Archive for February, 2005


Juliet and the Horrible, Rotten, No Good, Very Bad Day

February 3, 2005

Mood: Blue (couldn't you tell by the color? 😦 )
Song: "Crime of the Century" (If you can identify the origin of THAT one, I'll give you a cookie, I promise! 🙂 )Here's the true story:

I *sniff* was setting up for one more round in the prizefight that is my life (so far me:200, hormonally-charged English students: 200, research papers:1,000,000). I thought today would be like any other day…I was wrong.

The scene of the crime: the 100 Building of Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, AZ
The date: Today…don't you read the head of postings on my blog?
The players: one very naieve and still only half-awake 24-year old student teacher (yours truly), one student who shall remain nameless for her own protection, the unkown perpetrator of dastardliness, and one set of Saguaro H.S. keys on a pin-laden lanyard (ask me about it-I'm wearing WAY more than the recommended number of pieces of flare, I'll have you know!)
The time: shortly after 7:00 a.m., Mountain Standard Time
The suspects: ?!?!

The first mistake was clearly mine; I did something that we're not EVER supposed to do, yet somehow every teacher here does it at one time or another…I loaned my keys to a Stugo student (see previous posting for a description of the organized chaos that is Stugo). She needed a poster currently residing in the English Department Office; I needed to make photocopies. It seemed like a perfect compromise; she'd go get her poster, I'd make my copies, and she'd rendezvous with me at the 100-building copy center. She TOLD me, althiough I didn't hear her over the din of the machine, that she'd place my keys on top of the filing cabinet. By the time I asked her for them (after several passing periods), it was too late…an act of such nefarious malfeasances that I can hardly bear to speak of it even now. My keys had vanished, but the carefully decorated lanyard with my pins remained. :*(. Obviously, a thief is among us.

Where is Sherlock Holmes when you need him?

I'm putting up wanted posters even as we speak.