39: feelin’ fine

Oddly enough I experienced none of the angst this year that I did the last few years on the same day. I think it’s that this year I know I really am doing nothing whereas before I was under the illusion I was doing something because I spending a few hours a week at a ‘job’. I’ve been thinking of different jobs I could do, like recording those in-shop messages that come over the intercom saying, “store security to department 3”, and then a minute later [more urgently] “Security, department 3″. Or I could roam around eliminating wrongly placed apostrophes from signboards and other public places. I’d need a govt grant for that. I’ve noticed via Twitter that pretty much _all_ the V8 supercar drivers are apostrophe abusers but Lewis Hamilton, of F1 fame, knows well how to place the ‘stroph.

This link is already on the <a href=”http://previous.delicious.com/yaksox”>delicious feed</a> (right) but I am quite inspired by <a href=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22766029″>this 15thC. boy</a> and his diligence in documenting his own fashion sense. I may do the same since I got some clothes for my birthday.

Also I wanted to show and tell my piggy plate. I got it as part of a set of four at a garage sale. The others are sheep, cow and chicken. Piggy is the stand out, partly because he is wearing a napkin as if he is about to have a meal rather than be the meal as the collection would suggest. They were made in Indo-nesia.

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/9022514026/” title=”They say it’s ur b’day by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9022514026_6338ff6ac3_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”320″ alt=”They say it’s ur b’day”></a>

who’s bad?

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/7399489062/” title=”ya know it, ya know by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/7399489062_6923f62607.jpg” width=”500″ height=”151″ alt=”ya know it, ya know”></a>

Well, the semester’s almost done at this year’s new job. It’s been pretty cruisey and the students have been mostly pretty good. When I say good I mean well behaved. I actually got a little extra work in the mornings. It’s getting me up early three days a week. That’s a good thing, I think. I can’t complain about it too much while it’s summer. And they pay well.

against all odds

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/5242517547/” title=”i dunno by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5242517547_6ef78b0627.jpg” width=”360″ height=”500″ alt=”i dunno” /></a>

I quite like this, even if it is missing a ?

Sometimes I worry about things like that, like what if in the future there is no ‘too’ and everyone is using ‘to’ for ‘to’ and ‘too’ too. Meaning will be that bit harder to grasp. I blame American public education.

t.rex’s version of summertime blues

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I guess it says a bit about the normal schedule, but during this summer break I’m actually working three times harder than normal. It’s killing me. My feet are killing me — I’m standing up standing still too much of the day and I’m not getting the other normal stuff done. I’m actually learning too though so it’s not all bad. For the first time I’m having teach real ridgey didge grammar. Always managed to somehow skirt around it before but this time I’m using <strong><a href=”http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/azar/content.html”>these books</a></strong> (the black one on the bottom) and I have to say it’s really good.

I also just wanted to say that I’m not usually thinking that entrepreneurial cappos are really cool but that guy Elon Musk is into some pretty interesting stuff. First there was paypal — love it or hate it, and most people hate it, and afterall it is now owned by ebay, but it’s still the only system of international electronic payment I know of. Then there’s SpaceX, which is undeniably cool. Plus there’s Tesla Motors, which certainly is like pushing shit up hill going against the automotive/petro gangsters, but nevertheless it’s there.