Saturday, April 20, 2013

everybody's working for the weekend....

shopping haul!.... ha

Had a great time last night with buddy S. his bf stayed in AR this weekend so we went out for dinner and then some running around the outlet mall down on I-40 and Council rd.  I don't know if I have any OKC readers but they got quite a bit of stuff to look at, and the prices are more like outlet prices than when it first opened. anyway, I bought quite a bit of stuff and everything was like $6 after the %40 off. dang what could be better. I got an orange and green shirt at the Lucky Brand store that are super loose and light and easy feeling, a great knit fit and just right for summer. woo hoo.  Also a sort of "out of the box" shirt, meaning something I wouldn't normally buy since it's sort of a pink and red shirt. but again it was marked way down, a long sleeve grey and red striped shirt. fit just right. I also bought a tshirt not pictured here that says visit Cuba. ( just something extra for a Cuban teacher I work with.)
at J crew I got a light yellow t-shirt that was marked down, it probably the closest thing to anything trendy for summer, all the pastels they had mint green, and pale blue and pink etc... I also bought a pair of khaki pants that are 32/30. also $6 serious. although I'm a 32/34, I got them to cut off as shorts for this summer. I mean for $6 buck I can mow in them and still get my money's worth.
I got two long sleeve tshirts at the Gap, both $6 again!, one for me and the other for my sister who loves comfy long sleeve shirts to wear around the house and we both love navy shirts etc etc.. anyway i'll mail it to her this week as a little surprise.this post might be a little underwhelming as I just got a bunch of basic stuff, but heck I could wear 'em all summer.  and they all fit just right and my bud S even remarked maybe my shoulders and back filled in a little more. woo hoo keep it up dan!
We shopped some other stores like Kenneth Cole, DKNY, and Saks 5th Ave, and sure enough mr. frugal buddy S ends up not deciding for sure on anything and I leave with 3 sacks! ha. ( this is funny because it was his idea to go check out the outlet mall after dinner, and when am I not willing to check out a mall being the hunter,gatherer, collector that I am). it was worth all the walking around after the Chelino's Mexican food that filled me up.  
I've been watching episodes of Adventure Time on Netflix lately as a guilty pleasure. cartoon show for the kids in me I guess. this morning I went to some ESL mini convention for a few sessions then one of my favorite nurseries downtown okc on reno and western.  bought some annuals which I'm going to chance it, and put them outside in the yard today.  maybe gym later or just stay outside all day. woo hoo.... I'm putting off a stack of essays that need to be graded but I think between tonight and tomorrow I can hit them all out. right now it's time for PIZZA LUNCH SATURDAY. YUM hope you're enjoying the weekend. :)

TOM....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

busy stormy

is this week FLYING by or is it just spring....Monday, I was gone all day, working late after school, then the gym downtown and then to a move job by 530 south OKC. extra $100 ching ching. home by 730 and a few hours to wind down before bed.  I spend a lot of my evenings online or watching tv, and half the time I am getting ready for the next morning, washing all the breakfast dishes for the next morning and laying out whatever clothes I plan to wear the next day.  I have to do all this the night before or I"m not getting out the door for nothing! ha, I can be like molasses in the morning trying to do everything and thinking I have enough time, and nope I never do....
After getting to bed Monday night, I was awaken suddenly around 2am by an earthquake.  Bascially it felt like something had fallen on my bed and I woke up in a sort of shock/defense mode. Living alone will do that to ya, So at the same time I am suddenly awake and wondering who's in my house and then feeling a bit of vibrations and realizing, oh, it's an earthquake....
so I open this laptop and post something on social media, and then try and go back to sleep.....not able to go to sleep so I surf the internet about half an hour more... then start checking out some sites and inspire me to do something I know will surely put me right back to sleep...etc
wake up 5am to the alarm and hit the snooze (I don't know why, but I have alarm set for 5 am, and then I always hit it twice and THEN get out of bed). while I'm going back to sleep, we have another earthquake hear in OKC!! the first was a sudden jolt, but this one is more of a rumbling rolling sort.
my heart doesn't race this time, I just note the fact and go back to sleep. ha
and thus I began my long work day Tuesday having missed about an hour or more sleep the night before....a good enough day, and the night class was awesome, although I'm down to about half of the original numbers enrolled.  I have 12 essays to grade now before next week. Today I made it back to my regular local gym work, and saw my buddy there ;).... sleeveless tshrit and baggy shorts as usall, sexy as usual, stuttering a bit as usual. and looking all right.... since I've got to know him better I don't see him jsut as a sex object you know how it goes, not that I don't still notice his bulge constantly but still he's a very nice guy and someone I enjoy chatting it up with between sets.
worked back today while it was getting darker and darker out, we had thunderstorms come through all afternoon and tonight here. a line of storms with possible tornadoes, which I don't know if we ever had any or not.  Something really annoying is when this happens you can't watch anything on regular tv.  none of my shows tonight! it was all weather news all night... so awful!!!  this is modern technology? that we can't detect a tornado and tell you when the threat is actually a real threat, and instead just show radars and colors and video of lightning and rain and clouds all night long so that each station can compete and fight to be the one that told you first there was s tornado coming to blow your house down!!!! ugh, so dumb!!! I mean all night long!!!!! no regular programming, and no tornados!!!
one thing about living in Oklahoma is we always talk about the weather. always! for one thing it always changes, not just day to day but during the day.  But also we are all completely trained in tornado terms by the endless subjection to speculation during tornado season, yes we even call it a season.
anyway, just 2 more days to go to the weekend, hurrah.  nice thunder and lightning coming through tonight. I love it. only thing that could make it more perfect is having someone here to be inside with.. 
I was thiniking abou my college buddies the other day and how I always thought surely one or two of them were gay, and now I get a little upset thinking, probably they were but got married anyway, at least one of them I'm sure of it!!! but what gets me down is thinking how I wish I'd done the same thing. just for the sake of having kids.  It's weird when you go to college and make some of the best friends in your life and feel llike a real part of the gang, one of the guys, totally accepted and fitting in, and then years later everyone is married and starting families and suddenly you dont' really fit in or feel like you're a part of the same crowd etc etc.. .I'm not saying I don't love getting together with everyone and such. I'm just saying there is a sort of left behind feeling.  
yes yes I know guys can marry and adopt and all that blah blah... I'm just saying sometimes I wish I'd taken that road, but I know I'm better off not putting a wife through that misery of living some great lie  blah blah....not leaving my mark on the world through offspring just gets me going sometimes and I'm better off accepting it and not thinking about it! phooey
I think i woudl have made a good dad though, I know if I'd been a parent I'd proabably be a better teacher as well. I don't know.  I think I'd make a pretty good husband to, a real part of the team.  I like to think I'm the kind of person who can throw his ideas out there and not always have to get his way, if that sounds like it makes sense. 
six weeks to summer and I am READY! :)