Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Give me What I want Not what I asked for

I as does everyone that reaches a certain age begin to ask myself, if I am indeed a relic of the past and need to be replaced with a newer model. For the most part my job is good and one that I enjoy doing on a daily basis. Though recently I have felt a little neglected by my organization and superiors, I use that term loosely.

As I see those around me making plans and working diligently on new projects, I find myself stuck on the same old projects and begin to dream of the conspiracies that lurk down the hallway.

Has there been an company meeting in which everyone attended, but me. Surely the intent of this gathering was to disparage my character, work ethic and general hygiene. Co-workers decide how they would lay traps to ensure my feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. Grand plans were made to deploy rumors and innuendo in a scheme to drive me to hiding under my desk.

Or there is the chance that I am just paranoid.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Try Substitute Teaching

Today, I received my first call to Substitute Teach. "Put me in coach", was my first thought. Something besides sitting and looking blankly at an ungrateful computer screen. I have to admit it had been almost a decade and a half since I had been in front of a classroom and more than two and a half decades since I was in a high school classroom.

It was fun. I was quite anxious before arriving this morning, going through all the things, I did not know and had forgotten. In my mind, I thought, "What is pi?", "The Battle of Hastings was when?", and "Where is Azerbaijan?".

Well good news, the students are the same now as they were when I was there. They are basically, good. Or at least the ones, I had were, and they still do the same stupid things that I did when I was that age. Who would have ever thought my parents would be right. Okay, but don't tell them.

I do not think the pay was but $50.00, but it was good to get out and see humans again. It was also funny to see, in my mind's eye, me and my stupid friends doing stupid things all over again.

Try it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Tattoo for Me

On my way back from placing an application in I had an epiphany. I should provide you with the following background. I have spoken to my wife over the past 10 years and theorized that a tattoo might be in my future, but it had to be the right one. For example, lets say you got a motorcycle tattoo but in 15 years you no longer could ride the motorcycle or it just looked foolish on your sagging flesh. So I had always decided that I would not get a tattoo until it was timeless.

So on my way home today, I thought I needed to have one of the diagrams that those defibrillators that doctors use to revive you after a heart attack and right above it on my left breast the following quote: "Doc, try the paddles again." Now that tattoo is one I can get behind.