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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Checking Off Items on the "To Do" List

Some days, I really just astound myself with how awesome I am.

I mean, really, I have been on top of my shit today. I:
  • Went to the dentist this morning. Had to get a tooth re-bonded. That motherfucker keeps wanting to chip off. I told the dentist to make the bonding "extra sticky" today because I don't want to be back in that chair in 6 months again for the same thing.
  • Went to the Post Office and mailed two packages. Line was miraculously short and I didn't have one inkling that I might have to break someone's legs.
  • Finished the grading I had, met for the last time with 2 of my classes, returned their work to them, gave them their final grades, and bid them "adieux." 2 classes down. 4 to go.
  • Many students told me "thanks for being such a great professor!" and "you're the best English teacher I've ever had!" True dat.
  • Since I didn't hold either class for their full time, I was home about an hour and a half early, so I "surface cleaned" the house -- you know, the kind of mid-week pick-up and vacuum kind of stuff, not the scrubbing toilets kind of stuff.
  • Got dinner prepped and ready.
  • Went for a 5 miler (46:19). Felt glorious -- my 4th mile clocked in at 8:55, but that was my fastest; otherwise, it was an average 9:15/mile pace. It's only about 60 degrees outside, so this cool, dry weather really is to my running advantage.

Ta-da!

And, it's only 5:30 pm now. Are you people impressed by my awesome-ness now? You should be! If I just had a little more coffee, at this point, I think I could solve the financial crisis.

28 comments:

Junebug (aka Tiny Frog) said...

You are indeed awesome!

And thank you for all your kind words on my blog...I suck at commenting lately, but I do indeed read!

I just really wanted to make an effort to actually COMMENT today...

*aron* said...

you are definitely awesome! i love days like that!

Carly said...

I am really impressed by your awesomeness. Now will you send some of your productive energy my way?

teacherwoman said...

HA! You are a ROCKSTAR!

Vanilla said...

All you're doing is making me feel like a slacker, and that's kind of a jerkish thing for you to do.

Viv said...

I don't know why that, on top of your shit just had me rolling!!
Have not heard that one in a while or pherhapsit could have been
the visual I had.

I am a bonded chick. Do you do flouride? The dentist told me not to do flouride for 1 month prior to getting it bonded. Just my $0.02, we know I surely did not go to any kind of dental establishment for my eduation.

Wow, Jess that is a super impressive list from the compliments to post office and even a speedy 5 miler...

I would say on top of your shit, no doubt! Enjoy the rest of you evening!!

X-Country2 said...

At my house, I'm cleaning, cooking, or working out. Not all in one day and guess what usually wins!

Wes said...

ROFL... I'm gonna channel some of this mojo in the AM :-)

Marcy said...

Is it that same tooth in front? Dayum they better get on that shiz with the extra sticky factor. Although I'm betting that the real reason it didn't stick right the first time is because you're so awesome they wanted to make sure you came back ;-)

D10 said...

Nice job getting everything done. You must be a good teacher to get those comments, I am sure the letting class out early helps too. You are awesome.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You rock. No doubt about it.

Erin said...

That's a good day! It's pretty sad that we can empathize about what a great feeling that is. We are all dorks.

I took Friday off to do my Xmas shopping. I hope I am productive. Of course my list of to do's is longer than I know I will accomplish but it's worth a shot!

Marci said...

Wow, you are sooo awesome! I had a relatively unproductive day compared to yours. It feels so good to wrap up a class.

kelsalynn said...

wow! That's an incredibly impressive day of productivity! Great job! Nice job on the five miler and that pace!

kelsalynn

Shannon said...

Very productive indeed! BTW I've discovered the self-ship machine at my Post Office. Do they have one at yours? It's awesome. You can weigh, print postage, ship, everything without the lines!

MN Mom said...

Then pour the java baby. Because that crisis needs fixing!

Cassandra said...

Oh, man! I wish that 60 degees felt "cool" to me! It's 50 here today and everyone's running around practically nude! It's going to be 13 degrees tomorrow night!

Way to get stuff done!

MCM Mama said...

You rock! Can I have some of your energy?

Laurel said...

That is pretty awesome.

No wonder your students think you are the awesomest prof evah, you let them out EARLY! :)

MizFit said...

I am impressed. but mainly by your use of motherfucker in the first few words of your post.

always indicates a winning blog entry.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, bringing home the bacon and cooking it too! I went to work and came home, all before 5:00 PM....

Jamoosh said...

I am awash in your awesomeness.

Marlene said...

I am thoroughly impressed!!

J~Mom said...

You rock!!!

Viper said...

Sounds like it's time to celebrate your awesomeness. A toast, perhaps ...

Brooke said...

Yes, you are definitely awesome! Especially considering you either age very well or finished school very young...are your students ever perplexed that you are the professor?? They must think you are one of the students!

P.O.M. said...

Damn woman. That is a serious task list completed!

L*I*S*A said...

I just want to say that I love that you call your tooth a motherfucker.

;-)