Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Senior Ads Meeting

So it is almost 5:30. I have been to Michael's (needed some stuff to get myself organized), the dry cleaners, home to feed the dogs, and, now, I find myself back at school.

First side note: this morning I decided to go downstairs and get some breakfast (school breakfasts aren't the best, but they aren't horrible). At any rate, after eating it I realized that I had failed to take my girl without gall bladder medicine. Sigh. Paid for that about an hour later. Then Daisy brought a super yummy cupcake from this great bakery on Greenville Ave. I had half. It was good. I did ok. So, what did I do? ATE THE OTHER HALF. NOT OK. NOT GOOD. Paid for it about an hour later.

The 2nd of 2 Senior ads meetings is tonight to teach parents how to do senior ads. For the first meeting I was deathly ill, and there weren't many parents there. I am healthy (but tired) and really hoping they all come tonight because it is going to be a total pain in the ass if they don't come.

For those who do not know what a senior ad is: In the last 20 years or so yearbooks have changed from having mostly commercial ads from companies in the area in the back of the book to mostly ads from parents to their kids saying how precious they are and how much they love little Johnny, etc etc. We, the yearbook staff, make OBSCENE amounts of money from selling these ads. This money in turn buys lots of fun toys for the yearbook staff, computers, laptops, cameras etc. We have over 300 pages of ads. It is a lot of ads.

So, I'm tired, still cranky and trying to psyche myself up for this evening. Although skinnier because I'm pretty sure everything I've eaten today has passed through my system. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.


  1. so basically ads should be worshiped because they provide for the rest of the yearbook family....? Just a thought

  2. Um, ads should be appreciated because they provide for the yearbook staff in ways that the district sure as chit isn't since they don't give the yearbook any money. In addition, ads are adorably cute when the kids are little and fun to see, cranky pants.