Wednesday, April 20, 2011

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

More and more I feel old. I'm not. At least not terribly. I'm 26... but I like quiet evenings and I think the world would be a better place if we could respect each other more. I offered to help a guy at the grocery store get some meat off the shelf since he was having trouble balancing his baby and getting the meat. I don't know if I did this because I'm a generally nice guy or because I wanted to make an even starker distinction between me and the d-bags who yelled at me to go while waiting to make a turn at a stop sign after school. Silly me, I actually thought they were trying to alert me of a burned out brake light or something along those lines. Who yells at somebody for trying to be safe? When I realized what was going on a part of me wanted to reverse into their car and then beat them up. I'm not that type of person at all, but these are the thoughts that run though my head. I've been frustrated with my classes recently. I don't know that I hold my students accountable enough, because I blame their failures on my failure to appropriately demonstrate or enunciate my expectations. I'm often frustrated. I stay calm. I don't yell, because that's not who I want to be. Can I yell? Yes. Can I yell loudly and terrifyingly? I think so. I don't like it. Most people teach because they want to help their students. No teacher wants a fight. Respect that.

My apologies if this blog is becoming a diary- I mean manly journal. I made a pretty nice dinner and you can, too, if you follow these steps:



Meat on a Metal Skewer

Some of a decent cut of Beef
Some thick cut Bacon
1 Green Bell Pepper
0.5 Onion
0.33 repeating Pineapple

Cube everything and put it on skewers. Cook on grill (or in my case stove) until Bacon and Beef are safe to eat.

Stuffed Jalapenos

8 Jalapenos halved and seeded
Cream Cheese
Bacon

Fill halved and seeded Jalapenos with Cream Cheese, wrap with Bacon, and cook on grill (or in my case toaster oven) until Bacon is crisp and Peppers are tender.

This is the most manly meal I've made this millennium. I only used the word millennium to further the alliteration. But seriously; it's mighty manly. And now I'm listening to Robbie Williams' Millennium. It was a simpler time.

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