Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hi ho again

Today is the first day back at school for the last semester of the year. In eight weeks my seniors will graduate, and then three days later I will be saddled with a freshmen homeroom. I'm sort of hoping my script sells for a bazillion dollars in the next month and then I immediately get another bazillion dollars to write a tentpole movie, maybe I won't have to deal with the 9th graders.

I think it's a solid plan.

I confess I didn't use my vacation the way I thought I would. I was supposed to go to the beach but I never made it, even though it's half an hour away. I was supposed to go see a movie in the middle of the day by myself, but the only one I really wanted to see was Tyson, and the only theater showing it is in a scary place and I ran out of courage. I was supposed to work on my new script, and I did that, but not as much as I had thought I would. I was supposed to start back to work as an essay grader for Pearson, but fuck them. Those people do not have their shit together so I told them to lose my number.

What I did do with my vacation was get my script out into the whirling gyre that is Hollywood. So we'll see. I also took this stupid class I'm required to take to keep my license, but the class is designed for elementary school teachers so it was pretty excruciating.

In a way, I'm glad to be back. I like the first day because you have plenty to do and lots of new ideas and you forgot about all the things that irritate you. And this semester I have kids I've known all year, so I can accurately design a seating chart that puts that one girl all by herself as far away from her best friend as possible.

I wrote a haiku about it.

Chance to start over
This time, everything's perfect
Until it isn't

1 comment:

  1. oh man. What I would GIVE to be able to drive to the beach 30 minutes away from my house. But *sigh* we don't have any beaches in Shit Louis.

    good luck with the new semester!


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