Thursday, August 28, 2014

Well, Not a Shocker...

So, the actual sale of albums in America is at an all time low.

3.9 million albums in the last week.

I didn't know anyone still bought CDs or albums or whatever they are called anymore. I personally get digital music ( streaming) myself. I can't remember the last time I bought CD.

Heck, streaming music is down. Sorry, but I can see why.

I may sound like the old guy, " kid get off my lawn," but your music today is well, pretty bad. It isn't that good. I figured by now I would have made the total switch to modern Country and Western, but you know, it's too pop for me.

I'm thankful for SirrusXM.....they have the Classic Rock, old Country, a 1970s music station....and if I listen to FM, it's 92.5...

But is there anything worth buying anymore? Seriously, either streaming or buying a CD?

So the real question is this.....just what are you listening to?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6236365/album-sales-hit-a-new-low-2014

Fighting in the Parking Lot....

So, I made a quick trip to town and on my way out, there were two women fighting it out in the parking lot. I couldn't get to my vehicle, and when I started to call the police, a woman came up and said, " I've already called."

Come to find out, it was a lover's quarrel.

Folks, I'm sorry, I don't care if you're lesbian, or gay, or straight, or like both.....don't be fighting it out in the parking lot of the store. You shouldn't be in a donnybrook to start with, but especially beside a store.

It was a pretty good one too....I hadn't seen a fight like this...well, since I taught high school.

The police got there pretty quick, two cars and broke up the fight pretty quickly.

( And don't tell me I should have tried and stopped it. There is nothing scarier than two females fighting...)

Both were cuffed and hauled off the jail....now watch me be called as a witness....

99

Rachel Erikson is not only the conscience of this blog, she posted a meme this morning in which it's the absolute truth...

The meme basically said that in our minds we can come up with 99 wild and crazy scenarios that could happen.....most never would or could happen....

I've been like that over the last month and a half.

I have come up with every bad scenario that could occur before, during, and after the trip to Europe.

Last night I came up with " what ifs" at 2:30am. Thinking about crap that could go wrong. And the thing is, we've looked at this trip from every angle, everything that could go wrong.....hell, last evening before bed, because I got a new carry on suitcase, I packed and unpacked just to see if everything would fit....pitiful. Plum pitiful....

I finally " snapped" and realized about 3am.... " if it happens, it happens." There is just so much you can do...worrying ain't going to make it better.

Back when I was in seminary, I did a little supply work, and one of my supply sermons was on worry...." Physician, or in this case, Kerry, heal thyself..."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I Realize

I realize I have written about this topic in recent days, but I am visiting it once again.

In the last three days, I have dealt with several former students of mine in various forms and fashions.


Once again, I'm impressed. Y'all are doing well, really well.

Professional, courteous, dressed well, looked sharp, acted sharp.

You couldn't have made the old Govteach prouder.

Once again, Buna HS turned out some pretty darn good product...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dr. Don

For those of you who did not know, Dr. Muckleroy is now Interim Principal at Silsbee High School.

Good for him. I liked Don. A lot.

He understood the concept of letting his teachers, teach school.

I've been in schools in which principals tried to micromanage everything a teacher did. Heck, I had a principal try to tell me how to teach and he didn't have a clue about my subject. (Magnolia ISD)

Good luck to Don.

Monday, August 25, 2014

I Got to Quit Watching...

Well, at least the weather....

One of the local " weather guessers" is trying to blow up the group of storms south of New Orleans into a hurricane...

They're trying to compare it to Hurricane Alicia back in the early 1980s. I was living in Conroe when it hit Houston.

I slept through most of the storm. I think we lost lights for maybe 3-4 hrs. No worse than a good thunderstorm we might have around here in the Spring/Summer....but Houston caught it pretty badly...

I made the mistake of putting the long, long, long range models up last week of the now tropical storm in the Atlantic....they had it coming up the the Sabine River....it's now a just a " Fish Storm."

Now, the New Orleans storm could blow up.....but right now, I doubt it.

Oh we're having some rain from it the next few days...but tropical weather? The water in the Gulf is 88F...

We can't do anything about it, other than get some coal oil and water....maybe some Spam...got Spam.....you're good.

Still all in all folks, we've had odd weather this year folks....and now the Farmer's Almanac out of Maine is calling for a cold and wet Winter for us here in Texas...we'll see.

As I said, we've had goofy, goofy weather this past year....and Christmas we might have snow.........or we might all be wearing shorts to greet Santa...

Well, It's Good I Retired....

I knew this was coming and it was reason Number 153 why I retired.

Many of you are looking at 40....and with it, you now have grown ass kids. Yep, I said it, grown ass kids....and they'd be in my class if I was still there.

And your kids are very handsome youngsters.

Trouble is, I saw seniors in high school pretty much in one light....it's that whole trying to be fair I tried to accomplish my entire career.

I could hear myself when I walked into a class and there's a third of them the kids of former students of mine....

I can hear myself now..." G*d damn, son of a bitch, motherfucker...."

And I'd be in the principal' office for using the Lord's name in vain and cussing like a sailor...

Then I could just see the possible parent conference...I could see me getting into all sorts of trouble there...

Yes sir, it's a good thing I am retired....