Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Castle and Other Obsessions

I am currently re watching one of the best new shows I've seen. In fact, it's the first new show I've actually taken the time to watch, TV has just been crap lately. Anyway, the show is called Castle and it stars one of my all-time favorites, Nathan Fillion, who you might or might not know from Firefly, Serenity, Desperate Housewives or Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. I just like a show that makes me laugh and makes me think a bit.
So, that's my obsession for this week, we'll add it to the other TV shows I watch, it's a considerably shorter list than it once was, which is good. I pretty much have one show per night, and then I'm working the rest of the time (or pretending to work while I blog and play Monopoly on Pogo). Sunday is Big Love night, I really shouldn't watch it, but I do anyway, although their whole showing the temple ceremony thing threw me off of it. Monday is Castle now, it used to be nap time. Tuesday is NCIS, I absolutely adore this show for so many reasons, mostly because it has the same dry, cynical humor I also possess. Wednesday is open. Thursday is The Office, 30 Rock and Bones (Bones used to be on Wednesday, I hate it when they change like that, thank goodness for the DVR). Friday is Dollhouse (I'm a big Joss Whedon fan, even if the show is sub par). Saturday is a special day, which is usually reserved for movies.
So, that's my week in TV, having written it all down, it seems like a lot more than I thought. If I weren't so stressed with student teaching I might care.
9 teaching days!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Student Teaching-12 Days and Counting

12 teaching days that is. Today, I had a collaboration meeting with the other student teachers from SUU and I wish we had gotten together sooner and talked about stuff, because they're going through pretty much the same thing I am! It was nice to be able to talk with them about how the education system is flawed and realize that I'm not the only one who thinks that.
Also, I went to a job fair and it makes me nervous about the job front. I think I might be ok, if I start filling out applications now, but who has the time when they're student teaching. Once I'm done, I'm taking a week and finishing up my teacher work sample and fill out millions of online applications, even if I have to move to the boondocks of Alaska, as God as my witness, I'll have a job by the fall!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where the heck is the cake?


Well, one of the suckiest birthdays ever was topped off with a complete lack of birthday cake. Despite the fact that I'm a chubby girl, I don't generally eat cake a lot, but I think birthdays are the most appropriate time for slices of rich delicious chocolate cake like the one pictured. Yet, none for me, maybe I should move to pre-Revolutionary France and talk with Marie Antoinette.
To ease my feelings of slightedness, I decided to buy and devour an entire box of Samoas, it worked rather well actually.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Birthdays are Boring


So, now that I'm a little older, I realize that Birthdays don't really mean all that month. Not to mention, I'm pretty boring myself. Right now I'm blogging and watching The Gameplan, which is good because I have a gigantic crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He's so charming. Oh crap, he's singing to the little girl, is it wrong that I'm tearing up? Hold on Emily, don't show emotion...better now.
14 more teaching days and I'm done with student teaching!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Prospects

So, I'm excited to graduate in May, but I'm so nervous about not finding a job that I'll lie awake at night (which is really a dumb idea, just so you know) stressing out about it (I really need to take up kick-boxing or something, after student teaching is over). It's not that there aren't teaching jobs out there in Social Studies, it's just that they're really far apart or in places I wouldn't want to live (like South Dakota and New Mexico). I'm trying to be more proactive about getting my resume and stuff out there, but I've been so dang busy with student teaching that I've hardly had time to think. Would it be wrong for me to wait a year and then look for a job next spring when I have real time to devote to it? I could substitute teach and I'd been certified so I'd get paid a lot more (like $40 more a day). So, imaginary people I'm talking to, because we all know no one reads this blog (and if you're a real person ready this blog, then I apologize) what do you think? Should I stress myself out and try to get a job in the Fall (which would include going to a teacher fair next) or should I just take the next year off and devote myself to finding a job in the Spring of 2010?
Also, anyone who likes me a lot and wants to write a letter of recommendation, not that I don't already have a few (3), but you can never have enough really.
I'm going to be 25 on Saturday, I'm getting so old!!!!!!!