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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005, 10:24 pm
hello friend

So it is 10:15 on March 24 and I have decided to write. hmmm

I began part two of my student teaching adventure this past week, if you can call it a week!! I began Tuesday at noon, all day Wednesday and we had a two hour delay today due to snow and no school tomorrow because it's Good Friday!! WOAH! Well anyways, I really am enjoying Elementary school! The kids are so much fun and they really love music and always want to participate. It's also nice to be able to sleep an hour longer in the morning!! My sponsor teacher is wonderful, I was really lucky to get two great teachers as my mentors.

My graduation party isn't coming along very well because we are having a difficult time trying to find a place to have it. grrrr!

Last weekend I went to NYC with my friend Chris and had a spectacular time. I always do when I go to NYC. We tried twice to get lottery tickets to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels but did not win. :-( Margaret met us at Grand Central Station (we drove to Poughkeepsie and took the train in) and we then went out for breakfast. We went to this cool little place called Pax and got breakfast even though the guy there was not so happy about it...haha. We ended up getting student tickets for Little Women and Jessie met us for the matinee performance. SUTTON FOSTER? Does she sing? HAHAHA I guess she's pretty good!? The show was great overall, really good music and performances with a weak storyline, too many holes! Chris and I went for a really nice walk in Central Park before the show and that was my first time in the park. It was a really nice experience, just walking and talking amongst so many other people, I just felt like I belonged there. Next we met up with Margaret and her boyfriend Matt for dinner and after walking to several places, we ended up going to Applebees and paid a lot of money for not a lot of food! HAHA it was a good time though. I really miss Margaret a lot, not in the sense that I wish I was still dating her, but in the friend way. She is probably the closest person I have ever had in my life. No matter how long goes between seeing her I still feel as comfortable as when I used to see her everyday. Oh boy. hahah so Chris and I proceeded to get standing room tickets (sorry Chris) for The Producers. It was a fantastic show, as it was the last time I saw it. Hilarious and highly entertaining even though I got really tired from standing. Chris' car was kinda going crazy on the way home and that was funny but not funny at the same time. I was concerned for him and his car but the sound was very funny! I really like going to the city with someone who appreciates it as much as I do and can be active and walk around a lot. I love walking in the city!!! OH MAN! ha. I also like hearing Chris say "Balls on my chin!"

I taught two first grade classes today and did an excellent job according to my sponsor teacher. I really feel comfortable with little kids and feel like I can get on their level but still remain an authoritative figure. I think I am really going to enjoy the little kids but I do miss the high school very much, I felt like the transition was so abrupt!

I love to sing and had an excellent audition at Eastman last month. I really hope that they accept me for grad school because nothing would make me happier right now in my life. I will be performing in South Pacific at Park Playhouse as a part of the ensemble. I have really enjoyed performing there the past 2 years and hope to enjoy myself again. I am happy that the season has been cut down by one week because it will give me more of a vacation. I really need to get a good paying job for the summer!

I miss many people and feel so alone at times but I guess I create that. Everything that happens to me, or doesn't happen is because that is how I want it. I fully understand that I am responsible for my life and how everything happens in it. Who knows what I will be doing one year from now. I know that I need to lose weight and get in shape. I would also like to take dance lessons because I enjoy it but am not the best dancer.

I love my family, friends and life goals!
Stay in school!
-Michael

Fri, Mar. 25th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
actorman24601

ahhhh hey mike this is jordan jones reese. thats so exciting that ur doing south pacific...im doing wizard of oz for park 2 so ill be seein u a lot this summer. glad to hear ur doin well. friend me?

Fri, Mar. 25th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
crystalhorny: Hold ME

I didnt know you had a LJ....I am so excited! I want you to teach me.....Sex Ed maybe? LOL

I get to see you at the best place ever today......PC!

Dont be lonely....we should go out sometimes!!!!