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Monday, August 27, 2007

Long Time...

"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."- Alexander the Great

Wow i have not blogged in like..ummm..ages! Well what is a happening? Well lots i thinks. I am all signed up for this coming Saturday, like a conquering hero (or anti-hero) Old Man Robb returns to Acadia and to the re-opened Crowell Tower as a representative of Acadia Alumni and i will be assisting with move-in day! This will be happening from 8:30-12 noon and that night? Well Old Man Robb returns to the Store Formerly Known as Andrews to work from 6-11! What else is new? Well last week i had a job interview somewhere i always wanted to score a job interview ....well lets just say it was up at AU...thought my ass was finally in the door...well somewhere along the lines someone somewhere frigged up and it was not to be. Typical? Well my old stomping grounds has had its share of embaressments recently and it was just more egg on the face, i walked out the door mad as hell and not wanting to take it anymore. What now i thought? Well i have been thinking more and more about going back overseas to teach. Now Robert Reid Hawley, didnt that almost end in near distasterous porportions last time? Well yeah, but i have to get these stupid....i mean student loan people off my backs once and for all and i am almost in range of achieving that very goal. I need more experience, i mean 6-7 months in Japan is fine and all, but recently i applied for the positon of EA (educational assisstant) for a variety of places and well...i dont have that TSOL or whatever it is called training and BOOM! There you go! So like the old saying goes, you have to get experience to have experience and i think teaching overseas again is looking better and better, i saw an ad and i applied, this time to KOREA! South Korea that is....not North. I did apply to China, but it turns out what they were looking for was a math teacher and anyone who was witness to Old Man Robb taking stats back at Acadia in 2004-05 could testify to the fact that i SUCK at math. Of course my Mom thinks that me going to Korea is like me going to Beruit or somewhere so i am doing my best to educate here on where i am possibly going. So what else is new? Well last night i took in wrestling out in Windsor. It was a Mainstream Wrestling card at the War Memorial Community Centre and it was fun, but hot as hell in there. Fun times. Anything else Old Man Robb? Well i have caught some movies recently including Superbad...which was super hysterical, me and the Dunker went and laughed our asses off...the two cops, one of them being Seth Rogan who i roared at in Knocked Up earlier this summer should have their own movie and the kid who played "McLovin" was funny too, i liked that the kids in this one seemed normal and not some kids out of a GQ magazine like those in the American Pie movies. I went to see Rush Hour 3 and man...did Jackie Chan look bored out of his frickin mind! And i have always found Chris Tucker annoying...he is to me a 2nd rate Eddie Murphy wannabe. Been to a few parties a few weeks in a row...well one that i walked out of at 1 in the morning cause i was BORED off my ass! And if i ever go to another party where i hear Pickledick...or Nicklebeck all fuckin night i am gonna scream..but i think half the problem was that all my old pals from the Passage were having Reunion #2 down at the Buffalo Club in Cow Bay and my heart kept telling me that i should really be there instead....the other party...well it was fun, but that Sunday was a write off! Big time! ick.... this past Sat was fun though, hung out with friends and watched "Weekend at Bernie's" for the first time in eons! The sequel sucked royally, but i liked the original. Yeah my Mom comes home tomorrow, she has been in Cape Breton since Saturday and i have been here with the doggies. The Football Axemen's home opener is coming soon, but i am told it may be moved to Huskie Stadium because the artificial turf may not be ready just yet. Man that would be one depressing home opener if it was played up there, but when you think about it, where the hell would they play around here? The West Kings field? ROFL! Plus this Friday Halloween or should i say Rob Zombie's Halloween comes out, i am curious so i am going to go sometime over the weekend and see what Zombie has done to this all-time horror classic. Anyhow i am making one of Dad's all time favorite dishes, liver and onions and so i am gonna take off and chat to the rest of you peeps later! Have fun!

