3/26/2009

HITTING THE WALL

I fell asleep in the middle of a kung-fu movie around 8:45 this evening. While people were hitting each other with lots of swooshy sound effects. This is Jackie Chan I'm talking about, people, and I just went out like a light.

Every year there's a point where the strains of teaching and holding more than one gig down just catches up on me, and it's usually right before spring break and Holy Week. For me, spring vacation is a chance to get 'caught up' on whatever has been lagging in the last few months.

It can't come soon enough. A week after it's over, the dreaded state tests, so in that last interval I'm going to be giving an unprecedented push to try to get my kids up to par.

(sigh)

6 comments:

CarlaCarlaCarlaCarla said...

I'm so glad there's people who are willing to be teachers.

Kristine said...

Hey, I just wrote a paper! Wanna read it? ;-)

I conked out during Andy Warhol's Dracula last night. I think it's one of the few vampire movies worth seeing that don't star Bela.

Scott Hatfield . . . . said...

Hey, I just wrote a paper! Wanna read it? ;-)

Sure. I have spring break coming and could use a challenge.

Oh, and my personal fave vampire movie is 'Horror of Dracula' with Cushing and Lee, and the chamber orchestra musical score of James Bernard.

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CarlaCarlaCarlaCarla said...

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maedeans said...

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