Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Trampoline fun

I like to spend a bit of time perusing Stuff (the website) at work. I do this partly because it is really the only website of any interest that I can actually access and because I like to challenge Renata, Sam and Brent to the quiz each day. Today while perusing I found an article entitled "Teen sexual disease rates worry schools" now because I am a frequent visitor to a school with teens, this interested me. I opened it up and the first word that draws my attention is Taranaki (ahh, my home province, doesn't it make you proud!) The articles opening statement was... "The rate of sexually transmitted infections is through the roof in Taranaki because of younger teenagers engaging in regular sex." Really? they are having sex, and this is how they are getting sexually transmitted diseases? Gee I am glad you cleared that up for me, I was a little confused as to how it was happening. After clearing that up I started to remember my teen years in the good old Naki and I have to say, things have not really changed. That kinda makes it sound like I may have had a sexually transmitted disease, but rest assured blog followers this is not the case, I was really quite virtuous back then. The one time I remember taking a condom to a party I gave it to my best friend and lets just say the rest of the story involved her, a not too lovely young man and a trampoline, enough said. It was this party that sprung to mind because 3 of my best friends lost their virginity that night and there was only one condom at that party. I think the only thing that has changed in Taranaki, or anywhere in New Zealand for that matter is the complete saturation the media has on our lives. All these terrible things teens do these days were done before, teens are not coming up with anything new, they just have new toys to do it with (note, don't mean sexual toys here, but who knows they may have some new toys in that area as well) What we do have is a media franchise that loves to tell us everything. I bet there are teens involved in trampoline fun all over the country, and good luck to them I say, just wear a bloody condom!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

bad blogger

I have been a very bad blogger of late, getting too caught up in the business of everyday life to write about it. I have been reprimanded, and now this ashamed little blogger will try and think of something to write about. Maybe the problem is that I have not baked or cooked anything, I have not been on any disastrous dates and indeed have not done anything even remotely interesting for weeks. However, this is a mere trifling little detail in Richard's world, he never lets it stop him from posting when he has done nothing of interest. I will take a page out of Richard's book, or Richard's bass bag and tell you what I have done today.

I will start my post by naming it after the day, I like how Richard does this, he is always thinking of others and reminding them what day it is in case they forgot. So....
Sunday, the day before Monday and following Saturday
Today I have to mark a my year 12's creative writing - this will be very tiresome as I have read and re-read these stories for 2 weeks and am totally sick of hearing about someone 'well known' to them, which is the task. Then to top off all this exciting reading of creative writing, I have to proof read my form classes reports and put lovely little post it notes on it, telling people where to put commas etc (like I know!?)
Yesterday (which was Saturday, the day following Friday of the teacher's only day) I watched Avatar - this was quite possibly 4 hours of my life completely wasted. I watched it to be a good mum, and now he really owes me when I am old and senile.
Well that is all for me on this fine Sunday; look forward to Monday's post - all about my exciting activities on the day set aside to celebrate the Queen's birth.