Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Vacation...All I Ever Wanted

The Yearbook Cherubs have been working absolutely frantically on finishing the deadline before Winter (to see what we think about PC Holidaze, Click Here) Break. They finished up everything...64 new pages plus 75 pages of corrected proofs...around 3 p.m. yesterday.

Did we mention that Our Humble School District forced us...against our will, one might conjecture...to attend school on December 22 & 23rd? Just thought we'd interject that here. More than 50 percent of Mrs. Scribe's estudiantes were absent during that crucial attendance period, but whatever.

AnyWho, back to The Deadline. The Cherubs finished up. Mrs. Scribe, being in the Holiday (read: PC) Spirit & All, said "Go! Get a head start on Break! Enjoy!" She's always been an empathetic teacher, don'tcha know.

Mrs. Scribe departed Our Humble High School at 6:03 p.m. That would be Eastern Standard Time. The ScribeMobile was one of 2 jalopies in the lot. School lets out at 2:10. The Deadline was done by 3 p.m. A stubborn computer just didn't want to cooperate.

Life in the Fast Lane. Don't it make you lose your mind? Happy Holidays, y'all!

9 comments:

MissKris said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you! When I worked for the schools I loved ALL the breaks. Anyone who works in education NEEDS them to recharge their batteries. Relax and enjoy!

Veggie Mom said...

Technology is the bane of my existence. And why in the world would you have to try to "teach" this week? Sounds like your district is run by bean counters. Am I wrong?

HappyChyck said...

That's insane in the membrane to have to "teach" this week. Even more insane to have a yearbook deadline!

You totally deserve a break!

As for the computer issues...at times like that, just remember what it used to be like doing yearbook before computers. Eegads! Or, maybe it was a little easier. Maybe a trade-off. Things can be tweaked rather than completely redone. But one feels powerless when the electronic staff members are tired...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy your break!

Kerri said...

I so remember yearbook deadlines! Although it was the day of typewriters and doing layouts by hand. I was the editor back in 1982! :)

I love reading your blog -- school here got out two days early for break due to all of our snow and horrid road conditions.

Enjoy your break and Merry Christmas!

dkzody said...

You should receive yearbook adviser of the year just for staying until after 6 p.m. on the last day of school. Who does that kind of thing?? Even on regular school days i'm out of there by 5.

I'm sure you do a bigger book than we do as my kids only have 103 pages at the printer right now. My rep tells me I am one of the few who send pages in on CDs, most now do it all online and the kids work from home. Hahahaha. My kids, even if they have computers, don't have internet access. That's why they love my classroom, even with it's unbelievably sloooooow internet. It would take months to upload a page on our network.

Sean Hogan said...

Ahhh I miss yearbook deadlines...

Z's Mom said...

Computers never cooperate when you are in a hurry.....its some sort of computer law!!!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!

Susie said...

I hop you have a very Merry Christmas:-)

Columbia Lily said...

That is a violation of your 8th amendment rights to have to go to school on Dec 22 and 23. That is utterly ridiculous. Are they making you go back on Fri, Jan 2 as well???????? Jerks.

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