As most of you know, I've started substitute teaching. I taught one day last week at high school and this week I'm going a stint at one of the elementary schools. High school was kind of meh, but I think I might like this elementary school thing. Here it's weird, because elementary school goes all the way up to 6th grade, which seems a little crazy to me, but ok. I've taken jobs in almost every grade so that I can see which one I like the best. I had 5th today and it was pretty decent. There were a few kids who didn't behave, but the rest were pretty awesome. They're young enough that they don't think to challenge my authority and old enough to care about school. The most awesome thing by far though is that soda cans in the teacher's lounge are only 50¢ which seriously is an awesome deal. Hurray for that.
Funny thing happened last night, our electronic lock on our apartment door killed itself, so maintenance installed a temporary deadbolt. A deadbolt that was too long for the lock, so we managed to lock ourselves INTO our apartment. Hubbs was totally freaking out, it was kind of hilarious. Basically, we had to pass the key through our window to the maintenance guy, who then had to try for about 10 minutes to unlock it with the key from the outside. So they key worked from the outside, but if you tried unlocking it from inside, you failed epically. I always call maintenance with the oddest things... "Yes, we are locked INSIDE our apartment, please send someone quick or if there's a fire, we will burn to death." also "Um... yea... there's a bat in our apartment, should I call animal control or can you handle that?" I so win. Really they should get excited every time I call now because it always seems to be for something ridiculous.
Christmas break is coming up and I'm not really sure what we're doing this year. We're poor and can't really go anywhere... although the last few years we've gone to Hubbs' Great Uncle's party. We're thinking of actually performing during the "talent show" portion of the evening. We're thinking either that christmas song from the grinch or run DMC's christmas rap. I'll include videos so you can help us decide. Note that Hubbs and I are awesome rappers, seriously.
I'm not sure why there's a talent show portion of the Christmas Eve party... When I was a kid, I would put on little skits or whatever else in my grandparent's living room for everyone, I'm assuming it's the same kind of idea. It's always a lot of fun, but the past 2 years that we've gone we have yet to perform anything, I usually just tape everyone from the back row, or watch the kids whilst their parents perform. We'll see. So please vote and let us know which one you think we should perform! Maybe I'll post audio from our excellent performance. lol.
I hope everything is well with all of you and that your holiday season is filled with love and joy and all of that jazz. I'll try to be better about posting the rest of this month, since I'll be on vacation for at least 2 weeks of it.