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I'm not sure where to begin. It's been a while.

Subbing is still sucking my very will to live. I had a class this afternoon who refused to obey the simplest commands. And the worst part was, they weren't nasty about it, they just treated me as if I wasn't there. I told them you must work independantly, with no talking. In a matter of moments, they pushed all the desks together and were talking up a storm. I told them, they had to work independantly, and to move the desks back, and they just kept talking as if they hadn't heard me. I'm sure there's plently of people who are reading this, and are like, well you should have done this, or that. But I was just so blown away, I decided to save my breath, and wrote a long note to the teacher. I happen to know this particular teacher, and she will not be pleased, I'm sure. But it just blows me away....where are these kids learning to disrespect authority like that? How on earth are these people going to be productive members of society?

On another note, I had a nice weekend with Sara up in Hanover. On Friday we cleaned the apartmnet, and on Saturday we hosted for the first time. We had another couple over for a dinner and games night. In the afternoon, we played Settlers of Catan, and then had a lovely dinner of beef stroganof (cooked by Sara), with fresh baked bread which John and Angela brought. For desert, Sara had attempted and succeded to make a pumpkin pie, which was enjoyed by all. After dinner we played a rousing game of 3 on 1 Trivial Pursuit. I would have won if I hadn't been giving out outragous hints to the three of them. After that, a round of Cranium closed out the night. It was the most fun I've had since the summer. Sunday, Sara and I went to church, and then just hung out and watched football while Sara did homework. I stayed thru till Monday, and took several hours to drive around and gather up subsitute applications for area schools. Now I have to fill them all out. *sigh* I really didn't want to leave Hanover, we had such a nice weekend. I really can't wait for the wedding so I can be up there all the time. I was so nice to be on my own with Sara, out from the 'Rents. I love them dearly, and for the most part we get along, but it's been so hard living at home after being in my own apartment last year at school.

 New England Sports Rant )

Another large disspointment from the weekend was my NaNoWriMo progress. I haven't updated my word count yet, because to do so would be highly embarassing. After a roaring start, the story completely stalled. While I'm slowly overcoming the hump, it's been a struggle, but one I'm determined to push on through.

Wedding planing is slowly starting to grind together. I need to book a limo, and I also need to hire a team of bounty hunters to hunt down my groomsmen and haul them bodily into tux shops to be measured. Once that's done, my responsibility for the most part is over, except for helping to make sure all the bills are paid on time.

So, to review: Subbing sucks. I can't wait for the wedding to be over. Indy sucks. SHS football and CTV6 rock. My groomsmen need to get their act in gear. And NaNo needs help. That about sums up my life in a nutshell.

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Oh so many things to talk about.

“Patriots )

“Saturday” )

“Mother-Out-Law” )

OH.MY.GOD

Sep. 6th, 2005 07:28 pm
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I love my fiancee.

Well, I suppose that's obvious, but...I love my fiancee.

She entered a raffle at work.

And came home with

Patriots tickets.

For Thursday night. The home opener. On national TV.

FOURTH ROW.

OH. MY. GOD.

Words fail me.

Calmer Now

Aug. 18th, 2005 04:41 pm
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Still no job, but I've decided I'm doing everything I can to get one, and I just have to trust the good Lord to do the rest. That, and asking my former Middle School pricipal/High school principal/district superintendant to put in a good word for me in a couple places can't hurt either.

Sara's car is still a mystery. This guy has spend 50+ years working on Benzs...he still can't figure out what's wrong. THis is a problem. We're starting to look at backup options.

I've worked at the golf course for 10 years now, and today was the first time I've ever been hit with a golf ball. Ricocheted right of the steel toe of my boot. Thank the Lord for small favors. Tomorrow, I might actually get to mow fairways, something I've always wanted to do. It helps that I'm like the last person from the summer crew to leave. Probably going to quit around Labor day weekend.

I've decided that if I don't get a job, I'm going to put my name in and subsitute teach in every district within driving distance. It's a good resume builder, and it gets me out of the golf course before the weather goes bad.

I'm getting positive responses to Defining the Relationship over at PS. My beta, Arnel, says that the next chapter coming out is possibly my best yet. I can't wait to see the reviews. It should be up tommorow sometime, so go have a peak if you get a chance.

Patriots on TV again tonight. They're looking solid so far, and we've got high hopes for the season. Sox are looking iffy all of a sudden. I'm concened that the pitching will fall apart down the stretch. I don't care if we don't win the Series again, just please stay ahead of those damnyankees.

Anywhoo, I'm feeling better.
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The Sox game last night rocked! Fenway was awesome.

Sara and I took the "T" into Boston from Sullivan Square, so we eliminated most of our travel headaches. The only hang up was having to wait niegh-on forever for the Orange Line out of town at the end of the evening.

Sox were playing the Reds, so was saw Ken Griffy Jr. Wanye Gretzky was in attendance, throwing out first pitches. Nobody hit any home runs, the wind was blowing STIFFLY in from the outfield. There were a bunch of doubles, which, if not for the wind, probably would have made their way out of the park.

Bronson Arroyo pitched a decent game, which is a good confidence builder for him, as he's been struggling as of late. Kevin Millar had a stellar night at first base, turning an unassisted double play by stabbing a line drive out of the air over his head, and then hoping over to tag first before the runner got back.

One of the highlights of the night though, was that Bob Kraft was in attendance. For the uneducated out there, Bob Kraft is a New England hero. He brought winning back to New England. He is a Sports Saint, cannonized by all New England.

Bob Kraft owns the New England Patriots.

He was sitting on the field just beyond the Red's dugout in the seats the Kraft family has held in Season tickets for years. (Even before Patriots fame). I probably could have beaned him with a good pitch from where we were sitting, and he got up and walked by us a couple times. Got a standing ovation every time he left his seat. Sara was off the ceiling. She's a much bigger football fan than a baseball fan, and being that close to the Best Owner In Football (note use of capital letters), was a big thrill for her. We tried to get a couple pictures as he walked by.

Anyway, Sox did win, 6-1, as the Reds served up another nice helping of confidence boosting batting practice. We followed the crowds out, and got back to Salem around midnight, at which point I had just enough time to catch 4 hours of sleep before going to work.

Work, as you might imagine, was a drag. But I survived, and I'm hoping to go to bed shortly.

Peace folks.

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