Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A very busy day

I’m not used to going to bed early or getting up early.  I had to leave by 6:45 a.m. to drive to the school, pick up students, and drive back to Amarillo to teach the yearbook workshop today.  The workshop lasted from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and I talked most of the time so I started getting a scratchy voice by the afternoon.  I guess it’s good practice for school coming up.  I was paid well for the workshop so I have some spending money which is always nice to have. 

I got back to the school at 5:00 to drop the kids off and then I went up to my room to put some things away.  Then I had a more “real” date tonight with my current interest.  I can’t decide if I should give him a pseudonym or not.  I don’t think anyone from my school has discovered my blog – at least that I know of.  I’m really not sure who is reading my blog these days – if anyone.  I know I’ve been a bad blogger for several months.  I’m really trying to do better. 

So I got back and met the “interest” at his apartment and we played a game of Scrabble.  Yes, I won.  I don’t know if I should have played down or not, but I figure if a man can’t handle me beating him at a game, then he might not be worth dating.  He was very gracious, though he said he wanted a rematch.  We then went to dinner at a local restaurant.  We had some nice conversation, went back to his place and visited a little while longer and then called it a night around 9:00.  I gave him a hug before leaving – he still seems a bit shy, but he did say he liked my smile that I was showing that evening. 

So I think he’s got potential.  He’s very low key, but easy to talk to and have a conversation with.  He’s 12 years older than me but I don’t really mind that.  I actually prefer older men in general.  I’m sure we’ll have another date at some point and just see where it goes.  I’m not telling anyone I work with yet because if it doesn’t go anywhere, I don’t want to make a big deal about it. 

Yesterday I spent most of the day up at the school preparing for the workshop today, then I came home to do my peer review on the research project and then I played roller coaster tycoon for a while before going to bed.  I probably shouldn’t have installed it on my laptop, but I did, so I guess I just have to deal with it.  At least it is something to do.  Well, I’m heading back to the school tomorrow so I’m going to try to get some sleep tonight.  I should be totally exhausted – but still feeling a little awake. 

1 comment:

63mago said...

You could install a counter or such a thing, maybe statcounter, a little program that tells you what can be told about the visitors.
I do not think that it would be good to loose in Scrabble just to make your new acquaintance "feel good" - why disguise? You are you. :)