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So I did not get get the VT job I mentioned. Apparently the other candidate had more of a "reading background" or something. I was feeling super bummed about this, as rejection after rejection really piles on until it's almost too much to handle.

Then I got the brilliant idea to feel better by getting start on my most useless (but totally fun) Mission 101 goal: bring back the polls. Since "summer" (aka working and tutoring but at least getting up slightly later?) will be here soon, it just seemed like the time.



[Poll #2014935]



Thank you for helping me cheer up by being part of such ridiculous endeavors! <3

Date: 2015-06-24 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ender839.livejournal.com
On the topic of 'Inside Out' - I also saw it this weekend and enjoyed it... well, as much as I could enjoy any movie that had me weeping for about 40% of the whole thing. I went with a friend, and she was very happy I hadn't looked over at her because she "had been totally bawling the whole time".

I don't remember kids movies being that completely sad. I mean, everyone cried when Mufasa died, but then there were musical numbers and a blue-assed baboon and awesome stuff to make you not cry anymore.

Or maybe I'm just sensitive in my old age. :)

Date: 2015-06-25 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
The last Pixar movie that managed not to leave any tears in my eyes was uhhh, Monsters Inc.. So I am right there with you! Maybe after Toy Story 3 and the many cries it inspired, they are on a mission to outdo themselves?

And yes, agreed - stuff from the "golden 90s" (or whatever Disney calls it) has much more silly humor to balance things out. It's sad that Aladdin is poor, but hilarious genie! Monkey!!! Etc.!

Hm, you know, I should really check and see if any of my students saw Inside Out and get their impressions. I bet most of them would have perceived it in an entirely different way.

Date: 2015-06-24 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
My other drink is fruit juice of various sorts. Also, sorry about the job. *hugs*

Date: 2015-06-25 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Thanks. <3 Today was my kindergarten class's "graduation" ceremony and the many kind cards I got from parents cheered me up a lot. I'm also trying to console myself with the fact that at least I made it to the "final" round. Not sure that's ever happened in NYC public schools, so there's that.

Date: 2015-06-24 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallingtowers.livejournal.com
Sorry for the bad news on the job front. :(

Date: 2015-06-25 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Thanks. I'm trying to make myself feel better by reminding myself that I at least got to the "finals" where I was one of two candidates. So I know it's at least possible to get to that level. Hopefully it will be possible to eventually pass that level, too, though...

Date: 2015-06-24 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdienl.livejournal.com
I'm really sorry to hear about the job..

I drink (hot) tea all the time. Like 8-10 cups a day: black, green, herbal, redbush, etc.

I actually liked most subjects in school as a kid, but I fondly remember reading and science most (and history, but this wasn't really in your list). I was never a fan of PE, I always felt so clumsy.

Date: 2015-06-25 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Thanks. I feel a bit better about the job thing today, but continuous rejection is tiring at best. :/

I drink (hot) tea all the time. Like 8-10 cups a day: black, green, herbal, redbush, etc.

That's impressive! So many antioxidants! XD

I actually liked most subjects in school as a kid, but I fondly remember reading and science most (and history, but this wasn't really in your list). I was never a fan of PE, I always felt so clumsy.

I liked most subjects as a kid, too, which is why I feel alright about teaching primary school now, where you have to spend time on a good variety of them. History is not in the Social Studies curriculum for most Early Childhood grades in NYC. I think it's because we're such a diverse community that it's been decided that the foundation of it all should be begin with getting to know the people in the community and finding out about the languages, religions, customs, etc. of other kids in the class. I understand this, but it would be nice to find time to include both.

As for gym, our gym is quite simple. Stretching, "duck duck goose", freeze dance, scooters, balance beams, dribbling basketballs...and yet there is one kid in my class who seems to be unable to get through a single gym without falling on the floor at least three times...XD

Date: 2015-06-25 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdienl.livejournal.com
As for gym, our gym is quite simple. Stretching, "duck duck goose", freeze dance, scooters, balance beams, dribbling basketballs...and yet there is one kid in my class who seems to be unable to get through a single gym without falling on the floor at least three times...XD

Hehe, I was that sort of kid I think...

Date: 2015-06-24 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mauvais-pli.livejournal.com
I'm perplexed re: diet soda being on the list, cause while 'unsweetened' = non-calorific, it's also hard ingrained in me that soda = bad generally, sugar or no sugar, so it has no place in the healthy drinks section. Selzter too, stricly speaking, unless it's mineral source water.

I don't remember anything about my early learning days D:

I've technically seen Her but I don't remember there being Christ Pratt so I chose the non-earthling option ~
Edited Date: 2015-06-24 10:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-06-25 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
As someone who is a former diet soda addict (and managed to change from addicted to occasionally drinking one after much effort), I must definitely agree that zero calorie and healthy are not the same, just for the reasons of mysterious chemicals whose long-term effects are uncertain (and are possibly addicting).

Though I never thought of seltzer water as unhealthy. Isn't it just carbonated water? I mean, sure, lots of burping may occur, but other than that, is there really an effect?

