the swim shorts in the profile pic. but come on, paying more than $100 for less than a yard of material made into a swimsuit seems ridiculout. anyway, the J crew swim trunks arrived today and I was underwhelmed, less square cut than I wanted and I hate the drag of all that extra weight around my legs while swimming, but ah well they are just as useful for swimming laps in anyway, so no big deal.
the weekend went by quick enough. I got a lot done around the house and moved a few shrubs on the side of the house. I also cut down some branches off a Siberian Elm in the front, and brought a few into the house to stick in a vase. I like the round buds on the stems, looks sort of cool.
My Ipod classic froze up on me a few nights ago.... how sad, my first MP3 player ever that's traveled all over the world with me and back. the screen just shows an apple, or a red x in a circle. and yes I've been on their site, and already tried to reset it and put it in disc mode, but pushing the center and bottom button does nothing. ugh. I think I might call the apple store and take it in tomorrow to see if they have any suggestions. some kids in my class today said to let the power completely drain out and then recharge it, and another said, buy one at Wal Mart and then take back the old one. no thanks, ha! come on, Integrity!! ( actually i have a long drawn out walmart story why I'd never do that but anyway.....)
really loving life lately, just being back to work and getting my classes started back up and the opportunity to help some kids improve, no matter what grade they get out with or how well they write their essays from now on, I hope to at least have them improve in structure, or maybe just to inspire to continue going to classes and pursuing their goals etc. Oh yeah, also some social skills, we did group work today so that was a start.
I'm about to go run at the gym for about 30 minutes and then do my usual stretch out and abs etc. tomorrow will be chest day blah blah blah
want to hear something really gay that I did this weekend, I watched all the episodes of French and Saunder's "Let Them Eat Cake" on youtube, followed by 3rd season of "jam and Jerusalem." the latter is really excellently done, but then of course I'm pretty much and Anglophile.
I"m off on a road trip to Houston in about 3 weeks. more as news happens. ;)