Saturday, May 26, 2007

Eight Things About Moi

For those who are smudged-out, I offer this meme as a change of pace. Regularly scheduled smudge-programming will resume shortly but only for a while as we will soon be separated from the lil darlin for three weeks.

And so ...

1) I was quite a good teacher. It wasn't easy for me, but I worked hard at it, and most students liked and respected me. It was a grind for me, however, and I am loving retirement.

2) While I must confess to having a temper of sorts, I manage to keep under the threshold most of the time to the extent that most people might not suspect that I had a temper. In fact, I don't know if it's really temper as such, but I get exasperated and frustrated easily.

3) Sometimes, I can get moody and I feel down but not often and the feeling generally passes quickly. Generally speaking, I feel good about life.

4) For me, it's important to live with a woman who isn't a demanding nitpicker, and I do. I need a peaceful habitat, and I do live in one. Thanks Cuppa, my dear.

5) While I am competent at any number of things, I can't think of anything that I excel at. I often wonder how it would feel to be really, really good at something. If I could pick one thing to be good at, I might pick singing. But it ain't gonna happen, folks.

6) I have only won one trophy in my life. As a mature adult, I joined a chess club for about six months and won (in a draw) first place — it was a smallish club, eh. Apart from that, I have only won two ribbons or crests in my lifetime: one for tennis as an adult and one for jumping over benches (like hurdles) in field day in elementary school. In the weirdness of life, however, when I coached softball (in the community) and chess (in high school) my teams frequently either won or came close.

7) Like Chani (where I got this meme), I am poor at small talk. Sometimes, when I am in a social situation where small talk is the order of the day, I pretty well check out and don't even bother trying.

8) I'm the world's worst handyman, and I have no interest whatsoever in that sort of thing. These days, hanging a picture would be problematic for me. Oddly enough, that isn't an exaggeration.

Feel free to pick this meme up ... or not.

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Very eerie. I thought you were talking about me as I read it.

ChrisB said...

That's interesting learning a few more things about you; you are really good with a camera and your use of photoshop! I'm with you on 7 I'm not good in social situations unless I know the people really well- is this a generation thing I wonder !!

Cathy said...

Excuse me? I heard your voice. It's just fine. And you are the world's number 1 Grandpa, aren't you? I'll bet they'll be mugs and T-shirts up the road to prove it.

KGMom said...

I join Cathy--there is one thing at which you excel--being a great grandfather.
I bet you were a good teacher--you are still at the craft of teaching in your blog. But no need to leave retirement!

Gina said...

I'm with you on number five, I often feel the same way.

Laurie said...

I'm not at all Smudged out. She's absolutely beautiful.

And I agree with the masses, you are a numero uno grandpa!

Cate said...

I'm not sure it's possible to be smudged out! ;-)

Amy W said...

I hope I can be a respected teacher as well...