Office chart and Progress! In Tutoring!

(Found a ghost in my room…)

Post-downtime office chart

“FML”  – deamau5 (cut at 2’46)* > “Fuckin’ in the Bushes” – Oasis >
“Halfway Home” > “Crying” > “Dancing Choose”† – TV on the Radio >
“Lotus Flower” > “Give Up the Ghost” > “Separator” > “Codex” – Radiohead >
“The Gentle Hum of Anxiety”‡ > “Intriguing Possibilities” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch

*and that’s about all I can take from deadmau5 (and I admit that’s partly because of titles like “FML” and “Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”)
†isn’t that the GREATEST TITLE??
‡Anyone else hear the similarities between “Codex” and “The Gentle Hum of Anxiety”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been working one-on-one with a student this semester and we’ve made a lot of progress. Only two weeks ago I was worried that I wasn’t helping him; that as much as I wanted to see him focus and prioritize, I wasn’t sure I was even reaching him. Now I see him putting energy in the right direction – what needs to be done first, working a little bit on this assignment here and this assignment there, and even addressing fears: as his class presentation approached, he asked if we could set up mock runs so he could do his PowerPoint presentation a few times before it was due. I told him I’d love to help him and I needed to ask the tutorial coordinator. Part of me expected a “Yes… but we’ll assign someone else…” Instead, my boss has been fully supportive and helped me set it up. She’s new this semester, and we did click immediately, but I’m not sure I could have predicted working for such a positive and supportive person. In the end, my tutee gave two mock presentations – well. Yeah, it was a good feeling – and just the satisfaction I needed from a job.

(Mary Magdalene is doing well.)

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Kevin… a cat?

(I was breaking into someone’s house last night when I saw this particularly friendly cat. I looked at his name tag and saw… Kevin? Did they chose such a human/mundane name because he’s actually magical? In honor: )

Kevin’s office chart

1. “Under Your Spell” – Desire> “A Real Hero” – College (ft. Electric Youth)> “Tick of the Clock” – Chromatics

2. “Kick Your Teeth” – Cliff Martinez/”Feral” – Radiohead (mixed at will) > “Lotus Flower” – Radiohead

(trust me on this…> )

3. The Whole Love – Wilco

PT#: 300-06-8599-4 OFFICE CHART and More (Stories)

1.) Endtroducing….. – DJ Shadow

2.) Psyence Fiction – UNKLE

3.) “Heaven” – UNKLE (PF‘s outro segued perfect; yeah, I just wanted it to)

I’ve been getting back into hip hop, re-buying the classics that time and heat have eaten and discovering albums that I slept on (post-Stakes De La, Kool Keith). Luckily for anyone involved, I’m not getting back into hip hop by re-buying Lugz (if Ma had bought me Timbos, this might be different), or re-discovering my rhymes from HS… that could probably be slept on… no, really: sleep on em, cat – I don’t care.

I had to find some distractions to get through this mess (hip hop being one of them). Now that I have the Internet, I’ve been watching Peep Show again. Peep Show has enough despicable moments that it’s easily the perfect distraction right now. And it gave me an idea to use for a play; may or may not work.

Trimming the fat: hawking my old records, books, intergalactic paraphernalia, etc online; trying new approaches to the LA jobsearch (that’s one word now, btw); working out every night/kicking my own ass; not picking up the tab, so deal with it.