I have determined that I am somehow becoming old at 23. Because the most exciting thing in my life right now is that I have a job that is SALARIED and has BENEFITS like VISION INSURANCE and a PENSION!!! And I have to make the difficult decision as to whether or not to join the union. What I am most excited for, honest to goodness, is to not be subbing any longer. Yes. I've never been *normal* so I suppose my excitement over the mundane is to be expected.
One other wonderful, wonderful part of this job is connecting with nerds like myself. I am at the school where I was a long term sub last year so I know a lot of the people I am working with and know the music nerds. I kind of miss being a music teacher so I have an excuse to pose questions like "Who was the bigger jerk: Shoenberg or Wagner?" and "Handel: Do we call him a German, English, or Italian composer?" and "Drumline: Worst thing to ever happen to marching bands, even after almost 11(!?) years?" I still get to have conversations like that at times, but instead of teaching music... J'enseigne le français (I teach French).
The nerdy conversations do not stop though. Oh far from. Because, madams et monsiers, I have met fellow Doctor Who nerds. WHOVIANS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!
I honestly can't remember if I have blogged about my obsession with Doctor Who but I love it. The Doctor is my dream man. I'm waiting for the TARDIS to be outside my window to take me off to see the universe, the big scary universe. Yesterday, I had what was possibly the nerdiest conversation ever with another teacher in the main office. We were discussing theories about one of the Doctor's companions and the upcoming season and all kinds of other theories about the show. She and her husband are both Whovians, as is one of the teachers I spent a lot of time with last year. The next casual day, I fully intend to wear one of my Who tee shirts so I can smoke out any other Whovians. And we will rule the school.
Okay, nerd rant done. Peace!