Saturday, February 12, 2011

always fun...


Oscar nominated animated short films...


Great selection this year...last night went downtown OKC to the art museum for the annual showing of short films. last night a friend and I saw the animated shorts and then again tonight we'll see the live action shorts. Not sure if I can make it to the Tuesday or Thursday night showing of the Oscar nominated documentary short films, but I may consider trying.. I like a good documentary after all. Of the films shown, Day & Night, The Lost Thing, Let's Pollute, Madagascar, and The Gruffalo I think my vote is going to Pixar's Day & Night. ALthough my heart really goes to The Lost Thing because for years I've had this beautifully drawn wordless book/graphic novel by Shaun Tan called The Arrival, which through pictures tells a story of an immigrant force to leave one country for another, all in a fantastically illustrated world. You can read more about the films here at OKCMOA website if in OKC and interested in the schedule... :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

meet Tyler McGill ..... CBS "guest correspondent"


I got a new man-crush, and it's Ty McGill. Straight 27 y/o and from New Hampshire, this guy has traveled the world surfing and owns a surf shop near Rye beach with his brother Ryan. They have surfing camps for kids in the summer. He walked from Boston to NYC last summer on a bet that his friends would get him a court side ticket to the Celtics B Ball games. From what I can tell, that's what got him noticed by CBS and now he's on tv. I knew there was a reason I love CBS morning show.(I boycotted NBC in the mornings when Katie Couric left... ha) I noticed this good-looking guy on TV this morning on CBS doing an interview with Bruno Mars about the Grammy awards. SO I had to investigate while stuck at home snowed in with no school...


check out his "sagging" pants at 3:40 after he interviews Bieber... nice showing off the blue briefs on national morning tv.. amazing indeed. :)

wrestle him down...


some Junior Pro Wrestling Association training session...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

hairy nice...


compclass monday

had a great day back to work. teaching all the kids and just trying hour by hour to keep their attention, smiling and getting conversation going back and forth about all the snow last week. keep them interested in the ENglish lessons..and then last two hours I taught three new words/concepts intersecting, parallel, and skew... three words, come on kids you can do this!! ha It's funny 'cause I say things to the class constantly which I feel like it falls on deaf ears, so I'm really saying it loud to tell myself why I'm teaching them things like "Next year your classes will all be in English so learning these words will help you understand more....." etc.. alas.
college class went very well, I had this lined up agenda and made it through everything, mostly. started out with a writing task, a quiz, going over chapter 4, peer review activity on their rough drafts, comma correction discussion, then read an essay and discussed. It was an excerpt from the book I've mentioned before "Hands of My Father" by Myron Uhlberg. (anyone read that book yet, it's a wonderful easy interesting read! about a boy raised by two deaf parents, lovingly told...)
next week they turn in their shared experience essays, and then the following week I'll return them and tell them more about myself and share my experience sort of, just the basic background of where I grew up and where I've taught before in a nutshell. more snow coming this week. ready to get to spring!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

shirtless anonymous....


National PornSunday Teaser from XXXchurch on Vimeo.

"born this way" blog...


news on this blog was on NPR this weekend. I thought I'd post about it for those interested. regardless of the whole nature/nurture argument. The photos submitted that may or may not show some early sign of sexual identity give the contributors an opportunity to reflect back on early times of their lives and how they came to realize their orientation. Some good glimpses of coming out to self or others.
Most photos, not all, show some young boy or girl in cothes or a pose that may seem sort of girlish or boyish, respectively... The blog states in its purpose that it doesn't mean to stereotype; it exists for fun - just photos that someone may look back at and laugh or chuckle... I'm not convinced that being born gay means you're going to emulate the opposite gender, that's the stereotyping part, there must be difference between gender identity and sexual identity for a lot of gays. Kids dressing up or acting one way or another may be unaware of gender differences to begin with. The photos however are cute and fun to scroll through. but overall, read the stories and accounts and perhaps you'll recall something from your own childhood, with either a giggle or a groan. I linked the photo above, just click on it.