The Mosquito Coast.
You know that the school year started smoothly when my one complaint is that the classroom has a large number of mosquitoes kind of around the edges of it. This suggests some kind of standing water plumbing problem inside the walls, and it’s not like there are thousands of them. There are just enough of them about that you notice, and are annoyed by them.
Of course, they will seek out my sole cup of coffee for the morning like a disco fan goes after a mirrored ball. Even though the cup has a lid on it, it’s annoying and a little gross. With any luck, the weekend will see the custodial services on campus solving the problem. In a room with thirty to forty teenagers, there is always one who cannot help but slap at the air, or make faces, or what not the exact second that they see a mosquito…so invariably, it’s a bit annoying.
Also, the instant coffee made by my old friend and partner teacher tastes terrible, and to be honest, I will drink virtually any coffee. Heck, I drink that instant that she has been making, so that tells you something. The mosquitoes even go after that, and you can now see the entirety of the “action” for today’s post.
I’m thinking that today is the last time we will see this week’s Return of the Jedi style uniform for some time, because it is a total @#$%$# to draw. You wouldn’t think so… but it winds up having unusual lines, and the dark sections of it really need to be defined. Giving it texture is a huge hassle, more so than all the little details on the original Edu-Mountain costume were a hassle. It’s also a little too oddly formal for my tastes…it doesn’t project what the protagonist is really about.
I haven’t yet gotten any “engagement” from you, True Believers, on what she should be wearing for the coming year. It is the middle of the weekend, so feel free to post comments leaving suggestions, it would be appreciated…as Sunday night, I will need to be both drawing, and posting.
Monday morning, one can hope that all my little buggy, coffee loving squatters will have been driven out. If not, I have an anti-mosquito candle to drive out the awful, tiny insect hobos.