School starts tomorrow. I mean, not for me as a student, but as a teacher. I teach at a college. It's fun. No, it's amazing. I love it. But I'm super nervous because it's the first day of school. My coordinator told me that when you stop being nervous before the first day of school, it's time to stop teaching. So I must be a KICK ASS teacher.
Anyway, when I'm this worked up, my head doesn't operate at the normal rate. It does this thing that reminds me of my dad channel-flipping after dinner before the days of 'menu' buttons: 2.5 seconds on each channel, just enough time to hear a few words and see a few images before going on to the next thing which may be entirely different than the last thing. Observe:
WHAT MY BRAIN IS FLIPPING THROUGH RIGHT NOW
I keep doing a load of laundry but then forgetting to move it to the dryer. When will they invent a washer/dryer combo?
I want to play Call of Duty. How can I get enough work done today to play--no. Not happening.
Oooh, I have vegan cheesey popcorn. It's all the way across the room. K, nevermind, focus.
I am SO TIRED of watching Happy Endings repeats but I refuse to let myself watch something actually new or interesting 'til I'm totally ready for class tomorrow. This may be a permanent state of purgatory.
I have someone on my mind a lot lately. Someone cool I met. I keep doing stupid things, like shaving only one leg in the shower, or missing my highway exit. I tried to write out my thoughts on this person in my journal; while I'm usually a colourful and insightful writer, that page reads like a sixteen year-old's diary. I definitely used the words 'hot' and 'cool' way too many times and never as they were originally defined.
I really need new glasses.
I want a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Ohhhhh my GAWD, I'm tired of these Happy Endings reruns.
What do I wear to school tomorrow? How do you straddle the line between casual and professional so the students feel you're approachable but also don't mistake you for a fellow student? Also, how do you get yourself to care about this when your first class is at 8 in the morning?
Nevermind. The phone has rung. It's that person. Yep. All thought stops here. :)