Feb 10, 2010
just more of my bitching.
Today totally sucked. It sucked donkey dongs, as we used to say in middle school.
This morning I wake to find the water pressure in my apartment, always low, has finally given up the ghost. I can't brush my teeth or even my wash hands. Guh ross
(also as we used to say in middle school)
Landlord says plumber needs to be summoned. I'm scared. I see visions of sheetrock.
As I'm leaving for work, the ancient doorknob to my front door breaks off, just as I'm leaving for work. Can't lock door.
I get to work, and am confronted by two new transfer students, one transferring in her senior year.
In mid-freaking-February. (WTF!)
Putting things into more perspective, another is transferring from Haiti, a family of refugees. The poor girl is a bit traumatized...and can barely speak English. My French is um....mediocre at best. We'll see.
7:10, my computer in class begins to make a painful screeching noise, rather like the AC did before it blew up, and I was without air or heat for a year.
I summon our "tech person" (ha!), who shows up promptly 4 hours after it's stopped screeching.
While there, she decides that she's going to take away my other printer to give to someone else. That'll teach me to ask for help. Ha, ink's out! Suckah!
Lunch taken up with a student who decides to unburden her 16 year old "love" problems on me....again. I don't want to hear it....but I do.
On the way home, the massive city wide road re-destruction project....in which every major artery of the city is cordoned off, so that the sinking sewer system can be repaired and this podunk town's already near gravel/mud streets can be further degraded....detours me three times, then a three block long film shoot detours me once more....only to find myself facing the headlights of yet another mardi gras parade...on a Wednesday at 5 pm.
A normally 25 minute trip has now taken a full hour and a half's worth of detours and traffic.
Anyway, now, if you'll excuse me, I'll try to get myself a sponge bath and go to bed.