Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

F***....what a day. Where do I begin?

1) I had ANOTHER student possibly break something today. (And an update on A: yes, his thumb was broken.) C. (you will remember him as our class president who gave that really touching "campaign" speech) injured his ankle at recess; by the time another teacher and I carried him into the nurse's office, it was already swollen pretty badly. I'm going to call his mom this weekend to see what happened (she picked him up early to get it checked out).

2) We had a situation with a very irate parent today that warranted the calling of the county sheriff's office (not one of my kids, thank God, but I was called down during my "free" period to wait for her arrival, as they wanted as many staff members as possible present in case things got really out of hand. Apparently, they were expecting quite the scene. It's a really long story, but I missed all the drama anyway because she still hadn't shown up by the time I had to go pick up my kids from art. And anyway, the cops were there by then so they wouldn't have needed my backup after all). =-)

3) I think I'm accidentally dating John now, otherwise known as Fiance (remember him? Brad's friend?). It's another long story, but apparently he's still harboring a bit of a crush on me. He called me today while I was at one of my "meetings," and since he was in the neighborhood he dropped by. He ended up meeting all of my friends (they really, really liked him), and they all seemed to assume that we were a couple--and the little shit kind of went with it. (In fact, he instigated it even further by doing little things like putting his arm around the back of my chair, buying my drinks, resting his hand on my leg and other little casually affectionate touches like that--you know, just the little "body language" things that couples do. And he played the part so well that by the time they left, my 2 or 3 closest friends were giving me the "why didn't you tell us??" look, since it totally looked like we were dating. It was actually kind of funny.) Well, we ended up on a "date" after they all left (just walking around this outdoor mall area--Renee, it's the one I took you and John to), and we had a "talk," and I basically told him that I actually liked him quite a bit but that he was such a good guy that I didn't know HOW to date a guy like that anymore, which is why anytime we got anywhere near the dating stage I'd always pull back and disappear (LOL--I'm actually the guy in this relationship)--and anyway, he's rather actively pursuing me now. It's true--men love a challenge. There's more involved, of course, but he really seems to want us to start dating. And the thing is, I can SEE this becoming a "thing," but since he's a truly good guy who wouldn't fuck me over, it would probably last a while, and that scares the crap out of me. Go figure. Plus, I don't want to hurt HIM if we started dating and then I bailed. Ugh. Anyway. Expect more posts on this issue because he's quite the persistant one. He wants to take me out on his bike tonight--I've never rode one before but I might actually try it.

Oh--and you know how I told you that Vday is Da Bomb of all holidays when it comes to teaching? Here's a pic of just a few of my presents this year--and although you can't really tell from this shot, this is one big ass dog. Seriously, it's huge.


10 comments:

Jen said...

Ugh. I hung out with John again today, and it went great...till he kissed me and I realized AGAIN that there's just nothing there. Nada. Oh well.

Renee said...

Okay, but can I say something? Could you just give it a fair chance? Of course there's nothing there right NOW; you can't stop thinking about Shawn!

Is there any harm in giving it a month or two? Especially if you're honest and upfront with him? Does he know anything about the situation with Shawn? Can't you just say that you're trying to get over a bad situation and you don't know WHAT'S gonna happen, but if he can take it slow and be patient with you, you really enjoy hanging out with him and would like to see what COULD happen? I think you're freaking yourself out because he's a nice guy. You DESERVE a nice guy. You're grasping at straws to think of reasons NOT to date him.

Furthermore, I think you're looking for love at first sight, and that just doesn't happen. In fact, if I'm not mistaken-- Kish, didn't you and your Shawn not even LIKE each other when you met? Give it some time! Something might develop, or it might not. I just don't think it's fair to write it off right NOW when you're still not convinced that Jen + Shawn = wtf? And how can "lasting a while" scare the crap out of you when you try to hold on for as long as possible to something even once you know it's gone?

And plus, I think what he did at your "meeting" is frickin adorable :-)

Oh, and did you get a motorcycle ride???

Renee said...

maybe next time, i could write a book ;-)

Jen said...

Jen + Shawn = wtf

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Seriously, I'm crying right now from laughing so hard.

I understand whaat you're saying, but you have to understand that this is the SECOND time I've "tried" with him. I really WANT to like the guy, which is why I even started hanging out with him again...but when he kissed me, it wasn't just a lack of sparks...I was almost REPULSED. That can't be good. =-)

Jen said...

Jen + Shawn = wtf

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Seriously, I'm crying right now from laughing so hard.

I understand whaat you're saying, but you have to understand that this is the SECOND time I've "tried" with him. I really WANT to like the guy, which is why I even started hanging out with him again...but when he kissed me, it wasn't just a lack of sparks...I was almost REPULSED. That can't be good. =-)

sparkydiva said...

jen + shawn = baaaaaad.

srsly? do we have to have this conversation AGAIN??? its like telling nadya suleman not to have more kids.

and you can't have a friday the thirteenth without calling for police backup. its just unheard of. :)

Jen said...

No, we aren't having that conversation again. I promise. =-)

Renee said...

glad you liked my little equation. I chuckled at it myself :-)

No, I guess being repulsed by a kiss isn't much fun. *sigh*. Poor John :-(

Nik said...

Jen, you need to listen to your best friend. Renee, *high five*, you make some very valid points. Exactly what makes a kiss so repulsive? Are cannons supposed to fire and meteor showers fill the night sky? I've never kissed anybody and been repulsed. The fact that you're willing to write this guy off over a kiss is kinda crazy to me, especially since everything else has been great. But what does my single, non-committal, emotionally-challenged ass know. lol
John deserves a chance and you know it.

anna said...

Amen Renee & Nik! John sounds like a great guy to me. I/we want you to be happy with someone who treats you well.