What I’ve been doing…

When you read this, tell me and everyone else that connects to your journal via the friends list what you were doing the past hour or so.
If it ain’t nobody’s buisness, well, say so.

I wrote another dozen lines of the Epic. I supervised the last few minutes of study hall.
I watched another episode of Smallville with some of my students. I chewed out a couple of students for fighting with each other and chasing each other out of the building. I ate a home-made rice-krispie treat with chocolate (shouldn’t have had that). Tried calling again. Didn’t get through. Called B from Starwood to chat with him for a bit. Chatted with L from Pittsburgh about religion, philosophy and children for a while. Got the students started on their dorm jobs. Listened to R talk to a girl he really shouldn’t be talking to… It’s horrible to try to dissuade a student from talking to his girlfriend… but when you’ve watched said ‘girlfriend’ cause no fewer than five junior-high-school-scaled Trojan Wars since September 7, it’s kinda painful to watch them do it again

Your turn.

UPDATE:10:45pm

I was supposed to be in bed by now. Forty-five minutes ago, a kid on my dorm shows up at my apartment with his guitar… which is making a sloshing sound. Someone put an entire bottle of Listerine — a contraband substance in itself — inside his guitar. That is… the contents of an entire bottle of Listerine. The bottle went into the trash.

It’s not yet clear if the guitar is ruined.

4 comments

  1. T. –

    Listerine is a contraband item because a few years ago a couple of kids got drunk, and one got dangerously sick, from drinking mouthwash. It was ugly.

    And sometimes, yes, I think they do think of nothing else but tormenting each other at night?

    And yes, wrecking someone’s instrument is just plain mean. It’s a meanness I’ve never encountered before, much as Luke never encountered such devotion in a droid before R2-D2.

  2. A-

    I’m confused here.

    Why is Listerine a contraband item? I’m lost on this score.
    How dangerous can mouthwash be? Except apparently, to guitars.

    Do your charges think of nothing else to do but torment one another at night?

    Wow. Wrecking someone’s instrument is just plain mean.

    -T.

  3. A-

    I’m confused here.

    Why is Listerine a contraband item? I’m lost on this score.
    How dangerous can mouthwash be? Except apparently, to guitars.

    Do your charges think of nothing else to do but torment one another at night?

    Wow. Wrecking someone’s instrument is just plain mean.

    -T.

    • T. –

      Listerine is a contraband item because a few years ago a couple of kids got drunk, and one got dangerously sick, from drinking mouthwash. It was ugly.

      And sometimes, yes, I think they do think of nothing else but tormenting each other at night?

      And yes, wrecking someone’s instrument is just plain mean. It’s a meanness I’ve never encountered before, much as Luke never encountered such devotion in a droid before R2-D2.

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