Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sub-hater, Mega-Tutor, Old Bones, Rock Star, Crafty Man,

No regular internet is frustrating because I can't update as often as I like.

I used to hate subbing. Now I just don't care. It is incredibly hard to motivate myself to get up and go to work knowing that no one really cares if I do or not. And no one is forcing me.

I don't matter. To anyone.

I did start tutoring though. And I just picked up 4 more clients bringing me to 5 total. I will be a very busy boy in the evenings very soon. If it all works out it should be about 200 plus extra dollars a week as well as providing me with a teaching experience where the students will actually remember who I am. Two of the students are from the Puyallup Indian tribe which I'm excited about.

In other news my birthday is this weekend. I will be at the Unicorn on Saturday at 8pm with who ever wants to come, we will have a merry old time I suppose. I am an old man.

Oh yes an old man, its freaking cold out, and my bones actually hurt today. Now I know that 22 degrees Farenheit isn't that cold in Alaskan perspective, but its also not as wet up there. This cold wet puget sound freezing streak is taking its toll on me. I want to stay inside more, eat soup at all hours of the day, and watch movies. I'm so lazy lately. Grrrrr.

Got to start stepping up the Practicing my music too. My show is next Friday and I need to make sure I'm amazing because if I could land some opening gigs from contacts at the show that would be so bad ass. I have some new songs that need cementing and I need to pick my old ones/covers wisely. And don't even get me started on wardrobe and make up...just joking.

Christmas presents are almost complete. I have a lot of work to do on my brothers gift, my mom's is almost done, my dad's is almost finished, and then there are my friends, but I have some ideas for them. Its a lot more work than I thought to make gifts for everyone but I really hope that they will enjoy them more.

Did I mention I hate subbing? Yesterday the person I was subbing for put the request in wrong and showed up after lunch. I thought I was working a full day, but nope, halfy. $60 down the tubes because a lady can't punch the right number. At least she showed up to watch half of a period of her worst kids completely engaged and learning about insect body structure. The kids then went out of control as soon as she took over the class. Sigh.

You might say to yourself, if Kale hates subbing so much why doesn't he do something about it? Well, its my party and I'll cry if I want to. In fact the mere thought of subbing actually sucks my life essence out making it impossible to do anything about anything. I just keep hoping that some principal or some teacher will see what an amazing teacher I am help me get on the inside for some job. I rule, when will they see! Grrr. This school district (and most I imagine) is very nepotistic, and it seems like the only way to get a job is to know someone. And apparently not even that is enough sometimes.

Well off to a dinner party in Olympia with my bestest friends. To think we haven't all gotten together like this in a while, since summer in fact. I'm not working tomorrow either. Because I don't have to. Nor do I want to. (The one and only good thing about subbing).


Randall H. Sloot said...

Hang in there man. It should feel good to have the normal teacher come in and be totally out of control. You ARE a good teacher and one day someone who can do something about it will do something, and you'll have a kick-face job that you love and your blog will actually be filled with GOOD THINGS! j/k I love your blog, even when you're a sourpuss. BTW; great time hanging in Oly w/ you man!

kim said...

Well you should have said something today! Happy Birthday

serialstar said...

so the fact that you are subbing is awesome! It's awesome because for a small amount of time on some random day you are making a difference in at least one kids life and that fricken rules! Also of course you matter to people...just this blog alone has a bunch of're kind of funny when you're self wallowing you know...maybe it's because you don't see just how much ass you kick!

to view my other blog OUT OF THE CLOSET ATHEIST click HERE