"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Reason # 253, that I do not have children.

Not for all the money in the world would I be a mother. I think Mothers should be given special rights as citizens. I think they should be allowed to cut in line, get free Starbuck's, and be allowed 24 hour a day access to the Baskin Robbins of their choice. I think they should get paid extra at their jobs, and three days a week should be considered full time. I think we should start a custom that anytime you see a mother you should just say 'thank you' and give them $20 on the spot.

Let me tell you why I think this.
Thursday, I am having a perfectly lovely day educating the youth of our fine nation, and a seemingly small issue with a student turns into a pissing match that culminates in the little fucker looking me straight in the eye and saying, "I hate you!"

In that instant I saw this ungrateful turd saying that with the same, or possibly more, vehemence to the woman that gave birth to him.

I swear, the weight of the anger that I felt at that image made me a little shorter.

If I had spent 16 hours of searing pain expelling that insolent asshole from my body only to have him look me DEAD IN THE EYE and say "I hate you" because of something like changing his seat in the classroom, there would not be a prison strong enough to keep me from breaking out and beating him within an inch of his life.

On to running, which fortunately washed this from my brain, so I can stay out of prison and return to work on Monday.


8 mile trail run in The Forest at Nisene Marks. I felt good. I have the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon tomorrow that I am run/walking with my Run Buddy, but she has not been training so I think we will be walking a lot. Then next weekend I am doing the full at the Bizz Johnson Marathon.

I took pictures on today's run, but most of them came out crappy, but here is a little bit of what it was like:

The light was so cool. Foggy, with some sun coming through.

The blurr in the blue hat is who I am running Bizz Johnson with. We are going for 5 hours. Not sure how that will work out, but we will see!

Girl Power on Budda Bridge

I am very lucky to get to run here.

Last bridge before you leave the park


E said...

Love the pictures - looks like such a pretty place to run. Have fun tomorrow at your half!

Tina Mickelson said...

I miss running in and near the bay area. There were so many beautiful places. Good luck tomorrow at the SJ RnR!

Aka Alice said...

I have sooooo been there with ya (both with my own children...and in trying to teach others'...sometimes I think I probably shouldn't do either one...it's amazing how angry the little f-ers can make ya!)

Have a great time in San Jose tomorrow. RnRs are such fun!

Aileen said...

Wow, I wish I had some scenery like that, at least once in a while!

SWTrigal said...

Great pics and yea there are those annoying kids out there. They mostly grow out of it eventually but I may be in jail for murder if I saw my kid do that to a stranger..

Anonymous said...

Thank God for running to help with those annoying kids!!

Nice run - it looks like it's cooling off over there :)

Unknown said...

Your trail run looks awesome. That's the kind of running I want to do. I think my next pair of running shoes need to be trail runners.

Hope you had a blast at the half marathon. :-)

Willie said...

My what great trails you have, and the path through the forest looks good too.

I was wondering if you would do the San Jose 1/2. Can't wait to hear about it. Tell Run Buddy I said pi! Get it... pi instead of hi! Oh I crack myself up. I love math jokes.

Lisa T said...

I hope that someday I can speak my mind as well as you do. You always make me laugh and think simultaneously.

K said...


Herself, the GeekGirl said...

That's why I finally had to quit. After 20+ years of being a mother and 9+ years of putting up with other people's indolent teenagers, I'd had enough! Now I find myself wholly intolerant of almost everyone's kids. I seek out child-free venues whenever I can. The one notable exception is DPs kids, who are completely superior to all other 6-year-olds out there.