Monday, November 3, 2008

You know you're lonely when...

You know you're lonely when...

Student: Mr. Iverson, sometimes I think about how lonely you are in that little apartment. You just watch tv by yourself. You probably have made up friends you talk to...
Me: Sometimes I talk to inanimate objects
Student: Like when you watch football "Hey Bob, who you think is gonna win the game?"
(whole class laughs)
Me: I'm glad you can laugh about my complete lack of friends.
Student: You probably have more than one made up friend, theres Bob, Jeff, Larry
(whole class laughs)

Needless to say even my students notice that I don't have any friends (between 16 and 60 that is).

In other rather timely and pecLinkuliarly synchronized news, I got an email from an old professor today informing me that my name has been tossed around as a possible fit for the new Tacoma School of Math and Science set to open next fall. I don't want to get my hopes up too much but when I did my student teaching at the Tacoma School of the Arts my mentor teacher said that in a "couple" of years they would possibly open another concept school based on math and science and that I should keep my schedule open (thinking it was a pipe dreamjob back then). I just can't believe there is even a chance of me getting this job. Cross your fingers. The school will built on a refurbished boat landing next to the Ferry Docks in Point Defiance/Ruston/Tacoma Washington, and will work in conjunction with the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium as well as be led by the same minds that thought up the wildly successful SOTA. Being on the team to start a brand new school from scratch, Talk about opportunity of a lifetime.

Tonight I should be working on all kinds of stuff. I could plan better classes tomorrow, I could do some work for my class for my AK certification. I could keep looking for new teaching opportunities on the internet and uploading resumes and such. I could be doing lots of things I'm supposed to do. But what I will be doing is going and putting up some Yoga fliers around town, calling some old teaching colleagues, working on perfecting my peanut curry sauce, and listening to some NPR "This American Life" podcasts because thats what I do when I'm all alone. (and I'm not even sad about it, I'm kind of looking forward to it). I'm also really enjoying Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and may curl up with that.

Also, I wrote and recorded a new song last night called "Standin Still" here are the to be posted soon hopefully.

Gotta get up
Gotta move on
Gotta keep going
Gotta stay strong
Gotta bear down
Gotta stay back
Are you gonna stick around
Are you gonna hold fast

The world is turning
But I'm still standin still
Probably Should be movin on
Probably never will

After a hard day
And a lonely night
I'll take it anyway
There is no wrong, no right

The world is turning
But I'm still standin still
Probably Should be movin on
Probably never will

Looks like I need to change some of those lyrics maybe.!!!


hdt said...

What do you mean you don't have any friends? Maybe in the cold place you are but look at your blog and you know you have tons of friends!!!
ha, hdt.

Domnule Ortgiesen said...

There is nothing wrong with talking to vegitables or fruit or what ever, as long as they don't talk back. Except for when you draw a pair of eyes on your pointer finger and let your hand respond to all of your witty remarks, then that is fine too my friend.

Anonymous said...

That's really wonderful news about your dream job in Tacoma possibly manifesting! I actually remember you talking about that, or possibly my parents...I just remembered the whole thing about the refurbished ferry dock...that would be great! Miss you and I hope you and your imaginary friend are enjoying the island :)~Leslie

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