Friday, September 28, 2012

maybe reaady for weekend

was a long A week! oh man, started out pretty usual, Tuesday night's class went very well. hopefully they will all return with smashing rough drafts next week. ha  this next paper is a rhetorical analysis of a piece of literature.... everyone in class pretty much accepted the grades on the papers that I handed back to them.  it's weird how this one guy has shown up for only 2 classes so far , yet when he shows up, he all gung ho about joinging every discussion. ha
One of the reading assignments in the book included this poem, Those Winter Sundays, about this dad works hard and does all these little things at home for the kids and how the author never told the dad how much he was appreciated.  I had a lot students write about that and relate to it with their stories.
anyway, I made a point to tell the class that those people needed to tuck the essay away and next spring come mom's day or father's day, let them read it etc.. there were some really good ones!
I went to the gym Wednesday after work but my Ipod shuffle had no more charge and threw me all out of whack! for one thing there was this younger tight bodied black guy working out on the floor while I was stretching and he kept throwing his weights around and/or dropping them on the floor.  The worse thing was he had a staff shirt on.. So stuff like that was getting into my head. for one thing, Don't be the jerk on the gym floor who's dropping weights and leaving 'em laying around. JERK!! what a jerk!!  I realize you got to lift big to get big, but get a spot from someone or lift what you can lift. dropping weight like an idiot is really lame!! ha, anyway, since I could zone all that out with music in my ears, I just stretched, did abs and left the place. I made up for it yesterday though with a good back/shoulder workout.  in fact I'm feeling back into the groove and with my new dinner diet since July feeling less fat and ready to get back in shape.  I couldnt' get over myself in this one blue tshirt I wore to the gym yesterday. ha. I'm nowhere near what I was lifting while overseas though. wah wah.
anyway,  otherwise lots of good rain and thunderstorms this week in OKC which is awesome cause we need the rain.  TOnight or tomorrow night i am hoping to get out to the downtown art museum for the international short film festival. you may have heard of it going on where you live... the Manhattan short film festival???  so I definitely hope to check that out this weekend.
I'm getting educated on the joys of selling tickets on craigslist... I put 'em up for $540, then got a few offers but they were like in Houston, or wanted to pay paypal etc. blah blah. I already mailed the tickets to my bud in Austin so he's right there near downtown ready to take care of it all. SO I'm hoping someone down there has cash and is IN AUSTIN. ha.. I'll probably drop 'em down to $520 or $500 this weekend and try to get rid of em!!!
I priced some tickets to NYC and found lots of good flights for around $400 for another December trip this year.  As soon as my bud there isn't anyone else on his couch that weekend, I am getting the TICKET! WOOHOO!
I also priced some tickets to London or Paris, just for fun dreaming about a fall break trip. BUT all tickets are about $900 and I HAVE TO HAVE TO redo my bathroom before I throw money at travel again, well that much money.  I do plan to get to Dallas for fall break just to get away. I still need to consider chicago of course... well I'm off to the gym for leg days. get some meat on these bird legs of mine. cheers.


Mike said...

I'm going to be in NYC Dec 19-24.

rugbysex said...

ah, paris in the fall. c'est magnifique! the bathroom remodel is nice too.