Sex Ed in Higher Ed

College instructor teaching human sexuality rants about the dumbing down of America, the lost art of manners, grammar and (the perfect combination of both) the thank you note. Also includes random rants about life, pet peeves, and sometimes raves about favorite things.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

2006: A Retrospective

Because I'm so lazy 2006 was such an eventful year, I thought I'd do a month-by-month retrospective, highlighting all the big events in my fascinating life during the glorious year of 2006. Plus, this keeps me from having to come up with an original thought. Ready? Here we go!!

January was my inaugural blog month. I also barely survived my first cruise! Could my life be any more interesting!? (And also? That is NOT a picture of me, as someone asked. People - that is a DUDE! Granted, a very tan, very clean-shaven, rather dainty dude, but a dude all the same.)

In February, I proved to the world my psychic friends' network talents by prematurely awarding Inappropriate Brother and Sister the PITA Award. (If I only knew what awaited me . . . sigh. Ignorance truly can be bliss.)

In March, I took it upon myself to educate the ignorant, unwashed masses (not you, gentle readers - definitely not you!) about the proper way to discuss (or not discuss) a woman's state of . . . motherhood? Parenthood? Child-free, uh, dom? Okay, I just decided to get all bossy and rant and stuff. What else is new, really?

Home repairs were a big theme in 2006, and April was the month during which I almost hung myself with an extension cord. Finances were also tight when some extra vet bills made their way onto the balance sheet. Fun. Dog tranquilizers + Home repairs = wee bit o' insanity!

'Tis May! The lovely month of May! Where do I begin? May is the month during which I realized that when you teach at a B-list school, retention of students is more important than anything else. More important than fairness, or ability, or, well, anything. Although our kitchen was finished and lots of other wonderful things happened, May is the month that I realized I might be marching into the wrong profession.

Ah, June. My part-time summer jobs as wedding planner and student advisor kicked into full swing. Enjoy the trip down memory lane!

July: More weddings and more classic Teacher Lady bitchiness. What would I do without this blog and a whole bunch of anonymous people to boss around with my priceless unsolicited ass-vice?

August wasn't good for me or my poor dog. We put our house up for sale and the world's strangest realtors took it upon themselves to fill our house with little signs that, ah, stated the obvious - to say the least!

September: A move + the worst case of insomnia I've ever had = bad, bad things!

I found out during the month of October that no matter what you do (or don't do) in a Human Sexuality class, you're going to offend someone. Seriously. These kids expect to watch porn in my classroom, but a human uterus? Now that's offensive.

November = I'm a NaBloPoMo dropout. It was kind of fun while it lasted, though. And it did bring us the beginning of a new series, How I Dated My Husband.

And I guess the big news in December was . . . I got bangs! Just kidding. We bought a house. Not a bad way to wrap up a crazy year, if I don't say so myself.

Now, all you bloggers go back and do the same thing. Review your year so I can read the highlights in 30 minutes or less. Go! Get out of here, go on! And then come back and tell me when your retrospective is posted. Peace, y'all.

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Blogger firstcitybook said...

Although I don't provide links to my previous postings, like you do, I have included a short summary of my previous eleven months of blogging in my most recent post. My own blog is probably rather dull compared to yours, Teacher Lady.

January 05, 2007 3:47 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Heh heh,that was great! I'm trying to catch up after a month-long hiatus from blogging and you made it very easy! :)

Happy New Year, Teacher Lady!

January 05, 2007 7:21 AM  
Blogger Ottoette said...

This post inspired me to start a thorough reading of your archives, and I just finished (I did have some real life stuff to do while reading a year's worth of Teacher Lady). I think you are an awesome writer and you will go on my list of the 6 bloggers I would invite to a dinner party.
Thanks for sharing with us!

January 07, 2007 7:10 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I have serious problems with not rambling, so you will never in a million years be able to read my retrospective in 30 minutes, unless you possess mad speed reading skillz. But I did enjoy the process of going back through my own year (oh, and yours, too, naturally). So thanks for the idea!

January 14, 2007 1:32 PM  

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