Update! Ok, so it's been a while since I used this site, and I thought these text bubbles could use a bit more. I no longer work at that Elementary school, instead teaching classes to kids on engineering... I've found the trick to teaching a child anything is to trick them into having so much fun that they don't realize they're learning, which has the side benefit of making them incredibly happy. One kid asked me if I could be his second dad! I like kids, by the way.
I am engaging, compassionate, and reflective
Okay, three more things. Not lame.
Update! I'm currently focusing my attention on Grad school, with an eye towards a School Counseling degree, which I think I'd do pretty well at. I hate paperwork, but what are you gonna do? In the mean time, I'm set up pretty well with a great job, and life in general, so I can be patient.
Update! I'm reading Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, which is some great historical... "fiction" about the Napoleanic wars. Actually, since moving to a nicer house not too long ago, I found my appetite for books has increased quite a bit. Having a kick-ass reading couch really counts for a lot.
Movies: In a movie, I look for one of two things: Either some energetically entertaining fantasy (I lost my taste for drama when I lived through a lot of it), or something poignant to say about life. So, ass-kick or philosophy... I love movies that do both! ;p
Music: I will unabashedly confess to liking any genre of music, even the much-maligned country/bluegrass, boy-band, or electronica, if it's performed with talent. So, naturally, I'll listen to most anything and am hard to annoy, just so long as any specific song is good.
Foods: Um, the good kind? I don't really peg down my favorite foods, because I'm not too picky (at least not about genre). Though, my desire for cookies is such that my friends joke I have a cookie-shaped hole in my soul that I'm perpetually attempting to fill.
Real, meaningful, heart-to-heart conversations.
Quietly reading a good book late into the night, well past the hour that I should have gone to bed.
My friends (and the time I spend with them).
The ability to laugh at a joke, no matter how dumb, if it was presented with heart.
if I should have said a certain something I didn't, if I shouldn't have said a certain something I did, why people do what they do, why I do what I do, life, death, love, hate, and the meaning of the universe.
I have a lot to think about, you see.
Update! I've found that, as life progresses, you take on more and more responsibilities, and I've been doing a lot of thinking about that. How did adulthood look so easy when I was a kid?
Update! Actually... this one's still true. But I have a GPS now, thank God! It's named Susan, and she takes me everywhere. I'd be lost without her (har har).