Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mo-ti-va-tion...

As in, apparently this week I've had none. I've written so many blog posts in my mind, but I've always been away from my computer at the time and have jsut not been motivated enough to write.

No New Years priorities posts, no "I love the snow look how happy it makes me" posts, no "the kids did the funniest thing today" posts, no "holy crapoly, I almost missed the deadline for applying to teach summer school" posts... all of which would have been fun (heh, to write, anyway...).

Blog boredom. I suppose that's where it's at right now.

Teaching this week has been fun - actually FUN! I've been doing accents (heaven help me) and litterally jumping around, waving my arms, and declaring a "13" in the tens place to be, "AK! An INTRUDER!!!" It's probably been the best week I've had all year. Hmm... could that be because I've just come from two weeks off? Maybe that should be a pattern. Teach for 2, rest for two. Think of how energetic I would be!

Hum. What else. Trying to decide to do dancing level 3 or a different pursuit this time around. Perhaps photography. Perhaps writing. Perhaps ACTING! Maybe guitar. It's a real toss-up, between dancing or something else. Confusion abounds. If you could take a class, what would you take?

With all this snow and oice these days, I've been donig a wee bit of slip slip sliding around to and from work. Driving home yesterday I discovered my car is really good at road ballet. Some doofus in his doofus-mobile on a sidestreet decided it would be a really good idea to try to dart accross a busy street during a heavy snowfall on roads that were totally iced over. Eastbound traffic was stopped, so he whipped through a break but DUH... westbound traffic (ie. ME) was still moving, and all of a sudden there was the front of his car barrelling towards what was very soon going to be my driver's side door. I honked, tried to brake, slid almost sideways, recovered, and somehow he missed me, jsut in time for me to start sliding down the hill that was ahead of me. I geared down, steered straight, and got control back, all without hitting the multitude of cars around me, but sheesh. That commute was insane. It took 61 minutes to make my 7km (4.5 mile) trip home. I could have ridden a turtle and gotten there faster.

That's it. I'm ending there. No concluding sentence. We've been learning about those all week in TeacherHillaryLand. As in, "every paragraph must have one." I'm such a hippocrite. Deal with it. ;)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think if you decide to not take your dance class level 3, you should take photography!!! Then you could blog your results!!!

Although if you put a video on your blog of you in acting class, that would be stinking hysterical!!

Hillary said...

haha, too bad you can't jsut tag along!

happy and blue 2 said...

I think you should continue with the dancing. It really seems to be something you like doing.
Plus ,except for acting,the other activities are all pretty much done alone. And you like people..

Paul said...

I write blog posts in my mind too, and then later I sit in front of my computer with blogger's block, failing to remember what I was going to type. So I've just started keeping a notebook by my bed to write down ideas. If that's successful I'll take it with me on my commute.

Actually the worst thing is getting around to editing photos to post (hence my mammoth summer holiday post took 3 1/2 months to appear).

I think you should learn photography. It would be very helpful if I happened to be in Vancouver and wanted advice for taking sightseeing photos.

Seriously though, I'm thinking I ought to come visit this summer or next (it has been a while). I'd quite like to go on one of these when I'm around, so that would probably make it some time in August. Let me know when you get details of your summer school post.

Hillary said...

PAUL!!! Might you really come here THIS summer??? Sah-WEET! If I get hired for summer school, it's jsut July, and I ahve all of August off (though the travel bug bit me pretty hard....).

H&B - heh, yes, I DO like people! I'll have to ponder...

Anonymous said...

I've been rather blog-lazy myself, so don't feel bad!

Street ballet is always so tricky...we have no snow and no ice right now so it's pretty easy around here. :)

Melissa said...

First of all, I'm glad you're ok (re: the car thing).

As for classes, I say go for level 3. (How many levels are there in these classes?) I'm guessing 1 is for clueless new people. 2 is for beginners but not clueless beginners, and 3 is probably where you can really feel like you've mastered enough to say "yeah I swing dance" :) You don't have to go to expert level, but it'd be cool to really be able to walk in anywhere and dance this confidently.

I say branch out into a new subject in the Spring. Spring is a time for new beginnings. Of course I guess the new year is too... then again, so is fall with schools starting and all... ummm... hmmmmm....

Whatever, I still vote for level 3!

Queen Bee said...

I like the way Melissa put it, go for level 3 so you can swing dance with confidence! Glad your road ballet performance turned out so well. Even more glad we didn't get the snow you did ;)

Oh, and Miss Hillary? You concluded anyway.

Hillary said...

Queen Bee - hee hee, I was wondering if anyone would say anything about that! ;)

Anonymous said...

Try the turtle next time, it just might be faster! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm suffering the same lethargy as you! But so are my teacher friends, D & R (you know who I mean), and most everyone else I know. I blame it on the lack of sunlight ... though the last few days have been rather nice. I should build a spotlight permanently anchored above my head, with a big car battery strapped around my waist and hanging against my butt. Would probably be good for one's posture too!

P.S. Someone pissed me off today and that gave me good raw material for a new blog post. Hint: Pollsters - can't live with 'em, can't live with 'em!!!

romancefanreader said...

Hey Hillary, Just been reading your many posts and picked only one more to comment on. This one.Because you are such a delightful writer! Even your so-called-by-you boring blogs are fun to read,so, don't be too hard on yourself! I have friends whose blogs I literally suffer through! Yours are such a pleasure! Keep blogging, Hillary!