I don’t know why I was afraid of teenagers, they’re adorable! :3 Choir kids are the best. A handful of students personally introduced themselves and chatted with me and one kid told me I was a ‘very beautiful woman’. haha.
If there is any hand-wringing about selfie culture, it should also include the ‘curated’ shots where there is another person employed to take their picture while they casually read Kinfolk at a coffeeshop with bodega flowers resting on the table, using a DSLR, uploaded to a computer, edited, and posted to instagram as if that was just a candid shot of a normal Saturday morning. What’s more vain, that or me taking 10 seconds to show my friends what my face looks like today?
Just drove out to Glendale (ugh my new daily 6am commute starting Monday) to pick up some music from my cooperating teacher and he had peaced out already. I went and scoped out the classroom though, so I know where it is. The building is old and smelly, and apparently my new cooperating teacher has an affinity for bald eagles and leaving early even though he’s expecting someone. This should be….educational.
The listicles that are all “(n) things only [insert personality trait/interest/occupation/location] people will understand” have gone too far. I just saw one called “18 Struggles of Having an Outgoing Personality but Actually Being Shy and Introverted”. That just sounds like a regular person?
I have so much personal happiness right now; I have a nephew (found out today!) arriving this year, graduating, awesome marriage, friends, pets, nice house, getting healthy.
But the fucked-up-ness of the world is getting me down. It’s just so heavy and nobody seems to care, and I wish there was more I could do.