One part of my hurried morning was that I left Axel Rose sitting on my desk at home. Without his licks accompanying my ride, I was left with the chatter of my mind to keep me company on the 10km ride. As it turned out, that was an important development of my day. During my ride my mind wandered to an old friend of mine, Mr. Pasivirta, who had been my friend more than 20 years ago. Upon arriving at work I looked his unique surname up on facebook, and low and behold, there he was, holding an adorable baby boy. A few minutes later I was sending him a message which was soon replied to. We will trade mails again soon.
Besides that, I taught my first two lessons, and had a successful time. I spent the rest of the morning on TL, and especially enjoyed the discussion in this thread:
By reading the various arguments in the thread, I went and talked to a Japanese teacher of History who gave me some great insight into the historical teaching of youth in Japan. I really enjoyed listening to his concerns, and discovered another English speaker at my high school. Valuable stuff I think.
In discussions like that, you have to type out your opinion, which forces you to think about it. I am not sure I agree with everything I wrote, but it is a good starting point to any discussion.
After that, I managed to ride home without incident, although there were many police cars on the road. I saw two cars, a wagon, and two of the special white motorcycles the cops use to catch speeders on the sea side road I take. I was fine.
The day finished with a 5 hour dinner with my friend Mr. Rob Garrity at the local chicken and beer joint. I helped him input his grades into his spreadsheet, as data entry is a strong point for me (thank you starcraft). He paid for our meal which ran almost $200, and we had a great talk about all subjects under the sun. Someday soon, diary, I will tell you about the important influence Mr. Garrity has had on my life.
Now I am pleasantly drunk and reading TeamLiquid. I imagine that I will finish my beer and watch a couple replays before bed.
Today was a good day.