Friday, November 12, 2010

Mileage Reimbursement?

So, I had a half-day gig this morning at school a few miles away ... stayed to lunch with some nice teachers then headed back home. Nearly there, I pulled in for some gas and my phone rings - it's the school and they need me back for an afternoon gig!!! So, I turn around, re-trace my commute, and got another half-day's pay in the bank.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

In-a-pinch movie

For the last two days, I have been subbing in a middle school math room. Stressful enough, but I had the same group of obnoxious seventh graders three periods a day! (Math, Social Studies, and Study Hall.) Ugh. So today, I brought in a rented DVD of "Life," a show that was on the Discovery Channel a while back. It (mostly) saved the day: the boys got really engrossed in the Komodo Dragon hunting scenes and the Ibex calf hopping around cliff faces. Some of the girls chose to gossip in the corner, but at that point I really didn't care. We watched one episode during Social Studies and another during Study Hall, and boy did it save my sanity!