28.1.05

What good is a blog

It's been a quiet week en blog because, well, it's been one of those weeks.

I got frustrated with students, then got frustrated with myself, then mostly got frustrated with them again. Today I graded their work and was positively astounded at what they're capable of (this is not the good kind of astounding). But I can't blog about it.

Terz came home on Monday, with stories that don't bear the telling, though some pictures he can show. I can't blog about it.

What a blog is good for is acknowledging that despite the drawbacks of teaching, it also gives me the flexibility to leave work at 12:45 pm today, so that Terz and I can do lunch, grab groceries and head home to while away the afternoon together. So maybe waking up at 6 am is worth it --- some days. It also helps that I've been trying to be a diligent yoga student and practise ye olde sun salutation every morning. It's better than coffee!

In other school news, a class that I substitute taught last week didn't know my name (my fault --- I didn't bother to introduce myself to them) and so described me to their teacher as "the teacher with the interesting shoes". The other common descriptor is "the teacher with the Powerpuff girl keychain hanging from her waist". I'm surprised they haven't gotten around to this moniker yet: "the one who speaks so fast it's impossible to understand her, and she sometimes talks to herself in the middle of the lesson too".

When you think about it, blogging is really nothing more than talking to yourself but out loud in the middle of the world wide web --- isn't it?

2 Comments:

At 1/29/2005 12:09 am , Blogger wahj said...

Ah yes, the sun salutation. I can't seem to shake off the feeling that I'm doing Ancient Indian Burpees whenever do that sequence. There's a nice rhythm with the breathing though that makes it almost a meditation in motion.

There: who says blogging is talking to yourself? Occasionally, other people do talk back ... = )

 
At 1/29/2005 1:27 pm , Blogger Tym said...

I've gotten over the part where the sun salutation reminds me of the horrendous burpees we used to do in karate class and PE. Now it's more like I can't start my mornings without it...

 

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