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The state of ... whatever.

I suppose it was inevitable. Duchezz had a nasty cold. Office mate has cold (not good for someone whose sternum is still healing from being cracked open for bypass surgery). Little Pict has cold (so what if I haven't seen her since she got it--still counts).

I haz a coed. (No, not co-ed: get your mind out of the gutter!)

Which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't the last week of my summer class when the stuff really hits the oscillating blades. Oh well--perhaps it will be gone by Pax, or when I go to the belated 80th birthday party next week. Here's hoping.

Compared to other lives, mine is great. There are annoyances, like having to work all day yesterday (didn't leave campus until after 9 PM) so I couldn't go to the calling hours for Stan Young, a wonderful man the world can ill afford to lose, who has been part of my life since I was 14. But he would have been the first to tell me that helping kids to a good future is more important than honoring anyone's past--and those Placement Tests had a required 2 hour turnaround time. I hope his daughters feel the same. But I have a roof over my head, my bills, with one HUGE exception are paid, I may have money in the next paycheck to [select one] get the car partially fixed or get the 9 months overdue root canal. I have health insurance, so the trip to my GP that my optometrist recommended is possible. And I have new glasses (funny how a small lens difference can make a bit difference in quality of vision) thanks to one of my union benefits.

And voting on the contract is over, and we'll see if it passes. If yes, we get screwed, but I really think not as badly as if we went forward with the PERB lawsuit (which, I think would result in "Yes, they bargained in bad faith. We find them guilty of violating labor law. You don't get any money, but here's your moral victory," and it would take at least two years to get to that point. So I held my nose, and voted "Yes." We'll see what everyone else did sometime today or tomorrow.

More book and movie reviews soon, I hope.



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Jun. 27th, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
I dunno, a pair of co-eds would... I can't get the rest of the sentence out without getting into trouble.

Jun. 27th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
I think a co-ed might be a pleasant diversion, especially if the co-ed were well-mannered, well-dressed, well-read, and well-spoken.

It would be such a departure from the usual that The Duckess might achieve Nirvana.
Jun. 27th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
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