Before any of you slack-jawed dullards complains to me about my irregular posting, I’d like to fill you in with a few details on my life at the moment:
-I am hard at work on a research project that will complete the coursework needed for my long-awaited Master’s degree. My partner and I are studying the effects of varying curricular styles on scores for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments reading exam. This process is exactly as thrilling as it sounds.
-We have no internet access at home, so in order to write these things I have to drag my dumpy behind over to my local public library. There, I’m forced to find available seating and talk to people. Libraries are miserable places, like medeival dungeons with flourescent lighting and ample parking.
-In my spare time, I am tutoring a few students on American history. This required a bit of brushing up on everybody’s favorite era of U.S. history, the Gilded Age, and the splendid presidencies of Chet Arthur, James Garfield, and the fat-mouthed, Progressive bastard William Howard Taft.
-I have also taken a spunky, sarcastic young boy with an adorable haircut under my tutelage. His sass and street sense combined with my straight-laced routines and weary eye-rolls should make for a hilarious pairing you are sure to love. Look for our hijinks to appear this fall on ABC’s “Don’t Say That, Phillip!”