Alice (sagemessalina) wrote,

Day of sleep and snow

To my complete surprise, we had a snow day today. I found out while I was still in bed at 10 till 7, when I should have been up at least 20 minutes earlier, so it was welcome news. Unfortunately, in excitement and the requirement of setting 'elearning' assignments on days off, I had a flurry of computer-based work for the next hour and a half instead of sleeping in. At least I got oatmeal, and started the day sort of normally.

But instead of going back to bed then, I explored the short and tragically canceled magic of Other Space, designed by Paul Feig, Judd Apatow's more compassionate and feminist producing partner. It is so precious and delicate and sexually fluid and sweetly funny. When I started it, I didn't know that Joel Hodgson was on it and played the spaced out engineer, and Trace Beaulieu works and voices a puppet robot. (electricwitch, get on this if you haven't seen it.) It was made by Yahoo, the completely unnecessary streaming service that saved Community, and has been dissolved because it lost so much money. I am sad for its loss, but grateful to its experiment.

I kept foolishly putting off a nap until about 5, and now I am refreshed and ready for adventure when I need to get ready for bed. It barely snowed, but it was sleety and raining for most of the day. So I stayed inside and drank tea and hot chocolate.
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I can't believe how perfect that sounds! Like it was actually made for me. Any tips on where to find it?
*cough* Googling 'other space streaming' gets the Yahoo Screen website, which does not work outside of the US, but it also might get another website right above it.

Be prepared for very stupid jokes built on an affection for sci-fi, and enjoy!
lol thanks bb, thats perfect <3
I guess that is one benefit of being a teacher -- retaining the joy of snow days. Although with elearning assignments I suppose it is not the same kind of holiday for either students or teachers. If kids do elearning assignments does it still count as a school day for them? Or does Japan not do minimum numbers of school days like we do in the US?
I think it's more an issue of parents 'getting their money's worth.' I have no idea if my school is required by the Japanese Ed. Dept. to be open a certain amount of time, but I highly doubt it. Everything else is very, very separate. (There are two international regulating/accrediting bodies the school gets audited by instead.)