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[14 Apr 2005|03:41pm]
For serious, I'm making this journal friends only from now on.
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#16. Tired of Being What You Want Me to Be [05 Apr 2005|06:08pm]
Last night was alright. I talked to Casey for a little bit at the coffee shop. He's an odd OK kid. That coffee shop has some good coffee. I'm gonna have to go there more often. Anyway, I went outside after a while. Alex was out there and then Spinner came outside to smoke. It was fun, I guess you could say. Alex decided that Spin looked like an orange Furby. >Insert a comment about Spinner's Furby-ish qualities here.< Anyway, after some more talk about Spinner the Furby, Jimmy sat down with us. Yeah, so >Insert some random stuff about whatever the hell we were talking about here.< That was pretty much my night at the coffee house. I would've stayed longer but I had to go see a few friends.

I guess I'll see everyone in school tomorrow (assuming you don't skip),
Mr. Oleander
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#15. I can spell confusion with a 'K'! beat that! [04 Apr 2005|06:09pm]
Life's been pretty good lately. I hear that Archie isn't doing too much better though. I was talking to Dan (Mr. Raditch to you students) today during my break. He said he'll consider getting an actual substitute teacher for MI. Though, since he's so goddamn cheap, I'm not counting on anything.

Anyway, I heard there some party last night amongst you young people. I hope you had fun, you know, at a high school party. I would've attented but I was having a good time here at a dorms. Now, as your student teacher, you didn't just hear me say this, but I strongly encourage you people to come by the dorms sometime for a party. There's usually something going on every night.

Your favourite student teacher who would never encourage you to attend a dorm party,
Mr. Oleander
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#14. Vote For Pedro! [30 Mar 2005|05:59pm]
[ mood | good ]

Well, I hate to bring everyone bad news, but your favourite teacher (besides me, of course!) will finally be coming back to teach you guys. I think he's coming back either tomorrow or next week. Thank God for that. Maybe it's going to be a little less stressful for me. So I advise you all to get out of the habit of updating you journals in MI class cause I doubt you'll be allowed to do that anymore.

In other news, I went to visit my parents a few days ago and I stayed with them for a bit. It was.. interesting. That was a mistake. It was nice to finally talk to them again. That is, if you call 'talking' being told off for thinking about dropping out of school or switching majors. Well, I'm not really gonna talk about what went on at home. In fact, all I'm saying is that my mom's cooking is still good.

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[27 Mar 2005|06:57pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

Firstoff, Happy Easter to all of you. ((Don't they celebrate Eatser on Monday in Canada?))

Anyway, now that that's over and done with, I have to go on another rant about work. For some reason, I'm starting to think that maybe teaching isn't the right job for me. I mean, I used to love coming in and watching Archie do his lessons. I even enjoyed subbing for him... at first. Something about teaching has started to bother me. It's not really all of the work that I have to do (after all, isn't doing work the point of a job?!) or even the students not paying attention. Teaching, as I've discovered, is a bit like havig your favorite food for dinner every night for 2 months. Sure, you're going to love it at first but after a while, you're going to get sick of having the same thing over and over again. I don't know if being a teacher is what I really want to do with the rest of my life. Now if I could just become a substitute teacher and only come in when I was needed then I wouldn't have any problems.

For a minute there, I was thinking about dropping out. Or at the very least, switching my major. I'm seriously thinking about becoming an accountant but there's no way in hell that that's going to happen. I'm just a poor college kid and my parents are paying for me to go here. No, wait, they're paying for me to become a teacher. Sure, I've tried to talk to them about this but it's always that same speech. "Matthew, our money is going towards your career as an educator, not as someone's personal money counter." I'm getting sick of them telling me what to do with my life but there isn't really anything I can do about. I can't work in a bar for the rest of my life trying to earn money to go to college so I can have a career that I'm happy with.

God, I need to take a mental health holiday. Anything to get out of here.

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#12. [24 Mar 2005|08:22pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

It's not that I don't enjoy teaching, cause I do. And I understand that Archie's been sick lately but come on, can't they afford an actual sub? No denying that I'm happy to be getting some extra pay and it's more experience towards becoming a teacher but right now I can't handle having to do these classes. A lot of you probably think it's easy to just stand around, teach lessons from a book and give out homework at the end of the day but life ain't that easy. Sure, we have certain lessons to teach about that are basically from 'Teaching MI For Dummies' but this kind of stuff takes planning in advance. The kind of planning that I didn't have to worry about because I wasn't the actual teacher. Sure, Archie sends me the lesson plans in advance so I can know what to do but Christ, this is harder than I thought! Especially when you have students sitting there updating their LJs (*cough*Ashley*cough*), throwing things and whatever the hell else they do that involves not paying any actual attention to the class.

Alright, I'm done complaining. I'm gonna have a drink or something and relax.

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#11. [23 Mar 2005|06:13pm]
[ mood | cool shades ]

I'm seriously thinking about getting another job. I don't mean that I'm going to leave Degrassi and suddenly become a scientist. I just mean that my job student teaching isn't coughing up as much money as I need. Damnit, I want a new car and between rent and food, that doesn't leave me with too much money for the car that I want.

The Dot still needs workers, right?

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#10. I wanna make you feel beautiful [20 Mar 2005|06:39pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

Note to self: Be more social.

Someone care to help me get back in the loop of things? I've finally finished up a good portion of my school work and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. Yeah, the dorm parties are fun, but I'm trying to be a "concerned teacher". Someone needs to make sure you aren't getting drunk off your asses.

My life, it's been the same as always. Just add on a ton of work and subtract any contact with humans. I seem like a complete loser now, not knowing what's going on with my own students. Then again, I don't know what's going with anyone right now.

