Thursday, January 26, 2012

pocketful of posers...

to the left to the left....

What Kind of Times Are These

By Adrienne Rich b. 1929 Adrienne Rich
There's a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill
and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows
near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted
who disappeared into those shadows.

I've walked there picking mushrooms at the edge of dread, but don't be fooled
this isn't a Russian poem, this is not somewhere else but here,
our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,
its own ways of making people disappear.

I won't tell you where the place is, the dark mesh of the woods
meeting the unmarked strip of light—
ghost-ridden crossroads, leafmold paradise:
I know already who wants to buy it, sell it, make it disappear.

And I won't tell you where it is, so why do I tell you
anything? Because you still listen, because in times like these
to have you listen at all, it's necessary
to talk about trees.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

another week passes along...

can't get through 'em fast enough, when it comes to waiting for spring. :)
I'm getting my week over with well enough. classes at school going as planned, and it's the lesson plans that has everything to do with it.. seriously plan your goals, instruction, activities, always something extra in case there is time, and you're good to go, roll into class read what you had planned and go! ha also of course I had my second night class last night, and so far I think it's going to be a pretty good group. The whole entire different dynamic of having a back and forth conversation and teaching higher ed is extremely refreshing, and even though it's once a week, I'll take it! I was sort of thinking on my home last night how it's like having a party and everyone is there ready to participate in each and every activity and have some fun. ha I look forward to teaching them how to write MY WAY! no just kidding, how to write directly, clearly, and organized using MLA blah blah blah. are you asleep yet?
I also finally called down to OU today and got numbers of 2 professors to speak with down there about which direction to go for a doctorate. very exciting, better start saving my $$. I have to actually consult with them and see what my options would even be and what I'd have to invest etc..
I realize I may never get the exact job I want at my alma mater but it's bound to get me into some sort of career in higher ed which is definitely what I'd like to be doing in the next ten years.
no I don't see myself coming out anytime soon, I think someone asked that. I don't even know what that would mean coming out anyway, I don't see myself suddenly looking for anyone to meet any more than I am doing now if that makes sense.
ok back from gym, back and shoulders day today, I'm getting back slowly but surely into a sort of routine come on muscle memory let's go!


I can't understand a word he's saying... ha ha, j/k.
anyone want to choose a favorite model? or favorite pair of undies? I like the denim shorts look the best. :P
free shipping from aussie land if you buy 4 pairs. --- here's a link to SLY UNDERWEAR

Monday, January 23, 2012

survived Monday

I"m just waiting to see where the winds may blow....I had leaned a little more towards forgetting about the overseas job, and then I got all romantic minded about the travel, new people, places to see etc... yadda yadda... and then I was at the home and garden show and started thinking bout my yard this summer and the double pane windows I want to get on the front of my house, and the bathroom I need to update and other home improvement things and was leaning more towards just staying here. on the other hand I spoke with my Austin buddy who was saying, man, DO IT! what EXPERIENCE!! ha
on the other hand, all the dark side of DUbai things I've been reading have me a lot of second thoughts of teaching in a country that could let people live in such poor state and also considering the country is pretty much a dictatorship... alas.
Austin buddy is doing well since the break up. learning to be dependent upon himself and staying accountable in his recovery at meetings, living life day to day etc...
A new dynamic of our relationship is his grasp upon his belief in God and his new zeal for his Christianity, so that's all very interesting to me. I plan to visit him during spring break for the SXSW music festival down there that weekend.
I am off to a good start to the week. I'm hoping to make myself do the drive down to Norman sometime this week and talk to someone in the grad school program about my options. I am also looking forward to tomorrow night's class and getting to know the students. hope everyone got off to a good start to the week. :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

let's clean up for Monday...

Good Sunday morrning! Shalom! Salaam!

3 Days in Dubai from Aaron Mendez (Ahwahnee Films) on Vimeo.

the music makes any video seem exciting. ha but this is good editing. remember this place is in the middle of a dessert of nothing but sand. (and oil!)
link to "The Dark Side of Dubai"