Thursday, April 28, 2011

On "Heroism"

So, can I just say something? When I was down in the Subway and we were helping people out, I never thought that it would be such a big deal. Anthony was recording videos and I just figured, "Well, there's Anthony recording videos again." I didn't think that eventually this video would end up in front of the entire canyoneering community and that they'd all be watching them. Thus, I didn't think about the fact that I was saying some pretty dumb stuff. Luckily, I'm not ashamed of a thing that I said. In fact, I'm pretty pleased with most everything I said in that video. I'm also very glad that I'm wearing my awesome adventure clothes in the video, and a great big red hard hat. Anyway, if you want to watch an amazing video that's about twenty minutes long that has me saying dumb things, some great action, and only minimal amounts of swearing, go ahead and watch the video that I'm linking to here.

At any rate, my title was in quotation marks for a reason. I really don't feel like a hero. I just feel like I was doing what was required at the time. That's all any of us felt like, and continue to feel like. I don't really like being called a hero, because I feel like it's giving me too much credit. Sure, I feel like I deserve some credit, but I don't think that I deserve a lot of credit. Also, if you want to read the whole story, go ahead and follow this link here. I think it's awesome that Shane Burrows (one of the most respected canyoneers out there) put it on his website. Also, the fact that he called it "Escaping the Subway" is awesome as well. That's just a sweet name. Anyway, that's all I've got for this one. This is Captain Danger out.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Was on TV!

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So, that's the basic story. The real story is a lot more convoluted and complicated and I don't feel like writing it here at the moment, as I should be going to bed right now so I can prepare a lesson for church tomorrow when I get up in the morning. Also, I just graduated. I thought I'd make that known. I looked amazing. I thought I'd also make that known. At any rate, I'm going to go to bed now. This is Cliff Chandler out.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On Job Searching

Can I just say that looking for jobs is really boring? I would much rather be doing something else right now. That's all. Since I'm on the mustache kick, I'll leave you with another amazing mustache. This one is coming from a man who wasn't quite as evil as the last two. However, he was Russian.
Granted, it's a beard, too, but that mustache is amazing. That is all. This is Captain Danger out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

On Being Finished

So, it's hard to say whether I could get used to not having a job or classes, or whether I would die of boredom after a day or two. Granted, I have to say that it has been pleasant watching like five episodes of 24 today. Also, the fact that I could get used to being such a bum is not a good thing to me. That being said, I make an end of this post. This is Captain Danger out.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Once I Thought My Innocence Was Gone

What does that title have to do with this post? Very little, actually. In fact, it may end up having nothing to do with this post. However, I'm currently listening to "For the Longest Time" by Billy Joel while I wait for the time that I'm required to stay after school is out to expire. That song is a classic and is amazing and I wish that I had two or three guys who were willing to back me up while I sang it to an audience of some kind, because I think it would sound awesome.

Anyway, what this post is really about is the fact that I'm about to be done with student teaching. I could, I suppose, make a list of things I've learned. However, I generally try not to write anything that's really meaningful on this blog, as those who follow and actually read my blog (I realize it's a small number) may have noticed. That being the case, I just have to say that finishing my student teaching is going to be an experience that I meet with mixed feelings. Most of me is pretty happy to be done and graduated. However, there is a part of me, not a tiny part, but not a huge part either, that is going to miss it. I was actually thoroughly surprised today that the class that I've had to yell at the most was the one that seemed be the saddest to see me go. In fact, I'm a little surprised that students have been sad to see me go at all. I remember when I was in high school and had student teachers. It only happened a couple times (apparently Weiser isn't a school district in high demand for student teaching), but when it did happen I always hated it and just wanted them to leave so we could have our real teacher back. However, a large number of students seem like they're really going to miss me and several have said that they want to be my friends on Facebook. I don't think that's going to fly, but it's nice of them to say that.

Overall, I think that student teachers kind of come into the classroom at an immediate disadvantage. First of all, it's not your classroom, and so the policies aren't exactly how you want them to be. Also, when I came into the classroom, I didn't know all of the class and school policies, and so I didn't know whether students were breaking rules or not. I wasn't sure how strict or lenient to be, and I didn't want to change my cooperating teacher's entire system (I didn't, either). Also, students in the classroom seemed to feel that because I was a student teacher they could get away with more. The sad thing is, that's probably true in a lot of cases. It would be kind of dumb to send students to the office as a student teacher, because it makes it look like you can't handle them.

Anyway, I'm starting to wax a little verbose in this post, and I know that, when I look at someone's blog, if the post is longer than two paragraphs I tend to just skim it a little bit and not really read it. So, that being said, I leave you to your lives. Though I have to say that I have recently been reminded of another amazing mustache, as we've been studying the middle east in my class. This one is also on the face of a very evil man. Am I seeing a pattern here? Maybe this is why women hate mustaches so much. I'll leave you with the picture of this mustache:

This is Captain Danger out.

Friday, April 1, 2011

On Having Five Minutes to Kill

I currently have five minutes to kill. This seems to happen to me every now and then, when I don't have a lot to do to get ready for the next day of school, but I'm required to stay for half an hour after school is out. Therefore, here I sit. And, the main thing on my mind at the moment is the following: That sub that came in today to watch me while my cooperating teacher was gone was WEIRD! Holy crap was he weird. I've kind of noticed that about substitute teachers, actually. However this guy was the weirdest. I definitely raised my eyebrows several times during the day, when he was calling the students ugly or cracking your mom jokes at them. About their moms I mean. I he had had a mustache it would have been icing on the cake. But, I can't complain too much. After all, he did buy me lunch. This has me thinking of mustaches now, and it's almost time to go. Therefore, I'll leave you with a picture of an evil man, but he had one of the best mustaches in history.
This is Captain Danger out.