Saturday, November 16, 2013

let the holiday season begin!!

really enjoying the new job completely. we've gotten our 3 out of 4 required essays of the semesters done! now just one more to work up to, one more crazy weekend of grading stack of essays, and then I'll be on Christmas break! woo hoo!!!! :) I am really looking forward to it. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, I'm just being matter of fact and putting it out there. budget is TIGHT with the new job, I'm not sure what I thought I'd be making but I thinkI remember comparing the salaries as pretty much the same, however THIS JOB SO MUCH worth it at equal pay ANY DAY!!! ha ha. seriously. which is why I have no complaints for realz ya'allz... It's really because of the new monthly truck payment that seems to make the difference, I guess I used to have that extra $220 money just to play with each month or throw at stuff online or travel or clothes etc I dunno. but no more! ha since I am paid every 2 weeks, there will be 3 pay periods coming up in January which should kick me off to a good start next far as saving for vacation and/or travel. okay enough whining on about that.all is fine and good. :) I even made it back to working out with weights this week. I've been putting it off for a few months so busy with the new job and when I got home from work I just didn't feel like bothering with changing and getting back out to the gym. My new thing this last week was to change into gym clothes in my office before leaving work and then going straight to the gym from there. also it's colder and gets dark sooner so I don't feel like I'm missing play in the yard yardwork time. ha All the same usual suspects up at the gym, which is nice to see guys you know, and we've all had our time off between now and last spring so same complaints going on. man I was sore this week and will be again next week but I'm going to keep doing it!!! ha I have been swimming since school started on Mon and Wed and Fri before lunch, but this last week the water seemed SO MUCH COLDER so we'll see how long I can tough it out. ha a few of my students found my personal Twitter account. I think i got it in 2010 and hadn't used it since. then I got an email a few weeks back that one of the guys in my class was following me. and his best bud re-tweeted a few of my posts. They are the guys that always crack up at my quirks while teaching. been a joy to have in class. their class is actually my favorite one and I have 20 of them keep showing up regularly which also is pretty awesome. I keep trying to remember to bring that one class doughnuts just in appreciation for how many turned i essay 3 on the same day. ha well getting geared up for Thanksgiving break here, my ex gf is coming down from AR and we'll be 37 in all at my folks' place this year. My Austin bud will also be in town, so somehow I am hanging out with the ex gf and somehow my Austin bud too, I don't know if he'll stay with me or not but I think the ex gf plans to leave by Saturday, and I might ask her to leave Friday.... hmmm all right back to cleaning up this place! speaking of company.....

Friday, November 15, 2013

can't stop watching this....

I keep imagining this is from some space age superhero musical and what the storyline might be. :)
If you like it a lot, I suggest going full screen a few times... ha
I also like this cover:

I really like the ending.
 as a Depeche Mode and singly guy who's sad for never having kids, I love these videos too! so cute and clever!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013