Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dear Parents:

In my time as an elementary educator, I've come to realize that many parents seem to want their child to have the kind of childhood they wanted to have. This is perhaps the worst bit of parenting behavior you can ever develop.

When you were a child, were you intelligent enough to make decisions about when it is okay to play, or when to go to bed? NO! So why are you giving them a childhood as designed by a seven-year-old?

Case in point: deciding to take your child out of class for vacation... while school is still going on. You've just told your child, "education doesn't matter; recreation is much more important."

As troublesome as this is, the truth is much more dangerous: by taking your child out of class, their brain begins to think it's okay to shut off, often at the most vital stages of the year; upon returning, the child is less capable of completing their work, and may end up losing out on the next grade. And whose fault is this? Not the teacher's; not the student's; yes, the parents'.

Next time you think it's a good idea to take your child out of school for a "much needed rest," ask yourself a simple question: ARE YOU STUPID?! Then, you might think twice about taking advice from a seven-year-old you.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over Again Expecting Different Results

People are frequently heard to say "this or that is an acquired taste." This has always seemed an odd thing to me. For starters, if there isn't a taste for something to begin with, why do people keep eating/doing that thing over and over? Is the brain going to suddenly realize "Hey! I was wrong about this stuff, it's actually pretty good?"

NO! It's called acclimation. You're not conditioning yourself to like it, you conditioning your body to tolerate it. What kinds of things are out there to prove this fact? Poisons, for one thing.

What else can you condition your body to tolerate, despite the simple fact that it is nothing but pain and misery?

EXERCISE!

Yeah, that's right, exercise is just another poison waiting to kill us all. People say it's good for you, but every time I do it, I end up sick and in pain for a week. Kinda like a poison.

FYI, I just biked for five minutes and I'm ready to die.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

Paydays are a perfect example of why I am a fool.

On the right side of my blog, you will see two lists: Games of Awesome and Books of Awesome. These are lists of the games and books I have played or read recently, in order. Let's face the facts here: if I'm playing it, or I'm reading it, it's gotta be pretty frikkin' awesome.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Here comes the crazy!

Hey, look! I'm finally blogging. I bought me a domain and everything.

In essence, this blog is a place for me to just soapbox about everything from politics to teaching to gaming, and then some.