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Scripting Shelby: The Books of Adam

by Shelby on May 8, 2013

Today’s Song: “This is My City” By Timothy Victor

I’ve been thinking about the future. With X graduating, and my final semester of classes on its way, it’s hard to believe the changes. It causes me to think about what I want from the future, rather than what my future needs from me now. After plain avoiding any mention of the idea that there is a future beyond next week for most of the semester, it’s back with a vengeance.

Recently discovered

I recently stumbled upon (not literally, mostly me just messing around on the internet procrastinating as usual) a blog. Books of Adam, it’s called, and written by the most talented Adam Ellis. I read one, and then another, and then another and low and behold after two days I finished every single blog he has9781455516988_p0_v1_s260x420 written.

Suddenly, I discovered a new world of blogging. One that isn’t the stereotypical teen blog that have made the business a little less than credible. And one that I haven’t written myself or by my coworkers on the subject of CSU. This guy knows his voice.

Perhaps it’s his sarcastic wit, his ridiculously derpy drawings, or the brutal honesty at his own shortcomings, I feel a sense of a connection.

Back to the future

So what does Adam Ellis have to do with my future? I’m going to be a teacher right? The thing is, I’ve always had it in the back of my head that I would like to write for a living. But I’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s a lot of work, very few make it successfully in the writing world, no money and no respect. So since writing for a career and teaching are basically the same thing (no money, no respect, lots of work), I decided to go with both. I must really hate myself right?

Since I’ve been writing papers and blogs for three years now, a bit of my creative juice has seemed to wane away. I don’t sit at my computer for hours writing novels or even writing poetry in my notebook instead of notes. It’s sad really, but I don’t worry too much, because I know it’s still there. I’m just too busy to even want to think about writing for fun. If I have free time, it’s Netflix time.

Eventually, I hope I will get back into writing. Maybe I’ll be a blogging teacher, telling the world about the ridiculousness that is my students. Maybe I’ll be a published novelist. Or maybe I’ll just write some poetry on my lesson plans.

Until next time.

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Scripting Shelby: To Ink or Not to Ink; that is the Question

by Shelby on November 17, 2011

Today’s Song: “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” by The Offspring

In this day and age, our generation has found a new art, that can make older generations cringe. Well, technically not new but not just reserved for criminals and sailors anymore. The fine art of tattooing. I admit, with pride, that I have one and am currently planning another. But the thing is, this wasn’t just some act of rebellion, some people decorate the walls, I decorate my skin. So how do you know if a tattoo is right for you?

Well, for one, think of your future

If you’re a girl, and you know you want kids, do not tattoo your stomach. Do you really think a butterfly tramp stamp is something you’ll never regret? Does that butterfly mean the world for you? And when you go for the career, do you think they’ll want the person with the tattoo on their face? Probably not. 32076_395709681289_630756289_4646413_5523230_n

I planned my first tattoo for about a year, changing my mind, reworking it, making it so it was perfect. I wanted it. And I thought of my future. On my shoulder, it is very easy to cover. Not to mention, as a teacher I most likely will not be wearing backless clothing.

Does it mean anything to you?

Or is it just a pretty picture? What means the world to you? I do not suggest getting anyone’s name unless of course you can never get rid of them, like family. Just a bad idea. People change but tattoos don’t. My tattoo has an extremely personal connotation to me, no matter what it is, as will my next and however many I end up with.

Okay so you want to get a tattoo but you’re worried about being labeled a no-good-hippy-delinquent. That’s the beauty of our generation. We’re changing that ideal. Eventually, maybe, one day, we’ll be in charge. Tattoos now are as common as ear piercings. They aren’t as taboo anymore (and yes, I love calling a tattoo a taboo).

In the end it’s up to you, just please don’t be stupid about it.

Until, sadly, after Thanksgiving break where I will eat and sleep for just about all of it. Enjoy your nummies.