Saturday, April 06, 2013

summer around the corner...

summer's coming............

you like Zesty?....

JURASSIC PARK 3D!!!!

went out last night, here's the social network status I left before slamming into bed "JURASSIC PARK IN 3D !!!!!!! funnest time I've had in a movie theatre in a LONG TIME.... absolutely worth seeing in 3d!!! I was laughing and jumping throughout...what a RIDE!!! also I hightly recommend the chicken sandwich at Cafe 501 (without jalepenos). it was SO GOOD. bread so soft, onions caramelized sweet goodness just right, and the cheese and the chipotle mayonaise... YUM!"...
SO that should pretty much sum up my evening last night with buddy S and a friend J who was in town from Houston. I had a long day, getting up to work yesterday morning early, since I had morning duty all last week (watching kids who sit in the bleachers before school). then the usual day of teaching, a joy this week and next due to 2 kids being suspended for 10 days, and then after school, making use of the downtown gym for leg day, and then getting up to S's place by 5:15. We discussed where to eat, what movie to see, and if we wanted to drive out to see this huge huge house up north. This guy who throws a big Christmas party every year in his HUGE house, well he sold it and it building a bigger house. ha We ended up going to care 501, catching up and discussing our life and work adventures all around, also our social gay friend scenes in Houston and Bentonville and here in okc. pretty much is just takes effort like it would anywhere else for anyone straight or gay, just got to get yourself out there and meet people and plan stuff. ha.... then we were off to the movies. And I have to tell ya, that movie in 3D, was pretty awesome, there were so many things I'd forgotten how they happened, and just the whole structure and pacing of the film is sheer genius. tons of fun, go see it!
You won't believe it but after the movie we went to a gay bar here in okc. we all had a beer and stood around a bit chatting about people we've known in OKC and how the bar had changed a bit, who we saw that we knew, and then pretty much just compared the 2 male dancers and other guys. then headed home. whew. finally made it back to my comfy house.
today I plan to do lots of nothing other than the usual pick up, some blogging, lots of time outdoors checking out the yard, what plants are sticking their noses out of the mulch, like the pineapple and asiatic lilies, perenialls breaking dormancy after last week's rain, and then just getting weeks out, stuf moved around, bricks and bags of mulch moved.. that sort of thing.
I have even more social plans tonight.... whoah. S's bf will be in town tonight and we have plans to meet up with 4 or 5 other guys or dinner.
thanks all for the comments about my dad, it's really no big deal, we communicate fine, I think I just expect something more based on how other's have it with their awesome dad's but my dad is just as awesome in all sorts of other ways, I can't expect to have hallmark movie moments. and seriously we are so different in interests, why should he have anything to say. although I will tell ya there are a lot of personality things that I do all the time just like my dad, and one thing is for sure, we are both ALWAYS RIGHT.. ha ha .

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Orlebar Brown swimwear....

check out this line of swimwear. little pricey for this public school teacher, which is too bad. something tells me I got just the right package for it. ha ha. check them out here at ORLEBAR BROWN ONLINE.

ha!

inked...

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

raining

blogging again...

