So, the amazing-ness that is my everyday life.
Note: a rant follows, so if you don't want to read it... skip to the end.
Let me just tell you this - I HATE unorganized teachers. Unorganized teachers at the wonderful Gymnasium that shall remain nameless, this is for you. It is my job to come to your class, at the time you wrote down on my schedule, on the day you picked. It's sitting there in your handwriting. That being said, I do not appreciate waking up at 5:45 a.m., walking 10 minutes in the freezing cold to get to the train, sitting on said train surrounded by obnoxious high schoolers for 15 minutes, then walking 15 more minutes to get to school 30 minutes early when I don't even have to be there. I especially do not like it when I get to your class on time and prepared to teach, and you (and your entire class) stare at me, speechless, for one whole minute (making it seem much longer), then say, "What are you doing here?" ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Well, I'm here to teach. I'm here because YOU asked me to be. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY don't like it when you then basically kick me out of your classroom because (and I quote) you aren't prepared. You know what?! Tough luck, buddy. Your lack of preparation is not my problem. Excuses are lame for a 15 year-old, let alone a 50 year-old teacher. You made an idiot out of me today, and I don't like it. From now on, I'm not coming to your class (even though it's on my teaching schedule) unless you chase me down and ask me to. I'm so sick of people not taking their jobs (and mine) seriously. My time is valuable. I did not put in years of work to drag my happy butt all the way to Germany to be made a fool.
Wanna know what? This same scenario happened to me twice today. Two times in one day.
I always admired the Germans for their punctuality, organization, etc. etc. Not freaking today. Today they wasted 5 hours of my time.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I taught a 5th grade class all about Thanksgiving today, and they loved it. Probably because they loved making fun of my drawings. Thanksgiving dinner - eat it up, people [pun intended].
Explaining the 7up and Cranberry Juice was interesting... Do most people drink wine on Thanksgiving? Since we're Mormon, we always just mixed pop with cranberry juice. Sometimes we drink sparkling cider with dinner, but it's usually the mixture, so when the teacher asked what people normally drink, I was clueless! Haha, me and my little bubble.
It's pretty obvious that I'm an awesome artist.
PS In case anyone is wondering, the headband curls worked wonderfully!!! Here is a picture of my results:
I think that's definitely something I will be doing again, especially since it took me a total of like, 5 minutes.
A few tips: First, put some anti-frizz stuff in your hair while it's still damp. I did not do that because I'm an idiot. I live in a pretty humid climate, so the frizziness was kind of guaranteed. Anyway, if I were you... I'd put the anti-frizz product in. Make sure you don't get it on your roots, though. That makes for one greasy head of hair, and it looks ICK. Second, I highly recommend spraying your hair with hair spray once you have it all tucked up into the headband. I did this and my curls held all day, and folks, my hair does not hold curl when I use a curling iron unless it's coated in the stuff. Today I used barely any hair spray, and I'm going on 12 hours with perfect curls. Finally, I would recommend putting the headband kind of high up on your head. The lower you put it, the lower the curls start, and I personally like all of my hair to be curly, not just half of it.