Thursday, August 09, 2007

So you think you can dance

Damn it's hot here. If I wanted to live in the desert, I'd move to Arizona. My plants are going to call the county pretty soon because I haven't watered them in two weeks and they're looking peaked. That's peak-ed, not peaked as in pointy cap. We sat outside for a while tonight to watch the birds bathe and listen to the tractor pull. Oh, the pleasures of a small town. The dust got a little thick because they just seal-coated the street.

I went to the school board meeting tonight with the new dietitian (which I have been spelling dietician) to talk about the district wellness policy. We had a well-polished routine with a three-dimensional PowerPoint. Not really...just a couple of cheesy hand-outs. My BS alarm started going off right before they got to the AYP part of the agenda so we had to leave. Whew. It was a close one. That shit is hard to get off.

Ed Lee asked us to write a 400-word guest editorial for next week's Herald. You may want to reserve your copy today as I'm sure they'll sell out fast. It's a pity that I won't get to use my photoshop skill (read: accomplice) or my well-oiled sense of humor. My talents are wasted here.

2 comments:

Jill said...

I have no trouble envisioning a sardonic little editorial for our fair newspaper, Teresa. I think you could accomplish a lot by throwing in acronyms that may or may not have anything to do with the topic of wellness. AYP, MCA, NCLB, MAS, PLC, NWEA/MAP, LD, HDL/LDL A&W, BS, and LOL would go a long way in enlightening local newspaper readers. And, you could add the outrage of the school board to your list of reasons you deserve a Section 8 early retirement. I've got the "Went to work at 1:00, left at 1:30" entry carefully documented. Give it a try! Haha!

Teresa Saum said...

I'm ROTFLMAO. You had me fooled with HDL/LDL there for just a minute. Thank God my mind like a steel trap sprang into gear and I got it.
Section 8 is exactly what I want. I don't think feather boas are going to get me there like they did Klinger since I dress like that all the time. The 30-minute work day might do it...keep taking notes. I'll try to pass on most of my picadillos to you for the list.