It’s an uncomfortable feeling. I took the CBEST today, the test that’s just one of many steps to becoming a teacher in California, and though I was able to get some immediate feedback the unofficial results are just that. Unofficial.
Even so, it’s hard to imagine that I screwed up the Writing section badly enough to undermine what looks like, well, extremely high scores in Reading and Mathematics. If that’s the case, then I ought to just give up being a writer, period.
If I understand things correctly, it’s scaled on a 20-80 scale (think 80-grade #want) before it’s converted to whatever benchmark you need to clear. I surprised myself by having a better score in Reading (78) than I did in Math (74). It’s going to take about two weeks, though, before I’m going to know anything with any real certainty. It’s going to be nerve-wracking until that happens.
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the hand is worth two in the fridge.
No one has to understand this. I still think it’s hilarious, anyway.
Ham neurons. Hamnesia. Porkphasia. Baconsciousness.
The Touch of Bacon.
Hamemento: “He says he likes ham. Don’t believe his lies.”
Okay, for real this time.
This site will be for me and my thoughts on…well, whatever, really. Writers say that the key to success is to work at the craft everyday, so this will be my outlet to do just that. I lead a moderately interesting life, and I’m not expecting to really gather an audience, so there you go.
You can expect a lot of commentary on music, movies and sports. Especially sports. There will be a lot that is not as easy to categorize, such as why the word “categorize” is underlined on my Kindle Fire tablet with that red line that signifies incorrect spelling… until it’s not. Look alive, be ready for anything.
My hope is that this space will keep me honest. You won’t see something everyday, but take my word that there will always be something on the horizon. I want to write for a living and teach others to do the same, but the only way to get there is to put myself and my work out there, one day at a time. So welcome, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that everyone sticks with me.