Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday summer update

I had a really great meeting Friday about some job opportunities coming up for me.... first of al lit was pretty funny just talking to my old roomie from overseas about the other teachers we worked with, and since then how he's hired more teachers to go overseas, and I asked him was it hard to filter out the wildcard types like we worked with...and then we spoke of all the contracts he's been working on with the government and how many doors have opened for other deals, including a lot of teaching stuff going on in Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan which means there could be some trips for me coming up in the next few years. He thought I'd be a good person to send over for a couple months to train the teachers and help get the schools set up. super cool, this way I could teach at the school in Norman but also time to time go overseas on trips here and there. would ROCK.
well this is all just IF it works out and the contracts come through. but I'm so glad that working overseas in 2008 provides this connection with work.  As much as I love being a part of public school education and all and service to the community of displaced immigrant children learning English whether it be for US education or for better jobs here or when they return, well it's a lot more exciting to be a part of a national program with our country's air force setting up schools to train pilots a language, or even in Affgannistan teaching enngglish to pilots, or weathermen, or other military as they try and improve and help the country... I won't know anything about this until August, which will give me time to drop the night class before it starts for fall semester. and then I won't know about the job in norman until Sep or October.
hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm about to clean up and get shaved and go out to meet some friends for dinner. my okc bud S and his bf and another couple D and G, and then this guy C and his friend corey and jimmy go figure...should be an interesting mealtime. :)
otherwise today I've been working in the yard, and went over to my folks place to plant a Japanese Maple in their front bed that they've been wanting and that I found half off at a sale this morning.

wrestler bulge mighty tight singlet repost..

what a prize on the winner, eh?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

honor those who serve...


lazy xummer

man this summer is strolling along nicely... I'm not up to much, thus less posts... I've been enjoying teaching M W classes and the rest of days I'm OFF work to get some order going in the house and to watch tv, and youtube, and check out blogs, and shop just a little but not buying much. ha I have applied for an opening at the school admin as an ESL facilitator for the district which pays a little bit more and gets me out of the crazy classroom and awful school I'm currently working in, HOWEVER only pays a little more compared to the job in Norman which pays a LOT more... and I'll be with the cream of the crop from international air force students sent to learn English. I mean why wouldn't I do it, other than no summers, which I've taken into account as this possibly being my last. so I'm up early every morning swimming laps, then a big breakfast, then piddling out in the yard planning and digging and taking pics of plants etc... gym in the afternoons and that's about it. I've seen my friend A at least once a week. THis weekend I've been invited to a pool party that I'm glad to go to just to hang with A more.. mainly a lot of lesbian and 4 other gay guys I know from town, sort of their crowd and I'll be there since I'm trying to socialize a bit and branch out, ya know... ha ha. but seriously if I get that job in Norman I look forward to meeting some crowd or people down there to hang out with if I end up moving down there. oh yeah, my former roomie from overseas is now heading the contract company that's getting the school going in Norman, anyway, if it all works out I think it starts OCT? I dunno but I'm meeting with him for lunch Friday and he asked if I was willing to go to another country for 2 months.. ha! of course I'd LOVE to go overseas again! Have you ever seen the Seinfield episode where Elaine gets proposed to and someone asks her if she's getting married and she says, yeah why not? what am I holding on to I'm at a cockfight at 3 in the morning?!?!? something like that, anyway, I that cracks me up and I think the exact thing anytime I consider why not go overseas and teach again, live a little! ha also what the heck am I holding on to here in OKC!! (well actually my family is all here near and I guess my house and yard...) I'd miss my buddy S of course but that's about the only person I hang out with regularly and he's on his was to AR or TX eventually...he's SO IN LOVE!!!! ha ha just kidding S! (he reads this blog too ha). anyway the point is, yes I'd love to be doing something interesting, motivating, challenging, productive!!! yes the inner city high school kids are challenging and def need good teachers, but man my jar is running empty at that school. The most serious concerns are of course my pension with the state. blah boring lets' move on! My gay friends are going to the same congregationalist church, but they go an earlier 9 am service which they really like becasue it has a different pastor. a woman actually. I've been going back to my folks church which I really enjoy just seeing my family every weekend, but I still want to try other places in town. my buddy in Austin has been having quite a spiritual renewal in his recovery and search for new employment and social group. he's currently single also, so he really misses having a bf. I'm going down there in July for the 4th if all works out. otherwise I'm just looking forward to July 9th concert in Tulsa, Beachhouse. and also I'm hoping to get down to the lake house at Texoma with my dallas buds soon. also need to make that trip to Dallas and see Randy potts and his new hubby, haven't been down there since over Christmas break. urgh!! cheers all.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sigur Ros anyone?

here's a link to the recently released Sigur Ros video featuring Shia Labeouf in a sort of dance/drama representation of an instrumental piece. It's definitely sort of random but not unexpected considering Bjork and Sigur Ros both come from Iceland. ha! way to put your self out there Lebouf! ---

massage anyone?