yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    drive from idaho to nebraska....reflect on many many aspects of life...gain some clarity...grieve some things...hopefully make it to home tomo night...I love driving through the West
     
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon...nebraska to home...over 13 hours...scarcely without stopping....deal with an outrageously stupid bunch of crap fueled by persons' with too much time on their hands...have to put out ensuing fires...at least it occupies the time

    tues...still on pacific time and it is going to bite me on wed...clean up after catswho are not appreciative of my absence...quick grocery trip...prepare some healthy meals, teach spin...spend some time ignoring whining of folks who don't like the new boss and more time listening to a new, recently widowed member....home and unable to sleep due to Pacific time issue

    wed; alarm goes off this morn....have three hours of fitness ahead...not going to be pretty...nap certain
     
  3. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Tuesday: MCAT studying in morning. Teach labs from 11:30-3:30, have fire alarm in second lab. Students get cranky because they don't think they have enough time. Have them share data so they have enough time to complete the write-up. Pharmacology lecture, and then advanced pharmacology discussion. MCAT prep class. Get home and watch 20 min tv while eating a snack, more MCAT stuyding, then to bed.
     
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SATURDAY: Worked out. Read with Child after she got back from dance. Drove to Lancaster, PA.

    SUNDAY: Child had a dance convention from 8:15-4. I read Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowlands, graded papers, and chatted with other dance moms.

    MONDAY:
    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts.
    10:20--*FABULOUS* discussion of language politics in GLC. We watched part of the documentary "V-Day: Until the Violence Stops." We then started discussing why it matter what you call the vagina, and then that spurred a discussion of The Inclusive Language Campaign, the n-word, the b-word, the c-word, etc. Should these be words we eliminate from our vocabulary or is it context specific? Our class is very diverse: 5 African-Americans, 2 Latino/a students, 1 Asian-American student, 2 students with part Middle Eastern backgrounds, and 6 white students. No one seemed to feel inhibited about expressing their opinions and they did not all agree! It was a very respectful and provocative discussion. This is what I live for!

    Info about The Inclusive Language Campaign:
    http://thestamp.umd.edu/multicultural_involvement_community_advocacy/inclusive_language

    Lunch, grading.

    12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Brave New World.

    2, 2:20, 2:40, 3, 3:20, 3:40, 4--1 personal appointment, and the rest ENG 1101. The personal one rocked my world. Suffice it to say that it is a MIRACLE that some of our students make it to college given the challenges they grew up with, economic and psychological. Wow. Humbling to realize.

    Race home, get Child ready for ballet, shoot back out in ~10 mins.

    5:15-6:15--Junior PT rehearsal.

    Home. I was planning to read with Child, but there are supposed to be a ton of shooting stars tonight and she wants to go out and watch that. So we lie on our back staring at the night sky until I get too cold!
     
  5. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    TUESDAY:
    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101.
    10:10--Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Engagement talk to my first years.
    11:30-1--Big English Department meeting on weighty issues.

    Home. Shower.

    2:30-4--Double Nik lesson.

    Home. Get Child ready for ballet.

    7-8:15--Junior Int/Adv Ballet.

    Home. Put Child to bed.

    A little downtime, including checking out heat lists for Paragon. Hey! J_Alex is going too!!!!!!!!!! Neat-o!!!!!!
     
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as I am about to get busy again and anticipate early bed time....

    wed; up early and it hurt...still on pacific time

    buy a few songs on itunes so that I can use in spin class b/c the widower I met last night likes the beatles and is missing his wife

    teach step one, gentle stretch, spin and Y get moving
    talk with a co-worker.
    continue apology tour with the cats
    fall asleep for an hour and a half
    eat, df, fb

    rest of day will be laundry, cleaning out my car, attempting to find my address book
    hopefully setting up appointments with my engaged couples
    possibly practicing
    possibly taking pics of the stuff I want to put in the df auction (mostly shoes and jewelry)
    also need to feed the dog...and whatever else ison that long list I made yesterday
     
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thurs...teach blast...STILL not adjusting well to the return to CST...and it is freaking COLD...feel better after teaching...home to do laundry...look up local hot yoga as I strongly feel that my body cannot make another winter without it...plan my new cardio fusion class, eat A LOT of ground turkey, take a nap...teach spin, teach fusion...home to wine and warm clothes...
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sleep in til 8 ...wow


    teach spin and y getmoving...head to meijer for various odds and ends...pretty much crash and burn for the rest of the day...4 fitness classes back tomo morning so I am going with it
     
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    teach blast, toning, fusion and zumba...deal with continuing waves of kvetching from folks who are mad about recent staff changes....home, tired....feeling like I would have preferred to stay in Oregon...dh is at a golf outing...we have not seen much of each other since august between his travels and mine...and the next two weeks will not be much better...am busy at both of my jobs at the gym and church butjust feel like things have been pretty rough for a while...looking forward to quiet holidays at home
     
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sleep til nearly 9...glorious...dh gets home from golf outing...so nice to see him...we catch up then go to grocery and farm market...lunch, then nap...again, wonderful...I practice then do some yard work... dinner soon then I am committed to mindless reality tv for a few hours....then, well...more catching up
     
  11. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    WEDNESDAY:
    9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts.
    10:20--GLC. Another great discussion of "The Vagina Monologues."

