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They're not really ebil, but they obviously missed the boat, cuz they seem to ship Harry/Hermione.

Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled preseason football

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I finished at 4:30am local.

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I told you it was JFKish...tongue is firmly planted in cheek here people.
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My God, it’s been a long while.
School goes well, actually. My discipline issues are fading with time, which is a positive sign. For the most part I like my students. There are a few, but then, there always are.
As Sara mentioned a bit back, there is an opening for an American History teacher at Lebanon High School for next fall. I’m hoping and praying that I’ll have a good shot at it.
Overall, I am happier, I’ve discovered. Days seem brighter, and I don’t feel quite as drained at the end of the day. Yeah, I’m tired, sometimes extremely tired, but it’s a <I>good</I> kind of tired, ya know? I feel accomplished, and like I’m actually DOING something with my life. Not so worthless…
Couple of fun stories. Last weekend, we here in the US of A, we changed our clocks on Saturday night. We moved them forward, so if you forgot to change them, well, you’d be late. So Sunday morning, Sara and I hustle off to church, and when we get there, the ushers meet me at the door with: “Oh, good, you’re here. The Ministers aren’t here yet, and you might have to pinch hit.” And the Chairwoman of the Pastor Parish Relations committee comes over and says: “Will you lead us in a hymn sing?”
So, I lead church on Sunday. At about a quarter of 10, the door opens and in walk the ministers, and I give them a hearty “Good morning!” that makes everyone turn and look, and poor Pastor Lori is still oblivious, she looks around and says “No wonder we couldn’t find a parking space!” They didn’t even realize the clocks had changed. Granted, we did it early this year, thanks to some damnfool act of Congress, but still, it was funny.
And today, I met Senator John McCain. He was in town for a campaign event, and I got to shake his hand and everything. I’m the Co-Chair of his campaign for West Lebanon, which makes me something of a mucky-muck. Exciting stuff.
And I’m watching my March Madness bracket fall apart. Louisville was my Cinderella to get to the Final Four this year, and they lost today. Georgetown has pulled it even with BC, but they were losing. That would have been very bad, I have them in the national title game. Fortunately, I don’t have any money on it this year.
Anyway, that’s what’s going on in Gov-Land lately. DTR is coming along very nicely, and the next chapter is getting very close to being finished, and actually, the story it self is actually very close to being finished, so that’s a little bittersweet. I’ve poured more than two years into it, and it’s hard to believe it’s almost over.
Anyway, I’ve taken up enough space on your friends page for now. I’ll try to update more often. Later all!

First Day

Feb. 5th, 2007 08:19 pm
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I got in early this morning. Early like woah...I was the first freaking car in the staff lot. Tomorrow, I guess I don't need to get up right at four am, but I was pretty much too keyed up to sleep. 

1st Period, Basic Geography  is okay, small group, mainly comatose, so i don't a have too many problems to deal with. Second period is a Study Hall. Quiet study, it's like a prep period where I can't leave the room. Third Period is the first of my two world history groups, and they're good kids. Fourth period is my second Basic Geo. They're a little rowdier, but we'll get along okay. Fifth period is my prep, and lunch, six is my other World History, and Seventh is my Class from Hell. It's Regular Geography, and Ive got about 25 kids who want to be anywhere but at school. You'll be hearing from this group a lot, methinks.

Anyway, I've got a TON of work to do, so this is short.  [profile] katieay, I was going to use your Icon, but LJ ate it. *follows [personal profile] aggiebell90's example and sporks LJ*. 

My wife totally rocks. She made me steak for dinner, AND a cake. 

The next chapter of DTR is off to the beta (It went to the prebeta before all heck broke lose in my life, and is now finally getting around to the beta)

And did I mention my fablously fantastic wife bought me an X-box as a Valentine's Day/OMG you got a teaching job present? :D:D:D:D:D:D Too bad I'm too busy to use it. 

And [profile] kit_the_brave, I blame you, because a Beth/AJ plotbunny was gnawing on my ankles last night as I was trying to sleep. ;-) 'S all good. I might even write it this weekned, if the opportunity comes up

Later y'all, I'm off to write overheads.


Jan. 24th, 2007 01:23 pm
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Well, it ate my life for a period of about 24 hours, but I got rid of a plot bunny. Sort of. It's not exactly fanfiction in the true sense of the word, but I had fun with it, in a way. Therefore, I present to you, in an abridged form, (until I get the urge to start adding more details), the seminal historic work:

Thoughts are welcome.


