Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kira in the Car


Kira got her first pair of glasses today.  Doesn't she look adorable?  Things must have been blurry for a while because when we came outside she said, "Oh my god!  I can see each individual leaf on that tree way over there!"  Anyway, in the car on the way home, right out of the blue she said, 

"Do you think there is such thing as gecko abuse?"

Which I thought was a little weird and now I'm worried that even if there wasn't gecko abuse before, if she ever gets in the proximity of a gecko, there will surely be some gecko abuse.

In other news, I stupidly took a job subbing for middle school math at the Catholic school.  Ugh.  I was curious what it was like over there, but I've already grown to regret it.  First I learned that the kids come at about 7:30 which means I have to be there by about 7:00.  Then I learned that it is a half day, so I will be getting paid for a half day, which will be about 25 bucks because the Catholics pay their teachers WAY less than the public school does, which means that they pay their subs about 2/3 what I could get anywhere else.  So 2/3 divided by 1/2 of what are below poverty wages in the first place = A humongous waste of my precious precious time, and finally, I learned that they will be having an outdoor basketball tournament all morning and my job will be bathroom monitor.  For three hours.  Then I can come out and eat lunch with the kids.  Ugh.  If it rains the basketball tournament will be postponed.  I want everyone who reads this before tomorrow morning to wish and pray and do rain dances to beg the powers-that-be for rain.  Okay? Because I would rather teach math to middle school students than sit in a bathroom all morning.  And that is really saying something, because I'd rather kick a puppy in the face than teach math to middle schoolers; ergo I'd rather kick a baker's dozen of puppies in the face than sit in a middle school bathroom all morning for $25.  

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  1. What gets me about this picture is that Kira is smiling....like a normal smile....that looks super cute!! How much did you pay her?

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  2. Ironically, I think the sub is going to be sick tomorrow! What are the odds?

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    1. I would call in and cancel, but I didn't know who to call. I didn't know there would be an effing basketball tournament until it was too late.

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  3. Say, why does it say my comment was published at 8:45? It's 10:45 here. What gives?

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    1. I've decided to live on California time.

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  4. I did a rain dance, but it rained here. Did you get any?

    Love the glasses. I remember my first pair. I remember finding out I was going to have to go get glasses. There was crying.

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    1. No rain here! But almost. It was just dry enough to have the stupid tournament and it was 40 degrees and windy and damp. Kind of what I assume he'll would be like if I believed in that sort of thing.

      I remember crying about my first glasses too. I was in second grade.

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  5. Kira is a doll. I can't believe you have to work half a day at a crap job for $25! Yuk!

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    1. Your preaching to the choir! It's my own damn fault for not canceling. I really should have cancelled.

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  6. kira ia super cute i her new glasses!!! also, being a sub for catholics sounds like it sucks ass. i'm glad i gave that religion up!

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