Monday, March 9, 2009

Scientific Method

You know how they say you can affect something just by observing it? I like how life is going right now, and I think that's maybe why I'm afraid to blog. Or...maybe that's just an excuse. It is now March - seven days before the Ides, as we learned in Latin class today. It is four days before spring break and New York, eight days before Tennessee and home.

Last weekend, a fellow teacher and I implemented the first step in a great experiment. Our goal is simple: to be more sociable. We have rules. Rule Number 1: Go out every Friday night, no excuses, to a different bar in Annapolis. Rule Number 2: For the sake of finances, it must be during happy hour. Rule Number 3: For the sake of finances and time, drinks are limited to one, two at most. By following these rules, we can happily go out every week on our schoolmarm salaries and schedules, and meet and talk to people whom we don't see at school all day long. We had an enjoyable evening last Friday - spent a little over an hour and felt like human beings. Our companion for the evening was a guy from her Bible study, and more friends are being recruited. Follow-up activites (concerts, etc.) are being planned. The experiment seems promising.

If I go to bed now, it will be the first normal bedtime in forever. We'll see how it turns out.

3 comments:

Emily J said...

I don't know how "scientific" that is, but it sounds terribly rigid for a Friday night.

And re: your comment: Yeah, I totally watched that episode, too. That's what got me thinking about it.

angelina said...

I'm so excited to see you! You better bring you A party game!!! ;)

Emily J said...

I am constantly astonished at what you notice to comment on in blogs. I mean, seriously?

I did the aunt/uncle thing when I was a child, but I dropped it when I became an adult. OK so I don't ACTUALLY CALL HIM "UNCLE CHUCK" ANYMORE. I was only referring to it to illustrate how long I've known him Chuck and how familiar he is with my family. Holy crap.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Scientific Method

You know how they say you can affect something just by observing it? I like how life is going right now, and I think that's maybe why I'm afraid to blog. Or...maybe that's just an excuse. It is now March - seven days before the Ides, as we learned in Latin class today. It is four days before spring break and New York, eight days before Tennessee and home.

Last weekend, a fellow teacher and I implemented the first step in a great experiment. Our goal is simple: to be more sociable. We have rules. Rule Number 1: Go out every Friday night, no excuses, to a different bar in Annapolis. Rule Number 2: For the sake of finances, it must be during happy hour. Rule Number 3: For the sake of finances and time, drinks are limited to one, two at most. By following these rules, we can happily go out every week on our schoolmarm salaries and schedules, and meet and talk to people whom we don't see at school all day long. We had an enjoyable evening last Friday - spent a little over an hour and felt like human beings. Our companion for the evening was a guy from her Bible study, and more friends are being recruited. Follow-up activites (concerts, etc.) are being planned. The experiment seems promising.

If I go to bed now, it will be the first normal bedtime in forever. We'll see how it turns out.

3 comments:

Emily J said...

I don't know how "scientific" that is, but it sounds terribly rigid for a Friday night.

And re: your comment: Yeah, I totally watched that episode, too. That's what got me thinking about it.

angelina said...

I'm so excited to see you! You better bring you A party game!!! ;)

Emily J said...

I am constantly astonished at what you notice to comment on in blogs. I mean, seriously?

I did the aunt/uncle thing when I was a child, but I dropped it when I became an adult. OK so I don't ACTUALLY CALL HIM "UNCLE CHUCK" ANYMORE. I was only referring to it to illustrate how long I've known him Chuck and how familiar he is with my family. Holy crap.