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Open Thread: Wednesday (Addams) Edition

It’s Wednesday again, isn’t it?

Wednesday is kind of a crap day of the week, but Wednesday Addams will forever be amazing.

Tell me about your week, or your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. Whichever you prefer!

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

7 replies on “Open Thread: Wednesday (Addams) Edition”

I have been a gardening maniac this week (and that’s even after like 9+hr days at work!). Also, getting things done at work. It may seem obvious, but I can get SO MUCH accomplished when I don’t have soul-crushing graduate assignments looming over my head! My house has not been this clean, organized, awesome in a long time.

Strangely though, Mondays the last few weeks have really been my go-to day of the week.
And by far my favorite Wednesday Addams scene (the one above is a close second) is where she get’s all Newton’s Law on Pugsley using the bowling ball and the baby being dropped out of the top window (sad I couldn’t find a youtube clip of it…)

Work has been ten hours a day every day this week, and my boss is still having trouble letting go of things, so I have very little to fill that ten hours. It’s okay. I have a performance review tomorrow, and I might go in there with the honest opinion, “I think you’re underestimating me.” I don’t want to come across as critical or whiny though, so I’m really nervous about it.

And Thin Mints. They’re so versatile. (Snacking, ice cream, cupcake garnish, pie crust, you name it!)

In the ongoing saga of ‘I am organizing an overnight field trip for a bunch of grade 7s six hours away from our location’, we had everything sorted and ready to go as of Monday morning. Then, our driver’s mother died.

I found out Monday afternoon and since then, the last two and a half days of my life have been CONSUMED by the quest to make this trip still happen. With our admin and secretary team, we tried all of our bus drivers- nobody could do it. Most infuriatingly, my principal won’t do it. Not can’t, won’t. We had a few leads for other bus drivers at different schools, but the transportation office wouldn’t make an exception for how quickly they can approve them to drive our vehicle. Finally, today, I was told that I now need to ask parents to arrange transportation with their kids and I have to be hands-off.

It’s been a roller coaster of “Maybe this is the solution! Nope, not the solution! Oh, but maybe this! No, not that either!” I’ve been on the verge of tears since Monday afternoon.

If I have to cancel the whole thing, I have to cancel it tomorrow. Please send my little underdog team of stout-hearted twelve year olds all your positive thoughts. And some for me, too.

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