by Jul 4, 20020 comments

hu·mid·i·ty (hyoo med ehty) n.

1. Dampness, especially of the air.

2. Relative humidity.

3. Arch-nemesis of Scott Piekarczyk and his ability to achieve contentment.

Honestly, this is ridiculous. It’s barely 7:30am when I mount my bike for the ride in and by the time I’m out of the parking lot, I’m a soaked, sweaty mess. You can see the beads of sweat on my arms from 15 feet away!! I don’t need to worry about mosquitos because they drown before they can get to my skin!

Did I mention that I’m going to a school where I have to dress as a respectable teacher every day and where they don’t have showers, thus forcing me to stew in my own putrid stench for eight hours at a time. Dammit this sucks.

Thankfully, there are distractions from this horrific climate. The world of tea is utterly fascinating! I’m not even being sarcastic. I can’t get enough of this stuff. (hmmmm, this link isn’t working at the time I’m posting this update, yet I just looked at it yesterday. I’ll leave it on for now in the hopes that it’ll sort itself out in a little bit.)

If that ain’t enough to keep you busy…

Holy Christ, where does it all end!?!? I ask all of you who use Windows, WHY on Earth do you use Windows!??!

I’m wrapping up some tweaks and unfinished sections on the site as we speak. So, I’m not exactly slacking lately, I’m just focusing my efforts on getting things up and running. I probably should have waited another week before going live, but what the hell.

The results are in and it looks like most people would still find the mailing list useful, while others wouldn’t like to get that much mail from me in any circumstance, much less to simply announce that progress has been made on my silly website. But since it’s majority rules here in FlapLand I’ll continue to use the mailing list I have, and announce updates to you until you ask me to stop. It’s that simple.

In the meantime, if you need something to read, take a look at this great feature on education in SouthEast Asia. I can regrettably say that I’ve come in contact with some of the issues they name, such as the emphasis on exams rather than actual ability, as well as the suicide. Whenever I teach a class, at least two kids will try and off themselves by tossing themselves out a window or ingesting huge amounts of English flash cards. I’m told it only happens when I come to class. Yes, I’m joking, lighten up.

Anyway, I’m shooting to have all the missing pages finished and up by Friday, as well as some minor tweaks that will hopefully help things look better for people with larger and/or smaller screen settings than myself. You have something to look forward to now, stop complaining. ^_-

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