That man never ceases to amaze me with his pervertedness (if that's even a word).
Anyways, does anyone else have a flatulence problem when they work out or is it just me? It's getting ridiculous! The Y called me to cover a class for another instructor tonight. Luckily for me! It forced me back into working out, a nice swift kick in the butt! So there I was, calling out moves and BAM, my belly started to rumble and I could feel it coming on - the dreaded SBVD (my sister coined the term: silent but very deadly). And boy it was. This is not the first time it's happened to me either. One time, I couldn't hold it in any longer in a spinning class, and I just about ran the entire class out of the room. I stick to running on the treadmill at home because at least there I can change my pants easily if necessary! I've heard of runner's squirts (or whatever it's called), but this is happening during all forms of exercise!
Ok, enough of the disgusting stuff, I'm really excited for tomorrow night. I am mentoring two students this summer, and we are going on our first adventure. We are going to see a movie and grab some dinner in a town about 30 minutes away. I've been asking them where they'd like to eat, and they have no idea what is even available. They have rarely, if ever, been outside of our hometown. It's so eye-opening to talk to kids who have never done some of the things that are so common in my life that I take them for granted.
Let me explain. I've mentioned before that my hometown has no decent places to shop. The only thing around here is a Walmart. If you want to go to a good mall to buy clothes, or if you want to eat at a good restaurant, you have to go at least 30 minutes away. These kids come from such poor and underpriviledged families that they barely get out of our hometown, let alone actually eat at a restaurant other than off the dollar menu at McD's. Even then, they only get to do things at the beginning of the month because that's when the Welfare check comes in and their parents have that all spent well before the next one comes. I'm so excited to 'show them the world' - or at least what parts of it I can without going bankrupt. They are both such great kids if they'd just have some good influence in their lives.
I'm doing the mentorship program through the local Goodwill. Both of the kids are my students, though, and I specifically picked them based on the relationship we've built over the course of the school year. I figure that since I don't have kids of my own (other than my stepdaughters), I might as well take this time to be there for other kids who don't have the kind of home life I was raised in. I know I'm not going to save these kids, but I just want to make at least a little bit of a difference in their lives.
Unfortunately, this means I'm eating dinner out tomorrow. I'm going to have to keep myself focused and not go overboard no matter where they pick to eat. I've been doing so well on my diet this week, I don't want to mess things up! I know I'm one that once I mess myself up, I take on the attitude of - well, I might as well keep making poor choices, I've already blown it for the week. I know I shouldn't think that way, but it's so hard not to. Being that I know I'm like that, I'd rather just keep myself on the straight and narrow in the first place, rather than allowing myself to slip up.
There are only 16 days left of school - we are all getting antsy to get out of there!! So get this, one of our students came up to my co-teacher and I today and requested summer work. The conversation went something like this:
Roger, "I'd like some work to do over the summer. I can send it to you to here at school to grade"
My co-teacher, "We aren't here in the summer, though"
Roger, "Wait, you're not? Where do you go?"
My co-teacher, "We get the summer off, just like you guys"
Roger, "Oh... well then I'll wait and send it to you when the school year starts back up... then we'll all be back!"
Keep in mind, I teach 8th grade. This kid thought we stay at school even in the summer when we have no students. Oh my.
Well, I'm a lame-o today - that's all I have to write about. I'm going to enjoy my snack with my hubby and then hit the hay, even though I'm sure he has other things in mind (if you aren't sure what I'm talking about, see the picture above... if you still don't get it, it's time you have that 'birds and bees' conversation with your parents).
Have a great day everyone!