Who wants to come hang out with their favourite teacher right now?

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#9. Ice Age Heat Wave [17 Mar 2005|05:50pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Life for me has been pretty busy. I mean, between work and school I haven't had time to do a lot. Not to mention things with Michelle are good. I've never been one for blind dating but I guess I just got lucky this time. So now life is good and I'm no longer as busy. This weekend, is anything going on? I need to get out and be with the public!

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[13 Mar 2005|02:12pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

I haven't updated in a while cause I haven't had a lot to say. I still don't have anything to say.

I feel like going out and playing hockey or even sitting in the park and eating sandwhiches. There's something I haven't done in a long while. Yeah, a picnic would be nice. Well, let me cut my update short cause I'm going to go make a snadwhich! Oh joy!


((Oh, and on a random OOC note I can't participate in any chats cause my internet at home sucks and the library computers don't have AIM.))

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[08 Mar 2005|07:42pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Things last night, they got out of hand. Way out of hand and I, as your student teacher, feel slightly responsible. I should have put a stop to things even before we fucked with Sully's car, but I didn't. I guess I really just wanted revenge from the night before. I dunno, I could've stopped everyone from ganging up on him but I didn't. Sure, it was a bit unfair, all of us against him, but Sully doesn't know whne to shut his mouth. Coming off as an arrogant bastard and putting everyone else down isn't the #1 way to win friends, you know. Whatever, I'm a man who doesn't like to regret my past mistakes. Aaron, I'm sorry for what happened last night and I hope you're all right.

Anyway, on to more postive news, I think, maybe, I found someone for me. That girl I went on the blind date with, Michelle, I ended up going to see her again the other day. I'm only going to say that from that experience, I've learned to put a sock on the doorknob. Or maybe even a cowboy hat...

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#7. SO much for gettin' lucky [06 Mar 2005|06:07pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Date didn't work out. Surprise, surprise. I mean, she was nice and all, but she just wasn't that... interesting. Come on, you know it's a bad date whe you sit there for 5 minutes and don't say anything.

Anyway, I'm not going to worry about it right now. I'm going to be optimistic and hope something works out.

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#6. Red Crayons [05 Mar 2005|05:48pm]
[ mood | skeptical ]

It's been a while since I've updated this old thing. I feel sort of bad for forgetting that it was there.

Well, I have a date for tonight, Andy managed to help me out. I know nothing about her besides the fact that her name is Michelle. Andy and some of the other guys are taking bets on how well the date goes. Everyone is saying it's not going to work out. Way to have fith on me, guys. Oh but isn't that just great, my own friends think that I'm not going to do well. I can't really blame them though, they know how I feel about blind dating.

Anyway, in news that doesn't have to do with my lack of romantic skills, I really feel like going to a hockey game. I haven't seen one in ages and I feel like a loser for it.

Off to go through with this date,
Mr. O

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#5. Oh, look, an update! [02 Mar 2005|04:45pm]
[ mood | lonely ]

I was thinking about making this friends only. No idea why though.

Anyway, life's been pretty good for me. I've been going out to parties more often and not worrying so much about my work. Not that I'm encouraging you students to party all night every night and neglect your work. I can't pass all of you that easily!

It's a bit sad though. All of these parties I go to and I'm still single. You're supposed to get drunk off your ass and meet people at parties. I've got the drunk part down but not so much the meeting people. It's a bit sad, really. Your favourite teacher, Mr. O, is having an issue getting a girlfriend. I guess I shouldn't worry about it too much, Andy's trying to get me a blind date for Saturday night. I must admit that I'm against blind dates. How often do those work out?

Your favourite love-desperate teaching assistant,
Mr. O

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[01 Mar 2005|07:30pm]
[ mood | content ]

My apologies, everyone. I haven't been able to update this thing in ages because the LJ website wasn't working for me.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed the.. um.. party at the Dot. I'm sure a good portion of you may have been drunk though. Mostly JT Yes, I do feel slightly bad for bringing the beer but I brought coke, too! Make responsible choices. Again, I'm referring to JT

Well, I have to cut this entry short, I'm sure there's some type of party planned tonight and I'm planning on going.

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#3. With The Wrath Of A God [19 Feb 2005|07:54am]
[ mood | amused ]

Ask me 6 questions. Doesn't matter how personal or stupid they are. I'll answer truthfully. Post anonymously if you'd like. Then post this in your own LJ.

Well, you students did it so why shouldn't I?

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#2. Give Me Your Strength [14 Feb 2005|03:46pm]
[ mood | cool! ]

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day and I hope to see you all at the dance tonight (I'm a chaperone, of course).

Today was alright for me. Andy was out with his girlfriend so I didn't really have anyone to hang out with today. I talked with the guy down the hall, Jasper, for a while. He's a nice guy but we didn't talk long since he was getting ready to see his girlfriend. Why do I have to be the single one? Well, everything turned out alright for me. I ended up getting some work done so that was good.

Anyway, I hope all of you enjoy the rest of your day and the dance.

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#1. I Backed My Car Into A Cop Car The Other Day [13 Feb 2005|04:04pm]
[ mood | working ]

Hello everyone! I'm Matt or Mr. Oleander to you students. For anyone who didn't already know, I'm a student teacher in your Media Immersions class.

I shall spare you the introduction and get right to this journal writing business. I suppose I should write down thoughts, feelings, etc. so here goes nothing.

My friend Andrew and I went to see a hockey game last night and after that we went down to a bar. There were a lot of nice girls there but none that I was very interested in. I don't really remember too much from last night but I'm pretty sure Andy brought someone back to his place last night. Well, I need to concentrate on my work so I guess I'll write more later.

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