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This one's for Eric.|
I speak french.|
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If you don't know why, too bad for you.
Refer to yourself and some other people!|
I got a Wii! It's seriously a lot of fun in a little box. If you have a Wii, hook me up with your Wii Digits so we can hang out on the interwebz.
Current Mood: excited
I had wondered what it would feel like to leave Aspen after two years. It didn't really hit me until I had gotten back, finished up all my check in work, said goodbyes to a few folks, and got in my car. Driving away from Loa felt a lot like driving away from camp at the end of the summer, actually. I didn't know that a place could have the same kind of meaning for me, but it has.
The community at Aspen is amazing; the entire culture is designed around growth and support. Say what you will about mormons, but the people who work in our office are the nicest people I've ever met in my life. It's no wonder to me that all these angry students who show up pissed to be in Utah are instantly transformed with our staff.
My last week went very well. I was working with some excellent co-staff who helped the week run smoothly despite having a heavy load of 11 students and families for graduation. My special thanks to Tim Jahn for writing "I dove in," which I shared with the graduation group during the graduation ceremony before I drove out of the course area for the last time.
End of the road|
So it's been a long time since I've put anything up here. I hope you're over it. I'll give you a moment to collect yourself.
Good. Now let's move forward.
So I told Aspen that my next shift will be my last. This is primarily because I think it's time to move on, and if I don't have a solid departure date, I'll never leave. I do not currently have any commitments to jobs beyond Aspen, however. Please let me know if you're aware of something that may interest me.
So that's the update. I really wanted to post the entry because of something cool that happened this past week at work; I encountered my nemesis again.
I was busy chopping wood for families when I reached and grabbed a new piece of wood to chop. I was greeted by a large, black spider guarding two egg sacs. My immediate response to my nearby coworker was: "What the hell is that?" My immediate thought, of course, was: "Is that a black widow?" but it's difficult to compose thoughts and words when you're faced with your nemesis.
A quick glance at its underside revealed the classic red hourglass confirming its identity. Since she was protecting her egg sacs, she stayed in one spot. We used the opportunity as a teaching moment by showing her off to the students and every visitor that came by.
We discussed the various risks involved in leaving a Black Widow in the wood pile where parents and students alike would come to gather wood for their fires and decided we couldn't leave her there.
So we decided to keep it.
Not alive (though a Black Widow pet would be cool), but displayed somehow. My coworker managed to capture it in a small plastic container to allow it to die on its own, hopefully preserving the flexibility needed to display.
And so we come to it: I have a dead black widow spider in a small plastic container on my desk. My thought is to find a way to incase it in a clear resin that I can keep on my desk or something. What I haven't worked out yet is how to do it. Thankfully, we have the internet, where there is much literature on the subject. I'll let you know how the project turns out.
The joys of living alone:
1) There is absolutely nothing more satisfying that walking around the house naked.
2) Drinking straight from the carton.
3) Never cleaning up after other people.
4) Watching whatever movie I want, whenever I want.
5) Not having other people lose my movies.
I moved recently. Into my own place. It is a truly wonderful feeling. Stop by anytime.
Current Music: Aces Delight - Mental Theme (ultra trance mix) (D I G I T A L L Y - I M P O R T E D - European Tranc
Journal Excerpt: April 15, 2006|
And then, for a moment, the illusion was gone. The illusion, of course, is that we are all individuals. In actuality we are all part of a whole -- each of us sparks of the Soul of the World. This truth has always been inside of us, but has been supressed by great schools of thought seeking proof. I know now that this truth is impossible to prove. Only lies and half-truths can be proven.
Certainly this is all nonsense, and I'm glad that it is so. If it were not, it couldn't possibly be true.
For those who haven't heard:|
I am going back to Tracker School.
I will be attending the Philosophy I and II classes at the California campus.
I'm not entirely certain what all I'm going to learn, but I am certain that I will never look at anything the same again.
I look forward to raising X-Wings out of a swamp near you.
I guess I left you all hanging with my last post. What it was about was that I shaved my beard off. It was a bit shocking, yes, but in a good way.
The beard is back now, though. It's tough to keep up a will to shave when you're in the field 8 days a week (yes, 8. Wanna fight about it?)
I am a new man now.
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