Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well, it's time sweet time again to post an entry. I haven't been writing much this month partly because of being busy but mostly because I haven't got much news to share. You already know about my students asking me for male-parts vocabulary, so it's not much greater news to mention that this week during a discussion on internet usage one boy admitted to using it for porn. At first he denied his classmates claim: "I do not! No I don't! Don't tell my mom!" And then he explained that he only watches it a couple times a week: "It's not like an obsession." They begged me not to tell Pilar before I quickly changed the subject to more tame forms of computer usage. Solitaire or something.

Really though I think I'm hitting my ADD funk and want to move. It doesn't help that the weather here has been crappy - yes, yes, nowhere near as crappy as Boston or Minnesota, but still. I'm waiting (im)patiently for a return to those nights when I had to take multiple cold showers before being able to fall asleep in my sweltering room, but for now my only comfort is the space heater and warm cups of tea.

On the other end of the spectrum is the job interview I have for a school in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Obscenely hot year-round temperatures hovering around the 90s, humid, sunshine. Of course now that I've committed it to writing I won't get an offer, but I'm at least fairly confident/not freaking out yet that some opportunity will fall into place sometime between now and graduation in June. My obsessive perusal of the backlogs of ESL forums has shown that even job-hunting in April is quite early in the season, so hopefully that means good fortune is to come by May?

Fingers crossed.

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