and the long weekend is upon us. I've been beat all week, trying to get used to getting up at 6:30AM after a summer of laying in till 9:30 every day. Life is rough I guess (I know, I get no sympathy). Of course the job has it's perks, or rather perkies; Lots of teenage girls, bouncing around in cheerleader outfits today, the morning of their first football game. Usually they're wearing tight little tank tops and short shorts, looking like they're on the game, and a whole slew of the little wonders are in my classes. It's a good gig if you can get it. So long as I don't get caught leering I'll be OK. Then there's the hot Spanish teacher who looks like she's decided to pick up teaching after a long career in Adult films. All the boys want to take her classes, and all the guys find reason to chat her up whenever possible. Nice way to spend the morning.
I gave the kiddies the day off today. Told them to chat amongst themselves quietly while I caught up on stuff, grading exams from other classes and surfing drudge. The Drudge report is about the only interesting thing I can get on the schools computer. I have one in class that I use to take roll each day, and check inter district emails. So, of course, I use it to surf everything else that the thing allows. No blogging though. Apparently you guys are so depraved, the school won't allow the kiddies to see any of it. Of course, the kids know how to hack into the thing better than the faculty, so I doubt if the checks and balances are having the desired effect. Just keeping me from being able to waste more of the districts time.
While I was grading tests I caught bits and pieces of a few conversations. The seniors were sitting around talking about their summers, and who'd gotten laid, and with whom, and who was still striking out. It was hilarious. At one point one of the girls said that the only thing one of the other guys there had been getting was ass, and called him "Shit dick". They all busted into laughter, and so did I, which made it that much more hilarious for them. I guess very few things have changed since I was in high school, 28 years ago.
When I clicked onto Drudge, I fell onto this little tid bit...
"A new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears.
"Redacted", by U.S. director Brian De Palma, is one of at least eight American films on the war in Iraq due for release in the next few months and the first of two movies on the conflict screening in Venice's main competition.
Inspired by one of the most serious crimes committed by American soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, it is a harrowing indictment of the conflict and spares the audience no brutality to get its message across."This is the same douche bag who painted the Vietnam war as criminal and a lot of the Vets as rapist crazies in his old film Casualties of War. Apparently he's planning to do the same thing to the Iraq war, all the soldiers who are fighting it. Typical liberal Hollywood bullshit. Some asshole who probably never saw the working end of a gun, deciding to use his "art form" to brainwash another generation of kids into thinking his way about the war. Where the hell is John Milius when you need him? He's just the next in a long line of film makers, beginning with D. W. Griffith, who feels totally justified in over dramatizing violence and making up the history, just to get his point across. Well, I do the best I can in my history classes to set people strait. It keeps me in a job, I guess.
I found out today that I'll be on the team and playing pool with the guys each Wednesday night for most of the rest of the year, beginning in a week or so. I won't have a Wednesday night class next semester ether (early October to late December), so there won't be anything to get in the way of it. Should be fun, but I'll need to practice a bit. Haven't played in a while, but it comes back to me pretty quick.
Well, tonight is the night I go get dad and we eat Chinese food, so I'll be heading that way soon. He may want to go watch the kids in Academy play football, so we'll see what happens. The rest of the evening is up for grabs, or at least unplanned at this point. You guys have a great weekend, and don't strain anything lifting all those beers and cheering for all those teams. Enjoy. Cheers.