Friday, January 24, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

art post,...


chicken...

got a netflix movie in the mail today, Win Win, with paul giamati (sp?) about a lawyer who is a wrestling coach and meets this kid who is really good and such. It was enjoyable, not the best written movie, but over all good message I guess. ha! I had a great first day, man my voice was worn out from talking all morning after the long break. I look forward to see what students I have in my 3 more classes tomorrow. I got in this long conversation with a Spanish prof today about catalan and basque in Spain, he went on and on. it made me about considering a language an identity, it is so tightly bound to culture after all , and then that made me think of a conversation on Facebook with my friend Randy in Dallas about sexuality and identity and how we are a new generation claiming sexuality as an identity and the idea of the fight for tolerance to the extreme that suddenly it become intolerance of those they were once fighting against. he linked to several good article discussing such.
I got home by four and changed up to go to the gym. I was all changed out into my shorts and tshirt and shoes etc because I thought I'd swim after my workout as a cool down, but nope on T/Th you have lap swim up until 5:15 and then it's all sort of other things going on after that. so I get up to the gym and have to change right out again into bathing suit and then go swim laps as a warm up. then to the treadmill to walk/run and watch a bit of HGTV and then I actually made it back to the gym floor today for a chest day. I'm 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps which has been my usual system. however right now I'm doing a less weight and more reps to east myself back into ti.
I bought some chicken tenders to cook up and wasn't sure how to get going on it, and my mom said just throw 'wm in a pan etc.. sure enough I tried it tonight, dipped in milk, flour that I threw some Lawry's salt in with, and then fried 'em up in a skillet with some olive oil. they turned out really good. I'd never done that before and I think I've started something new for my dinners in getting some extra protein! I'm still eating the cashews and steamed broccoli.
I got re connected with an okc bud tonighton facebook!!! it was pretty cool, this name request popped up and I'm think KS..hmm where do I know that name?... well then I figured it out from his pic. KS is the mechanic with the big hands that I met up with at the downtown gym I used to go to way back I guess when I started blogging. well he'd spent the night here a couple time, come to think about it I think he's the last guy who actually slept over here in bed with me... . anyway, so he was all excited and I was all excited and texted/messaged back and forth for a while. turns out he's leaving in OKC now and wants to get together for a meal and catch up. what a great guy, he was always so nice completely fun and a real good all around country boy type. he's all bulked up now and has been working out at the gym dang. I think he has a boyfriend . I'm excited to reconnect and have a friend in town seeing as how my buddy S is back and forth to AR every other weekend. we'll see how ti goes. on with the week!

coach me...............

Monday, January 20, 2014

back to school.....


back to work....

back to school tomorrow. looking forward to it. I'm going to bypass the morning swim and just get up early and shave and try to get off to work early enough to get in the classroom and welcome everyone etc etc... also I need to turn in something early to be printed by Thursday. Also I need to get down to the main office and make a few copy of some thing. I have the students do a syllabus scavenger hunt on a worksheet where I put a bunch of questions about stuff in the syllabus. so I'll have them do that and then I'm make my main points. and then they will write an in class essay to give me a sample of their writing etc...
It's always fun to see who I end up with and what kind of variety and mix of students I end up with.  There are ALWAYS a few students who never come back, they jsut show up once or twice and then never come back. I don't know how financial aid works but it's some sort of scam where they get the aid and then never come back.... This is only one or two students in a class.  Sometimes there are those with the very best of intentions and they still drop out the first week. There is one week given before you can drop with a refund.
I've had a GREAT long weekend... so lazy today!! it was a great day off. Last Friday I met up with buddy S and picked him up at his place. saw his house all set up and re arranged to show to sell. then we drove around Nichols Hills a bit looking at houses and properties, then to the Iguana Grill over on north Western. It's a nice little place in a shopping center there. We were going to get pizza at Hideaway pizza as usual, but since I had pizza for lunch I asked to go there instead. Man , we love their mini taco's. yum!!! and the chips and cheese! also there are always interesting people, and everytime we go, S sees some gay guy he knows or we notice some gay couple there we don't know etc.. ha
Saturday I volunteered on campus with giving tours to students of their new classes. and then Saturday night I took a Spanish Prof friend from work whose office is next to mine for a movie downtown. First we ate at the Museum Cafe downtown.  Long time readers may remember I used to go there every Saturday after the gym, and I'd always get the Tilapia. YUM!!! they still have it, although more expensive on the dinner. boy was it good! i ate good this weekend. ha Next we went and watched "Russian Ark".
Sunday was church and sunday school, then after lunch drove over to my friend Ab's house, the girl I move furniture with that I've known since Middle School.  visited with her and her pregnant wife. they are getting really excited for the baby to come in a few more months.and then today I just woke up and didn't do much of anything and had nothing planned. other than going to gym to swim laps before lunch and then going to the store to buy groceries....Tonight I jsut watched a documentary on PBS called "Blood Brothers" about an orphanage in India. It was heartbreaking!! but very very good overall.

the auctioneer...

meow...

wrestler bulge....