word of the day: adult \ə-dəlt\fully developed and mature; grown-up
My ninth graders think I’m super lame. It all started when I told them I don’t have cable. If you want to blow a teenager’s mind, tell them that bunny ears are still available for public use. I took it one step further than my lack of cable, though. I told them that sometimes, for fun, I sit on my couch and knit. I think they were a little stunned when I actually brought this in to prove that I wasn’t joking:
In light of my students’ recent discovery of my lameness, I realized that many of the things I have been doing with my money and time do represent a certain adult quality and I feel obliged to reflect upon them.
This weekend I listened to The Giver on tape every time I drove my car. (When I told the ninth graders that one, the first response was, “But why wouldn’t you listen to the radio?”) Truth is, I’ve never been so excited to drive long distances. I think I actually drove the speed limit to prolong the time I spent with Jonas and The Giver.
Nate gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday (last September). When it comes to gift cards, I tend to be a saver. I’d rather keep it until I think of something I really want rather than blow it on a whim. Turns out that something I really wanted was Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School by Kelly Gallagher.
And, I cannot wait to get into it.
Last, but not least, I’ve been saving money up for a new camera for some time now. This weekend, and with the help of my mom, I brought home a brand spanking new Nikon 3100 complete with two fabulous lenses. That means that the photo quality of this blog is about to increase dramatically. Here are a few of my inaugural photos. Remember…I’m still figuring this thing out.
Suffice it to say, I’m pretty ok with being a lame adult.