Ryan is the village green preservation society

Yes.

Yes.

This #Bic pen lasted forever. Godspeed, little buddy.

This #Bic pen lasted forever. Godspeed, little buddy.

I waited three weeks to set up my attendance books and I was rewarded with 15 (awesome) new students on Thursday NOT resulting in me writing names out of alphabetical order. #bossmove

I waited three weeks to set up my attendance books and I was rewarded with 15 (awesome) new students on Thursday NOT resulting in me writing names out of alphabetical order. #bossmove

Today I have played video games for the first time in what feels like a decade, so let’s go further back and do an online survey! #oldschool #livejournal #wine 

Fill in the blanks and tag six people.  I don’t know six people on tumblr and beethousand already tagged me, and so tag yourselves, kindly!

Basics


Name: Ryan
Birthday: October 1, 1983

Favorite color: blue
Lucky number: I guess 5, George Brett’s number.  My answer when I was a kid.
Height: 6’0 1/2 (I thought I was 6’1” for the longest.  I’m shrinking.)
Talents: Juggling.  Microsoft Word.  

Last dream you remember: I genuinely can’t remember.  I’m blanking.
Can you juggle: snap, YES.  Taught myself when I was in junior high because I thought it’d make me cool.  Did it?  I think the results speak for themselves.  [It didn’t.]
Art/sports/both: I like disseminating art, and I like experiencing sports and all its myriad failures.

Do you like writing: Sure.

Do you like dancing: When I’m in the zone.
Do you like singing: Not really.  When I’m in even more of the zone.  A more centrally located zone.

Fantasies


Dream vacation: a hotel with nice restaurants nearby and some time off to read or work a bit.  That’s genuinely it.  And a beach is nearby.

Dream guy/gal: beethousand 
Dream wedding: our wedding: we danced to “Just Like Honey” by The Jesus & Mary Chain and gave out free used books, and it was potluck!  
Dream pet: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald “Franny” Acosta-Fox
Dream job: My exact job is my dream job.  I guess I’d add a book budget.  My dream job is my current job plus $10,000 extra dollars for the classroom per year.
Favorite song: Maaannn… If pressed… and I guess you’re pressing me, tumblr… “Atmosphere” by Joy Division.  Also “Love Will Tear Us Apart” is perfect.  And most of the Kraftwerk albums.
Least favorite song: that Kid Rock song from that commercial… “I was booorn freeee”
Least favorite album: the album on which said Kid Rock song exists.

Least favorite artist: I really, really hate new phony R&B Soul Mo-Town emulators.  Duffy, Adele, Dido, Joss Stone, … all of them come to mind.  Rip off music all you want but ripping off Mo-Town seems the most like sacrilege.  [Amy Winehouse felt a little more honest, though, she’s excluded from this.]

Preferences

Guys/girls/both: girls
Hair colour: never cared about this.
Eye colour: nor this.

Humorous/serious: Both.

Taller/shorter: nor this.
Biggest turn-off: any sort of display of genuine meanness.
Biggest turn-on: kindness, compassion, concern for others.

Truer words… #LFK

Truer words… #LFK

Saturday morning plan period: credit checks and essays. Ahhh.

Saturday morning plan period: credit checks and essays. Ahhh.

Freshly graded essays. Ahhh.

Freshly graded essays. Ahhh.

sun-thief-rai:

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

Isn’t it sad that I always say I want to leave this planet when I think about “safe spaces”.

(via heartlandfemme)