If you missed Tyler's interview yesterday, be sure to check out my interview with him about his Ironman!
Now, it's time for my wrap up...
Warning: If you don't like the word "fuck" and you do not believe survivors of sexual assault, be forewarned that you may not like this post. If you do decide to read the post, do not come at me, because I warned you about it.
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As soon as I woke up and realized that not only was it a Friday, but it was an early release day for the students, I was super pumped! I didn't get much sleep the night before, so this was the kind of day I needed!
I went to the gym to lift upper body and do my 35 minutes of PT exercises. It's time consuming! But I am trying not to break my streak of daily exercises. So far, so good. Aren't I the model PT patient!?
I can still look professional in sneakers, right!?
I decided I'm going to wear sneakers to work whenever I feel like it. I walk 4-6 miles every day at work and stand most of the time... all on carpet covered concrete. Thanks in part to that, I'm in PT for lower back pain! So as long as I still look professional, I'm just going to go ahead and wear sneakers and wait to see if I get in trouble for it... And if I do get in trouble, then I will just get my union involved. Because that's why I pay $800 in union dues every year, right!?
When I got to work, I poured my coffee and prepared to teach my first trombone lesson in 14 years. It went well and the boys had fun!
Then I taught three music classes and a clarinet lesson. The clarinet lesson was easy because it was only two students and I have played the clarinet since 4th grade.
After the students were dismissed, the teachers had a meeting about deescalation strategies for ES students. The whole meeting was annoying for several reasons, some of which I will mention.
We had assigned seats. ASSIGNED SEATS. For literally no reason! (Did you know that elementary teachers sometimes get treated like elementary students?) Also, the technology wasn't working so we started late. The 3:40 bell rang and the presenter was still talking, so many of us just got up and left. That's one good think about working under a union contract, you cannot get in trouble if you leave right at 3:40. When that bell rings, your workday is OVER! ($800 annual dues for the WIN!!!!)
No fucking wonder women don't report their assaults... MEN END UP GETTING AWAY WITH IT ANYWAY AND END UP IN POSITIONS OF POWER. Oh, and the president and his supporters will laugh at you.
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is a huge FUCK YOU to women. The republican party literally said FUCK YOU to all of us. They don't care if we were raped. They don't care if we were sexually assaulted. They don't care to let WOMEN CONTROL OUR OWN BODIES. Our bodies should be controlled by men and legislation put forth by men.
We are second class citizens in their book.
I learned in an article in the Washington Post by Philip Bump that "Kavanaugh, though, has a distinct honor: He will be the first justice nominated by someone who to earn his seat on the bench with support from while having his nomination ."
And I found this interesting article by Dale R. Durran about how votes are weighted in each state according to the electoral college. It was fascinating. Here is the last paragraph: