Thinking Out Loud… Randomly

Hey friends! Happy Thursday! And thanks so much for all the sweet comments on my Boston post. I love this community.

I have so many stupid little things to tell you, so I’m linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons today to Think Out Loud with all my randomness.

  • Best news: J and I booked a vacation last week! We’re headed to Myrtle Beach in May, after school gets out. We haven’t had a lot of time to look at things to do there, but we’ll be there for a week. Any suggestions?
  • As I was updating my calendar with all the end-of-year school stuff today, I realized that we will NEED that vacation. There are four days in May with nothing scheduled (yet). At least not all those things are work-related, and some of the work-related ones are fun, too.
  • One of those things is graduation, which I rather randomly got put in charge of this year, along with the counselor. The last counselor didn’t leave any notes, timelines, etc., so we’re just kind of flying by the seat of our pants. Let’s hope there is a graduation….
  • I get to be on an interview committee for another teaching position at my school. I’ve never been on this side of an interview. Should be interesting. I’m excited.
  • Thinking about that interview committee, I asked my seniors today what they want in a teacher. They had some interesting answers, to be sure. My favorite was “young and attractive.” Oh, kids.
  • They also have horrible senioritis. It’s driving me crazy.
  • Every time I see the Amtrak go by, I kind of wish I was back here with my girls:
    photo (3)Trains are fun. But train people are a little weird. On the way home, the man in front of Sam was singing and dancing… when he wasn’t snoring at 95 decibels.
  • Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP. Old computers won’t run the new Windows. Know what their “solution” is? Buy a new PC.  If I could afford a new computer, do you really think I’d be using this dinosaur? Thanks for nothing, Microsoft.
  • This weekend, my girlfriends and I realized that we are old.  Both nights, we went to bed at the time we used to be getting ready to go out.
  • I am doing this race with Logan and Amy (team name: Cereal Killers). It’s a 12-hour relay… from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. I am ridiculously excited and also a little terrified.  But mostly excited.

So anyway, that’s what’s happening in my brain lately. What’s up in your world?

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11 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud… Randomly”

  1. Oh no! In charge of graduation?!! That sounds like a lot of work. You will do great and those seniors will have an amazing time. Young and attractive are the two qualities that correlate highly with good teaching, right? I certainly hope so, because that is what I put on my resume.

  2. I love being on the other side of interviews! It is actually really fun to watch another person try their best to make a good impression. I saw the Chase the Moon race and Rob and I were thinking about doing it. Not sure about it yet though.

  3. I can relate with your senioritis experience. I get that with my college students at times, however this term seems to be filled with a lot of motivated seniors (crossing my fingers this holds). I laughed when you mentioned going home and going to bed at the time you used to start going out – I am the exact same way. By the time 9 or 10 rolls around, I am ready to get into my cozies and chill!

  4. Oh, I wish I was on YOUR side of teaching interviews! One day I will be and I will be stoked! I keep practicing my skills 🙂
    That run sounds super fun!
    I hope you will have a great vaca! You will be on my coast but not in my state 😦 Gunshow and I need a vaca badly but I don’t think that is happening for a while…… 😦
    Oh well, I look forward to running in the meantime!

  5. I’ve been on the other side of the hiring process recently too – it’s so much less nerve racking to be making the decisions rather than hoping you’re conveying you’re the best candidate!

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