Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Waxing Moon
Uranus Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Yesterday was spent doing business, dealing with the landlord’s new round of threats (one which came at 4:30 PM — bite me {string of nasty words deleted}). The state senator’s office has gotten involved, and the head of the DHCR, the agency bound to protect us, is joining the tenants for a meeting on Sunday night. I’m working, moving between two jobs, so I don’t know if I can be there, but it would be good for me so to do. Of course, thanks to the wonderful lack of communication among the TO (am I the ONLY one who knows how to effectively communicate?), I wouldn’t have even known about the meeting, had the state senator’s aide not yet called me.

For all the anger I have towards the group mind of “politicians”, I have to say that the individuals who currently represent us in this area do a damned good job. Not on the City level anymore (they were bought off), but on State and Federal. You contact them, they respond quickly, and they take action. I feel very fortunate that I have such a positive relationship with my elected officials. The time I spent in DC last year, working with my Congresswoman’s staff on issues important to me — in other words, giving back time and opinions as a way of thanks for all she’s done for my family — really made me feel that there are individuals who are committed to making an overall difference and actually representing the people who pay them.

The rest of the day was spent with my students. I definitely like having a limited number in the one class. They’re paying attention, doing the work, and things are going smoothly. Although I should have limited both classes, so far, the other class is going pretty well, too. There are always a few students who believe that the guidelines don’t pertain to them and they can just put up whatever they feel like, but they either learn that I mean what I say and I’ll send it back without comment until it follows guidelines, or they drop out.

Some students were legitimately disappointed at not making the First Thirty before the cut off date because they weren’t told they didn’t get in; they simply didn’t get the password. They’ve all been told NOT to PM me asking for the password, because all I do is send them to the moderator, who has the list and is handling password and other technical difficulties. Some of them have anyway, and I send them to my moderator, as was set up. Of course, there are always a couple who think the rules don’t pertain. When someone emails me six times within a half hour with the same question that I’ve answered the same way five previous times, you’re not going to get what you want, bubbelah, you’re just pissing me off.

Anyway, I’m sure there will be further frustrations as the week continues, especially with all the other stuff I have going on, but, to my great pleasure, most of the work posted is really good. It makes me believe that the next few seasons will get some truly unique and fascinating work printed!

With all the legal finagling going on, there’s not much I can say. I have a very busy day ahead of me, between the classes and some other things I have to get done. I hope to be able to “speak” to you more freely over the weekend, but right now, I have to be a little careful.

Sorry this post is rather pedestrian and boring — hopefully, things will get much more interesting in a good way soon!

Devon

Published in: on October 13, 2010 at 7:03 am  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. AMEN!!!!!!!

    🙂

  2. Your post isn’t boring. Wishing you a GOOD day!


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