Friday, June 19, 2009

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Dan goes to Washington....

jsut got in from the club. I dont' knwo the name but was had a really good time. I am in DC for the weekend, and visiting 2 former students from when I taught in Central AMerica. so it's time to break out my Spanish and start praciticing again. they are both 23 and like brothers to each other, and a lot of fun. we went to some club tonight for some girls birthday party and it was packed on a Thursday night. it was nice to get in without waiting in line. also inside they had about 5 or 6 bottles of Goose Vodka brought to the table and everyonw was mixing it with drinkes etc.. lot of fun and dancing, and I met some girls from various countries and DC and basically got a good bond going with my buds and all. They have planned a great weeekend of stuff to show me aroudn town. one used to intern at the national gallery and the other manages an A&F store. they are aweomse and we are reminiscing about when I taught them in 7 and 8th grade. anyway, shoudl be a great weekend. I will admit their friend Alex from Columbia was a lot of fun to get to know at the club tonight. more as the weekend continues. later

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

coming out call in radio show

today on Talk of the Nation on NPR they were discussing people coming out and welcomed calls sharing the same. this is the NPR link for Talk of the Nation. you can click on the part to listen to todays show, or search for Tuesdays the 16th, and then when the screen shows the player you can click on that part of the program on the right side. check it out if interested.
also tonight on PBS a show on "DOn't as dont tell". pretty interesting....

play that toon

Monday, June 15, 2009

outside buddies

summer so far

saw the movie Hangover. it's awesome, go see it now. An excellent and funny guy movie for sure. check it out!!!
Old Navy had a sale here in OKC half off all menswear. I went iwth a friend and bought some briefs and shorts and t shirts, after all I'm currently working part time only at a water park and not sure yet what's up this fall. Saving money at Old Navy is a lot different than a year ago shopping Lacoste stores in Barcelona and Paris. ha.
I actually was considering another year overseas where I was last year, and then also considering a move to San Antonio where I could get hired on pretty easily but I am not sure yet about leaving OKC. I'm going out of town THursday for all next weekend, but when I get back definitely going to be hitting schools and govt agencies and see where I might be a good fit. hopefully something!
I went to a fourum Tuesday night at the full circle book store here in OKC; it was a discussion on H.D. Thorough's "Economy" and poverty in Oklahoma. I came away focusing on the idea that you are as wealthy as you are happy with what you have. ANd really I"m actually fine with what I have at this point, I just need full time work and health plan again.
WOrking at the water park has been a lot of fun. Meeting the people I work with, and then walking around the park with security guys now and then and checking out the people walking around, love the dumb guys wearing swimsuits with no idea its showing RIGHT THERE in front. hate the fat tattooed guys with way too many tattoos. ugh.
I met with at trainer last week who is 60, a woman, told me she was into the leather scene for many years in California, been doing training since 79 and fully ceritified, and I know she's good because a bud of mine is getting ripped and has used her for 5 months; she's tough! she's also $40 an hour and I'd have to join her gym 4 miles north of my house for $39 a month and I'm unsure of the memb. fee.... SO, yesterday I got the name of another great trainer who also is really into nutrition, who is a MAN and works out at a gym a mile away from my house, which is a 24 hour weight room and only $25 a month with no joining fee. ahh yeah so I'll be meeting with him this week to compare and then decide. probably I'll go for the gym down my steet and the dude though. That woman was something fierce. she made me sit or stand up completely straight the whole time we met, although I bet she's just as good and hard. I sort of prefer a guy for a trainier, sort of like I like an old man barber cutting my hair. I think a good experience barber understands the shape of my head better and a nice high and tight haircut in general.
ok now I' rambling. good week to all! comment below.... :)