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Last Night At Lovejoys...

June 22nd, 2006 (05:33 pm)

I was chatting with Casey, after he got off his shift.

He broke the frame of the conversation, the mindless chatter that we all fall into
after over a decade of sitting in the same bars together...

and asked me:

What do you want to do with your life?

I didn't even break stride. I didn't even blink. I think this surprised him.

"I want to live in a house with Benjamin, and work part time at Opal's while I go back
to school and finish my degree--I want to teach High School here in Austin. I want to
teach English, Creative Writing if possible."

He didn't blink either.
Didn't miss a beat.

Well, you'll have to do something about that journal, won't you?


i suppose i will.

Good Heavens.
I hadn't even THOUGHT of that.
My Students can NEVER find this thing.
And they will.
I know they will.

I found and own a copy of a small personally published book of "dirty" poetry
(Delicate Tortures by Marcia Muldoon.)
that my favourite Creative Writing instructor my Senior year of High School put out.
She never mentioned it, the legend of it's existence got to me...I sought it out.
Hell YEAH I found it.

And that was in the 80's!!!

Oh my.
Dreams are so complicated these days.



Posted by: -W (cowfish)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)

I like you. :)

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)


Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)

please. it's livejournal. they'll be looking for myspace odds are, and i'm betting by then kids won't be smart enough to remember their teachers names.

since most of them are about a hair off already.

Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)

I like that you know what you want to do with your life :) And I think it's a marvelous idea. You'll be a great teacher. An inspiring teacher.

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