So, I’ve been planning to blog for weeks now, but I just didn’t have anything profound on the brain to share. Still don’t. This may be boring.
-Enjoyed my first real Spring Break. It came just in time. Didn’t do much of anything. I bought some shoes, but I already blogged about that.
-I have exactly 8 weeks left of school. Woohoo! Summer vacation cannot be overstated enough as a perk of being a school teacher.
-When I was in about 7th grade, I discovered a comic book/graphic novel that, much like Battlestar Galactica now, signifies the singularity of my own geekdom existence: Elfquest. It claims to be the longest running independent comic book in existence. I just re-read the original 4 Graphic Novels (which tell the story of the original quest) last week. It holds up. With a large cast of 3 dimensional characters and a sweeping epic of a story, I really can’t believe that more people don’t talk about it like Lord of the Rings. I’m even more amazed that it hasn’t been tapped for a movie franchise. The visuals/storyboards are already there. The characters/conflicts/lovestory/sex are already there. And to some extent, the rabid, albeit maybe more sparse fan base is already there. It is a comic book, but that’s what all the movie execs are looking for, right? And the big difference is that there’s a lot more female characters to work with and to entice female audience than just about any superhero movie. I don’t know.
-I also re-read Ender’s Game. It’s right up there with A Prayer for Owen Meany in the all time favorite books. I just wish I could find something else that came close to it. Any ideas on good “soft” Scifi?
-Benchmarks start in one week. I’m not really looking forward to it. I don’t think I’m a bad teacher, but I don’t know what else to do to motivate these students and I’m afraid of how those scores are going to look. I still think they’re too coddled.
-I should have mowed this weekend, but the lawn mower wouldn’t start, so that was enough of an excuse for me.
-I finally ordered a new computer last week. Dell had a good deal I couldn’t pass up. I don’t spend any money easily and purchases more than about $20 cause me to vacillate incessantly. (incidentally, the last two words of the last sentence would make my 7th graders brains explode…but so would “incidentally”.) I also get nervous about buying a mass marketed computer because of the recording applications I use it for. However, I’ve not really recorded much of anything for quite some time, so why does that matter? why indeed…
-I need to get to writing. I’ve had some ideas and just haven’t sat down and done anything. Again, just because I have a job and I don’t have to worry about music providing a living, that doesn’t mean that I have any more self-motivation or discipline.
-I have a gig in 5 weeks. I need to figure out how to get some people there and I’d really like to debut at least a couple of new songs. Of course, that means I need to write them. I also need to start playing more so that I have at least a little bit of callouses.
I told you. This was going to be boring.