April 23rd, 2004

buzzed, B&W

Weird Days

So, I'm subbing again today, this time for high school English. First time I've done this. It's been a long day. Pretty standard sub lesson plan - students are either to read or work quietly on stuff they've been doing. For the first 2 periods, I read the book the students are reading, Orwell's Animal Farm. I had forgotten how good that book was. It makes me want to teach English to some degree. So many things you could discuss about the book, be it politics, psychology, symbolism, human nature, etc etc.

I'm running on about 40 minutes of sleep today. I haven't worked in a week, and during the past week, I've been staying up till 5:30 or 6:00 before going to bed, and then sleeping till 11 or 12. Last night I got in bed around 12, and started watching the Italian Job (the remake). Finished the movie around 2, and tried to sleep. I tossed and turned for an hour, before getting up and reading some web pages. I then tried to go back to sleep around 4, at which point I tossed and turned for another 45 minutes before giving up and grabbing a shower. I went downstairs, made myself some scrambled eggs, had a glass of juice, a bowl of cereal with a sliced banana, and 4 pieces of this raisin bread that was sitting on the counter. The plan here was since I had to take my parents to the airport this morning, I was going to eat to the point where I'd be sleepy. Anyway, the plan failed. I went to the airport, got back home around 6, and laid down. I think I slept for maybe 15 minutes, before having to get up and come in to school.

Was doing okay, but with these standard substitute lesson plans, and having nothing to do, I'm running out of steam (not to mention having the last two periods off). Just a little over an hour to go, then I get to go home, let the dogs out, and I'll probably crash and take a nap as I'm not working tomorrow.

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Wow, I meant to post this yesterday but when I came home, I played a bit of Civ3, took care of the dogs, then took a nap - that ended up lasting till 11:30. I ended up watching Master and Commander, and then going to bed around 4, and getting up around 11:30. Whoops.