Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Good Day

Oh, how I love a slow weekend day. I got up early to go take two exams for my teacher certification. They were relatively easy, and on the second one I actually got two ideas that I can use in my own classroom from the test questions. Afterwards, my roommate and I went for a walk around Battery Park and all along the path beside the Hudson River. This wasn't just any walk, it was a four hour walk. Towards the end of our walk, we stopped by a store, where I bought my first summer dress of the year. I am definitely ready for warmer weather.

Beyond completing those tests and enjoying the nice weather outside, I also completed the first book and started the second book of my F. Scott Fitzgerald kick. I was inspired to start this kick for two reasons: (1)I recently purchased the latest edition of McSweeney's which held a competition for the unwritten stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and (2) The Great Gatsby is the favorite book of a certain man I know. I intend on ending my Fitzgerald festivities by reading the stories from the McSweeney's contest winners. This part of my good day is just the beginning of many good reading days to come.

I finished up my evening with something that I love to do that just happens to completely terrify my roommate: the home haircut. I don't know why my roommate hasn't grown accustomed to this habit of mine after two years living together, but she was able to breathe a sigh of relief and give a thumbs up when I emerged from the bathroom minus a inch or so of hair.

Now, after lots of exercise, exposure to the sun, and hair trimming, I am ready to return to Mr. Fitzgerald and This Side of Paradise.

1 comment:

Jules the Crazy said...

sounds like a very productive day! congrats on getting your cert tests over with! and good job getting in your nice walk before this crazy nor'easter. :) and show us some before/after pics of the hair!