Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still Alive and Kicking - Like a Mule

Wow, has it really been that long? Obviously I've not had enough to rant about. Which I guess isn't such a bad thing in the end.

Although, in retrospect, there are some things I suppose I could lump together for giggles.

  • The cold. It sucks. And having beautiful sunny days while it's -30F is utterly ridiculous and a complete lie by the powers that be.
  • Being sick on your birthday. Also sucks, while adding insult to the injury of being yet another year older. How old? Too damn old for this shit, I tell you what.
  • Not getting paid a full day when your work is shut down due to nasty weather, because unlike the teachers, you're hourly. NOT MY FAULT, DAMMIT! *shakes a fist at the stupid Midwest weather*
  • Having to let one kid out of 540 do whatever he wants because no one is willing to deal with his meltdowns while we wait for the red tape to be waded through to get someone who can handle him on a one-on-one basis. I don't care what the problem is - if a kid knows right from wrong, they should be expected to adhere to the same rules and expectations as everyone else.
  • Did I mention the cold? It still sucks.
  • Election year - if I really get going on this now, this post will drone on for pages. Suffice it to say, the bullshit has gotten deep, and I am again disappointed. Should the unthinkable happen and Hillary win, I am so taking up a collection for her permanent removal. Don't even get me started about McCain.
  • AstroEmpires - fun game, some good folks - and a load of little boys wanking entirely too hard over their e-peens. Seriously kids, you keep that up, they're gonna fall off. Oh - and anyone can be a jerk online. It doesn't take any special talent. Yes, that means you.
  • Still. Bloody. Cold.
  • They need to come up with some gene therapy that makes it so dogs don't shed. They're cute, they're lovable, they're loyal to a fault, but ye gods, the hair.
  • Teenagers - they grow up too fast, and think they know it all. I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but once you get to deal with one of your own, let me tell ya what - it's an eye-opener. "Look mom, I'm curvy!" -_- "Yes dear. Now go to your room and don't come out until you're 24 and we've arranged a proper marriage to a nice young man whom we have carefully screened and threatened with violence should he ever do anything we wouldn't approve of ... scratch that, just go to your room."
  • Cake should not have calories. Especially when it is so delicious and moist. THAT is the lie.
  • Housework - it is NEVER done.
  • Neither is home maintenance.
  • Yes, still cold. Dammit.
So there you have it. Minor rant in between all the good things that have been going on over the past year, many of which I am not going into here because frankly, it's none of your damn business. Those who know me well enough either know, or can ask. :P

Now we'll see if my sick days are enough to keep me from a renewed contract with the school. If so, so help me, you are gonna see a rant then. If not before.