This is the blog post that I fully expect to rack up more than 20 comments on, just because my ego says it should. HAHA!
That handsome teaching stud Gary over there in New York, has inspired me further that it's never too late and that the time has hopefully come for me to perhaps pursue a career in education! I am praying I finally stop procrastinating and can start taking the required tests and go for my teaching credential like I meant to do originally some ten years ago, before "the dark times, before the Empire", to quote Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ya see kids, yours truly has been doing boring office work for a decade now, just because I was sorely lacking in true work experience when I graduated college back in 1997 with my B.A. Yeah, I have a Bachelor's! Big whoop I know, but it's something I guess I am kinda proud of. I was a Spanish major, which is why I often dedicate posts to the language and culture, because not only is it part of my cultural family heritage, but also because it's something I passionately adore and studied like an English major would Shakespeare; Spanish is quite the beautiful and highly rich literary tongue. Yeah, I remember all that reading, term papers, and essays only to be majorly burned out by the time I got my degree. I suddenly felt lost and stopped it all to join the working world and then got socked with horrible anxiety disorder and other issues and why bore you with all the gory details other than to reiterate the fact that I am now thinking of going back to my original plan of teaching Spanish. Or maybe English as a Second Language!? I do have a great command of both languages; something must finally come out of this as I keep hearing my co-workers constantly say to me, "You'd make a great teacher, what are you still doing here working in this office?" Mind you, I use my language skills at the office all the time and get paid extra for it, but it's not what I want to nor should be doing. One becomes complacent and conforms in life I suppose due to pressing financial responsibilities, but I hope I'm motivated to change my life soon and start on the road to teaching the world the language of Cervantes, whose classic masterpiece book Don Quixote I am almost halfway done with by the way! YEEHA!
Some major veteran music artists are coming to the L.A. area in the coming weeks! Oh boy, oh boy! Concerts are expensive though, but I'd love to go see Elton John, George Michael, and R.E.M., all on their merry way to my town! I'm almost certain I am going to go see Elton, just because I know his body of work pretty well and my bud says he'll be singing all of his hits, so it should be pretty f*cking entertaining and fun to sing-a-long to Elton's amazing melodies and Bernie Taupin's crazy intricate lyrics; Elton's concert is coming to Anaheim on April 19 which is just around the corner, so I better get tix pronto which I'm pretty sure I can still find! Then there's R.E.M., a band from my high school days, and they have written some pretty cool catchy songs throughout their career; they should be fun to go see at the end of May at the Hollywood Bowl. And George Michael? I mean, what a songwriter, and what an amazing voice! Some great pop tunes by that dude indeed! He hasn't toured in over a decade, so this is a very big deal and he'll be here late June. Let's see, that's three major artists and about $600 bucks total for me to go to all three shows with decent seats that is! What to do, what to do? Funny how Elton, lead R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and George Michael are all gay too; the rainbow pride is overflowing here, which is why the talent is so enormous! They should've all just toured together damnit, and saved me some cash! LOL!
My co-worker J.S. was nice enough to surprise me on my return to work earlier this week with this really cool Beatles book gift chock full of amazing photos of the boys! They just never knew privacy again once they become hugely famous did they? Gorgeous glossy crystal clear pics in this amazing little coffee table mini-book! I may try and scan some of these photos sometime soon, so y'all can see them traveling the world, swimming in the pool, smoking, thinking, performing, and doing all kinds of other mundane things.
Too bad The Beatles ain't coming to L.A. to perform. An impossible dream in this modern age, which is left to footage from the past, when all four were still alive and on top of the world.