In Which I Whine A Bit


Finishing a two-week guest teaching stint at a northwest Ann Arbor middle school.

Seventh grade social studies. Some of the kids weren’t even born when Bush 41 got his butt handed back to him by Bill Clinton (thanks, Ross!).

Hands/wrists still messed up, so trying not to use them too much, even though it’s next to impossible.

When toilets need fixing and one has to drive to work and beagles need bathing and Dremel-ing and ‘blogs have to be updated and clients have to be satisfied and meals have to be made and so on and so on and so on, well, one must use one’s hands.

Surgeon doesn’t know at this point if I have CTS or if there is a disease of the cartilage in the wrist. Nerve conduction test is next week, followed by an MRI on 7-Oct.

And speaking of MRIs, what is UP with the University of Michigan hospital scheduling said procedures at frickin’ MIDNIGHT?! I have to report for the MRI at 11:50 p.m. at the hospital on 7-Oct. Yeesh.

Meanwhile, onward and upward. I’ve had some fun the last two weeks, and I’ve had some frustration. I’ve had some very good kids and I’ve had some who needed a can of whoop ass opened up on ‘em (which I promptly did). And I had one kid apologize to me later for her atrocious behavior.

Still, it’s not a bad start for the school year.

Just one question: When is it gonna be fall, already?! I’ve had the top down on the Jeep for the better part of two weeks, the longest it’s ever been off in the three-and-a-half years I’ve had it.

Not that I’m complaining. In a mere month or two, I’ll be shivering in a snowbank for sure.