So the gist is, basically, I have done goofed again and “forgotten” to write a blog post for almost a year. For the second time. Is this an annual celebration of shirking responsibility or something? And, most importantly, have I run out of excuses yet?
Anyways, there are a couple of things I wanted to talk about in this post. So let’s start off with the post I promised somebody I would write: A review of my experiences at Pinon (pronounced pinyon, I don’t know how to make my computer do the n that has the squiggly over it) Elementary School!
So, if you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, let me explain: My mom has an old friend who works at an elementary school in White Rock, New Mexico, and we were going to New Mexico for Spring Break. So, my mom’s friend (who goes by the name of Natalie) invited us to come over to her school for a day to:
A) Meet her class
B) See a show that the third and fourth graders would be presenting in the auditorium that day.
So, my mom agreed to go, because why not? It was an opportunity to teach kids about the foreign service life, meet up with her old friend, and see a play! I accepted my mom’s invitation to come along in a heartbeat, but, for some reason, my sister did not. So my mom and I went by ourselves!
Also, just a note: the word processer I am using to write this is being very, extremely annoying when I try to go back and fix something. For some reason, it thinks that when I go back, I want to replace what I’ve already written with what I’m writing instead of just moving it all along. No, wordpress, I’ve already deleted what I want to delete. Just let me write what I’m writing, please and thank you very much.
So, anyway my mom and I drove over to (STOP DOING THIS WORDPRESS YOU STUPIDJDVNFVDKJJKXKJXNVVIURHHJDBGBGHFYRIFDGHRFGBBVHFDI) Pinon Elementary School to say hi to Natalie’s class, and see a student performance. My mom and I got there a couple of minutes late, owing to the fact that my sister had gotten a nosebleed while we were going out the door. We walked into the school, received name badges, and were directed to Natalie’s classroom. I walked in, saw the message that said “Welcome Isaiah 😀” on the whiteboard, and thought, “Well, guess we’re in the right place.”
My mother and I were interrogated about life in Mexico, the foreign service in general, and (surprisingly [at least to me]) our personal lives. I had thought that we were only going to be asked about what set us apart from everybody else, but no. Natalie’s class was also curious about what made us the same. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that, even though we had just been called in to give information, everybody in that class was kind and welcoming, a trait that I have not found in many schools that I’ve visited. This is why I think Pinon (darnit, a dramatic statement ruined by my inability to write the letter n with a squiggle) Elementary School is an exemplary place for practically everyone.
The play (titled “Swamped”) was amazing, as well. The costumes were innovative, the songs were well rehearsed, and I can tell that a great deal of creativity went into making it.
What else was I going to write about? Oh, right. I went to El Paso Comic Con yesterday, along with my sister and my mom. Here’s a picture of the items I picked up:
And if you recognize all of the fandoms shown here, you win a cookie! 😀
That’s pretty much everything. . . Except for one quick little status update: I have gotten a facebook account in the time that I have not posted anything. If you would like to friend me on there, go ahead. Just search “Isaiah Calderon”, and my account will pop up. This is what I use for a profile picture:
And yes, It’s weird and random. But I like it for some reason. Anyways, that’s all I have to say for now. Hopefully, I’ll write something else later. Bye!