As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane in a middle seat. My plane was delayed leaving LAX, I boarded in Zone 7, I forgot my beloved plane pillow and my ipod, and there’s a baby somewhere near me who hasn’t stopped screaming since we took off 20 minutes ago.
You may think that all of this would be getting me down, but it isn’t. It’s Spring Break, baby! I’m armed with a brand-spankin’ new chic red inhaler, I’m going to Floridabama, I’m going to see my family, I’m going to eat some of Mom’s cookies (and hopefully some of her other foods), and I’m going to be a new auntie on Thursday. I’m pretty excited.
I even told the guy on my parking lot shuttle bus how excited I am…and I don’t talk to strangers.
(I think that baby is being tortured.)
I should be working on my sermon for April 2, but in the spirit of Spring-feverish procrastinatory laziness, I have decided to make a list instead.
Here’s what has made my heart happy this week:
- Dhal curry at Ravi. It’s delicious. Also, they have hilarious servers. Sometimes you don’t get waited on for an hour, but sometimes they just stand next to your table, waiting and watching. This time, it was the latter. The best part (this week) was when the man refilled my water before I had even really taken a sip. My glass was so full I was afraid to lift it after that.
- My sweet Korean student who wrote thank you/goodbye notes to me and my business manager. Not only were they touching and adorable, but the business manager’s was labeled “To Mr. Worker”, which is a fitting testament to all the stuff he does at school. Poor Mr. Worker. Obviously the kids are aware of what a taskmaster I am.
- The students in my class who (upon the very disruptive discovery of a Southern Alligator Lizard in the computer lab) insisted that “lizards don’t have teeth.” They also informed me that I was the one who had taught them that. The best part of THIS story is, that after ‘Mr. Worker’ was summoned to capture and release said lizard into the wild (and after we moved tables, cabinets, and desks to aid him in this venture), the lizard turned, bared its (gasp!) teeth, and prepared to attack us fearlessly. The students then exclaimed “Miss Perry, that lizard could have bitten your face off! That’s scary!”
- When one of my students answers a question incorrectly or has trouble remembering something he has lately taken to exclaiming, “Aww, biscuits! It’s my short-term memory loss.”
- I didn’t die of buffet poisoning. At least not yet. I’ll give it another day. (I ate Indian buffet food last night. Communal buckets of food are not my style.)
There are plenty more things I could list, but I’m thinking it’s time to buckle down and write a sermon.