Are you reality?

Every time I watch them perform now I think, damn, he’s dialing it in. Same old dance. Same grunts. But then I can’t stop watching, and then he does such unanticipated gesturing, such oddly-timed grunting, and gets that disconnected look in his eyes that tells me he’s not singing, but honestly being. After this run they’ll probably get labeled as having a schtick, but I think it’s from people who are made uncomfortable by such unfiltered honesty that they won’t be able to help but disparage.  

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adventuretime:

Adventure Time: The Movie

You’ve all seen this live-action trailer from Gritty Reboots, right? It’s crazy good.

Heck yes! Algebraic!!!

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My little silent sentinel. He won’t leave my side. #Siriusblack #locolunes

My little silent sentinel. He won’t leave my side. #Siriusblack #locolunes

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They positively MURDERED. 😁

They positively MURDERED. 😁

Setting up!

Setting up!

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They don’t teach you that in library school. Boom! First time for everything. :)

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Slug

Atmosphere- “My Lady Got Two Men” video and interview

Every time I see an interview with Slug there’s something different. That’s so rare. He’s still definitely Slug, but he still makes for the most interesting interviews. 

these days

rainy and cold, the first gasps of fall are made for The Birthday Massacre. 

Fail to win

I ran my first informal staff development today with the science department. It bombed.

Yes, I’m a harsh critic of myself. Yes, there were certainly bright moments and takeaways. However, the issues were many and the lasting, relevant impact was minimal at best. And that’s fine. 

You’ve gotta start somewhere, and myriad similar cliches about perseverance run though my head. Bootstraps. I’ve missed so many free throws. You know how it goes.

Why did it fail? Preparation is one cause. There were only 2 days to throw it together, but the content about which I was to instruct had been on my mind. The potential for this scenario was real. A few preparations were made- what I was asked to do was meant to be cursory in nature. All things told I spent about 2 hours or so creating a presentation, considering the best use of time, and thinking through some pitfalls. The later occupied the least amount of my time. So that’s where the change needs to happen. 

But thinking about the larger meaning is a more worthy use of my time. That presentation is past. I think an emerging theme for me is recognizing my mistakes and bouncing back. Perseverance. Normally I succumb to the frustrations that come with failures. This time I don’t.