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**Summer 2014 temporary update**
Heading back to my hometown for a few weeks in late June and early
July. My itinerary isn't solid yet, and I'm still not sure where
I'll stay. I am sure that I'll be returning to the sticks to work
at least another school year.
I guess I'm just feeling a few pangs of nostalgia and homesickness.
There's very little to do up here on the mesa other than curse the
laginess of my Netflix.
So I've been yearning to do all the cool things in Tucson that I
mostly ignored when I lived there. I'd love to enjoy a cozy
dinner-for-two at The Melting Pot fondue restaraunt if it still
exists. Or go hiking through Sabino Canyon in the early morning to
beat the crowds and the heat. Or drop in on Laffs comedy club with
no idea who's performing that night (I did that about 7 years ago
and saw an obscure but very funny ventriloquist named Jeff
My transience makes me a poor long-term prospect, but I'm good for
a night of simple adventure and intricate conversation. Drop me a
line if you're interested.
I've recently undergone a significant transition in my life that
involved pulling up most of my roots, ending a decade-long
relationship, and moving out into a town that consists entirely of
a High School and a Gas station.
It's been an unexpectedly interesting series of adjustments, but
the small class sizes and simple educational environment make it
ideal place for me to do some growing in my early years as a
teacher. I've already gained a great deal more in basic skills than
I ever could in the stressful, crowded classrooms I encountered
back in the city.
But it is really lonely and isolated out here. It'd be nice if I
had some adults to talk to about just about anything other than how
the new crazy, testing schedule is screwing up my plans.
I have to actively remind myself that I have life goals beyond
grading papers in front of Netflix.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Undergoing my first years as a Public School Science and
Math Teacher. I've been tricking my students from time to time
without being unfair, or cruel. Eventually, they'll learn not to
trust anything I say. By then, I'll have taught them more about the
nature of Science than my public school education ever taught
Turns out that Teacher-ing (not quite the same thing as teaching)
is really really difficult and time consuming. 12-hour days and 20
hour weekends are par for the course, it seems. Hoping this gets
better after I've got a year or two under my belt. In the meantime,
I'm inexplicably losing 4 pounds a week. I've been joking that my
students must be literally sucking the life out of me ;)
The preceding paragraphs are from a few years ago, but a lot of it
still applies. Except for the weight loss, unfortunately. I have
taken up running in order to fight the Blerch and I hope to be
trained up enough to enter into my first half-marathon by the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Too humble to commit to thinking I'm really good at anything,
except maybe story telling, which I do have a natural gift
But like all Super-Powers, this gift comes with a powerful
weakness: I lack the ability to remember if I've ever told you guys
this story before.
Or to stop myself if it's not really appropriate to get into it
That's why my really good friends know to be a bit rude to me when
they need to.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My inexorably pretentious vocabulary and my inability to
downregulate it in situations when it's kinda douchey to be
throwing about antiquated turns of phrase.
I promise that my circumlocutions are neither an affectation nor
are they intentionally obfuscatory.
Except for that last sentence, because I enjoy nerdy jokes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Here's where my Anglophilia shows a bit; I'm not sure why so much
Britain tends to end up in these lists.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and just about everything else
he's written as well.
In podiobooks I've greatly enjoyed the works of Nathan Lowell,
starting with "Quarter Share"-- an engaging collection of science
fiction in which 'nothing happens' and all of the plot is focused
on internal character journeys rather than external contrived
Another character driven podiobook I love is: "Predestination and
other games of chance," although that one has a lot more of the
meta-drama going on. And I think the title has been unfortunately
shortened to just "Predestination" because most people don't get it
well enough to appreciate the joke.
I tend to prefer to use my Netflix to consume past television shows
that I missed enjoying during their original runs.
I spent last summer gorging on Farscape (Where, in space, everyone
is Australian), Dr. Who (Where, in space, everyone is British) and
Babylon 5 (Where, in space, everyone is Jewish, pagan, or some
combination of the two)
I also enjoyed:
Invader Zim, Coupling, The I.T. crowd, and The Big Bang
Guess I'm a bit more of a stereotypical physics nerd than I
thought. That's encouraging :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to use human psychology to better interact with and help
people, myself included.
The ultimate dimensional structure of the observable universe and
what mysterious geometry might better describe the wonky-ness of
the cosmos and pico-space. (I'm pretty sure light is made out of
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm a bit goofy when I'm tired.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not quite as vanilla as I seem.
But I'm still way more vanilla than just about anyone who's ever
used the word to describe someone else. ;)
Also I am chagrined to notice that I have a bad habit of forgetting
to keep in touch with people through this site. I always have
something else I should be doing, and there are a few cool people
that I haven't replied to in quite a while.
If I forget to respond to you, please don't take it personally. I
probably just forgot to keep the message flagged as new or
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