I got in early this morning. Early like woah...I was the first freaking car in the staff lot. Tomorrow, I guess I don't need to get up right at four am, but I was pretty much too keyed up to sleep.
1st Period, Basic Geography is okay, small group, mainly comatose, so i don't a have too many problems to deal with. Second period is a Study Hall. Quiet study, it's like a prep period where I can't leave the room. Third Period is the first of my two world history groups, and they're good kids. Fourth period is my second Basic Geo. They're a little rowdier, but we'll get along okay. Fifth period is my prep, and lunch, six is my other World History, and Seventh is my Class from Hell. It's Regular Geography, and Ive got about 25 kids who want to be anywhere but at school. You'll be hearing from this group a lot, methinks.
Anyway, I've got a TON of work to do, so this is short. katieay, I was going to use your Icon, but LJ ate it. *follows aggiebell90's example and sporks LJ*.
My wife totally rocks. She made me steak for dinner, AND a cake.
The next chapter of DTR is off to the beta (It went to the prebeta before all heck broke lose in my life, and is now finally getting around to the beta)
And did I mention my fablously fantastic wife bought me an X-box as a Valentine's Day/OMG you got a teaching job present? :D:D:D:D:D:D Too bad I'm too busy to use it.
And kit_the_brave, I blame you, because a Beth/AJ plotbunny was gnawing on my ankles last night as I was trying to sleep. ;-) 'S all good. I might even write it this weekned, if the opportunity comes up
Later y'all, I'm off to write overheads.
Well, it ate my life for a period of about 24 hours, but I got rid of a plot bunny. Sort of. It's not exactly fanfiction in the true sense of the word, but I had fun with it, in a way. Therefore, I present to you, in an abridged form, (until I get the urge to start adding more details), the seminal historic work:
Second, apparently, I was recced recently on crack_broom . Can I just say that I'm blown away by that? I wondered where the new reviews were coming from, but I had no idea. Special thanks to magnolia_mama for pointing it out to me.
Those two evens helped cheer me up after a long, hard day. They cheered me up even more that the Pats win did, actually, and that's saying a lot. My joy at the Pats win is kind of tempered by the fact I didn't see it, owing to the fact that I've been at work. All. Freaking. Day. Damn holiday means the theater was open late tonight. In fact, I'm still here.
Lately the job has been getting to me. It's been pointed out to me that my talents are wasted here. True dat. However, I'm skitish about looking for a new job in the immediate term because I left Sears after six months, and I don't want to leave another job after six months. I don't want to look like a job hopper when someone reads my resume. That being said, this job is really starting to grate on me, my boss is giving me these mixed signals like he's upset about something, and I'm bored out of my freaking skull. I want my weekends back, I want my holidays back, and I want something that's slightly more mentally stimulating.
Anyway, that's what's been going on in my life. Anyone got anything interesting going on?
I should be going to bed, but I just wanted to hop on a point out that for once, a school board from an uber conservative southern state got it right. Apparently, a woman in Georgia was trying to get her local school board to ban the use of the Harry Potter books in the class room because they quote "promote witchcraft". Well, the school board told her to take a hike, fortunetly. I don't have the link to the article handy, I closed that window, sorry.
I really don't understand the problem some folks have with HP. The same folk who rail against HP are the same folk who embrace Narnia. Maybe the fact that Narnia is a Christian allegory somehow makes the magic in those books more palatable, I don't know.
And the folks who claim HP causes kids to question authority and defy adults...? Have these people never HAD kids of their own? Kids do that without any help from HP, thank you very much. So Harry, Ron and Hermione break every rule in the book, and Fred and George break rules that haven't been made yet. So what? Just about every kids book out there has somebody breaking the rules.
I didn't mean to rant...well, actually, i did. I just didn't mean to go on this long about it. My higher brain functions shut down about, oh, say, six hours ago. I'm off to bed.
Catch you all on the flip side
but see, there was this cute little plot bunny...and I leaned down to pet it.
And it bit my arm.
It wouldn't let go!
And now chapter nine of Redefining is finished.
*falls asleep at keyboard*
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...snzks...don't forget to give us your address for holiday cards, or ask for a drabble for Christmas (see previous posts)....snksz...
It has only just now occured to me that as I am moving, I'm packing up this computer this weekend and it will be unacessable to me until after January 1. Well, actually, it hasn't just occured to me, I've known it for a week. What *hadn't* occured to me is that I need to post up the Christmas presents people asked me for before I pack up this machine, or you won't get them until January.
Ergo, it's early Christmas. Today's Christmas giving features dancinginmagic's present, and kadath's presents. kelleypen, Sara is still polishing your present, and we'll be posting it on her LJ, since she'll still have her laptop into the early part of next week.
For DM Title: Lily Evans and the Mad Quaffle
1,200 words (aprox.)
Pairing: L/J ( DM Christmas Present )