Now on to the irony of Nevada Day
But before I get to that, here’s the only fact you need to know about Nevada Day: It’s October 31.
And the irony is that Nevada Day is celebrated (unofficially) by everyone in the entire state going to California for the long weekend and wondering why the hell they live in Nevada when it’s so much nicer at the beach.
That’s what I did. You’ve probably noticed that this is being written nearly a week after Nevada Day. That’s because I headed to the beach with my family on October 29 and didn’t return until Monday night.
And most Nevadans don’t like each other. Citizens of Northern Nevada have a huge inferiority complex, constantly comparing themselves to citizens of Southern Nevada.
Reason for English teachers to celebrate Nevada Day
- Teaching in Nevada’s great. I listed some of the best reasons two years ago.
- There are some pretty good authors from Nevada. I wrote about my favorite native Nevadan author last year.
- I also wrote about one of my favorite books, The Ox Bow Incident, by Native Nevadan Walter Van Tilberg Clark.
- The achievement level for Nevada students is so low, that there’s only one way to go.
So until next year, Happy Nevada Day!Share This: