It's that time of the year when I jump in the shower and wonder which one of us left the Starbucks coffee cup in the corner next to the soap. It is paper but then it has a plastic lid to keep the suds out so you can drink and shower. Hmmm…. I hope it was Butch but it could have been me but then I can't remember and really it is genius!
Work is picking up as students finish projects and the semester ticks by. Things heard in class this week. This is the part of my job I love because I am not an instructor I am the lowly lab tech who scurries around loading kilns, grinding kiln shelves and mixing glazes. If you have a breathing mask on you become invisible! It's like having super powers!
Last week I could be found on my hands and knees scrubbing display cases and got super excited when I found a 1975 nickel! Who said this job didn't pay? While on my hands and knees a young girl sat in the hall lamenting to her instructor how she just couldn't work today because her job sucked at Big Lots. She spent yesterday on her hands and knees inventorying stock, wiping down shelves and moving bottles of juice and …… she was crying! Her instructor says: Oh honey I am so sorry, wow thats really awful. I'll see you on Monday. WTF? I am right there! On my hands and knees moving glass display cases that weigh as much as a VW bus and ceramic sculpture giant things students made 10 years ago and sweating like the beast I am! Hey "Honey" I am having a party here and I am 60! She walked past my mess of dirty buckets of water and clay crap everywhere and looked down at me……. nothing, not even a hello. Oh wait, that's right I am invisible! Hope she didn't hear my invisible mouth say, screw you. Ok, I said the "F" word and I said it with gusto!
Best comment last week…… another young girl say something I say all the time, and I quote:
"I can't possibly throw in leather pants!" If I were the instructor I would of said; leather pants are great and we can hose you down at the end of class. Nope, she left and came back two days later in Pleather (plastic leather that you really can hose down)
Once again I had my mask on mixing glazes when I over heard a student in the throwing room exclaim she was in fact a super virgin! Well this got me giggling into my mask and I almost hyperventilated.
What the hell is super virgin and do you get to wear a cape? Saving peoples virginity before lunch!
Whoosh, off to the parking lot to check vans and the steamy windows of Smart Cars because I see quite a few of those in the parking lot and can you imagine loosing your virginity in a Smart car? Give me a Buick I say or even better a Chysler Newport!
After work I have managed to work in my studio until 10:30 or 11:00 pm and stuff is getting done but I have become a bit of a troll and have the hygiene to prove it!
In deed the two people who are supposed to be blissfully married and living together in reality, just grunt at each other as we move through the darkness of the house at odd hours of the night coming or going, which explains the Starbucks coffee cup in the shower.
We made a pact that we would joyfully get up on Sunday mornings and start hiking. This could kill me, I have only fallen down one embankment and my prince charming came to my rescue! Well actually he said: What are you doing down there? and that concluded our second hike.
Thought you might enjoy last Sundays hike.
and I am getting stuff done…… really.
Ok I am really late for work and I still have to vote! Go vote it's your civic duty….. don't be invisible!