Jan. 14th, 2007 11:25 pm
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So yeah. [profile] kit_the_brave  who is awesome, and fantastic and more adjectives that I have handy at the moment, just posted a picture she drew based on Chapter 1 of my Defining Moments fic. I had asked in the Christmas wish meme for someone to illustrate a scene from my fic, and she did it. And what a spectacular job she did. Please, everyone go tell her how fantastically awesome she is.

Second, apparently, I was recced recently on [profile] crack_broom . Can I just say that I'm blown away by that? I wondered where the new reviews were coming from, but I had no idea. Special thanks to [profile] magnolia_mama  for pointing it out to me. 

Those two evens helped cheer me up after a long, hard day. They cheered me up even more that the Pats win did, actually, and that's saying a lot. My joy at the Pats win is kind of tempered by the fact I didn't see it, owing to the fact that I've been at work. All. Freaking. Day. Damn holiday means the theater was open late tonight. In fact, I'm still here. 

Lately the job has been getting to me. It's been pointed out to me that my talents are wasted here. True dat. However, I'm skitish about looking for a new job in the immediate term because I left Sears after six months, and I don't want to leave another job after six months. I don't want to look like a job hopper when someone reads my resume. That being said, this job is really starting to grate on me, my boss is giving me these mixed signals like he's upset about something, and I'm bored out of my freaking skull. I want my weekends back, I want my holidays back, and I want something that's slightly more mentally stimulating. 

Anyway, that's what's been going on in my life. Anyone got anything interesting going on?
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Subject line is a quote from a star wars book that is a particular favorite of mine.

I should be going to bed, but I just wanted to hop on a point out that for once, a school board from an uber conservative southern state got it right. Apparently, a woman in Georgia was trying to get her local school board to ban the use of the Harry Potter books in the class room because they quote "promote witchcraft". Well, the school board told her to take a hike, fortunetly. I don't have the link to the article handy, I closed that window, sorry.

I really don't understand the problem some folks have with HP. The same folk who rail against HP are the same folk who embrace Narnia. Maybe the fact that Narnia is a Christian allegory somehow makes the magic in those books more palatable, I don't know.

And the folks who claim HP causes kids to question authority and defy adults...? Have these people never HAD kids of their own? Kids do that without any help from HP, thank you very much. So Harry, Ron and Hermione break every rule in the book, and Fred and George break rules that haven't been made yet. So what? Just about every kids book out there has somebody breaking the rules.

I didn't mean to rant...well, actually, i did. I just didn't mean to go on this long about it. My higher brain functions shut down about, oh, say, six hours ago. I'm off to bed.

Catch you all on the flip side
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I lied to my wife today. I told her I was going straight to bed when I got home from work...

but see, there was this cute little plot bunny...and I leaned down to pet it.

And it bit my arm.

It wouldn't let go!

And now chapter nine of Redefining is finished.

*falls asleep at keyboard*

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...snzks...don't forget to give us your address for holiday cards, or ask for a drabble for Christmas (see previous posts)....snksz...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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So...not to make light of anyone who may have gotten hurt, but was I the only one to think it's kind of weird to see a tornado in London, and wonder if that's really what happened?


Jan. 4th, 2006 11:34 pm
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I don't know who's doing the commentary for the Rose Bowl game with Keith Jackosn on ABC, but Reggie Bush just lept into the endzone, flying through the air, and Keith Jackson's partner just said "Reggie Bush think's he's playing Quidditch!" Judging from the long silence from Keith Jackson, I don't think he knew what the heck his partner was talking about...
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It has only just now occured to me that as I am moving, I'm packing up this computer this weekend and it will be unacessable to me until after January 1. Well, actually, it hasn't just occured to me, I've known it for a week. What *hadn't* occured to me is that I need to post up the Christmas presents people asked me for before I pack up this machine, or you won't get them until January.

Ergo, it's early Christmas. Today's Christmas giving features [ profile] dancinginmagic's present, and [ profile] kadath's presents. [ profile] kelleypen, Sara is still polishing your present, and we'll be posting it on her LJ, since she'll still have her laptop into the early part of next week.

For DM Title: Lily Evans and the Mad Quaffle

1,200 words (aprox.)

 Pairing: L/J DM Christmas Present )


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