Ennui

Call me behind the times. I’m sure this has been around for weeks, but I just found it over at Beth’s site. I’m covering a Japanese class made up of three boys, and they are finished with their work with 20 minutes left in class. I can either complete this little survey, or I can watch aforementioned boys touch the television screen and then try to shock each other. You think I’m kidding, don’t you?

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was a first year teacher. I was probably as enthusiastic and idealistic as the first year teachers I now work with, and whom I now regard with a sidelong cynical stare while shaking my head and thinking to myself, “Virgins.” I was living in a tiny duplex apartment, which I shared with Suzanna and a colony of camel back crickets. I was getting ready drive across the country with my best friend. I had a really skinny ass then.

2. What were you doing 1 year ago?
One year ago this very week I met with one of the lead doctors at the fertility clinic in Cary in preparation for my IUI adventure. I was trying in earnest to find a new home for Harry. I had just discovered the wonder that is Yoga.

3. Five snacks you enjoy:
Cheez-its
chips and salsa
banana popsicles
kettle corn
fried crab rangoon

4. Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
Whoa. Too many to name. Many, many, many old country songs, quite a few really bad 80s rock songs, and numerous contemporary folk and Indie songs. Here are the ones I’m singing a lot right now:

Little Black Crow by the Divine Maggees
Lost and Found by Patty Larkin
When the Wind Blows by Tret Fure
Constellations by Jack Johnson
Perfect World by The Indigo Girls

5. Five bad habits:
picking my cuticles
checking my email 86 times a day
worrying
obsessing about things I can’t control
grinding my teeth

6. Five things you like doing:
reading on my screened porch
writing (in general, and with my fountain pen, which sort of makes this two different things, but not really)
being with people I love
paddling (in a kayak, Gutter Minds!)
taking pictures

7. Five things you would never wear, buy or get again:
a thong (hey, you asked)
diet Coke with Splenda
a curling iron
tapered leg pants
pantyhose

8. Five favorite toys:
my MP3 player
Swiffer WetJet
my new wok
my camera
the computer

9. Five people I want tagged:
All the other bored souls out there in the Universe


2 thoughts on “Ennui

  1. dude- that is freaky. one year ago *I* was just starting my IUI stuff.

    oooooooh!

    So with a bitter little chuckle I wish you happy 1 year of trying to become up the duff!

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