Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Of duelling banjos and other oddities...

This is going to be a rather erratic and random post. It's hump day here in good old New Zealand and I'm am halfway through my first week of teaching. I am tired and I am sore. My voice is hoarse, my brain has shifted into neutral and I have the following tune stuck in my head due to my father:

Yes - that is the iconic song from the just as iconic film Deliverance. If you haven't seen it I do recommend it, though males beware. If you've seen it you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, the above clip really gets going about half way through - it's some mighty fine banjo playing.

And, even though I can't get that bloody song out of my head and I am panicking about a few of my students I find myself enjoying the challenge. I'm sure it will get old very quickly but so far I seem to be dealing. Even if I am getting up at four in the morning to laminate stuff. Surprisingly, laminating is very calming. Very calming. Who would have thought that melting stuff to other stuff would have that reaction?

Also, I never thought I would get tired of my own voice but I am. I am tired of repeating myself three times in a row but I keep doing it. And there is only so many times that you can say 'quiet guys' or 'pens down, eyes to the front' before you feel mental. Well, more mental in my case.

Oh, The Walking Dead is on tonight as well, so that's something to look forward to. Though I have to admit, I am so freaking knackered that I might fall asleep before it even starts.

I don't like apologising for bad posts but I really am rather exhausted today and I have a wee bit of stuff to do. I guarantee that Friday's post will be amazeballs...


  1. oh god... sweeeele like a pig! lol.


    man, thanks you! i had no idea!

  3. @ Zombie - you know it. :)

    @Diego Sousa - sorry I'm in New Zealand and we've just starting airing season 1. I hope I didn't get your hopes up too much.

  4. My fiance is not looking forward to returning to the new teaching year, either. And thanks for the reminder of the zombie tele-invasion.

  5. are you proposing the shocking thesis that females are not bothered by the scene in deliverance?

  6. @A Beer for the Shower - no problem. It's half way through our teaching year so I always find it weird when people talk about school starting in September.

    @-E- Never. Well, maybe. I'm not sure now. I couldn't stop laughing when I read your comment.

  7. If this is a bad post I'd hate to see a really horrible one?! This was great. Now you've got me wanting to watch Deliverance again. Thanks for putting that tune in my head! Come by my blog tomorrow for my 1 year Bloggaversary party!!!

  8. @Bouncin' Barb - thanks so much. Deliverance is pretty awesome. And I wouldn't miss your Bloggaversary party for the world!

  9. Classic movie, seems to stay a classic even when the times are changin.

    Morgan Monroe Mandolin