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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

On the First Day of Vacay

Right. So, day one of my vacation and I already feel as though my schedule is completely fubar. Like I have all the time in the world and yet it's 8:30 in the morning and I'm fully awake with two cups of coffee already in me and I'm thinking about laundry. What kind of vacation is that, I ask you? I should be nestled all up in my lovely soft bed, cocooned in the warm blankets while the central air issues cool breezes into my apartment, happily dreaming of the ocean and Colin Firth. Or even better: Colin Firth at the ocean. Instead, C hit the snooze six times this morning (six! that's an hour! and the clock is on my side of the bed!), whereby I found myself in that zombie state halfway between awake and asleep and realized my head was pounding slightly (a common side effect of drinking three blueberry beers and eating nothing but tortilla chips on a Tuesday night), then snapped fully awake when C brought me a cup of coffee, a glass of water, and some ibuprofen.

Of course, beyond living with a person who does not share the same schedule of leisure, there are other factors contributing to my being up. Like the weather, which has made it dark as hell in my place. What's up, thunderstorms? No, really, it's refreshing to feel like it's 8 p.m. when it's actually 8 a.m. Way to make me cranky!

Also, I'm a little nervous about starting training at my new job at the athletic club this afternoon. My other friend who works there has been attempting to paint me a portrait of the place for weeks now and I'm sure she means it to be reassuring but it seems to be having the opposite effect. Tidbits like, "If you're training with Destiny, just ignore how crazy she is. Because she's literally crazy, as in asylum crazy. You'll probably never have to work with her again once you're done training. But bring a book, in case she tries to have a conversation with you."

As everyone was packing up yesterday for the summer it struck me again how odd a world it is in education. Seriously: picture just waking up one random Tuesday, packing up your office, and waving goodbye to everyone for two months. Like, "hey, cubicle mate, see you in September!" And then frantically trying to get everyone's contact info into your phone so you can actually try to make good on some plans (even though you know it's probably not going to happen) as you edge your way out the door. It's so weird to think I won't see most of the people I interact with daily for months and months, and then after Labor Day we'll resume our work as if there was no interruption. It's a little bit jarring.

But hey- I just made my first summer iced coffee! Who am I kidding? I love summer!


Blogger lizgwiz rocks hardcore!

Summer vacations are the thing I miss most about being a student. And the only reason I would EVER think about going into the field of education. Enjoy yours!

And you know we're going to need a post about that crazy chick. ;)

8:51 AM

Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

yes, the weather today isn't exactly the cheeriest is it?
But - you know what happens with summer vacations right?

That's right. Lots of hanging out with your friends in Southie!!! yes, indeed. I've got big plans for Southie-land and my friends this summer.

Also, I heart blueberry beer.

8:59 AM

Blogger L Sass rocks hardcore!

Yeah, no whining, lady!! I have half-day Fridays in the summer and I just made a dentist appointment for the first one. Blah! So I totally feel you on the vacation-laundry thing.

10:07 AM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

The best thing to do with summer vacation is trek out to natick to drink.

10:16 AM

Blogger stefanie rocks hardcore!

I am guilty of repeated snooze button pressing myself, but I'm well aware it's something I'll need to somehow rid myself of if ever I live with someone. At this point, it's just another of the many reasons I figure it's good being single.

Also, I agree with Liz--summer vacations are the ONLY reason I sort of wish I'd gone into education. I've never wanted to teach, but I've often wanted to work in a library... Why didn't "school librarian" occur to me as a career choice??

10:27 AM

Blogger Lara rocks hardcore!

congrats on making it to summer! :) enjoy the rest and relaxation as much as you can.

1:22 PM

Blogger whiskeymarie rocks hardcore!

I will gladly trade your weather for ours.
Hot. Real hot. Sun pounding.
I am one of the rare people that hates this.
But still...
it's good to be on (sort-of) vacation!

3:02 PM

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

Vacay - bah! humbug! I wants vacay! PRONTO!

But yum - iced coffee - have another for me, it's way too cold here to be drinking frozen stuff. Bring on the hot chocolates!

4:09 PM

Blogger moogan rocks hardcore!

you had me at fubar!

4:23 PM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

Wait - you get coffee in bed? Because now I'm REALLY jealous.

5:29 PM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

seems wonderful....not the snooze part for an hour though....I deal with that everyday as my guy has to be at work for 7:00am and I, well I work in the other room and can start whenever...

7:30 AM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Summer ROCKS. It is kinda weird to pack up....I actually said that on my blog for my students--how there is something so sad about a barren classroom. But then I remember the year and I'm totally excited to have summer with not too much to do!

8:07 PM

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Blueberry beer? That's just so wrong on so many levels. Mainly that there is beer involved. So I guess it's just so wrong on one level.

My roommate hits the snooze button from 4:00 to 5:15. She also has the largest alarm clock in the world (actually that's loudest but largest just seems funnier). Fortunately I usually can't hear it unless I have insomnia.

why do I know the word fubar? Why? And why does its meaning not come to me now?

11:22 AM


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