Ok, ok, I've been a lazy SOB lately. I'm sorry, dear readers. I could lie and pretend that I was just waiting for the President's State-O-The-Union(tm) speech tonight, but you deserve better than that. The truth is that teaching high school is draining my will to live, let alone blog. While I have a few...very few...students whom I love dearly and hope to follow their careers as long as possible, the vast majority of them are spoiled, rude, undiciplined, vulgar little brats. And this is a magnet school for the arts, for cripes sake! I spend more time telling them to STFU each day than I do teaching. And when I'm not fed up with the kids, the administration is telling me that we have to get more kids in if we're to keep our jobs! I have twenty-five kids in my Stagecraft 1 class, and they are constantly bitching that I don't let them into the shop enough, yet they can't pay attention for more than 5 minutes(and I'm being very generous here) to any sort of lecture on how to keep from lopping off limbs and digits. Oh, sure, they love the day I tell them about my little hand-holding incident with a table saw, but then they also laughed at a news report about some guy who killed and ate his wife. I am seriously considering looking into a nice, cushy 9-5 civil service gig and hanging up the whole Theatre thing once and for all. The idea of dealing with nothing more annoying than a file cabinet is very appealing to me right now. I don't even find the idea of having to buy more than two ties repugnant at this time, and that scares the bejeezus out of me.
So, in a nutshell the above rant is why I've been a bit silent. But, I will do my best to post more often, and be more entertaining. If I can manage to stay awake long enough, I'm sure I'll get plenty of material from the Shrub Prince's tap dance tonight.
Love and kisses,