excellent weekend... saw a movie with my local pal S on Friday night, Horrible Bosses. It has a LOT of cursing but it's done very tongue and cheek for the humor only. the characters are very well acted, good to see Jason Bateman getting so much screen time lately. and Jennifer Aniston has an ok role in it, but most of the movie is about the 3 main guys going through a sort of Nine to Five meets Hangover plot - great parts done by all the big actors showing up in the film too. SO although I never would have gone to see this movie at the theater by choice, it was my bud's choice of movie and I'm glad I saw it. very well written and edited film. btw I saw Larry Crowne while in AUstin and that too is a really great comedy film. not too over the top and not trying to hard. just a good classic simple script carried out and acted well. I also liked the humor of the younger students befriending the TOm Hanks character. ha. Yes, we went by the BRepublic store before the movie and the dark haired hottie Isaac was not working.... ahhhh. but I did find a very very cool button up plaid shirt I think I might have to have for "back to school" clothes this fall. I didn't buy it so we'll see if I can budget it in or not.
Saturday I worked around the house picking up and laundry and watering blah blah and then worked at the water park and again on Sunday afternoon evening.
I try to keep pretty upbeat and positive on here but I want to gripe about something at the water park. THere was this 14 year old kid maybe a year younger or older, i dunno, but anyway, he had tattoos on his chest and back. I'm not being stuck up or anything and I like some tattoos on people and mostly I don't usually like most tattoos on people (I have a theory that it's a sort of prerequisite to work at WHole FOods in Austin...) but anyway I think some young kid like that is WAY TOO YOUNG to have a tattoo. I know it's legal in OK now, great great. and I know he probably had to have his parents' permission etc.. ok ok. but still can you really know what you want to have permanently on your body at that age for the rest of your life. I have the same gripe about another kid I saw, seriously younger than 14 with two of those ridiculous stupid gauge earings, no offense if you have those or anything and have decided the only way to express your unique individuality to the world s by stretching out your earlobes with larger and much larger circles...., they're just not for me. again I think that is too young of an age to decide to disfigure your appearance for the rest of your life (other than operations and sewing back the skin etc etc.. .ugh). ok gripe sessions over...
I went to my stock club meeting tonight. Everyone wants to buy more Sandridge stock, thinking it could double in value. I may or may not do that this week. One member wanted to buy Devon Energy stock but the club already owns Chesapeake stock and that's like the same thing. anyway, we decided to sit on the funds this week and wait til after the govnt debt ceiling thing is over with. oh yeah we also talked about living in a value added tax system but how it would take away power from the govt. ok enough of boring stock talk.
hope all are having a good start to the week. in the hundreds all week here and I'm grading papers most of the week that were turned in this morning. my class's 3rd essay. only one more to go.
I'm going to AR in a few days to visit my best buddy there (the one I went to IOWA with a while back) ,he just had his 3rd kid, his first son. so I'm super excited (and super jealous) to meet th elittle baby and congratulate them and see 'em etc etc. plus they just moved into a new house a few weeks ago ( would've been up there to help them move in with my pickup but it was the same weekend I went to Austin). I'm going to be super "uncle" to my buddy's new baby boy! :) I can't wait to see a cutie little kid as goodlooking as my bud, only hopefully he'll grow up a little more socially confident than his dad, ha! The very first thing I'll do is swoop up his 4 year old or 2 year old daughter and give them all the attention first thing so that they still feel loved and not let the baby get all the attention, after they are thouroughly tired of me, and I've chatted up the mom and dad all I can, then I'll get to the little baby. :)
PS. I was talking to the dept head at my comm college job today after class on the way out and talking about checking out for jobs in DC just because it was a big city in a similar climate zone as OKC.. and she made the remark that it'd be sad to lose "one of her best adjunct professors"... man I was smiling all the way home to hear it -- and was repeating our conversation inside my head a little, asking myself if I listened enough during the conversation or did I just talk talk talk... ughh. ha, just motivates me all the more to maybe get back into grad school and pursue fulltime teaching higher ed in my future... :P