Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Short Pondering About My Friday Work Wear

It's late. I'm tired. I have too much to do and not enough time to do it in. So, instead of sleeping (which I desperately need to do) I'll post. Still feeling crummy (see earlier post) but I think that it's not strep throat. I think I have a sinus infection coupled with the beginning stages of bronchitis. But enough about my ailments...I'm boring myself with it as I'm writing it.

Tomorrow is Friday. What will I wear? For those of you who don't know me personally, you've not had the pleasure of seeing me face-to-face at work and laugh at my get-up. I like to celebrate that I made it through another week and that the upcoming weekend is mine to fill with unlimited diversions. Okay, so the reality is that I'll stay home and do more schoolwork, but I like to dream! So in celebration of my Fridays (my favorite day of the week) I usually deck myself out in some type of "costume." Last week I wore my pink school shirt, pink glitter eyeshadow and eyeliner (and I don't mean the cheap Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen stuff but the type of glitter you'd use in an art project), and a pink feather and sequin princess crown. I don't know who I was trying to be, but I felt good. I usually wait until inspiration hits to decide what to wear....usually sometime between Friday morning when I wake up and when I let my students in the room at 7:15. So tomorrow is filled with much anticipation of who I'll be and the fact that I'll be doing it with tackiness and flair. I mean, wouldn't you take your teacher seriously if she was dressed as a superhero, tights, cape and all?

You see, everyone has a vice...mine just happens to be costumes and glitter. There's nothing wrong with that is there? If you think so, just ask my students.....they'll disagree with you in a heartbeat.


Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better by now; maybe you could post a picture of your Friday attire? I, and probably many of your other fans, would love to see what your students get to see. I wish I had a teacher like you when I was in school.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous. It sounds like your students really enjoy that. Do you ever poll them and see what kind of costume they would like to see you wear?

take a gander said...

As long as it isn't the 100 bandaid outfit, I'm sure it'll be great. Here's a top ten of ideas to facilitate your choice next week:
10. Glitter Fairy
9. Key West-style Glitter Fairy (beard)
8. Criss-Cross inspired backwards attire
7. Parasitic Twins
6. Throwback Conchette (no, that comment a few weeks back was not me?
5. Dead Sasquatch in a freezer
4. Rubber Chicken (complete with mobile coop)
3. Ricky Williams ('Fins #34) with smoke machine in helmet
2. S.I.B. (RIP)
1. Come naked and tell the kids only the stupid ones can't see your sweet digs. Then you truly are the Empress.

Happy Friday

Anonymous said...

"take a gander" is a genius and terribly clever..."anonymous 1" thinks so, anyway. what's a conchette? i'm guessing it has to do with key west and fairies? there's room for everybody under the rainbow, huh?