Friday, February 11, 2011

Sh*t just got real (x2)

There was never a "Sh*t just got real 1, but I have two things to briefly share:

1) Girlfriend and I are getting married in 85 days. For realz (yes, I just typed the word "realz") My dress came it, I picked it up and it only needs minor alterations which is fabulous because I have been having nightmares that it would't fit!!! We set up our donation registry and can send out our official invitations now that we have the menu finalized. Everything else is completely taken care of and set for May, which feels strange. Seriously, 85 days??? Sh*t just got real.
2) As you have read already in a previous post, I am part of an organization of LGBT teachers in North Carolina and we have been working on ways to help out in schools, trainings, etc. as well as support one another in our unique situation. The group has been around for almost 2 years but I only found out about them about 6 months ago when I read an article online. CNN is coming to our meeting on Friday as part of a special they are doing on LGBT educators because they want to feature our group! My principal knows I'm out and active with the organization but I think I should give her a head's up anyway...sh*t just got real.

Here is an unrelated anecdote from class today:

One little boy was acting ridiculous, I mean ri-dic-u-lous all day (including but not limited to jumping around the classroom and acting like he was eating poop when he ate chocolate pudding at lunch) by the afternoon I had had enough. He was practicing his flash cards and every time he got one right he said, "How do you like them apples!" I didn't think I could handle the last 45 minutes of the day without loosing my cool, so for both of our sakes I sent him up to the office where he took his 3 minute multiplication test-which he failed. I was furious because he wrote stupid answers for problems he KNEW the answers to, and even said the right answers out loud! My assistant principal jokingly told me I should have put a huge F on the top of his paper and ask him how he liked those apples. Hilarious suggestion that I will have to remember for next time!

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4 comments:

Kiley said...

Congrats on both fronts!!!

Carolyn said...

That's so exciting!! I'm so happy for you both!

That's awesome what CNN is doing, and hopefully they put it in a positive light that will help others see that your sexuality doesn't determine how great of a teacher you are.

P.S. your kids still crack me up. It could be worse, you could be bored with no silly antics to share! haha.

LilliGirl said...

Yay for marriage! Be happy and not too nervous! :)

Congrats on the group thing...and yes, I understand how little boys can drive you to drink. ha ha

Casey said...

Well sh****t! Congratulations! Marriage always seems so damn grown-up to me. But then, that's coming from the perspective of one who actually thought the pretending the chocolate pudding was poop thing was kind of genius.