Short Notes: Dirty Little Secrets - The Jose Vilson

Short Notes: Dirty Little Secrets

by Jose Vilson on February 10, 2008

in Short Notes

A few notes:

1. I spotted a couple of gems online that I’d like to share with some of you:

2. Yesterday, I went on a photo shoot with my boy Jon Serrano, an up and coming artist extraordinaire. This year’s going to be fun. He’s got some serious projects in the works, and I’m a part of that.

3. It’s a wonderful Sunday, so I need to hit that gym early. I’m already seeing a little progress, but I still need to work harder to get to my target weight. I’m trying to lose that Bygbaby weight.

4. Speaking of which, I’ve already done Crazy 8s, and Lucky 7s, so I’ve been tagged to do the Sick 6s. With no further adieu …

  • Georgetown was my first choice for college because one of my teachers went there, but also because Patrick Ewing went there. Syracuse, its rival school in the Big East, became my #1 choice junior year of high school, after I came to my senses. Consequently, I’m happy with the decision I made going there.
  • I clean my room thoroughly maybe 13 times out of the year.
  • My Google Reader has sufficiently calmed down my OCD habits of checking people’s blogs for updates and responses to comments. I’ve also begged asked people to fix their RSS capabilities (Bam, .chanel) or enhance them (The Unapologetic Mexican) so I don’t get tempted to regress. Big shout-out to Dan by the way for asking me to go full monty on the RSS feeds. Most of you seem to prefer that.
  • I lesson plan the morning of, though I usually know a few days before what I’ll be teaching and how I’ll teach it. For the last week, though, I’ve been lesson planning early. Maybe it’s because I get more sleep nowadays.
  • I got comebacks for every diss my kids serve to me, but I try not to cross over the “mama” line … except once. The kid in question said, “Mr. V, you’re not a G, you’re an H, like a herb! HA! You get no girls. In response, I said, “If that’s so, then why is it that when I call your mom, she always picks up?” He ran out of the room in shame and never crossed the line with me again, and whenever someone else tries to diss me, everyone tries to stop the person. Like I told another one of my kids, “I would care, but I got an icebox where my heart used to be.”
  • I’m a terrible procrastinator, and I’ve left assignments undone.
  • BONUS: I have a rap recording out there somewhere in the world. Good luck finding it.

I’m done. Like I said, I’m off to the gym.

jose, who loves carnivals that read like narratives

p.s. – This week, I got some serious heat for you all.

p.p.s. – Please sign here. It’s for the 94K voters in California whose votes didn’t get counted because the bubble sheet was badly designed. Please. I implore thee. Pretty please. With a cherry on top. Err, that’s too 5th grade. Just do it. Or else. I’ll knock your Technorati numbers into oblivion. OK, maybe not. Just … just go. Thanks.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Taylor February 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm

And I thought I was the only person who did lesson plans the morning of! A little honesty can go a long way!

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Frumteacher February 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Loved reading today’s list. As for the carnival ‘ps’, thanks for commenting to the potluck carnival. You apparently were the only one who took the effort to read it and comment to it :-)

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Shelly February 11, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Good for you for getting into shape! I too must discipline my lazy arse into regular, sweat-breaking activity…

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Annmary February 13, 2008 at 11:15 am

Geez, Jose, you are KILLIN’ them with those quirky lines! That’s an added benefit to having older kids as students. Try repeating those lines to a first grader, lol.

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