Grad school application 1 is gone. It's up to... whoever/whatever runs the universe now.
That's a really crappy introduction, but, that's all I really have to say about that today. And it had to be said. I'm hoping for the best. That's a lie. I don't hope. I remain cautiously optimistic. That way disappointment isn't completely crippling.
On to more enthusiastic topics! I went back to placement today! I must admit, I was kind of excited. It's nice to be back in class after coming off placement, but it's also nice to be back on placement after a long bout of classes. Goes to show that I'm never happy. EVER! Either way, I got a nice reception from the English students. Of course, I was on youtube at the time and one of the boys sitting next to me got quite a chuckle out of it. It didn't matter that I was looking for material for their class. I would get busted. Another girl came up to me and said "Hi Miss Daily!". I was looking at something on my computer so I hadn't seen her come up. I heard her, but it still took about twenty seconds to realize that she was talking to me. I think I looked to my left which is stupid for two reasons: 1) she was on my right and 2) how could there be anyone beside me when I'm against the wall? At school I'm Lauren. At placement I'm Miss Daily. I'm aware that this is in fact my name, but I need something universal to go by to avoid this kind of confusion. The student ended up laughing at me when I jumped and said "Oh, right! That's me!". Points for being smooth?
In religion, they were writing a test so I didn't really get the opportunity to talk to them. I spoke to one kid, he's very nice. And then there was a girl who kept looking at me as if to say: "I'm too bored to melt you with my searing hate rays of death... but if I weren't bored, totally would.". I'm sure she's a lovely person, but I may ask her to wear sunglasses tomorrow when I teach... it freaks me out. Plus, I'd be protected from hate rays. I'm anxious about my lesson tomorrow. I really don't have a clue how it's going to go. At the very least, I'm sure it'll be entertaining. Probably long after the fact but whatever. I'm only 22... statistically I have about 66 years ahead of me.
Finally, I must report that I think something terrifying is happening to me. I think it's an Education thing. I get excited over the strangest things now. For instance, I'm teaching my students punctuation. It so happens that my professor read us a book about the importance of punctuation. It's a picture book but the grade nines will actually be able to understand the more subtle features and irony. So off I went in search of this book. I could not find it in my school library. I was annoyed. I asked for help and we discovered that it just hadn't been put back on the shelf. I was nearly giddy when the librarian put "Punctuation Takes a Vacation" in my hands. That's not normal.
After that, I came home to find a big box on the dining room table. It was for me! I love mail! Except for bills... those the post office could lose. I eagerly opened it knowing that it was my latest book order from Amazon. (As an aside, bravo to Amazon. Amazingly fast delivery.) I may or may not, I'll never admit it, have squealed upon seeing my brand new copy of the Manga Shakespeare version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a comic book version of the play! I'm going to use it in addition to the written text. So excited! See, NOT NORMAL.
I'm so aware... But that's part of my charm. Right?