Shaking Things Up


It was my student’s birthday on Friday and she requested I make her one of my famous sandwiches.  I could hardly refuse.  Her only complaint was that it didn’t have good cheese on it.  Being from Switzerland, I guess she had a point.

I wish I could write a blog that sums up the weekend so precisely that no other weekend summary would even come close.


Saturday started out nicely with conversations, food, and even a bit of grocery shopping.  Sadly, both of my favourite sports teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were completely dismantled by their opponents.  In addition to this, I had just tried my hand at betting on College Fotball and didn’t win.  Though the bet was small, I was hoping for confirmation that I was a brilliant prognosticator of College Football.

This morning, I awoke rather early for a Sunday. I am not sure why.  I certainly didn’t get enough sleep and I expect to be somewhat of a zombie at work on Monday.  Thankfully, my students might also be in the same frame of mind and our zombie–ness will cancel each other out.


Just thought I would share Saturday’s lunch with you.  I hope I am not making you hungry.

This early morning meant that I could be a bit more productive than normal. I managed to;

  • do a couple of loads of laundry.
  • drink three cups of coffee instead of my usual two.
  • watch a couple of episodes of the new fall season TV that I had PVRed but hadn’t watched. I’ve got the thing almost 70% full and I am worried that one long sporting event is going to crash the whole thing.
  • get some new library books. Actually the big accomplishment there is finding a parking spot in the small parking lot. That it was close to the entrance is an amazing bonus.
  • do a little grocery shopping without breaking the bank.
  • get a new paper shredder and not get sidetracked by all the new computers and comfortable office chairs.
  • get my lunch made for the next two days of work.

Lastly, and most importantly, I decided to rewrite my biography page–what I like to call the Anthony Story. I hadn’t done that in a while and I thought since I am shaking things up by being more productive than usual on a Sunday, I might as well shake things up even more.  If you want to check it out, you can follow the tabs above or click here. I don’t know if there are any earth shattering revelations, but at least it was fun to write.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Shaking Things Up

  1. Jinjer says:

    I love that your student requested a sandwich!!!!

    Yes, Saturday’s lunch picture is killing me because I was already hungry when I saw it and there’s nowhere to get Greek/Mediterranean/Armenian whatever food that is around here.

    I’m impressed that you got a parking space at the library!!! I stopped trying in L.A., but here in Arkansas there’s always plenty of spaces available. That reminds me…since I have today off I should finally take the box of books in my car over to the library for their book sale.

    Good job on your revamped biography page.

  2. Hunida says:

    Aw how sweet that you made your student a sandwich. I suspect they’ll all ask you for you one on their birthdays now. 😂 What kind of cheese did you use? & what is on your plate for Saturday’s lunch? Never saw it before!

  3. Anthony says:

    That is rice, and beside it is tahdig–rice which is fried at the bottom of the rice while the fluffy rice is cooking– a staple of Persian cuisine.
    I don’t remember what cheese I used–probably medium cheddar or marble. It tastes good to.

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