Took the midnight train going anywhere

Posted by Cory , Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:06 PM

Just try and tell me that this isn't awesome.

We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns

Posted by Cory , Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:13 PM

Ireland came and went. It was amazing and one of the greatest moments of my life to date. And now, it's back to reality.

Life is, once again, all about my project. There are six days left in the school year, which means that I have six days in which to get supervisor observations and yet another video done. The rest is all rewriting various bits of my project, and the whole thing isn't due back to Boise until July 21 (happy birthday to me, indeed). To my own surprise, I actually feel confident that Boss Lady and I can knock out the really pressing parts this week and then I can breathe easier knowing that I won't have to try and work things out with the group home over the summer.

Summer! I talked to Boss Lady about my summer schedule this morning, and while I know she was trying to talk it up to reassure me (based on an e-mail I wrote her a few weeks ago), I feel pretty good about it. For the moment, anyway.

We walk alone

Posted by Cory , Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:25 PM

T-minus 2 work days until I'm out of here for two weeks. SO. EXCITED. Also exciting? IBI ladies' happy hour Friday afternoon. And seeing "Spamalot" with my mom Friday night. And flying to DC Saturday morning. And flying to Ireland Sunday evening. And spending ten days in Ireland.

I'm trying to ride out the last few weeks of the school year with a little bit of grace and patience. It's going to be tough, of this I am sure. The teachers and I sat down this afternoon and talked about how The Switch was going, and I was able to be honest without crying and without getting defensive. It was nice to clear the air and at least lay the cards on the table, so to speak. They asked me if I had plans for next year and I definitely lied and told them I didn't know. To be honest, I don't. At this point, I'm basically looking for any excuse to look for a new job and/or move out of Godforsaken. My boss wants to put me with two more difficult kids over the summer, and I think it just may break my spirit completely. With the discouragement of failing my project the first time around, I don't know if doing IBI is worth it anymore. I don't know. Time for a novena, I guess.

Rip my heart right out

Posted by Cory , Saturday, May 2, 2009 3:40 PM

I belong to the Seattle Mariners LJ group, and it's been pretty quiet there since the season started. It's not that the Ms are playing poorly, overall; in fact, they're leading the AL West by 3.5 games. Last night it was tied 7-7 against the As, and Jose Lopez stayed alive through 14 pitches to finally get the base hit that brought Endy Chavez home, winning the game. Anyway, someone posted in the LJ group, asking why no one was posting now that we're in the thick of the season. This reply sums it up nicely: "We're too stunned to post, and too jaded to be optimistic."

Sorry, that just made me giggle.

Other things that are making me happy:
-This time next week, I'll be in DC with Schmoopy.
-A week from tomorrow, we'll be on our way to Ireland.
-Awesomeness shall ensue.