    Lunch break, grading.

    12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Waiting for Godot.

    1:45, 2:05, 2:25--ENG 1101 appts.

    Blast off from campus to pick up Child, home, transform into dance clothes and hair, out.

    4:30-9--Child's dance marathon. I stay at the studio because she was feeling congested and I wanted to make sure she didn't want to go home early.

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    THURSDAY:
    9--Tanning appointment.

    10-12:15 and 1-3--Grading marathon.

    3:30--Quality time with Child, reading Rick Riordan's House of Hades.

    Shower off excess from spray tan.

    6--Dinner at college prez's house.

    7:30--MARJORIE GARBER. "Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities."
     
  12. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY:
    9:10--ENG 1101. Disappointing turn-out for peer review.

    10:20--GLC. Great discussion of Colonize This! We also plan our pumpkin carving party.

    Lunch break.

    12:40--20th Brit--Finish "Waiting for Godot." Introduce Larkin.

    Grocery store, home.

    3:30-5--Finish reading Rick Riordan's House of Hades with Child.

    6:30-10:30--Drive to NJ!
     
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  13. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    SATURDAY:
    7:15--Up early to watch the wonderful and gorgeous j_alex dance smooth, then standard!!!

    7:45-10:15ish--She dances, I watch. She does great! I can't believe this is her first standard comp.

    12:30--Boyko appointment. They are running a bit late, so it actually winds up being more like 12:50ish. I don't dance until 3:30, so this is fine.

    3:30--COMPETITION TIME!
    1st (out of 2) in my open silver.
    3rd (out of 5--including top national competitor in my age group!) in open gold. I will take that!!! Pleased.
    3rd (out of 6) in open scholarship. YAY!!!!!!
    My teacher to me: "You held your own." That counts as a compliment!

    Look through photos that j_alex generously stayed to take. :)

    7:30--Back for the evening session, which was AMAZING! Many top amateur latin competitors were in the house. Really enjoyed that.

    Might have stayed up until 2:30 AM. Oops! (The session didn't end until after 1 AM, so....)
     
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  14. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Those top Latin competitors: well, the comp was run by the Gavrilines. That's gotta bring out the Latin folks.

    You looked great!
     
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  15. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    I finished my copy as well, and I'm looking forward to Blood of Olympus next year to finish the series. How did Child like House of Hades?
     
  16. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sigh...where to start....monday/today

    arrive at work to see that a woman who has disrupted my classes for months/years has shown up bright and early to let my boss know about my having finally opened a can of whoopa$$ on her this weekend...lovely....you can kvetch for years on end to me about others, but the minute I shut it down you have to take that to someone else...good luck with that sweetie pie...gratefully both of the bosses know that I am diplomatic and have a long fuse that if I open a can of whoop, it is long overdue...but the whole thing is seriously exhausting....teach 4 classes...have exactly no time to pump gas, feed pets, pack clothes and get to indy...then...wait for it...discover half way into the trip that my wallet is missing....text pro...no answers...drive home... frantically back track....takes too long to find it so no lessons today after missing 5 of the weeks since usdc ...thankfully my pro doesn't sound like he wants to throttle me...so okay...better than expected...going to bed...warn dh that I love him but he can make his own dinner...he can wake me up for only one reason...we will see...at any rate, not sure when I stepped into this tar pit....but, enough already.....
     
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  17. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    @fascination--While that does sound like a sucktastic day (and I can relate to the leaving one's wallet story all too well), I'm just relieved to hear that the bad news doesn't have anything to do with any family members, esp not The Cutest One! I hope the rest of the week makes this Mondayish Monday a distant memory.

    @Purr--We both really liked it! On a side note, I was also thrilled that Riordan chose to make one of the main characters gay. Who is your favorite of the demi-gods in this series? Mine is Leo.
     
  18. Purr

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  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thanks ccm...yes, currently all of those other issues are holding their own...for which I am truly grateful....and The Cutest One continues to make me smile inside regardless of the day
     
  20. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Let's try this again. I tried to reply to ccm, but it didn't work right.

    Currently, my favorite character in the series is Hazel. She didn't start out as my favorite character - Leo was. Hazel grew on me through the last book, especially after her interaction with Hecate. So besides being a child of Pluto, Hazel can channel the power of the mist, like Hecate. That's something. It's interesting that her boyfriend, Frank, also has the powers of 2 gods. He's a child of Mars, but he also has the ability to morph into animals through the blessing of Poseiden.

    I'm not having a warm and fuzzy feeling that Nico is going to make it through the end of the series. Somehow, I think the "oath to keep with a final breath" is about him.
     

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