You can have it all, my empire of dirt

Well, I’m back in to the stride of work and school–I can say, without hesitation, that I do not like working the entire day and then having classes until nine at night. It really diminishes my video game time or my zoned-out tv time. I miss those times. But I guess a productive existence does have its advantages as well… mostly a paycheck. The high school is good in general, although I have had some students go through some really messed up events. As Derek Bell said, “It really makes you realize that there is someone who has it crappier than you.” He said that, or “Networking ensure success” the first one seems a little bit more in line with the conversation.

On Sunday, Jess and I joined a gym… we are now, full fledged, card carrying, secret-handshaking members of Courtsports here in Eugene. I’ve already been there after work on Monday and Tuesday and accumulated around 23 miles on the bike. I’ve been all talk about getting up around five in the morning to go lap swim for an hour before I head off to work–you know, I’m really interested to see if I’ll actually do it. It at least sounds like a good idea, in theory.

This weekend is shaping out to be a trip over to Bend until Monday. It will be a nice change of scenery. But I know that come Tuesday morning when I get up and look out the window, I’ll be praying for snow just as hard, if not harder, than my students do. We’ll see.

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on January 12, 2005, in school, teaching and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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