Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Daze

From all those years of teaching I have the idea that I don't have to do anything productive during snow days. Funny since I'm retired but it lingers. Oh to be Samantha Stevens and get everything done by wiggling my nose!

One of my former students got in touch with me today. I've heard from him over the years by being asked to write recommendations for him for all kinds of things. He lives in Portland, OR, now and will probably show up in the comments here and on David's blog. Chris came out when he was in the 7th or 8th grade, I think, and had a nonchalant attitude about it. He was open about it and just went on with his life. At least that's how it seemed to me.

He was in the gifted program and lived up the street from me, so I've known him for a long time. He's extremely intelligent, has always read voraciously (would read the lit book in about two weeks after I gave them out), writes really well, and is easily bored. That translated to pushing my buttons in class now and then until we both got over it and moved on to other things.

I told him about David's blog, so he's going to start reading it. He looks sort of like Robert Downey, Jr. and is 28. I just love him and always have. Hope he comments and takes part in our fun since he watches many of the same shows David recaps.

One of the things he said he'd like to do is be a personal organizer. He has a degree in psychology, but I could see him doing that anyway. We were talking about my house and how I never used to be like this. I'm still laughing as I can hear him tell me, "Well, you know I think laziness can be addicting." LOL For sure!

9 comments:

froggy said...

It worked for Peter Walsh! He has his own show on Oprah's new network. I might even try to find it on our system...

froggy said...

Joy, they had a preview that showed Calvin in a different light as in more human. Did you get to watch tonight or record it?

Joy said...

No, not yet. I'm going to watch it soon on its second showing.

I really like Peter Walsh and have a couple of his books. He's my favorite of all the organizers. I think Chris can do this.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

that is cool your student got back in touch with you!

xxalainaxx

David Dust said...

Auntie Flame knows ALL the fabulous Gays!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Love you! Love your Gays!!!

mistress maddie said...

I was off today to auntie and you know what I did watch movies eat and have a drink. No productive things getting done around here. I have always wanted to see Lorenzo's Oil so I watched that today. WONDERFUL!

Sam said...

To bad I wasn't a student. That post would have completely different. LOL. Has anyone told you just how damn fabulous you are? Xoxo tug

Sam said...

Have been. Lol

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I am sure you had a wonderful influence on such a great sounding young man.