'll keep you posted.
I finished giving my first final tonight and had the "go-getter" attitude that I was going to finish grading the final project and the finals for this class tonight. Grades need to be in by Friday for the Seniors, which is over half the class.
I have another final to write tomorrow and tons of grading for my second class as well as the interview of my life to finish preparing for on Friday - I'm SO EXCITED!
But since I'm recently dumped, even though I can't be dumped since we were not "technically" going out; and because it was Tiffany's anniversary and her jag (no offense Steve, but I don't like you right now) boyfried didn't want to meet her at the place they met 1 year ago, today, to have a celabratory drink - I told her I would stop at the Highbury for a glass of wine.
Well - you know me - I forgot my phone... When this happens the night will be destined for adventure. I was driving through the Loop-de-loop part after the Hone Bridge and noticed a guy with a broken down mini-van. Now, would I think danger? Of course not. I stopped and asked if he needed a ride.
The poor guy walked to the gas station and bought $7 in gas. He walked back, poured it in. Since the van was half-way in the ditch at an angle it wasn't enough to get it started. I asked if he needed another ride (since I couldn't offer a cell-phone) and he said, no thanks. He was going to wait until a bigger vehicle (apparently the Spectra was not that impressive) came by to see if it could pull him out.
I left and went on my way to the Highbury. Lucky enough as I was on Lincoln Hillman passed me in the Subaru! (Which by the way is probably smaller than the Spectra.) I stopped him and took him on a wild turkey (or Kia Spectra) chase trying to get to the one way road by Kazube park...
After taking about 50 right turns we found it. But the guy was gone... Or so we thought. As I was headed up the one-way again dude popped outta nowhere. We tried pushing and pushed the van further into a silt filled ditch - BAD IDEA.
Then we tried the unthinkable. Attaching the mini-van to a tow rope for the Subaru to pull out... IT WORKED!
Chad and I went to the Highbury. I had my glass of wine, he had his Blue Moon. I graded papers, he listened to me say - Hey look it's Lance's roommate pretending he doesn't know me... Of course I had to call him over to say hi, and he wanted nothing to do with us - HA!
Life's back to normal. I'm single-single and have sent another man to his destiny (See next blog). Geno's not nice - always 2 cool for school. Hillman's the freakin' Rockstar. I'm tired, but HAPPY :)
And there's a guy who has made it home to his family on the goodwill of two dorks.
Upon us leaving he said, "I hope this comes back to you." - So do I, So do I.
Sometimes I'm perplexed by the things people do. Sometimes I'm perplexed by the things I do!