Monday, March 30, 2009

whump a whump a whump...

Most aggravating thing today: having the washing machine situated so it's right next to my head on the other side of the wall. The wall where my bed is has the laundry appliances just on the other side in the washroom, and the noise is very bothersome at times. Like right now. Might as well release an army of medieval knights with a battering ram and slam it against the sheet rock. Wait, but knights rode on the horses. They didn't carry the battering rams. Oy, I need to fix up my medieval history knowledge. :-/

Second most aggravating thing today: the roads were covered in a thin layer of ice this morning. I noticed this because as I was walking out to my car to leave for school my head suddenly connected with the pavement. My first thought was "Oh, no! My laptop!" which I had placed in my backpack in preparations for a dance audition later in the day. Once I'd made sure it was all right, I noticed that the sky was at my feet and the cement was in the air. Weird sensation, that. But I'm all right. Just a large bump on the back of my head. No problems. Lol, like that one time. Q will remember. Even though I didn't. *smirk* Anyway, the roads were icy. I have never had the opportunity to drive in icy conditions, because my parents never allowed me to. WELL, today was nearly a crash course in "Driving on Icy Roads." I learned several things:

1-Do not use washer fluid on the windshield, it just freezes.
2-Stopping in the actual drainage ditch near a stop sign is stupid and should be avoided.
3-Slamming on your breaks to avoid the cat will not make you stop any faster.
4-Low gear should be changed into slowly.
5-Do not drive behind idiots who do not brush the snow off of their cars because it flies behind and hits your windshield, and your now frozen windshield wipers are no help.
6-Do not drive in high school parking lots.
7-Do not turn on the air conditioning.
8-Do turn on your headlights.
9-Turn right to go left (it finally does make sense now that I've had to do it).
10-Do not slam on your breaks when you slide off the road; you just slide farther.

K, maybe that was the most aggravating thing of the day. WHY do they not teach us anything of actual value in Drivers' Education classes?

Happy thing: my dance audition. It actually went surprisingly well. Basically it was the second half of an interview that I've had for a dance instructor position at the REC Center. My job was to come up with 4-6 sets of 8 (dance moves fitting in time with 1, 2, 3 and so on ;) ) and a basic lesson plan for the different age groups. I chose the song "Apologize" because it's simple enough to come up with movement. I wrote out the choreography during Multimedia (mostly because I had nothing better to do) and went to the REC Center early to learn it in the upstairs wing. Whitney, the girl who was interviewing me, is super nice and really liked my ideas. She told me that when I dance I'm a completely different person, and that I'm twice as beautiful when I smile. *blush* That made me pull into my "protective shell" she calls it. Whitney likes my lesson plan stuff, and she said that she highly recommends me for the position. I hope I get it. Then I could work at the Scout Office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Income will double, because the Scout Office is two shifts on during a week and three shifts on the next, continually alternating. I need as much income as possible. Grrr. Stupid college.

Whump a whump a whump. That is SO annoying.


Q said...


...No, I don't remember. You'll have to tell the story. Or maybe I do remember and am just not catching your brainwaves. Email me.

Pink Ink said...

Driving is pretty much hands-on learning :-). Congrats on your dance audition. Sounds like a fun opportunity!