Thursday, March 26, 2009

Seriously?!

Ok - I'm going to rant. Namely because what happened yesterday put me in a horrible mood - and then that gets me thinking about other stuff that irks me off as well.

For starters...I started blogging to keep in touch with my college friends back home. I miss you all. I miss not being able to attend your weddings, play with your babies, hang out and just get girl-time... I miss not having the gals to confide in and impromptu bottles of wine with you... I miss being able to relax and having people know who I am and love me for who I am...Bottom Line: I miss you guys and I purposely make sure that when I sit down and blog I am leaving little messages and comments for you all so you know that I'm still here and alive and care about your lives and families and woes and whatever! Randi and I had a talk about this and she feels the same way...

I would love comments on my photography! About my milestones and adventures! Advice, support, questions? A few of you stike up e-mail conversations with me from time to time and I LOVE IT! Seriously, ask Randi - I think my phone rang ONCE the whole week she was here. You guys remind me the outside world exists and it keeps me sane.

Other than a few of you who consistently leave me comments, do the rest of you care? You're all my lifeline to who I am. I think I have blog friends who follow me and know more about my life than some of you who have spent years with me. I love it out here, but I'm still building relationships (and it's hard to do in such an isolated spot) and not only do I miss all you gals, but you have no idea what it means to me to know that my friends care and are interested in my life. I'm not some Neanderthal striking rocks to start a fire each night! I'm using both my degrees, working hard and doing the best I can to build a little bit of my dream all the time. It's a hard go at it alone and knowing that some of you are interested in what I'm up to give me that much confidence to keep plowing ahead. I'm am human afterall...

What set me off in the first place:

Dear student who broke into the school through my room (and yes, we KNOW it was a student),

Do you seriously think you are going to get away with this? The fact you broke in through my room window, but left my two laptops sitting where I left them, does not negate in my mind that I am INVOLVED! I AM taking this personally. I realize you probably left my computers alone because you know I would line up all suspects and torture you all for information, that and maybe a yearbook wouldn't get published and you wouldn't be immortalized in print forever, but that doesn't excuse your actions. Going through the next classrooms adjoining door and stealing his computer, breaking into the office and stealing keys, messing with another computer lab, and stealing two other laptops is a felony. We have our eye on you, and I have never hoped more than now that there are students out there that follow this particular blog - especially you. Watch your back, because I will be sure there are charges pressed and you are old enough to be charged as an adult.

Your extremely pissed off teacher

13 comments:

randi said...

I just posted a long comment and it didn't save. :(

To repeat...I'm here as always. :) I love hearing about your life, especially now that I can picture it all in my mind.

I seriously wonder why kids are so stupid! They generally aren't smart enough to not get caught so I don't know why they try. Ugh. I'd be pissed too!

I'll upload the trip pictures from my camera and get them to you this weekend. I have some really cute ones of the zoo animals. :) I'm going to upload them all to my Picasa site and I'll send you the link.

Speaking of sending things...I'm going to send you a package either tomorrow or Monday. It'll have your book in it along with a couple of surprises. :)

Hang in there!

AJ said...

I try to spread my comment love, b/c I love comments, too. It's like the thing with getting the mail, I LOVE it!

I think Google Reader is to blame for a lot of the lack of comments on lots of blogs, though. It's easy to read the posts from there and then just close it, and never actually click through to the actual blog to comment. It's not just you!

Wow, that sucks about the student. Yikes.

heather said...

I read your blog every time you post via Google Reader and I have to agree with AJ - I dont' always click to open the actual blog to leave a comment. You aren't the only one - I don't always get comments although I love to get the feedback. Your phone rang once while Randi was there and not to sound mean but that is more than mine did this past week and I live here with the girls. I can't even recall the last time someone called me just to chat besides my family or J. So, really, it's not just you. Hang in there.

Sonya said...

I agree with AJ on the reader hurting comments. I use a RSS feed and have trouble keeping up the private blogs. Personally I suck at writing comments - and posts.
But I LOVE your pictures and hearing about life. It's a nice to see things from outside the 'city life'. :)

alanna rose said...

I still love you. :)
I can't believe a student would do that - it would totally set me off, and wreck my day/week. Thorns.

Erika said...

Hugs. I'm a Google Reader gal too. But still listening and thinking about you. Hang in there. :)

Andrea said...

I love your blog!!! And I am always here to comment. I have a few of my original blogs that I first came across when I entered the blogging world and I hardly miss a comment opportunity with them. You my friend are one of my originals!! :)

And that student!! I can't believe what goes through kids' minds these days! Why? I would start questioning the computer savvy kids. Someone knows what's going on......

YGS said...

I don't always comment b/c I'm a google reader. Also, when I click thru to your blog, it's really hard to navigate to your post.
BUT I do love reading it, so keep spilling!

Erin said...

I love following your blog and completely understanad about trying to keep up with people. How is everything else been lately? Sounds like you and Randi had a wonderful spring break. Will you be visiting Michigan any time this summer? I'm going to try and get back at some point and it would be great to get together. If not then I will just have to make my way west the next break I have. Keep blogging, as I will be reading.

Amy said...

is there a new baby horse yet?

mel_fitz said...

i'm sorry for lack of comments :(
i am terrible about this and i know it. lots of times i can't get your posts to show for some reason--just the book thing, so i can't see what you've written.
that said, i will e-mail soon.

rae rae said...

I understand what you mean about comments. When I had to put my blog private, my comments DRASTICALLY reduced. I know that it's harder to keep up when you have to log in. I also know that google reader (guilty) makes it easy to read - but easy to be lazy and chime in :)

Hope you are feeling better today!

Kara said...

I think it is a bit harsh to say people don't care if they don't leave comments. I guess I can't speak for everyone, but I do care about you even though I don't leave comments often. It is a lot easier to follow your blog now that it doesn't take so long to load. Usually when I click on it, not everything would load and it would take too long. Honestly with 3 kids and a hubby and work, I only have a split second to catch up. Hopefully your blog will continue to load as well as it did today :)

Also, hope all is looking up!!

Hugs!