cat out of the bag…

17 Feb

I wanted to name this entry “randomnity” again, but thought it my make my plethora of readers confused and just see the title and not read anymore. But just because I didn’t name the entry that, doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be random.

-On Valentine’s Day, H & I and I stayed home and ate and watched Seinfeld. Then we loaded up and took I to the new Coldstone, came home, played with I and put her to bed. Then H & I settled in to watch Chocolate which would lead to regular V day activities for married people. About half way through the movie, H says, “I don’t feel very good…” This was proven to be more than just a clever deterrent for my amorous advances when she woke up at 3:30 am puking up all that expensive ice cream. She was in pretty bad shape. I got up and went to school and felt ok until I started driving home and then I started feeling not so good. I didn’t have the issues she did, I just felt gross all of friday evening and most of today. I haven’t eaten hardly anything just because I don’t feel like it. I don’t know if we just caught some little stomach bug or what, but I’m ready to be done with it. We’re just hoping that I. doesn’t get it.

-Speaking of intestinal issues of the little shack: something is going on. She’s not acted out of sorts, but she’s had the grossest diapers all week. The smell, consistency, volume, and plethora (hey, i got plethora in twice in one post!) would have us worried if she didn’t seem in such high spirits.

-So, it’s not like I’ve really kept it a secret all this time, but for some reason, a number of the students at PG middle school have just figured out that I am a musician. I will admit that I’ve not talked about it much, and when asked directly, I usually answer honestly and then say something like, “do you have your homework done?” But, suddenly I’m being bombarded by questions by a number of students, many of which i don’t even know or have in class. Here are just a couple of my favorites, including a variety that are part of the reason why I didn’t really want to make a big deal out of it to the students:

“Are you famous?”
“Mr. Shacklett, do you lead a double life?”
“What kind of music do you play?”
“Where can I buy your CD?”
“If you’re a singer, how come you’re teaching us geometry?”

I’ve finally landed on my regular response being: “If you’re really curious, get on itunes and download my cd for yourself. And get all of your friends to download it too.”

Anyway, students have found my web-site which means that they may be finding their way to this blog, too. That has me a little worried, although most would never take the time to actually read this much, so we’ll see how transparent I’ll be able to remain.

-currently reading “In Dubious War” by Steinbeck. Just found it in the library and since I’d not read it, I thought I’d give it a go. It’s kind of weird in that it’s about striking apple pickers in there 30’s. I am still often amazed at how clueless I am. I really didn’t connect unions and striking with socialism. At least I didn’t realize that around that time, anybody trying to organize for better wages/working conditions etc. was labeled “red”. I figure there’s a lot of history out there to know, I’m just not sure how I got by with learning so little.

-forgot to mention that I finally got to see “There Will Be Blood”. WOW! very dark and a little disturbing but incredible. It’s really not that enjoyable to watch, and I felt kind of wore out by the time it was over. But, it really sticks and rolls around in my head and I kind of want to see it again.

-Speaking of movies. I LOVE my co-teachers. They are some of the best people and I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have landed on this team and surrounded by the teachers around me. That being said, I can’t believe how different our tastes in movies. I won’t even mention the movies they talk about going to see and being excited to go that I don’t even want to accidentally be in the room when they come on dvd (or usa channel weekend movie which is where they’re destined to wind up). And the movies that I’m excited about, they go running the other way. It’s just weird.

-James told me that U23D is supposed to be at the new Razorback starting last Friday. I’m excited and have read a couple of reviews that have me even more excited. But when I checked the listings, the only 3D movie at that theater right now is “Hannah Montana 3D”. This does not bode well…

-Still want to see Juno.

1 Comment

Posted by on February 17, 2008 in Uncategorized


One response to “cat out of the bag…

  1. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I think that U@3D has been delayed for nationwide release until this Friday, Feb 22. Sorry to disappoint you.
    James P.


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