Today was one of the longer Tuesdays in the history of time. I left for work at 6:55 and got home after 8pm. And have I mentioned yet that I feel like hell? Because I do. I’m pretty sure it’s a sinus infection and bronchitis and will be calling the doctor tomorrow to find out.
On the upside, I finished writing the final exam for one of the classes I teach and I finished up lab 2 of 5 by taking test 1 of 4 this week. I’m not even close to being done, but I’ve got one test down and 3 left to go. This week.
Today was, for some odd reason, a constant auditory assault. Everywhere I turned, people were saying things that I couldn’t escape from.
Like one of my students, who, during a discussion about the Swine Flu and a student asked me why they called it the Swine Flu. I explained that it was named that because it came from pigs. And she replied that she knew that, but why then, wouldn’t they call it the Sine Flu? Because apparently that’s what pigs are called. You know, since they’re all so kickass at math.
Then, my chemistry teacher had a little bit of trouble with one of our vocabulary words this week. We were studying the light spectrum, however, she couldn’t seem to say spectrum, but instead, speculum. And I almost died from laughter. Because seriously, we had to look at all the entire visible speculum and dude, that’s just not okay. Or ultraviolet speculums. (Or, like I texted my husband, ultraviolent speculums, which is a whole different kind of torture…). And she must’ve spent 30 minutes talking about it. Seriously.
Then, I was waiting out in the hallway for my test to begin when one of the other students in the class, one that I find wildly obnoxious, started talking about her home life. Apparently she lives with her Grandmother and from what I could glean, they share a bed. That’s not even the bad part. She proceeded to tell us about how her grandmother needs to go to bed with the television on and constantly wants to watch soap operas because, and I’m quoting here, “the lady hasn’t gotten laid in 30 years.”
I think I need to jam a fork in my ear to wiggle that mental image out. Dude. That’s your grandma. That’s not okay.
And now I’m sitting down to study for my two Thursday tests because my Wednesday test should be pretty straightforward. Should, being the obviously key word there. I’m SO ready for school to be over. And also? to stop coughing. And to stop feeling like my face is going to explode everytime I bend over. You know, the small things in life.
So, your turn (and dude, I got 20 VERY helpful sinus suggestions, so you have no excuse not to comment, I know you’re reading). How was your Tuesday?