hope everyone had a good Easter weekend. the weather was awesome here in okc. I'venot done a very good job keeping up with blogging this week. So I'm going to try and catch up tonight before bed. I've been going to a Nazarene church here locally near my house for the last 5 months. They have a traditional early service with a great choir and orchestra and the preaching is good, the place feels pretty sincere and real. But I'm not going there for good or anything but for now, it's really convenient so near. ha But last weekend I went back to my family's church and sat with the folks and in front of my sisters and their big families. after church lunch with everyone at my parents' place. great home cooking and conversation, told my bro in law and parents about applying for the job at a language school in AR, and a sister said she's still praying I get the college job.
 I am very used to my father and our relationship as an adult now. I do sometimes question why we aren't able to communicate better, was it me? is it him? etc etc.... I seem to be constantly gauging whether he isn't communicably open and interested in me or if I'm being too needy. if that makes sense. anyway there were two moments that stand out that I'll blog anonymously here about. before lunch as we're waiting for family to gather, (everyone goes home after church to change into comfy clothes before coming over to hang out all afternoon, ha), a nephew was there in the back room and chatting with my dad. I said I was going outside to look around and be right back. and my dad says "there's nothing much to see out there" and I dunno but I get the sense it's done in a sort of ridiculing way, critical or something, or as if he's trying to kid me in front of the nephew.. it's hard to explain here in writing actually. anyway, I turned around, as I am more confident now to confront dad in a sort of what are you trying to say dad way, and I say "well dad, what do YOU think I want to see outside?". and basically I'm trying to make the point that he and I both know that I'm going outside to see the garden in the back yard and what's growing out there so far etc etc. which I pretty much always do this time of year and during the summers . ( over the years I've given my parents different plants and such to put out in the backyard etc etc). So anyway, no big deal, but I gotta say I'm always a little bit too self aware when the whole family is together about trying to fit in as the one single guy and then all the spouses and kids and everyone there, And usually I just stay in the kitchen and play the role of old maid and clean up kitchen and put all the folding chairs and tables away and pick up stuff so that my parents don't have to do so much once everyone leaves...
well anyway, after lunch, I was in conversation with same nephew and my dad about the concrete he had poured out back in the new workshop ( this is the one I helped him get the siding up on during spring break). we're out there and checking it out inside, and I asked about a hole he knocked out in the back for a window or something... I asked him what it was for, .. and he says "what do you think it's for..." which bugs me because I feel like I'm just trying to make conversation and asking a normal question...I ask perhaps an AC unit, he says I forget what he said.., but at that point I was just saying okay okay.. and left cheerfully to back inside, but all the time I was saying to myself "cant' you just give me an f-ing straight answer?!?!?! " ha ha.. I was steamed privately inside. The moment was so clearly about him showing the shop to my nephew and what the heck was I there for? anyway. again it's hard to explain in writing. I can't even explain it clearly because my poor dad doesn't even realize it, I'm all affective intuitive aware relational sort, and he's not. if that helps explain it. ha anyway, sometimes when I call dad out on him giving a hard time about something , I actually feel bad because I don't think he's doing it on purpose it's just who he is. can drive me crazy. but alas.. .I love my folks so much and they're only getting older. I may have mentioned before my dad grew up on a farm and his side of the family weren't very close or anything, he is closest and only emotionally open and relational with mom. and thats about it, totally devoted to her. I think I've mentioned before too that my sister and I have sat in the same room listening to dad tell some story about growing up to my brother-in-law, as we look at each other, like we've never heard this before in our lives, why is he telling the bro in law?? so that might help explain it some. well enough of that. bored yet?
 Monday worked all day, went to gym earlier than usual so I could make a stock club meeting. it was only a bit awkward with the widow there and then the other older couple and me and the bank guy who heads our meetings. (this is the widow of the guy killed suddenly in a car crash a month ago). we had over $1000 built up in the fund since we haven't bought stock in a while and missed last months meeting and then this Mondays meeting we were all putting in our $50 for this month... so we talked forever and ever about what to invest in... finally deciding on a portfolio type fund, where they invest the money in certain companies. I forget all the language used to describe it now. anyway, it was either that or buy more phillips66 stock. ha the meeting ending sad with a discussion about what to do with the funds from her deceased husband and would we sell them off to give his kids (they were both remarried after previously being widowed before)or just tranfer them over to the widow. we decided to just keep them in the stock club and give them to her. And then she mentioned that when next fall approached she would not be able to come to late meetings because she can't drive in the dark (her husband always drove i guess). sad. I also found out that laser surgery can cause halo's at night around bright lights, and that there is a better eye surgery that air force pilots have to have , because if they get lasik they will be grounded. wow. so watch out if you've considered lasik, there is a much better way to do it. I forgot a lot since Monday, dang I should blog more often.
Tuesday of course was my day job and night job day. long day, went really well actually lots of rain, went to the college job and while doing my office hours, I found out another adjunct prof who also sit in there doing office hours before class like me, well he said he applied for the full time job also. YIKES, he's younger than me but I think a super teacher with experience at OU. I told him I applied too and laughed saying it's all good, God is in control and whatever's meant to be... and then we discussed like when would we find out about interviewing and all that... very cordially and then subject got changed. whew. awkward. ha
class went well other than half the class was gone, rain, sickness, i dunno what.
Today pretty much back to normal, classes going well enough. 2 boys were suspended for 10 days so that means most of my classes will be going a lot better with them gone. these are boys that just can't learn to shut up and do what they're told in class, be it talking, not doing work, usuing cell phone, annoying others, etc etc,.. all part of either learning to respond and respect authority or you're OUT. ha
this is where it gets real, 'cause we have just 2 months to get them all the English we can before the newcomer year is OVER and all classes next year are English and for credit. hmmm
went to gym tonight for back and shoulders, watched ABC shows Middle, and then turned it off until modern family came on.
  hope all are enjoying the week. lots an lots of rain here which I glad and thankful for. bring it on, more and more rain. I've been posting yesterday and today different songs on Fbook, like "shower me with your love" by surface, "can you stand the rain" by New Edition, and Jesus and Mary Chain "Happy when it Rains".. :)

Monday, April 01, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

coffee table.....

I think I've posted a pic of the Michael Lau Gardener Gala figures poster that I have on my wall.... well I found this book on Ebay and it's got a page with each of the 100 characters from the poster. I don't know why, but I love it. :)

Garett Neudeck, let's get married.....


yes coach...

sing day...

things...