Saturday, March 29, 2008

Some Days are Odder Than Others (Sorry, Morrissey).

I need to write every day, and I've been castigating myself about not doing so as my first blogiversary approaches.  "What is so different?" I ask myself. "What happened to those evenings when, after Small Child's bedtime, I'd settle in with a glass of wine and craft petite essays? You are a lazy slacker, Blue."

Maybe it's the Swiss cheese-like holes left in my brain by the departing estrogen (yeah, I know estrogen doesn't live there, but it makes a good image and I'm stickin' with it. What lovely grottoes will remain to be filled with....what?), but I'm only now twigging to the facts.  I've got a freaking job.

Students. Papers. Tests. Preparation. And no lessening of other responsibilities, although I did dump the PTA President gig. Those of you who know me and who were unaware of my former title may now stop your uproarious laughter.  Shame on you.

So I'm going to offer you two little lists today, as that's about all the thought I can marshal.

I. Things I Did Today That Don't Sound As if They Were Done By the Same Person
a. Attended the County Democratic Convention as an alternate Obama delegate.
b. Prepared 9 bags of healthy snacks  for Small Child's soccer team and attended the game.
c. Watched a downloaded episode of South Park.

II. Things I'd Like To Do When I Finish Teaching This Term
a. Read at least one book a week (and I mean a physical book, not an audiobook) from my "as yet unread" shelf.
b. Make some small piece of visual art every two weeks.
c. Write, in longhand, one letter a month.
d. Figure out why Small Child does not adore reading.
e. Head west for the summer.

If you have anything you'd like me to write about, please let me know.  The well is pretty dry.


Darrell Dwayne said...

I'd love to hear your perceptions of the good things you see in the twentysometings you encounter on campus. We all know these car-seat-kids are self-absorbed, but what are the positive aspects? I'm especially impressed with their [perceived] higher levels of tolerance for diversity.

bluelikethesky said...

I'll work on a post about this very thing, but off the top of my head I recall an essay about gay marriage written by an average white boy baseball player. He said something along the lines of, "I simply don't see what the big deal is. It doesn't matter to me if Liberace and Elton John go to City Hall and get hitched. How does that affect me? Not one bit."

The great frontier, however, is religious tolerance. Most of them are pretty color blind, but anything outside their Christian universe is suspect. Jews they understand, sort of, because Jesus was one. Muslims are another story altogether.

My sample is admittedly small. Let me think on this.

Jannie Sue said...

I think the days when you don't write, the well is filling up with fresh water.


bluelikethesky said...

Jannie, you are kind. If you are also correct then I am the solution to the world's water shortage!

Anonymous said...

I love your lists. May I steal them?

bluelikethesky said...

Steal away, chica!