What a week. I try to give others the benefit of the doubt. I realize that school and district staff are likely overworked and underpaid. But I also tried to be as prepared as possible for a parent, to make my son’s high school transition a smooth one. And it’s been anything but through no fault of my own. Being a special ed mom can be challenging. Not because of my son, but because of the surreal Brazil-like bureaucracy I have to deal with. I wrote up a timeline to figure out where things went wrong in the chain of events. And I explained it over and over again, higher up the chain, before we gained any traction. It took until day three of school but it seems like the situation has *finally* been sorted out. What a roller coaster!
Five encouraging/interesting things:
- Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics. Our household contains both sorts of gamers.
- I like this. Meet the Nominee Biking an Hour and a Half to the Red Carpet. From my experience biking isn’t so big in LA but I love the idea of people biking to an event in formal wear.
- Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand. Downloaded it but haven’t had a chance to play with it yet.
- The 46-year-old sex toy Hitachi won’t talk about. Just plain silly that the company that manufactures a well-selling product is too prudish to discuss it.
- I’ve always found Wernor Herzog to be a fascinating character. This interview only reinforces that.
Last night our household ventured out to the MN State Fair after school. And many of our friends joined us for the 4-H Llama Costume Contest. I made a tentative plan for eating my way through the fair. But I also finished reading through yet another piece about sugar being poison. Which I totally get. But what a downer. So I mainly stuck to savory foods and something on a stick didn’t agree with me. Most likely the seafood. Common sense should have encouraged me to avoid that. Anyhow, my son wants to return sometime over the long holiday weekend but the weather isn’t looking so swell. And it’s trickier to get to the Fair now that we are on the other side of the metro. But I did miss our annual Sky Ride. We’ll see.