Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On Being a Teacher

I read a blog earlier today, by a first year teacher, and I was suprised how sexy and over-the-top it was. She wrote about a random memory, on the dance floor with some dude, bumping and grinding, grinding and bumping....she ended up at home, curled up in the fetal position, alone. Funny shit! I've said it before, teachers are screwed up. Myself included.

Anyway, she inspired me to write about a random memory I recently recollected, (more like someone recollected for me) about some guy at a party sticking a gun in my face. Thinking about that memory brought about loads of other inappropriate memories - that was the first of three guns that were pulled on me, there was an incident with a fouth and a game of craps, I've been stabbed twice, maced twice and I now teach kindergarten. Its a crazy mixed up world.

On the positive side, I've never been in a car accident and the only time I've really been arrested was because I saw some guy punching a girl in the face and while I broke up the fight the cops came... I've got a Bachlor's Degree and a Master's Degree, who knows how many good books I've read, places I've been, beers I've drank. (If you like to travel go to Alaska and NYC... they're the best!) And I'm the best Dad....

And I'm finished teaching for now. After this contract I am moving on, working at a bar or something. I'd really like to make some money. Once I'm done teaching I can start talking about the really good stuff on this blog!

Anyway, the butterfly effect brought this rant on... Where is that goddamn butterfly that flapped his wings in my direction? Sometimes I look back and say "That was interesting." Sometimes I look around and think, "How did I get myself in this fucking mess?" and other times I think, "What the hell am I gonna do now?" I have such a love/hate relationship with my butterfly.

In the hopes of creating some good karma for myself (jinxed it!) I am putting a link on here for people who have never heard of Edward Gorey. If you have heard of him look at it anyway, its in English as Spanish... maybe you'll learn something!http://comunidad.ciudad.com.ar/argentina/capital_federal/visualmix/vonzai/gorey.html

9 comments:

Simply Taylor said...

:-o To your recent post. You seem to be wise in your years....and have tasted the world and all its flavors. Seriuosly impressed. Now a teacher and 'bet' dad....interesting....look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Allie said...

My best friend is a Teacher...eww and although I love her she has some serious issues!!

I can only hope you make it out of your contract a sain man. Well not sain but semi normal?? I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, I'm neither...

Allie-gator said...

haha I went a little far with my reply but I did want to tell you Thanks! seriously! Made me smile!

Ankur Dnyanmote said...

there IS no butterfly. Just an effect you know ;-p

Dana said...

I'm a teacher and I don't have serious issues... Myabe that's because I hate my job, LOL!!!
Loved the post - I'll have to think of a random memory.. Oh how fun!!

30 Minute Mommy said...

I am a teacher and I do have serious issues! haha. I am a mom of a 7 month old girl and all my wild and crazy days are now behind me. I keep my posts tame because I teach Kindergarten and would never want any parents reading my blog!

ElPato said...

Dana - maybe your issues is that you hate your job? haha! I shouldn't say all teachers have issues, but we all know some... They have been getting laid off left and right in my community this year.

30 - 7 months! Awesome. My son is 2 and I can't believe it.

I am outta here in June so I guess I am shooting the tube so to speak. Only 30 actualy days of school left.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

What?!?!?! Teachers are NOT screwed up!!!! They are like...totally normal!!!! Or at least...I'm sure there's a normal one somewhere in the world...

Edward Gorey - I *L*O*V*E* the Epiplectic Bicycle. Just love that book. Always have since I was in maybe middle school. Didn't get your link to work though.

Happy traveling with your boy!

dkuroiwa said...

Hey El Pato...just doing some "catch up" on reading of blogs....I was a teacher down on the border of Tex/Mexico and we ALL had issues...ergo, you could find most of us across the border on Friday afternoons, at Senor Garcias tossing back the 'goldfish bowl'-sized margaritas. Thank God for Mexico and Padre Island or somebody would have been hurt!!!
You should check for jobs down there...they are always looking for someone...if you are interested that is...It's not a bad place to spend a few years!!!