If my almost month-long hiatus from blogging is any indication, I’ve been suffering from extreme writer’s block. Coupled, honestly, with the fact that my life is pretty boring.
You see, there were only a handful of things keeping me
from going crazy busy, and they’re all over now.
Like bowling. We gave it our best shot, but Los Bolicheros just couldn’t squeak out first place. (Or second or third or fourth or fifth place.) In the fall, we finished sixth (read: last), which was a surprise to no one. We were in last place from the get-go. But we started the spring semester with a bang, which made it all the more painful when it took the entire season (14 weeks) to complete our epic fall from grace. We started in first, and ended (again) in last. But we had a good time, and we even made the leader board!
Final season stats: Average = 157. High score = 217. And I bowled 4 games over 200. And the best part? It gave me a reason to leave the house on Tuesdays and interact with other human beings.
Sadly, Spanish class is over, too. Javi no me dejó escribir sobre ello, pero en realidad, él fue mi profesor en el otoño. Tomé otra clase esta primavera, y aunque es claro que mi español no es perfecto, estoy feliz de decir que me considero relativamente competente en español ahora. Por desgracia, no planeo tomar más clases (demasiada historia y literatura y análisis – lucho con estas cosas en inglés), pero espero que Javi y yo hablaremos español en casa para que no pierda todo lo que he aprendido este año.
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Teaching is over, too. This spring I taught 3 sections of a leadership class. Developing facilitation skills through discussions of controversial issues, moral dilemmas, and current events in a civil and meaningful way. We talked about everything from gun control to doping in professional sports to whether or not torture is ever justified. And for the most part, students seemed to get something out of the class, which was nice. I don’t know if I’ll teach again in the fall, but it was definitely a good experience.
So now that the classes I was taking and the classes I was teaching are over, gone, too, are my reasons to leave the house on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. It’s non-stop excitement up in here, y’all.
But summer is just around the corner and I have a lot of things in the works. Stay tuned!