When Cold Dread Fills Me
There's one word in the English language that fills me to the brim with cold dread. That word is
You give me something and tell me to decorate it, my hands will go clammy. Then I'll flail helplessly. Then I'll petition the bored gods. Who scoff at me, because every last one of Them has had fabulous decoraters at one time or another.
Last Monday, the dreaded word reared its ugly head. I'm in for it, folks.
My school has never held a Spirit Week decorating shindig before. But there's a first time for every
I have the first door across the hall from the Main Office. You know the Main Office. That's where the principal hangs out, in her posh office with fresh plants and an air conditioner.
We teachers were not supposed to devote instructional time to this project. The only time we could put anything up is during home room announcements on May 20. I must admit, readers ... I cheated. I let my home room students spend 40 minutes on the big slab of red paper Friday morning. As with everything else, they needed more time. Which they didn't have.
I am lugging everything home with me, crossing my fingers that The Spare will channel her former Spirit Week prowess and do the doggone thing for me. If she doesn't, it's gonna suck. End of story.
TEN THINGS ANNE WOULD RATHER DO THAN DECORATE HER CLASSROOM DOOR WITH A TORNADO THEME, IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES
1. I would rather be stuck in an 8-mile traffic jam on the Jersey Turnpike with the tank running on empty.
2. I would rather eat fried scorpions.
3. I would rather watch The O'Reilly Factor. Indefinitely.
4. I would rather find my favorite finger within the beak of the aggressive, nut-cracking Decibel the parrot.
5. I would rather come to school without my mug of hot tea.
6. I would rather use the same towel throughout the summer without laundering it once.
7. I would rather split firewood. In July. With a hatchet.
8. I would rather take a pleasant ride around all the dirt bike trails the new owner of my farm has bulldozed into the landscape.
9. I would rather go two whole weeks without seeing a single vulture.
10. You might actually be able to convince me to renew my interest in the Methodist Church. Txt me.
So, Annie. How will you spend your weekend? @#$@#@#$@#!$!@@#!!!
Spare? Spare? Are you there?
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