Okay, I think that I may very well be the only person who could say this, but I'm having lunch tomorrow with my school's former principal, the secretary, and my parents, and I'm really looking forward to it. Ms. Mari, our former director, is seriously the awesomest person on the planet. As soon as she walks into a room, everyone looks at her.
Kids go back to her desk when they're in trouble, and half an hour later, they return with detentions, or suspended, but they're smiling! She can make anyone feel better. She's compassionate, and intelligent, and wise. And so strong! She's like, the only person in the US who's ever survived for more than a year with bone marrow cancer, and she's been cured and healthy for 16 years. Her left hip is a prosthesis, and she walks with two canes, but it just makes people think she's stronger, not weaker.
And Adela, our beloved secretary, is the bomb. She's about 5 foot 2, hispanic, and, as the yearbook put it, sweet as apple pie. Seriously, she's so sweet, and so funny! Last year, someone left a pogo stick in the office, and we made a little movie of her jumping around in the office!!! The secretary! During school! She's so cool. Not a mean bone in her body.
And then, as if that weren't enough, I'm going up to Mendocino that afternoon with my mom, just for the weekend. I'm meeting with Allegra and Becca for dinner, which should be soooo much fun, as I haven't seen either of them since April, and on Saturday, Cheri, possibly Becca and I are doing a Lord of the Rings movie marathon.
All three movies, extended versions, on Cheri's 52" plasma TV. Wicked. I'm not a huge fan of big televisions, but for these movies, I make an exception. It's awesome. We veg out and eat M&Ms for 12 hours, with only brief breaks.
We're now short three potatoes; a neighbor just 'borrowed' them. Heh. I love scaring the neighborhood kids. I'm wearing this huge red shirt that says "Skateboarding is not a crime" in big letters, and for some reason it totally freaked out some kids. Weird.