This post is coming out due to several conversations I’ve had with friends lately, and have been feeling kind of nostalgic today, so here’s a list of my favorite video games from my childhood!
PC- this was my first gaming experience. Don’t remember what my first game was, but I know I sunk a lot of hours on my computer (which I still do to this day)
Handheld- Had a gameboy color/advance most of my childhood. Most of “the feels” come from these games…good times, good times
Consoles- I actually didn’t get my own console til I was in high school, but I remember playing these games at other people’s houses until I got them for myself
Fresh as hell Pokémon X/Y boxarts
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Top Text: “NEWHIRE 15 YEAR OLD GETS 16.5 HOURS”
Bottom Text: “UNI STUDENT WHO HAS WORKED AT THE STORE FOR 2 YEARS GETS 5”]
this little bastard is literally one dollar cheaper to employ than i am, he can’t drive, he doesn’t have to pay for rego or anything like that, i’m MORE AVAILABLE than he is, and this week i got rostered for one five hour shift. he got several shifts adding up to 16 hours. the worst part is that i TRAINED HIM. i’ve honestly just about had it with my store.
teachers who complain about grading work
are you fucking kidding me.
no you sit the fuck down.
LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING
do you know how hard it is to be a teacher in the current economy? do you know what it’s like to frantically prepare students for standardized tests that contain literally nothing you feel like they need to learn but you have to ensure that they score well on them otherwise not only could you lose your job but also the school could lose funding
which means that funding for resources like
- subsidized lunches
- computers for the lab
- the fucking librarian’s fucking salary
could dry up?
do you know what it would be like to be hired expecting twenty children in a class but then half of your colleagues get fired so you suddenly have forty children in a class? and then if you’re an average middle or high school teacher you have five or six or sometimes seven classes?
yeah in case you can’t do math because you were too busy making fun of your teacher to pay attention, that’s 200 or 240 or fucking 280 students. and at least 75% of them turn in every assignment. and then you have to grade them, knowing that if you don’t assign x amount of papers your class could get audited and, unless you have tenure (which some teachers now don’t get until seven years after they have the job - that’s SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OF NOT KNOWING IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A JOB THE FOLLOWING YEAR) you could lose your job if the administration doesn’t find your class adequate?
also, on top of grading papers, some districts require teacher regularly undergo retraining for students with disabilities, students with english as a second language, sexual assault counseling, bullying prevention, and community relations? and they’re supposed to do all of this on an average salary of $45,000 a year (which is only slightly more than one year of university, aka in order to pay for their undergrad student loans plus their grad school loans they would have to do nothing but pay down loans with their salaries for six fucking years and not buy food or shelter)?
also, side note: teachers do not ever “get the summer off.” they’re planning the shit out of the school year, and attending training days, and researching ways to make their teaching more effective, and handling panicking parents whose students will be entering their classes next year. “summer off” my ass. teachers work as hard during the summer as they do during the school year.
people on this website complain about being stressed out for a lot of things - some serious, some not.
but imagine the stress of having in your care the education of over two hundred people while paying off an astronomical debt to do an often thankless job
AND THEN GIVE ME SOME PISSANT MEME OF A CRYING GIRL YOU FUCKERS
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The Chained Library of Zutphen
I took these pictures during a visit to the 16th-century chained library of Zutphen, in the east of the Netherlands. It is one of three such libraries still in existence in Europe. Nothing much has changed here for 550 years.
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The first concert I went to was The Orange County Supertones (a Christian ska group), but my favorite concert has to be seeing John Williams conduct the San Diego Symphony!