Sunday, August 31, 2008

Impressions

These are the money days.

I've just moved into a new apartment--need to make a good first impression on my roommates (she writes after spending an hour and a half writing email in her room alone). I enter the graduate program--that's a whole list of people to impress. I teach my class in two days--that mostly involves striking appropriate fear. I'm thinking about just failing someone straight out ("You! E! Get out of my class!") just to prove to them that I can. Yeah. That'll show 'em.

Though this is a bit nervy, pins and needles, I appreciate it. How many times in your life to you get to more-or-less remake yourself every year? This is probably why I liked moving apartment complexes all the time. It's very redemptive to make a first impression over and over again. Still, I can see how this could get old and why people "settle" into people who already know them.

3 comments:

Makayla said...

Well... I don't think you're going to have to try very hard Mary. All you have to do is start talking and they'll be perfectly impressed. I don't think instigating fear will be necessary. ;)

Lobbie said...

Proff/Miss/Master/Comrade Mary/Hedengren-

I TAGGED YOU! Now you can write random things about your life-something you've NEVE-

Oh, I guess it will be like any other post-but STILL! It's like official and stuff

Lindsi Michelle said...

Mary, there is no doubt in my mind that you will be a wonderful teacher. And while I think failing someone would be both funny and AWESOME, you're just too good at what you do to fail at this. I love you darling! And I'm always here if you want to talk.