This is my dog and this is how I have to watch TV. She’s been connected to my hip since I got home from work yesterday because I left her alone while I worked the volleyball game. She even slept on top of my so she knew where I was at all times.
And I can tell you exactly where I was.
I was walking to my 5th period class when Traci Arcaro asked me if I’d heard. I had no idea what she was talking about. She told me that World War III had started. I walked into Mr. Chase’s room super confused and worried.
I can’t imagine being in Mr. Chase’s shoes and trying to explain to a bunch of 6th graders what was going on, but he laid it out for us, telling us what he knew, not to worry, and that everything was fine here.
By the end of the day, no one could talk about anything else, but teachers tried to get everyone to focus on anything else. We watched a movie in my math class instead of doing work. My mom picked me up from school at the end of the day and for the following days/weeks I did everything I could to avoid seeing it on TV or talking about it (although Mr. Grieg felt the need to bring it up in Social Studies almost everyday).
12 years later, I wonder how I would have handled the situation now. What would I have done if this happened today? How would I have reacted?
First up this week, classic Disney movies. Thanks to Netfix, I’ve definitely got my fix this week. I’ve watched Fox and the Hound (1 & 2), Dumbo, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, and the Great Mouse Detective. It was a great way to spend a day off.
I love it.
Next up, Pandora on my TV. I love it. It’s the coolest thing because I can program my TV to play certain channels. My favorite is Disney Channel Stars. It’s pretty much my iPod but more up to date i the new songs I like.
I love it.
Finally, Sharknado. I love it. I know I’m late on this, but I just got the chance to watch it and it was as awesomely terrible as I expected. Highly entertaining if you like picking apart movies. They reference Jaws a lot as far as what they do to fend off the sharks (like the air tank shot and “We’re gonna need a bigger boat (but they said helicopter). No matter. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.
I love it.
but yes, I gave everyone else the silent treatment.
I often have the problem in real life where I can’t finish a thought or a story out loud because people interrupt, jump to conclusions, or immediately start making jokes out of what I’m saying. That in turns make me excessively self-conscious and I shut down.
You can try to explain to me that’s you’re just kidding or even try to get the rest of the story out of me, but chances are I’ll just shake my head with my mouth closed.
I’d rather be silent than be made fun of.