Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Deep, Deep, Deep in the Weeds

Brother and Sisters! It's been so long, too long, since last we spoke. I have been crazy preoccupied with school, school, and, mostly, school. I have had some opportunity to enjoy myself since that wonderful weekend in KC.

Monkey and I took a trip to Portland, OR for the wedding of our good former CoMo friend QP. It was a great party and a fun weekend, which we spent with many of QP's relatives (Mom, Dad, Bro, cousins, aunts, nieces...you know, relatives). The flight out of KCI was nasty rough, provoking an anxiety attack out of me. I didn't know what was happening, I was tingly numb and sweating and nauseated. Monkey looked at me and said, "You're having a panic attack." I looked at her and said, "Oh, yeah." Then I just stared straight ahead and focused on my breathing. By the time we were over Wyoming, I felt a little better.

Mostly, I have been preoccupied with keeping things together at school, in the face of much adversity. My fill-in partner teachers have been swell, and, except for one gigantic asshole of a kiddo, my studentials have been great, but it is still a stressful situation. Partner Teacher thinks she may return at the start of second quarter, which is less than two weeks away. We shall see.

I'm sure I am leaving out a bunch, the Gold Team's rousing victory, the celebratory debauchery that evening, the Octoberfest...but I will update you later. Not nearly a month later, but later. I might even include some pics (but not of the debauchery). For now, on this eve of Chicken Nugget Day, I must put the shoulder to the wheel and get some work done.


Anonymous said...

Reda, my brotha!!! Back at last, hallelujah! My CentStand withdrawal symptoms have been a lot like your panic attack on the flight. Phew, I'm finally coasting over Wyoming now that you're back.

If it was rough for me with you being away, I can only imagine how much you missed me! :?

Happy Chicken Nugget Day (CND)!

Anon AMVB, she all hopped up on CentStand once again. Hooah!

Anonymous said...

Dude, I had to post one more time. Is it really real? CentStand is alive? Also, the word verification was compelling: pvyyyw.