Because I am a person obsessed with coolness, I am reading over my posts and fretting at the shallow nature of my blog. I pretty much never talk about social activism, my family, or interesting cultural capers. Every blog I read is important to me for one of these aforementioned qualities. I am purely an escapist these days. I think this happened the second I became a teacher. My following of politics is centered completely around the current presidential elections while I ignore anything remotely important. Today I probably spent more time reading the weekend section of the newspaper than the page on world news.
Unsurprisingly, my students are unaware of the tragedies in Myanmar, and in my attempt to explain the details, I found that I could say about three sentences before running out of material. I pretty much scanned the headlines. In all fairness, I don't have that much time to read the newspaper during school, and usually settle in only for the food section on Wednesday at lunch.
At least I can say that, yes, I did just finish reading Freakanomics, which is the topic of conversation I have in my bag of tricks these days, other than Amaya or school. It helps that most of my coversations are with Pam who cares deeply about these two things. At least she's not bored by my lack of depth.
Anyone reading this blog would see that the content of my brain can be categorized into four areas: 1) entertainment, 2) food, 3) body, and 4) miscellaneous stuff everyone else already knows.
On that note, may I leave you with a refreshing tidbit of my new resolve to be a multi-faceted personality? Leslie Hall at least incorporates the fashionable aspect of my interests.