Today is the 95th birthday of a particularly excellent state. A state with world-famous sunsets (which Texas does not have). A state with a world-famous great big hole in the ground. A state with a nationally famous college basketball coach. A state with heart, and a state with soul. Viva Arizona!
That being said, today really blew some major chunks. For starters, we were basically the only school in the Kansas City metro to have school, everyone else was closed for icy road conditions and frigid temperatures. The icy road conditions affected my ability to stop at a particular stop sign as I ran into the back of the car in front of me, and the frigid temperatures affected my bare legs as I got out of the car in my skirt and struggled to stop shaking enough so I could write down my name and number for the woman I hit. Happy Valentine's Day.
Then I got to school, late and in a rather bad mood. I was greeted upon entering the building by a disgusting array of chincy Valentine's Day paraphernelia available for sale by the principal's daughter. I swear it was sort of like the money changers in the temple, I wanted to weave together a rope and start swinging, although much less out of righteous anger than bitterness at the way my day had started. My freshmen were in an equally bad mood, but they manifested it by intentionally being the biggest bitches possible. I don't know why they thought messing up my class would get their point across to the principal, but they went to it. I was still so flustered from my accident and being late that I didn't really have it together enough to start handing out punishments, so I resorted to asking the class to quiet down ever minute and a half. I'm such a pansy. Happy Valentine's Day.
During lunch, the senior boys I usually eat with got in a food fight that nearly manifested itself all over me, and yet one of the guys, who somehow got my cell phone number and was texting me all day, still could not understand why I didn't want to be his valentine. My real reason: he's just not that cute. Happy Valentine's Day.
I was at school until almost 4:30 trying to get grading done, and now I'm home trying to figure out what I'm doing with my classes tomorrow. Jonny (NO H, SO THERE) is working the bar at the restaurant where he works from noon until 10 PM, so no fun times for me tonight. Oh well. It's probably best, since there's a lot for me to do. Happy Valentine's Day.
I'm contemplating getting into the cooking sherry in the cupboard. But not really. I miss you guys with whom I'd be having fun tonight... I even miss you guys with whom I wouldn't be having fun tonight. Such a bitter post! I hope I can replace it with something better soon.
Happy Valentine's Day.