everyfiredies sent me an astonishingly sweet and generous care package today. I was really overwhelmed by her kindness. There was even something in my eye for a minute or two.
It was the sort of thing that would have been wonderfully generous from a long-time “real life” friend.
Thank you so much, everyfiredies. I have the return address and will be sending some sort of delicious homemade thank you ASAP.
I’m just astounded at the depth of connections we manage to forge on here, and whenever I find myself thinking, “I waste too much on Tumblr,” I need to remind myself of people like everyfiredies and other #education friends who wouldn’t be in my life otherwise. And if the experiences and rambles I share on here somehow foster connection and kindness and thoughtfulness, then this is all time well spent.
everyfiredies replied to your post: Ineffectiveness, Intolerance, and Anger Management
Do you have an admin who you trust to talk to about this? Also, fuck those guys. And you are awesome. I wish I could send you beer. Can I send you beer money?
Lol, thanks. I have some beer in my fridge, as it happens.
I do have a wonderful principal who I trust and who is invested both in my personal success and in our department getting its shit together. I have been thinking about going to him, but I honestly don’t even know where to start. I have a a knack for avoiding trouble, so many of the current big problems don’t actually involve me personally—which means that I can’t officially complain about them. We need a new department head, again, but there is no one else. Even if there were someone else, nothing could be done until the end of the school year.
And I don’t want to complain too loudly lest the administration start pressuring me to put in for department head when I get tenure. It’s not a job I want. The person we have now is probably the best we can do.
Map of Middle Earth? Can’t wait to see the finished results!
Definitely already have that hanging in my study ;)
I love maps! There are two in my study and there will be two in my living room as soon as the Pittsburgh one gets framed (next paycheck, I think). My living room also has collages of my own travel photography, and at some point I’m going to collage some of my paper travel nostalgia (tickets, prints, etc) and hang that somewhere. Originally the lampshade I decorated for my room was going to be a map, but then I found scrapbook paper with vintage postmarks on it and thought that would complement a map piece without being too redundant.
I believe we are behavioral twins. Is that a thing?
It is now.