June, 2007

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Sunday with John Travolta

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

It’s thundering.

I’m watching Inside the Actors’ Studio.  John Travolta’s the guest.

Cozy day.

I’m admittedly not just relaxing but also a bit tired.  The last two nights have been not atypical barbecue, 17th ave patio, 11th ave dance floor kind-of-nights.

John Travolta recommends foreign films so I think in an hour or so I’m going to take him up on the recommendation and check one out.  With tomorrow being Sports Day, I don’t have too much thinking to do beforehand.

In the spirit of Bravo, I’ll pretend I’m way-famous, and I’ll take myself way to seriously and answer the ten questions by Bernard Pivot that James Lipton asks his guests:

  1. What is your favorite word? life.
  2. What is your least favorite word? entitlement.
  3. What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? eye-smiles.  radiated passion.
  4. What turns you off? aggression.
  5. What sound or noise do you love? uncontrollable  unstoppable laughter.
  6. What sound or noise do you hate? taunting.
  7. What is your favorite curse word? sh**
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? counseling.  psychiatric nursing.
  9. What profession would you not like to do? executioner.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? relax.

star friends winner

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

ms. k says her favourite day of the week is thursday.

i say, “not friday or saturday?!” [note the interobang]
she says, “no, thursday.  It’s so… hopeful.”

and now with thursday being tomorrow i get it.  only good things in sight: episodes of SYTYCD?, a friday at the ship with an old friend, saturday spying, and summer looming.

i guess that means my very very favourite day is summer solstice.  especially when it lands on a thursday.

Provincial Achievement

Monday, June 18th, 2007

travis is: [drop-down menu]

conceeding that he doesn’t bring the benefits of parenthood to work with him.  creativity, yes; most days.  a big smile, again; most days. a big heart, he hopes so.

wanting to do his best work.

really tired.  this is his first full-year.

borderline defeated in a way he hasn’t been for awhile…
selfishly feeling underappreciated.
aware that summer will be a nice recharge but is also hoping for a tidal wave of a second-wind, so that he can do the work he set out to do in the best way he can.
having a rough day that caught him off-guard.

still in this for the long-haul.

the bounce

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

edmonton would be wonderful in my eyes, even if it didn’t have great shopping… with stores like urban outfitters where i can fall in love with t-shirts like the one says “global warming: it’s not cool.”

friday, after school i found myself in the wonderful city just after supper time.  i was radiating after being blessed with some ability to be productive during the work week.

meals out, night’s dancing, new people, old people, running for cover in some pretty intense rain… it was all pretty awesome.

just like edmonton tends to be.

i have to admit edmonton has a soft-spot in my heart… i have to remind myself that it’s only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

S.I.R.S. v.3

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

I now sit on the Student Information Record System probably 87% done my SIRS-related responsibilities. [report cards].

If I successfully get done the remaining 13% before supper time.  I will get to spend my post-supper time doing laundry and packing for an Edmonton Weekend of Awesomeness.

Dear God of Computer Glitches and Brain Endurance… please let this be!  Please let this be!

I can’t even tell you how wonderful a great weekend would be in the midst of this black-hole of year-end checklists…. I can’t even tell you.

dash of jots

Monday, June 11th, 2007
  • my faith has been restored in calgary.  okay, i’d never lost it.  to rephrase: if my faith in calgary were to be lost, it would have been restored sunday.  awesome stephen-avenue-mall-kind-of-day!  i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, my friends totally rock (like summer)!
  • i continue to look at my teaching (and school) colleagues with utmost respect.  those who work in schools are incredible people.  i aspire to be in their likes.  friday was a rough day at our school.  in moments, our school was not just a school but a sanctuary for a community of love and support.  incredible!
  • quick facebook shout-out.  still love it.  no, i don’t wake up in the middle of the night thinking who to add anymore but i love the whole thing.  how do i know it’ll die down by october and i won’t get the birthday wall-plastering some people *cough, joanne* have got.  meh, i’ll survive.
  • i need a disney theme park vacation.  i know you all think i’m lame for still having them and not seeing the evil walmart-like empire aspect but there’s a new finding nemo ride on the west coast and still a coaster or two i haven’t done on the east coast.  that’s not even counting my tokyo/paris/hong kong aspirations.  as i fade, in a report-card kind of way, i guess i start to think of where i’d like to be.
  • almoooooost summer!!

Decidedly Downtown

Friday, June 8th, 2007

I play it cool
And dig all jive
That’s the reason
I stay alive
My motto
As I live and learn
Is:
Dig And Be Dug
In Return.
-Langston Hughes

I have to admit, it was a bit of a day work-wise.  Though, I didn’t know it at the time, Jo was in the same boat.  In an attempt to discover a new kind of therapy I logged on to Ticketmaster at noon and bought some tickets for the evening’s DJD Magnetic Consequences show only after logging into my e-mail to see if Jo would be game.

Lucky she was.  It was just what I needed.

Unicorn appies (a Stephen Avenue pub).  A walk down Olympic Plaza.  A show, like all shows I’ve seen in the Epcor Centre complex, that reminds me of the nutritional value of performing art.

So maybe I’ll see you there.
We can forget all our troubles; forget all our cares and go…

ah you know… downtown.  A place in Calgary I’m kind of, well… digging.