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tabletop

:: 2012 15 November :: 10.34am
:: Music: SURFIN BIRD

Let's go to hell together
It might not make a lot of sense at first, just bear with me until about :40.

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tabletop

:: 2012 12 November :: 4.24am

I'm still surprised you can be born in the 90's.

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phil-himself

:: 2012 8 November :: 1.31pm

I'm gonna corner the unicorn grease market, tell you what

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tabletop

:: 2012 5 November :: 7.59pm

VOTE
This country is screwed up on so many levels you need to fight two bosses to see them all.

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phil-himself

:: 2012 4 November :: 12.42pm

Big challenges right now, but fire strengthens steel.

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tabletop

:: 2012 3 November :: 9.30am

The best is yet to come and babe won't it be fine.
You think you've seen the sun but you ain't seen it shine.

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tabletop

:: 2012 22 October :: 10.52pm

I said hey
what's going on?

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phil-himself

:: 2012 17 October :: 7.53pm

box wine and frozen pizza, vidya games. that's a good way to fucked up

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phil-himself

:: 2012 12 October :: 10.35am

fix it

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phil-himself

:: 2012 3 October :: 5.18pm

The liquor is calling the shots bud.

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phil-himself

:: 2012 30 September :: 7.48pm

This is where I would write some self congratulatory bullshit. Oh wait, this isn't facebook!

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m&ms487

:: 2012 14 September :: 6.49pm
:: Mood: sick
:: Music: Fun: Walking the Dog

I survived getting sick from my students/colleagues until the end of week three. I'll take it.

I'm getting back in the groove. Things seem more like a clusterfuck, but they seem easier.

I'm taking Old English this semester, for no other reason than it's a degree requirement for a linguistics credit. I'd rather take French. With that being said, apparently two hellish years of French have really beefed up my language skills, and it's going quite easily. Perhaps I'll be one of those people who knows like five (useful) languages eventually.

Thesis. Blech. I don't want to talk about it.

Teaching is going well. I get their first drafts of their first paper by Monday at midnight. We're having fun in class, and they're all really good kids. I expect at least a quarter of them will fail the first draft, but the good thing for them about English is that we offer revisions. Lots and lots of revisions.

Other things are going well, but clouding the periphery--union stuff, graduate literary journal, other groups, non-profit work, academic senate/the eboard for that, too, and now I'm enrolled in a teaching academy through the university (only about 15 people university-wide were selected in total).

PhD applications in a few months.

I guess I should go parse some Old English or grade some papers. What else is there to do while being sick on a Friday night?

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tabletop

:: 2012 2 September :: 1.52pm

Your love is one in a million
You couldn’t buy it at any price.

But of the 9.999 hundred thousand other loves,
Statistically, some of them would be equally nice.

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m&ms487

:: 2012 17 August :: 8.48am
:: Mood: contemplative
:: Music: Fun: Carry On

School starts again in about a week. I'm able to get in my office on Monday (hopefully). I just had a student email me about the syllabus for class. I don't have it done. Prep week doesn't even start until next week, and I don't even officially get paid for my work until the week after that.

Lots of things going on. I'm the president of the Graduate Student Union this year. I'm on staff of our creative writing publication. I'm teaching, taking classes, writing my thesis, and on the board of a non-profit. I'm also probably doing a innovative teaching academy program, and applying to PhD programs. Of course, all of these things are unpaid, and when it's all said and done, I make less than minimum wage. Oh, the joys of higher education.

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phil-himself

:: 2012 6 August :: 11.22am

Comfort kills dreams so we have to stay hungry, or perhaps stay greedy, to keep moving in that direction.

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tabletop

:: 2012 1 August :: 10.49am

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tabletop

:: 2012 29 July :: 9.24pm
:: Music: Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk

My life is a lot like Kevin Spaceys in that American Beauty movie. All I do is smoke pot, work out, work a shitty job and try to bang Mena Suvari.

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phil-himself

:: 2012 2 July :: 10.38am

So I've learned that when I'm suspicious about someone's motives I am usually correct.

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tabletop

:: 2012 15 June :: 6.50pm

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phil-himself

:: 2012 29 May :: 10.33am

I have a notion, a feeling that something big is about to happen, something is going to change and something is going to come to fruitition out of nowhere.

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tabletop

:: 2012 28 May :: 4.19pm

I've got so much to talk about!
don't make me try
cause I dont want to let you
I dont want to let you down

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phil-himself

:: 2012 19 May :: 11.32am

Look out, we got a badass over here

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lordpeter

:: 2012 16 May :: 2.44pm

Hey Pete,

Don't forget this: http://www.dean.usma.edu/departments/math/courses/ma206/default.htm

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lordpeter

:: 2012 14 May :: 2.08am
:: Music: Nervous Tic Motion of the Head (to the Left)

Optimism
It just occurred to me that I really hate having to be the guy who is accepting of his fate. I wish I could readopt that bubble that told me that given time she'd swing my way. I don't know if her resilience has fueled my passion or of it's pure God-given need. I don't know, all I know is that it's beginning to click that it ain't meant to be, and that grinds and cuts and wounds.

Also, I'm pretty pissed off that I have a B in Chemistry. If they would have just taught Advanced Chem RICE tables like EVERYBODY ELSE!

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Lame.

I can't abide RDJ in Weird Science. It's despicable. I wonder if he feels that way too.

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lordpeter

:: 2012 13 May :: 1.45am
:: Mood: pained

It is difficult to accept that I have no control.

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