Wednesday, November 28, 2007

do it yesterday

Sometimes I wonder if people ever think about what they ask others to do. Yesterday I got an email telling me I need to take the GRE before Dec. 7, so I have to sign up immediately. But the meeting discussing the grad program isn't until Dec. 6 and they aren't sure I'm eligible. If you look at a calendar the only time to take the test without missing school is this weekend! Even if there were still spots available at a nearby testing site, that is absolutely absurd.

Today, my principal pulled me out of class to tell me that he needed to talk to me during my free period later. He didn't show up and then I ran into him on the way to lunch. One of the math teachers recently left, so he offered me her Calculus class in place of one of my Algebra I classes. It seems like a great offer- really motivated seniors who actually are excited about math! Until I realized that I would be preparing 4 different classes, which breaks contract not to mention being absurdly time consuming. He gave me until tomorrow morning to decide, so I spent the rest of the day asking everyone's opinion and coming up with: I'm interested but figure out how I can do it with only 3 preps. Principal's solution: call my advanced and regular classes 'Algebra', now they are magically the same and only count as 1 prep. Cute. I'm going to look at the schedules tomorrow to see if I can trade classes with other teachers easily or if it will create a scheduling nightmare. I really want the Calc class if I can get it though, because that makes it incredibly more likely I'll teach it next year.

In addition to all the other people wanting me to do stuff yesterday that they tell me about today, there's one thing I wish I had done yesterday- drink apple cider. Its bubbly today, and last I checked apple cider isn't carbonated- that's called sparkling cider. I thought I might have accidentally created hard cider, but a little online research tells me that cider they sell in stores will go bad before it ferments because of the way it is processed. The sell by date is in December, but, something is not quite right. My stomach is gurgling...

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