Friday, August 29, 2003


1. Are you going to school this year?
yes - from both sides of the plate: teacher and student

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate?
teaching at a community college
student in grad school - masters of educational technology

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects?
past: math, science, computers (go figure!)
now: education. yes, finally, school is fun!

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects?
english - mostly, i think, because in high school i had 2 sub par english teachers
phys ed - foir the reason you might expect

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why was he/she a favorite?
yes - a bunch...what they had in common. knowledge and love of their subject, a genuine dedication to teaching and a teaching style that was personal

i was in world market looking for some tasty treats for tomorrow's party, when i saw a couple of buddhist sculptures from thailand which i thought might be great for my office - decoratvve and assisting my mental outlook and focus - one of just his hand in the vitarka mudra (hand position)
vitarka mudra: the mudra(hand position) of teaching
and the other of the buddha in meditation. well, when i looked at the vitarka mudra, i saw ith was the mudra of teaching, so i thought that was a sign, so i picked it up! it looks great and will remind me of what my job is...

next office decoration might be this poster...

i should make it my wallpaper

Thursday, August 28, 2003

from kelly: bloginterview

1. What (non-blog) website(s) do you visit daily? Would you be embarrassed to show anyone all of your bookmarked sites?
google:to search
yahoo: for email
bbc6: to listen (not literally daily, but when i'm at school)
i would only be slightly embarassed to show anyone my bookmarks, not for the reason you might think, but because they include, gasp, a couple of pro wrestling web sites

2. When is the last time you cried, and why?
my mom died in january - sometime since then

3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
i will have tenure at my college. i would have completed my masters and have been out of school long enough to consider a phd - perhaps in education
i will be in the same house, with the same wife, but will perhaps be greyer and drinking more as i'll have one teen and one near teen in the house
i will be playing ssx 5 on the xbox 2

4. What's sexier - a woman in jeans and a t-shirt, or lacy underthings?
jeans and t-shirt

5. If you could change the outcome of one event in your life, what would it be?
hmmm - i would have completed grad school when i was younger. not really an "outcome of an event" per se - but that is one thing i really wish i'd have done differently

If you would like to play along and have me interview you ... the following rules apply:
1. If you want to participate, please leave me a comment saying "interview me" (along with your e-mail address, please).
2. I will respond by asking you five questions – each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

although my birthday has passed this year, if anyone who didn't send me a gift wants to make it up to me, this would do...

p.s. don't spend the extra for the leather...that's made from dead animals, you know...

i am facing a 4 1/2 day weekend and a saturday evening party. i am giddy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

you know how they say "it's one of those days"?
well, it's one of those days.

while nothing tragic happened today - a million little things have gone wrong leaving me in dire need of cheering up - so take your best shot!

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

good thing the war was over so quickly, eh

oh yeah, where's the wmd?

Monday, August 25, 2003

mike's manly adventures, part III

well, i stuck my head in a celing fan. it was running. on high. no, i am not auditioning for jackass. yes, it hurt. holy crap, it hurt. i was trying to paint a section of the ceiling and wasn't paying attention. i now have a much deeper understanding of the sports phrase "getting your bell rung". i was like wile e. coyote, walking around vibrating like a tuning fork for several minutes. i still have a headache today.

the good news is, i see the light in the tunnel. i hope that, unlike wile e. coyote, it isn't a train...

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