Monday, November 24, 2008

Back on My own


With Foster the Dog back safely with his owners, I resumed my solitary existence.

The first thing I did was take a short walk alone to stare at the setting sun. Breathtaking yes, freaking cold yes, lonely not so much.

The next thing I did was come home and re-buzzcut my head and trim my beard (at 3 weeks till Christmas, it will be the perfect length when I go home for Christmas for my meeting with the Tacoma School of the Arts or Math and Science People).

Then I swept and mopped the floor and vacuumed the house for dog hair (Foster was a long haired Australian Shepard and I miraculously got sick when I started watching him and feel fine now that he's gone). He was a nice dog, but I'm glad he's not mine, too high strung, if I ever get a dog it will be a Humane Society rescue of an ancient old ass dog that is lazy. I love dogs but high strung dogs are ridiculous, chill the Fudge out you little furry freaks.

Then I washed a semi large set of dirty dishes to Grateful Dead (did more singing than washing).

Of course with a clean house what would you do? Well I cook to 80's glam rock. And cookrock I did! Man oh man. Three Courses in fact to David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars":
(Pictures to Come tomorrow!!)

Long Sliced Cabbage, Red/Yellow/Orange Pepper, White Onion, water chestnut, bamboo shoots in Fresh Garlic Peanut Butter Thai Sauce over Cinnamon Rice and (with sesame seed garnish)

Red Potato and Tomato soup Simmered in Coconut Milk and Red Curry Paste over White Rice

Mongolian Style Broccoli tops, Long sliced broccoli stalks, Yellow Onion, Green Pepper and Fresh Garlic over white rice with Soy sauce and a touch of sesame oil.

Add chop stix and a hot glass of oolong tea and you are ready for good eatin! It was so good too, I felt pretty impressed with myself to tell you the truth.

With my belly full of good (veggies only did you notice?) food I was over come with the creative spirit, I ran over to school in my PJ's and snatched up some butcher paper and chalk pastels and an hour later I had a new giant piece of art. I don't really know why I drew it but it turned out great and I loved the dramatic feeling of the black pastels as the glided and blended over the pure white butcher paper... freaking cool man. (Pictures to come)

I think the only thing that is unfortunate is that I could have shared this awesome evening with someone! I do miss cooking fresh food with friends, making things together, going places together, I'm just so pathetically homesick sometimes that I occupy myself completely until I forget how unbelievably alone it gets out here. Thank goodness I have my eternal friends like Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and crew, as well as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars to keep me company in these lonely times.

Oh oh oh, AND As if that wasn't enough I also wrote a "weekend update" for y'all, did my lesson plans for the week, and managed to watch "Darfur Now" which inspired an impromptu mini-unit on the connection between the Commercialism Cycle (extraction, production, consumption, disposal) and the Genocide crisis in Darfur, Africa for my Ecology Class this week.

Basically I kicked ass yesterday, I rocked...SO HARD. And all that without the company of a magical god who I'm supposed to rest for, or anyone else for that matter really...I pretty much hate Sundays (especially lonely ones) but this was a good day and I DID something...albeit alone.

Now Monday has come and gone, the kids are about as docile as Hindu cows lately, and even more apathetic knowing that its a 3 day week and there ain't nothing I can force them to do in three days.

Forgot to tell people about yoga tonight, wonder if they'll come?

Just to review:

Early wake up = watched "Across The Universe"
To School for Lesson Planning
and Blog Writing
Then a Nature Ride
and a Hair Cut
then a Clean apartment
to Grateful Dead
and a Vegetarian 3 course meal (Thai, Indian, and Chinese in one)
to David Bowie
which inspired a Large Pastel Art Work
fell asleep after I Watched Darfur Now till 1 am.
Taught High School in Eskimo Village
Ran Yoga class.

Um yeah, if thats not a hippie ass list (minus hair cut) then I don't know what is.

Peace mis amigos.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Now that you have vowed to listen to me more (at least when it comes to books)...I have a new book for you to read. It is engrossing, addictive and amazing and fits right in with your recent mini-unit on the crisis in Africa. It really is a great book and well worth the time. It's quite lengthy but I found myself reaching for it as soon as I woke up on Sunday morning (no Packer game -- I got to sleep in). I had intended to lay in bed and read all day but the 10 phone calls and knocks on the door in 30 minutes finally got me up and cleaning my house.

I used to show Australian Shepherds. I bet you didn't know that. I won a ribbon and everything. I still have the ribbon in a box somewhere. I can show it to you sometime if you want.

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