I'm a teacher at last!
I've officially finished my first week as an SAT and summer high school English teacher. I thought I would hate high school kids (I usually dislike children from the ages of talking through...oh, the late 20's), but I adore their energy.
This is in large part because I teach the easiest kids in the world - Asians. Smarty pants emporium! (An SAT word, btw.)
I spent the week getting sore throats after my long teaching days (never talk for 8 hours straight) and making Gollum noises as a mnemonic device to help kids remember the word "guile". The latter anecdote caused Jifo to throw his head back and laugh, which happens about once every three months, and say, "Now they're gonna remember, 'That's the word that made my cute, hot teacher make weird noises'!"
I can't believe how much I enjoy being around youthful energy, including my fellow teachers, who are all a good 4-7 years younger than me ::cries::, save for this one JA* actor in his forties who went to MIT.
Jifo bought me a used GPS to go with the used car (yes! he bought me a car!), and an MP3 cassette adapter so I can listen to Twilight on tape. My road rage is now completely gone.
*Japanese-American, for non-Asians not in the know.