Sorry for not posting last week! I was actually engaging in social interaction, which is rare for me.
This week's been pretty busy. For the past few months, I've been editing a web novel for a Facebook friend of mine-- Battle for the Crown (tapas.io). It's finally finished, and I'm quite excited. So go check it out!
Anyway, I worked today. Life of a substitute teacher--I found out yesterday around ten in the morning, and I consider that a blessedly ample amount of prep time. But Homecoming is tonight. As a lifelong homeschooler, I have no idea what Homecoming is. My grandparents' hometown had a yearly Homecoming festival that we'd normally go to every year, complete with one of those travelling carnivals. But I've never actually been part of a Homecoming. I don't know what they mean by kings and queens and courts.
In preparation for Homecoming, they had a pep rally this afternoon. I've never been to one.
It was loud.
It was the typical small school gym filled with a hundred and fifty kids, all of them screaming at the top of their lungs. I was too busy covering my ears to notice who the Homecoming court was. But there were black lights and balloons and those fancy spotlights that turned the walls of the gym into dancing green sparkles. It was pretty surreal.
Except for the noise. I didn't like the noise at all.
For the next hour and fifty minutes, I'm stuck in Oklahoma. I figured it wasn't worth driving 45 minutes home, chilling for half hour, and then driving 45 minutes back when I can just take a nap in my car and knit in a coffee shop. I might take my watch off, though. I don't really like wearing my watch. And I brought some jeans that I can change into, since wearing Teacher Clothes isn't always very comfortable. I should have brought my tennis shoes.
Oh well. Such is life. At least I got a free Ding Dong. One of the little girls had a birthday today.
Enough rambling for one day. What's the purpose of pep rallies, other than inducing hearing loss? Let me know in the comments below! God bless you, dear readers, and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.