Yeah, it’s not been a good week.
If you remember, my laptop died last June. Hubby got it up and limping along, but then it died again the first week of school. That wasn’t the end of the world, since I have a really nice school laptop. Having just spent a butt-ton (FYI – that’s should totally be a scientific term) of money on the new camper, we’re not in any position to spend more money on a new computer – especially since the exhaust fell off my truck last week. This leads me to wonder, WHY CAN’T STUFF BREAK BEFORE we blow ALL of our money on a camper!?!?
So… my truck is running, and I won’t asphyxiate so long as I keep it moving, my personal laptop is dead, and … you guessed it… last night my school laptop had a brief spasm and then died.
I currently have zero technology – nada, none (my cell phone doesn’t connect to wi-fi, and I use it so rarely – it doesn’t work inside my county – that I don’t see any reason to replace or upgrade it). Tonight, I’m typing this on Hubby’s computer that he has reluctantly placed in my lap for 15 minutes.
Apparently, the universe felt that my week had been bad enough for me to need a funny moment. Today while teaching my 7th grade science class how to read a graduated cylinder, I drew a graduated cylinder on the board. I started with 2 vertical lines, added the circle opening at the top, and even included a fancy squiggly oval base at the bottom. As I finished my drawing, I heard several students snickering. Of course, I started to step back and redirect them, but as I stepped back, I realized exactly what they were giggling about – I had just drawn a giant blue penis on my white board…
Thankfully, no one made a big deal about it, I erased the
balls base and top, leaving just the 2 vertical lines and we proceeded with our lesson. I’ve been teaching this lesson for 4 years, and while it changes year-to-year, it always includes me drawing a graduated cyclinder on the board to demonstrate the miniscus. Never before has this resulted in a penis drawing. I have no idea what happened this year, but… at least it was entertaining?
I have no pictures, and I don’t know when I’ll be able to post again. My school laptop is out of commission for 3-5 business days (I have a loaner in my classroom, but it doesn’t come home). My eating has been good until I ate a crazy amount of ice cream tonight. Today was just too much for me. I succumbed to emotional eating, and it tasted good. I know it’s not a good reason to eat, and I know that I will need to make better choices tomorrow, but I also know that it’s not the end of the world.
I did run 4 miles last night, so I think I hit my 100 mile goal for the month, but I’m not sure since I can’t upload my run to a computer I don’t have. In any case, I’ll do 2-4 miles either Thur or Fri, and that’s it till the 1/2 on Sunday!! Look out beach, here I come!!! (even if there is going to be a tropical storm this weekend – seriously, this is not one of my best weeks, though at least it’s entered the realm of funny and none of the disasters have really been anything worse than inconvenient)