Friday, September 16, 2005

Daniel Johnston

Tomorrow morning is the end of my first week of teaching at the National Assembly. I have a class of 4 people, a class of 3 and a class of 2. And the the first two days, only one person showed up to each one, making it a little more difficult to hold a conversation class. We got through it, though. I've started putting them through their paces and they'll all be using the past perfect with visiting dignitaries before you know it. Now if I can just get the Secretary General on Parliamentary Affairs to show up to class on time, we'll be all set. Yesterday I walked around town handing out c.v.s, trying to find a part-time job to supplement my teaching hours. I thought about applying at a store called Kama Sutra, but for obvious reasons, chickened out. I did, however, sneak into the Chateau Frontenac, which is a luxurious hotel, and just hang out in the luxurious lobby for a while (pictured here).
This week I'm grateful for:
Being employed
Buildings lit up at night
Talkative students
Having an apartment
The catholic Goodwill (Emmaüs) where I bought a phone, a radio, a bookcase, a book and a poster for 27$.

And to finish up, before I pack for a weekend visiting friends in Montreal, here's me singing a song by Daniel Johnston (thanks to PinksandRoses who showed me how to post it.)

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Jenni~ru said...

Hey, it was an honor to be with pinks when we heard the audio, ummm, right as you posted it!! I love your voice, by the way! I like tenors. Anywho, have a great day!

PINKSandROSES said...

i like it better now that you re-posted it! haha i think i'm going to record a song too! you have inspired me!

Lizzie Loomis said...

i had to listen hard to decide if it was you or not... i guess without long lake lapping in the background you sound a little different, but nontheless very enjoyable!

S said...

great tune matt hope you had a great time in mtl!

Alice said...

i'm so jealous of people who can sing. especially while playing guitar. i can't sing while playing piano, and even if i do manage it, my voice is crap :-P so, uh, the point of this was... lovely singing :-)

Matthew said...

Hi everybody!
Number one, I love this audio-post thing. Number two, thanks for your kind assessments of my performance. I'll be sending that as a demo whenever they come out with the "create a new boy band" reality show.
And number 3, You are my fire, my one desire.

But, in all seriousness, I'm in big trouble! My internet connection stopped working last night! That means no more posts until I get this figured out. I knew that, as my internet friends, you would all understand how highly annoying that is right now. Fortunately, I have the new Harry Potter to take my mind off all those un-read e-mails, blogs, Onion articles, Savage Love columns, etc. I waited it out until I could borrow a copy from a friend who had finished it. So Alice, no spoilers, yo. I'll be reading that, you all have blog-related fun, and I'll see you when I get on line again.

Yours sincerely,
Albus Dumbledore