They Live (Me, Too)

12 December 2005

Did you ever see They Live? It was a John Carpenter extravaganza starring Rowdy Roddy Piper. The movie was pretty forgettable, except for one scene. Piper walks into a bank with a sawed off shotgun and announces to everyone in the place that "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."

Today, I was all out of bubblegum and it felt pretty good.

I am (finally) on top of my grading and planning for my class. Wednesday's upcoming meeting that I couldn't get planned out? It's all done, including the copying. Christmas cards? In the mail. Cookies? Baked, iced, and ready for the exchange tomorrow. Shopping? Nearly done...just a couple more stops to make tomorrow.

I might actually leave work on Friday with no work in tow for the holiday. How rad is that?

My kids asked me today if they were going to have homework over the break. I told them that they wouldn't---that it was a holiday. I want them to rest up so that I work their little fannies off between January and The Exam in May. After all, why should I be the only one without bubblegum?

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