The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Getting Gasoline

When I was getting gasoline this morning, a stranger commented  on my pipe as I pulled it out of my pocket rummaging for change to pay for my cup of coffee at the register, "You ought a try weed."  I smiled at him and said, "It sounds fun,  Maybe someday, if it becomes legal in our state."  I have never tried it, but have always wondered what it feels like.  With the previous comments here, it seems a lot of folks are talking about it a lot more, and more and more states are seeming to be gearing up to legalize it.  I always imagine it would be like a nice, pleasant feeling of being drunk.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cutting the Grass

I am going to spend the afternoon cutting the grass and trying to get to a myriad of yard related items I have been neglecting.  Not really looking forward to it, but the exercise will be good for me, and it should look nice when done.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cleaning, Teeth, Etc.

Still in the midst of a helluva lot of work.  Right now it happens to be cleaning, but there have been so damn many things I have had to do that my head spins thinking about it (unfortunately, not in a good way, like after ample libations).

An unfortunate event has happened also, that while in the greater scheme of things, is relatively minor, it is a royal pain in the posterior to have happen during all this excessive busyness.  I take very meticulous care of my teeth.  I do so for an array o reasons... To avoid pain, to have good gums, and also because I am at risk for dental problems due my having what the dentist calls "severe" TMJ (Temporandibular Joint Disorder) which I have spoken about previously.

Because I am so meticulous, I have pretty damn good teeth for a fellow my age.  But, due to an unfortunate accident about 16 years ago, I have ONE molar that has a "cap" on it made of porcelain.  Unfortunately, that damnable 16 year old cap broke (a piece of it) a few days ago.  When it first happened, I was afraid I broke a tooth, but it fortunately was only the cap.  The doctor says the tooth underneath is fine.  But, now in all this busyness, I have to squeeze in several appointments to get it replaced.  

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lost Time

My life has been so horridly busy, that I have not had time to post.  Some good things have happened but also several difficult things.  But, know I am plugging along taking these changes... hopefully with grace and kindness.  Hopefully also, God is looking out fore and my family.  I pray for this each day.  I anticipate I will be more regular here now than I have been the last several weeks.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Please Forgive Me My Sins

God, this evening I failed at being patient.  I failed at being kind.  I lost my temper.  I was wrong in song so.  I ask your forgiveness, and I will speak to those I wronged in the morning about how I was wrong in my behavior.  

Please know that I understand how I was wrong in my actions.  I am sincerely very sorry.  I hope to atone for these sins and hope I can be forgiven.  Please forgive me, and help me be a better, stronger person.

PipeTobacco

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Quiet Again!!!!

No more "professorial voice" for THREE days!!!!!!! Ye-ha!!!!!!

I have plans to do a helluva lot of cleaning, yard work, and physical exertion this weekend... and am actually looking forward to it!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Professorial Voice

My voice is plum worn out.  Summer teaching is at an accelerated pace and I spent 9 hours talking in my "professorial voice."  The professorial voice is a louder voice that is fully enunciated so all the students can hear.  9 hours of that is a lot, and I feel like being silent now.  

My wife usually hated days like these because I typically am very quiet.  It unsettles her, because I  not usually so quiet.  Oh well.

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