Saturday, June 18, 2011

A boring life in a whole nother direction

After what must have seemed like an eternity to Michael M (another Michael M) of Texas, I read and replied to his emails. Interestingly, though, not much had changed in my life in the month that passed. I thought it would be a good idea if I posted something here.

One of the things I said is that I haven't been posting much because my life, although it has taken off in a new direction, has become very much the routine. I'm loving it, though. I am enjoying working at the center. I have just over a semester to get everything I need to go full time.

I am being watched very closely. I was attempting to work with one student, who was struggling with his math lesson. I got very close to losing my temper with him. He felt compelled to go into his beat boxing routing, not giving any attention to what I was trying to teach him. He's a troubled teen in recovery. OK. Say it: BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! So instead of throwing him out of the conference room, I quietly got up and told him we could continue when he was ready. We continued about an hour later, and everything was fine. I did receive a comment saying that I handled that very well.

What I'm finding is this: I deal with so many of the issues with my heart, rather than what I have been taught in school. The pros and experts tell me to deal with certain issues by certain criteria, although I have to sort between the heart and head decisions. And as my friend Jeff has told me many times, sometimes you have to go with what you feel is right. That fine line is not always such a fine line. I did not make myself clear here.

Mom and I will be leaving for New Jersey on July 6 for 12 days. I'm looking forward to that. A little time away will be a welcome change.

So as you can see, I have been busy, but I am enjoying being busy. I am still a part-time server, and I will be working tonight. My biggest challenge right now is to get David to take a couple of days off.

Someone commented to me that my writing reflects exhaustion because there is no emotion in my writing. That may be true. I'll see if I can change that. Golly gee. Whoa. Look at the cock on that horse. Maybe that's why they call it a horse cock! I sound like Jamie on Mythbusters. I don't have a mustache but I need a shave. Sexy bitch!

I can't believe my nephew Yankee Doodle will be 3 years old on the 4th of July! He has brought me so much happiness. He got through the terrible 2's without incident, and now he's a real little human being. He's not a baby anymore; he's a little boy. He's the big brother. Where has the time gone?

And if you are a dad or will be celebrating Fathers Day tomorrow, enjoy a happy and safe day.


  1. ROFLMAO!!! Um, Send David to Dallas cause I think I need to be resuscitated (I almost suffocated, waiting for a response to the email I sent you). I'm kidding of course; David needs to stay right there with you. I'll settle for a great big hug from BOTH of you if we can coordinate a visit to Phoenix so we're all there at the same time.

    It's good to see you posting a blog entry and yes, I imagine you are exhausted. You have quite a bit on your plate young man but I know you well enough to know you'll handle it all in stride. Just don't forget to take some time to unwind as well. While it's true that life is short (and knowing this sometimes causes some of us to cram far too much into the space between our birth and our death), you have to remember to take the time to actually slow down enough to "enjoy" it and smell the roses. And besides, I do miss hearing from my young friend back West, the precocious "red-headed Mikey." (c:

    BTW, shoot me a quick email with a better email address to reach you at since you don't check the one I had for you all that often (please).

    And inasmuch as how long it takes you to reply to emails (ROFL!!!!), Mikey, I've never expected you to respond right away. Remember how old this old fart is; I watch, listen and learn. I know how much you have always taken on in your life and know better than to hold you to the same standards as those who do not try to do and accomplish as much as you. As I have always said, it's an endearing quality (that you want to do so much for so many) so I cut you lots of slack and just keep the oxygen tank handy so that I don't suffocate waiting for your reply. LOL. :p

    Be good and know that you are loved and hugged tightly (if only in a virtual sense)…
    Michael M from Dallas

  2. I now have to sign as anonymous, even though I have an ID. I'll comment later.