January 1, 2008

Resolutions...

Happy New Year!

Ok, so not all of last year's goals were accomplished, but it's the quality, not the quantity that's important when it comes to self-improvement, right? I did add Ray Sings, Basie Swings and Blues Before Sunrise to my listening rotation. I did not get a job. I'd say the universe is quite balanced...

So for a Great '08, I resolve to:

  1. Get a job. No, really. Seriously. I will graduate in May (just cash, please) and start the Teaching Credential program in September, so it's time to see if all this "Inspired" stuff can help put bacon on the table. I should be able to work as a substitute, maybe even before grad, and I actually look forward to it -- throw me in the lion's den, I'll teach 'em how to not dangle their participles...
  2. Spend less time making irrelevant and sometimes asinine comments on LibraryThing, and adding 600 books a day to my "wish list"...
  3. clean out and organize the storeroom...
  4. ban all post-it notes from the house. There is a feral pack of them, 25-30 strong, stuck all over my desk, and I think they've eaten all my pens. Looking closely, but not too closely, I can see vague, barely decipherable markings that at one time must have been important words: Zorba, vocab, Paolo Nutini, $17.03, thermal plumes, crickets... what could it all mean?!?!? ...
Anything you would like to add to the list?

3 comments:

Jill said...

TeacherDad - A chunkster (aka a chunky monkey) is a book that exceeds 400 (or 500, depending on who you talk to) pages.

Your blog is hilarious. Good luck with that "getting a job" thing. Personally, I would just throw abandon to the wind and post mercilessly on LT. =)

Happy Reading!
Jill (aka mrstreme)
http://mrstreme.livejournal.com

Wonderer said...

Don't throw out the Paolo Nutini post-it!!! It's reminding you to buy the awesome CD. And while you're at it ... take a listen to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals "This Is Somewhere" CD.

JK said...

Wonderer -- checking out GP & the Ns right now on Napster... very cool, almost a Maria McKee feel to a lot of tracks... Thank you!