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I just recently got my masters of fine arts degree in creative writing (go me!) and am working on a novel and a steampunk old west miniseries. I love old photographs, vintage clothes, cupcakes, playing guitar, making art, writing, Elvis Presley, trash television, Barack Obama, and BOOKS! :D

Current Residence: Madrid, Spain
Favourite genre of music: Indie, oldies, punk
Favourite photographer: Shelby Lee Adams
Favourite style of art: cartoons, realism, surrealism
Shell of choice: sea
Skin of choice: Hipster
Favourite cartoon character: Belle, Rupert Bear, Miss Bianca, Ariel, Jake
Personal Quote: Don't hate the media! Become the media! ~ Jello Biafra
  • Mood: Apprehensive
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: The Great Gatsby
  • Watching: Harry Potter
  • Playing: Simpsons Tapped Out
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: cerveza...soon...
So I started my new job (teaching English as a second language) three days ago (Monday). 

It's not going well.

I mean, I thought it was going alright. I thought I knew what I was doing, that I was building a decent rapport with the students, and that they were understanding what I was teaching them, but alas...they thought they were getting a British teacher. They also had a few other choice things to say that made me rather uncomfortable to hear from a second party. Aside from the fact that they can not understand what the hell my midwestern accent is telling them, they were under a (false) impression that I only came here to learn Spanish, that I don't have the education or interest in teaching them English. Or something of that nature. They also want a different teacher? I don't know. 

While my manager did have my back this week, I've got a pretty good hunch I'll be losing this job pretty soon. My instincts are usually right on about shit like this.

My one-on-one student isn't going anywhere, thank God. He's said that he wants me to continue being his teacher/coach even after I move back to the States. But this group class, I think it's going to be a short-lived little stint. 

On the other hand, Madrid has a cat cafe. Buy a drink, pet a cat. What could be better than that? There's also Ethiopian food to be had here in this city (which I intend on sampling tomorrow afternoon before I drink with some classmates in the evening), lots of gorgeous men, and lots of other men who resemble Harry Potter characters (I saw "Severus Snape" on the Metro this afternoon and Tom Riddle on the Metro the other afternoon. There's also a Sirius Black doppelgänger walking around the city). So even if I do get shit-canned, I can drown my sorrows in mucha cerveza and vino tinto, satisfy my traveling bug, and continue working with my one-on-one. I'll also have time to work on my steampunk miniseries again, which was hopelessly neglected this week. 

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TriGod-AlliKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
ClayCowboys Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Writer
No problem. :)
RustyCroutons Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for watching.
ClayCowboys Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Writer
You're very welcome. :)
Madame-Katherine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fav  :happybounce: 
Amphitrite7 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Happy Birthday!
ClayCowboys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! :)
TEANO Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Happy birthday!
ClayCowboys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! :)
LadyArtsy Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I wanted to stop by and welcome you to :iconelvis-the-king: I hope you have a wonderful time as a member and if you have any questions or feedback be sure to contact me.

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