Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I am over the rainbow. This school is like Oz. There is a wicked witch who has evil flying monkeys and drones who say, almost audibly, “All we are, we owe her.” I am not sure that is really what the drones say as they march around the witch’s castle, but they are sure as hell happy when Dorothy frees them. Does anyone have a bucket of water, ’cause I’m ready to melt me a witch! This school is also Oz-like because the munchkins are fantastic; I have a few that might belong to the Lollipop Guild.

I stole this metaphor from the new math guy. He jokingly told his mother that he was going to buy ruby slippers to wear to school because Burris is like the Land of Oz. Though he isn’t going to do it, I think I am going to buy a pair of red shoes to wear to school. I think I am going to like him, but I can never remember his name. We are both here at school today, working on Sunday, trying to get our classroom plans in order. We both decided to take it day by day for this first full week and pass out the syllabi next Monday. I am going to make the nuts and bolts syllabi for my classes with the expectations outlined, and the general rules and practical bits. Then I am going to give them the year-long, or semester-long schedules next Monday.

I ran twelve miles today in preparation for the marathon. I think by the time November rolls around I will be ready for this. I am a little sore today, but still mobile. I have been having some serious doubts about my ability to last for 26.2 miles, but I am more nervous that I will be too slow and get scooped up by the medical wagon. If that happens, I’ll probably die. Today went well, but slow. I also have to keep reminding myself that I still have 76 days left to train for this. That’s twelve weeks or three months. As long as I can keep some semblance of a schedule, I can do this. As long as I get up early to do the runs, my body will respond. I know this in my head, but sometimes my bed feels so good at 5AM!

Leah finally sent me pictures from Mer’s wedding. Here are Merideth and I. There are at least six pictures of us, and this is the only decent one.

It was a little bright (and really fucking hot) on the beach.

This is what I want my wedding reception to look like. We had an absolute blast!

What else is new? I am trying to jog my mind to think of things, but nothing is coming. I suppose I should stop writing here and work on my syllabi.

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5 responses to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  1. Super big HAHA to the first paragraph. I’ll get some red Crocs so I can have red shoes to protect me from the wicked witch too.
    His name is Will Carter – will you remember that? Will you? (You should now.) Mike made that joke and so that is how I remember the guy’s name.

  2. unfinishedportraitofsam

    you two are gorgeous : )

    i can’t picture you in sparkly red shoes. purple, yes, but red? i miss your face.

  3. here are Meredith and I? I are a gradiate in inglish…. I’m sorry – my best friend growing up was the daughter of two English professors….

    This is Meredith and me….

  4. Actually, here are Merideth and I is proper grammar. You only use me when the word is the object.

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