Monday, August 06, 2007


"Experience is a dear teacher, and only fools will learn from no other." -- Benjamin Franklin

Hey peeps! What is a happening? Well the jobs are posted on the School Board website and i am applying like a mother! Speaking of mothers, mine is back from PEI and she brought me back a PEI Rockets t-shirt. Well it was peaceful and quiet, all of that is gone now..LOL! Today was nice, we went to the Hall of Fame in Windsor where i was able to go inside now and take some pics and i do have a bone to pick...only one Acadia Axemen jersey hanging up in there! 1?!?!?!?!?! How many frickin NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS do we have to frickin win!?!?!?!?!?! And i dont mean we have to have a wall dedicated to us, but at least give us a nice display case with some team photos and some souvinears and stuff. rant over....and we stopped in Wolfville at the Farmers Market and i went to the petting zoo, one of the rabbits was loose and it was funny as ol hell to see this woman chasing him all over the frickin place. It is a nice place, i notice they keep the bear inside now to keep him away from all the frats/ dorms that have stolen or have wanted to steal him as part of their initiations/ scavenger hunts. Speaking of residences, i got an email from Acadia Alumni the other day and it went something like this:

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Move-In Day
You will be posted to various residences (perhaps the one that you stayed in) to help new students move-in. Please meet at Alumni Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a brief orientation and to pick up your complimentary t-shirt. If you participated in this event last year and you still have your t-shirt, please wear it for this event.

Friday, August 31, 2007 & Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Various time slots between 9 a.m. & 4 p.m.
There will be an Alumni Table set up at the Welcome Centre (Fountain Commons) with yearbooks, alumni memorabilia, and a scavenger hunt Question and Answer for new students to see what being alumnus/alumna is all about.

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Reception: Join us at Alumni Hall for an opportunity to mingle and relax after move in day.

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 2:00 p.m.
This is the time when we challenge our new students to learn the words to Stand Up and Cheer.
Join us at the Red and White inter-squad football scrimmage and see which class is the loudest!

Monday, September 3, 2007- 10 am. - Noon and/or 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special Interest Groups: The Alumni Affairs Office will be presenting workshops for new students to teach them what being an alumnus/alumna means and to help them write the 2011 Class Cheer!
We welcome you to join us during Welcome Week, so that you can meet new students, talk with parents, share stories about your own experience at Acadia, and offer support during this exciting, yet often intimidating time.
It sounds like fun, i will check my schedule and see what i can do about maybe helping out some. I do wish i had some extra cash on me for this Friday cause my old junior high school- EPJH is having a reunion at the Buffalo Club in Cow Bay, that is where my grade 9 prom was held back in June of 1988 cause the school stopped doing grade 9 graduation this year. Hard to believe i waited all the way to 2003 to finally attend one of my graduations eh? Talk aboot being a stubborn old coot! 15 yrs, skipped the WK one (I regret it now...ahh to be young and rebellous!) well..sometimes that streak is still there, ever take something the wrong way? Well someone, whom i am sure that they did not mean it called me over the hill the other day...ummmm excuse me? I waited to graduate university in my 30s, go to Japan in my mid 30s, see the world, make lots of new friends everywhere i went, accomplished lots, recieved awards almost everywhere i have went and you have the nads to call me over the Fn hill? What the Fuck have you ever done? I tell you folks sometimes it takes second, third, fourth efforts to get to where you are going to wherever the hell that fork stuck in the road leads you and some wanna settle for less, that is fine and dandy and all, but that is not me...not so over the hill, old man Robb...some things you take with a grain of salt, it is just that i found the delivery and the tone to be a little malicious myself. I still have stuff left to do, other areas to conquer. Maybe i feel a little held back, some dont like seeing others have success, especially others that they dont think should have that kind of success and they feel better about themselves if they shoot that person down. It makes me think of a good quote (To me anyways...) From Rocky Balboa (AKA: Rocky VI)
"I appreciate that, but maybe you're looking out for your interests just a little bit more. I mean you shouldn't be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain't good enough, I mean you think that's right? I mean maybe you're doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause if you're willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who's got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It's your right to listen to your gut, it ain't nobody's right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!... You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that's life. The only thing I'm asking you guys to leave on the table... is what's right."
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
Well now..whew! Ranting Robb!
Hung out with Barry and his wife to be Michelle on Sat nite, we were gonna go to the beach, but it was rained out. We watched "Private School" and laughed so frickin hard at the adventures of Bubba Beaureguard and My Favorite Martian/ Mr Hand as the horny chauffeur and my favorite Betsy Russell (Sorry Phobe..even though you were my first crush and the reason i wore out 3 copies of Fast Times) Accordiong to Joe Bob Briggs, " The basic plot has the students at the Cherryvale Academy for Girls bouncing around in their underwear all day so that the guys from the Freemount Academy for Boys can come over and go for the groceries" LOL!
Anyways i have to get going for now, tired as ol heck and lots to do tomorrow..have a good one!
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