I've technically seen Her but I don't remember there being Christ Pratt so I chose the non-earthling option ~

Hahah, well, Chris Pratt was a supporting role, not a lead, in Her, Zero Dark Thirty, and Moneyball. In Her, Chris Pratt is the guy in charge of the letter-writing company, which seemed like quite the random casting choice at the time. :D

Date: 2015-06-25 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mauvais-pli.livejournal.com
Yeah, I don't really have the research to back it up.. the mere fact that it's carbonated and that's also trying for the stomach? idek.

Date: 2015-06-24 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wintergreen126.livejournal.com
I had to Google "Inside Out," because it sounded vaguely familiar, but I had no idea as to the premise. It sounds amazing!

Diet Coke is one of the greatest things, ever. I am an addict. I should own stock in the Coca-Cola Company given how much I consume.

I loved school, especially as a kid, and all those things were right up my alley as a kindergartner. Except singing. I could take or leave that.

I'm sorry about the job! I'm in the middle of sending out job applications, too, and I know how hard it can be. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Date: 2015-06-25 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Inside Out is highly recommended, though as [livejournal.com profile] ender839 mentioned above, there *may* be tears. Worth it for the experience and the imagination.

Diet Coke is one of the greatest things, ever. I am an addict. I should own stock in the Coca-Cola Company given how much I consum
I used to be intensely addicted to it, too. Now I've cut down to mainly drinking it on weekends but it's just nice to know it's there. :P

I loved school, especially as a kid, and all those things were right up my alley as a kindergartner. Except singing. I could take or leave that.
Your teachers must have loved you. ;)

I'm sorry about the job! I'm in the middle of sending out job applications, too, and I know how hard it can be. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Thank you! Sending good vibes/thoughts your way as well.

Date: 2015-06-24 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ikel89.livejournal.com
cacking at chris pratt answers XD

Date: 2015-06-25 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Who knew I had so many extraterrestrial LJ friends! XD

Date: 2015-06-25 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] passionrlsusall.livejournal.com

Damn the poll isn't working for me :(

Date: 2015-06-27 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Oh no! Did it specify what the error was? There are weeks of polling ahead - we cannot have this! XD

Date: 2015-06-29 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] passionrlsusall.livejournal.com
Solved it by using a browser to view rather than my silly lj app. Didn't answer the Inside Out one bc I wasn't sure what you meant..but now I'm intrigued by the movie.
What I remember liking most in school in my younger grades was out of the ordinary projects and such...spending weeks on activities related to the Oregon Trail and westward expansion, having a multicultural fair with plays and food.. and I liked art and music classes, and the things I was good at bc I was good at them :). Namely grammar/spelling and writing.

Only seen one of those Chris Pratt movies and don't recall him in it.

Water with natural flavor added, I.e. lemon juice, lime juice, etc. is my choice no calorie beverage.

Date: 2015-06-30 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Solved it by using a browser to view rather than my silly lj app

Yeah, I tried the LJ app on my phone for one day and that was that...doesn't seem to do the logical things!

What I remember liking most in school in my younger grades was out of the ordinary projects and such...spending weeks on activities related to the Oregon Trail and westward expansion, having a multicultural fair with plays and food..
Agreed! In fact my whole "philosophy of education" essay is about how those types of hands-on experiences can change a child's whole view/understanding of something and make a mark in their minds the way simple reading/writing/discussion simply can't.

Water with natural flavor added, I.e. lemon juice, lime juice, etc. is my choice no calorie beverage.
That is a nice idea (though I think the natural flavor probably has like 2 calories or something :P)!

Date: 2015-06-25 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koyaaniisqatsi.livejournal.com
YAY! I love polls.

I can't start my day without a large americano! :D

Date: 2015-06-27 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
Polls are the best!

And wow, that is one impressively caffeinated way to start a day. :D

Date: 2015-06-30 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about the Vermont job :( Hopefully the fact that you got to the final two stage means it should be doable to land a job there in a reasonable timeframe. Fingers crossed for you <3

Also, yay the return of polls!

I have to recuse myself from the $10 question due to conflict of interest unfortunately.

My current main emotion is anticipation: leaving for Europe on Thursday! (and so much stuff to still get done, oops XD)

Date: 2015-06-30 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about the Vermont job :( Hopefully the fact that you got to the final two stage means it should be doable to land a job there in a reasonable timeframe. Fingers crossed for you <3

Thanks - I'm definitely hoping that is the case!

I have to recuse myself from the $10 question due to conflict of interest unfortunately.

Ha, well, the original idea was to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20, but I guess that idea was scrapped due to sexism? Not sure why else it would be scrapped because Andrew Jackson was a jerk and didn't even like paper money. >.>

My current main emotion is anticipation: leaving for Europe on Thursday! (and so much stuff to still get done, oops XD)

Exciting! Hope you have an amazing time (though I know you always do, so)! :D

Date: 2015-06-30 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
I would be more amenable to the $20! But my US history boyfriend definitely deserves to be on a bill of his own because, especially given that he was the first Secretary of the Treasury.

(I'm still not sure which woman I'd want on a bill, though. I mean, there are plenty of deserving candidates, but I don't know that I have any particular favorites I'd lobby for. Eleanor Roosevelt, maybe?

Date: 2015-07-20 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyssa027.livejournal.com
I'm so happy you're doing polls again :)

And Justin and I loved Inside Out
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