I'm a 27-year-old, third year science teacher. I love my students more than any of them will probably ever know because I suck at emotions and letting people in. The thoughts, feelings, and opinions expressed on this blog are mine and in no way represent my employer.

 

I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.

..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.

“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”

I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away…

Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.

Because allisonunsupervised asked.

  1. Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us: what’s your way to top a burger or a non-meat-burger-ish-type thing? I’m not super picky about what’s on my burger, though I’m not a fan of pickles or onions.  I’ll take any kind of cheese or multiple types of cheese.  I’ve also been known to get anything from bacon to pulled pork as a complimentary heart attack inducing addition.  For the most part, though, I make my own burgers.
  2. According to you, what exactly is the breakfast of champions? Recently I transitioned to drinking a Special K protein shake as breakfast.  It’s not exactly ideal, but it holds me over as long as cold cereal does and still manages to help me lose weight, so…  I also make cinnamon french toast for breakfast every weekend.
  3. The USPS is going to stop delivering mail tomorrow. Do you notice? Do you care? Why? I would notice that I’m no longer receiving bills and unwanted credit card offers.  I would care because it would mean that a few of my students’ parents are going to lose their jobs.
  4. The doorbell rings. You’re not expecting anyone, and you can’t see who it is. Do you open the door? Why or why not? Maybe?  I suppose it depends on the time of the day, but my neighborhood is really safe, so if it’s daylight definitely.  If it’s dark, then probably not.
  5. Paper, plastic, or bring your own? I’m that crazy person with hundreds of plastic bags stored inside other plastic bags that I keep meaning to take back to the store to recycle.
  6. If you have a car, what’s in your trunk right now? If you don’t have a car, what’s in mine?  I have a folding camp chair and table and half a case of Nature Valley granola bars (Oats & Honey is the best).
  7. You’re attending a class or a training and are the first to arrive in the room. Where do you sit? Usually near the door with a good view of the whole room… including the door.
  8. What was the saving grace of the worst job you ever had?
    My amazingly awesome coworkers.  I still talk to some of them from time to time even though it’s been years since I worked with them.  It also helped that I was pretty much left in charge all of the time without actually having the responsibilities associated with management and I got to do all of the training of new people.
  9. How old is old? Is there really such a thing?  I’ve always kind of acted older than I am because of the way I was raised, but my mom has a good friend that recently turned 95 and acts younger than I do.
  10. What’s your favorite mistake? It was probably a mistake that I spent so much time forging friendships with all of my brother’s friends on the weekends during undergrad instead of with my classmates.  I’d say it’s worked out for me though because I’m actually closer to most of his oldest friends than he is at this point and my classmates from undergrad are spread out to far for me to feasibly go visiting.

Marry a guy who is as smart as you and will challenge you. And can make you laugh. That is the most important.

A former teacher of mine (via ilikemycountryrockinghowboutyou)

Picture one is of the lovely paint run I found in this awful coat of white when I started painting (it’s going to be hard to even out and they’re everywhere around the living room). Picture two is a corner edge that protrudes into the room; no tape has been used yet… and it probably won’t be used except around the thermostat and smoke detector on the wall next to it.

ramblingsofanintrovert:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life” Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY

ramblingsofanintrovert:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

TRELAWNY WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT SEER SHE JUST MESSED UP SOMETIMES AND ACTED A LITTLE GOOFY SO NO ONE TOOK HER SERIOUSLY