So many annoyances in my life could be solved if I did not have to explain myself to 50 people after I make any decision. I cannot even allow this as a reason to myself after any decision. I had a soft-handed case of pink-eye last week. The doctor told me to stay home from school for the rest of the week. Thursday was painful and shitty, but Friday was perfectly fine. I cleaned the apartment to prepare for my Aunt and Uncle's 10 minutes of being in the first space Andy and I have shared. Today, on return to school, I got so many students asking me why I wasn't there. When I said pink eye I got, from both students and teachers, "that's the oldest excuse in the book". Why can't I have a disease without people saying I'm faking? It's gotten to the point where even I believe that every time I'm sick I'm actually faking it just to get out of something. I beat myself up non-stop about everything I'm not doing. I'm not exercising, not cleaning enough, not cooking my own meals enough, not saving money, not working hard enough on being a better teacher, not looking for a job that I actually care about, not spending enough time on anything. The answer to why I'm not doing these? I'm overwhelmed by how much I'm supposed to be doing. So much so that there's little I can do when I get home beyond just curling up in bed and forgetting about the world for a while. When Andy brings up anything about saving money or cooking or things I should be doing, I lose it a little. I just want to shut down for a while. Maybe that's why I got pink eye, because my body could sense how much I needed rest and decided to provide me with a reasonable excuse to do so. I don't have time. I am at school from 7:30am until 4:00, come home, rest, sometimes eat, then go to work from 8:00pm until 12:00am. I need the money and it's an amazing job.
All I'm saying is that if anyone brings up anything to me during my Spring Break that isn't my actual paying job or my research (which will be the one thing I actually do during SB), I will lose it. Just don't do it people.
And now some reviews...
The Tomato Head:
This film is interesting, I really can't think of a better word for it. It's is not an excellent film, but it's not terrible, and it's also not average or above average. Almost unclassifiable. The one thing I don't get is that Jude Law's character is raised in this land that is, apparently America, but he has a British accent and many of the signs are in both English and Chinese. It may be a commentary about where America is going, but I do not know for certain since it is never addressed. The premise is very interesting though the romance was terribly tacked-on, though that also may be due to something I wont tell you about because I do not ruin films for people. I'll say this: self-performed couples surgery has never seemed so possible or so sexy!!!
Coffee and Chocolate:
Dirty Chai: Awesome
Desserts: Top Notch and Super-Fancy
Cookies: Forgettable and too much sugar in the dough
Price: Extremely high for everything but the actual drinks
I recommend it as an occasional treat, but not a place to frequent.