Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Oh, Kindergarten

This is the third week of teaching Kindergarten and I woke up this morning with a bit of drudgery. Some might call it depression.

By the end of the day today, I thought, 'What the heck was I thinking when I wanted to change grade levels last year??!!' I must have been smoking crack the day I made that decision.

I am hoping that it gets better, or I will be planning an early retirement...to a mental institution.

Did you know that 3 boys--all age 5--can get simultaneously sent to the office from the library? They were jumping off of chairs...um, more than once. Thankfully, I was not there or my early retirement might have been to a different kind of institution. LOL

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Picture I Could've Taken

Last weekend, I went to see Kelly Clarkson in concert at Smirnoff in Dallas. It totally rocked and she has an amazing voice and show...

I didn't bring my camera in because I didn't know if I could and I left my phone in the car to make it stress-free inside. Sarah and I mosied to our seats and I think mine were some of the worst in the whole place. We were in seats, but out of the cool overhang that shields the sun and fans you. We were spitting distance from the lawn seats (which were like 20 dollars cheaper I might add) and on the very dead center aisle so that all the camera men and women blocked my view. We had to stand the whole time anyway because the lawn peeps kept standing in the aisle, so as you can tell, I had some of the worst seats. I was thankful that I didn't drag in my camera for this crap seat, let me tell ya.

Well, the show was incredible and she sang "Walk Away" as her final song before disappearing behind the curtain. Let me back up...by this time, the camera men had moved back some and set up barricades to COMPLETELY block my view of the stage, but I just listened to her sing without watching the show. So, as we are waiting for the encore song, people started leaving from my section and a few were moving in some. Sarah and I moved closer and boom! Up pops Kelly on a platform 3 feet from me. She said she wanted to give the crappy seat people a chance to be on front row (or something like that--I was still in shock). She sang "Breakaway" to us (or rather, the guy in front of me sang it to her...he actually distracted her by his loud voice and camera in her face) and then the concert was over. It was amazing! If I had my camera (I learned my lesson), this is the picture I would've taken...for now I'll just borrow someone else's picture who actually thought ahead.