1. Still on the lookout for a female novel about spirituality/self-actualization, a female book kind of like Siddhartha or The Alchemist or Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. Maybe females just aren't as into all that navel-gazing that those three books offer. This is for Social Studies. I think the other two choices will be The Alchemist and Ender's Game, and he's looking for a third, but one that is more for the females, but along those lines. I thought Butler's Parable of the Sower might be a good choice, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate for rising 9th graders. I'm not really positive of his thinking with pairing the first two novels together, but I get the feeling he wants the kids coming in thinking about big ideas, about existentialism and things like that, so they kind of fit together.
2. I am so pumped about the rest of the games this week. Wow, they're big.
3. Today, I was in charge of bringing 26 kids down to the Orioles game, and getting them back home, using volunteer drivers, some of whom could take them down and not back. I was stressed out but it's all over now. What a bad game, though it was cool to get an Adam Jones t-shirt and then see him hit his first Orioles home run.
4. So tired... what a long-ass day. I'm unsure how I'm going to get all my stuff done that I have to do.
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