The Winter of My Discontent
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Sorry I didn't post Monday. You have no idea what I've been through since last Friday. I have been diligently tracking a winter storm, once again buying into all these weather man's promises, only to come away empty handed…empty hearted. Last night they had a map of the system showing the storm above us and below us, but not in our little county. The Weather Guy said, “It was supposed to hit us. It's like someone is taking a blow dryer…look at that map. Isn't that crazy?” And all I heard was, “Jennifer, your life is crap because you will not be getting any snow days. The world is against you and a general feeling of malaise and misery will be consuming you by the second.”
To drown my sorrows and get my mind off things, I went HERE to play a game. Except I stunk at it, so I just got even more down. I can't have snow, and I can't even catch fake Ben and Jerry fish.
There has been one bright spot in my snow-less week. I learned that Lauren Graham, aka Lorelai Gilmore, will soon be back on TV with a new show. I can't wait! I miss her and Rory so much! And Stars Hollow. Where God blessed them with snow. And not misery.
We are done with our semester testÂ in my class, so we're watching Princess Bride. Some of them do not appreciate it. Can you imagine? Inconceivable! But a few of my students do know what ROUS's are, and they are now my new favorites. If their grades magically bump up to perfect A's, then who can blame me?
A few weekends ago I went to a Christmas party, and we played this game called Encore. It's a singing game. ( I know, eye roll right, but no…it totally hooked me and my evil competitive singingness took over!) So you getÂ a card and it might say something like, “Where,” and you and your team have to come up with a song that has the word “where” in it. Then if you get it right, it goes to the next team to try, and it keeps going until you mess up/time runs out. It is STRESSFUL!!!! Suddenly your mind goes blank and you're like, “I've never heard a single song in my life with the word “where” in it!”Â The other team was not very country music savvy, and they were WAY ahead of us, so I tried to sneak one in on them. “Sing a song with a city in it.”Â So we were stuck, and I just belted out, “I went to the bar in Dallas and picked up my dog…” They were totally buying it (you have to sing it with conviction and feeling), and my OWN TEAM ratted me out. I was so disgusted. Not only were we losing, but we couldn't even cheat efficiently. Hmph!
Well, Inigo Montoya needs me to help him find the man with six fingers, so I must go.
Have a great week.