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Alan



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
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Location: Odenton, MD
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I'm a librarian. Right now I run the library in the county jail and act as teen specialist for one of the public branches. My teen days will end soon as they are replacing the person who's job I was doing(she transferred). I'm hoping to ressurect my teen job and end my time in jail by applying for the new teen coordinator job for my library system. When it is all said and done I fully expect to still be just the jail guy.

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Robb



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I am a military police provost sgt, Once and future dog handler, in charge of a group of folks who's job it is to maintain law and order here in scenic Afghanistan. I meet with foreign MP's and am working currently on getting things built up a bit better here, as well as setting up joint training with the other nations to improve areas of K-9 training in theatre, traffic accident investigation, crime deterance, and general investigation. I'm also a wanna be singer songwriter.

Oh yeah Sara Leigh, did you tell Penn about the cross stitch thing? She loves doing that stuff when the kids are in school.
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Sara Leigh



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As a matter of fact I did. I meant to send her my brochure so she can pick something for me to send her. Thanks for reminding me. She also had some ideas of designs that might sell well on the bases. Clever woman.

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Tal



Joined: 21 May 2004
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Sara Leigh wrote:
Sorry, I got so carried away with how nice it is that a man teaches preschool, I forgot to say what I do. I'm a graphic designer. I design crap for trade associations and catalogs for an importer of handmade Tibetan products. I'm really burned out though. So in my free time I design cross-stitch embroidery. I enjoy designing the pieces and working them. Selling enough of the charts to break even, though, is really hard. So I'll keep my day job for a whlie.


Embarassed Do you do any free-lance graphic design? I'm looking for a new banner for my website...
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Sara Leigh



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Sorry, Web design is about the only thing I don't do when it comes to graphic design. I've never been happy with it, too restricting. But disco is a graphic designer/artist. He might do Web stuff. His Web site is pretty nice, as I recall.

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Katie



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I'm a loafer aka professional student. No really they pay me. I'm getting my master's in musicology. After this year I'll work for a year or so because they don't actually pay me enough to live by and I need to rebuild my reserves, then I'll start my doctorate. I've been a Jr High music teacher, an actor in environmental theater, a day care teacher, a secretary/teacher for a small provate music school and a CSR for American Greetings online. I guess you could call my professional music/education.
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abbynormal92243



Joined: 13 Aug 2004
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Location: El Centro, CA
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Ferrit Leggings wrote:
Surprise…

I am a preschool teacher.

I work with children ages three, four and five all day long. I have been teaching for at least ten years. My memory is gone so I don’t know exactly how long I have been doing it. You could say that I am the antithesis of a gun shop.


A lot of women find it odd that I am a man teaching preschool. I get the most curious looks throughout the day. I would say the worst thing is people thinking that I have an alternative lifestyle. Is that what it is called? I would come right out and say what they call me but you know. To make maters worse about the thoughts of my lifestyle choices, I was an art student, I don’t like monster trucks or racing, sports – the point of them has eluded me, I am literate and I abhor blatant violence.

The funniest thing about me teaching is that I am very good at it. I teach children using a mixture of approaches but it is mostly thematic planning around literature. Imagine that? I could go on but I would bore all of you with what I do.

Ta,




Actually, no. I LOVE that a man is teaching preschool, and I wish I'd had good male role models for my boys at that age.

In spite of my profession and how much I enjoy shooting, I'm a strong, vocal advocate for peace. My personal motto is, "Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." I live by this, and have taught my sons to, too.

I am not surprised at all to discover complex people in here----frankly, I think it takes that kind of person to appreciate Chris.
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Ferrit Leggings



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Ferrit Leggings wrote:

As for stereotypes, I am not sure what to say but I am glad that you are not a part time gun shop owner and postal worker. That would be a bad combination.

At one of my first teaching jobs a woman would put job adverts in my personal mail at work. She claimed that she was trying to help me. I get tired of people asking me if I am gay or looking cross-eyed at me when a kid hugs me but that is what I have to deal with just like you and the Dixie Flag and chew. I do apologise, for all that it is worth, if I offended you.

Ta,


*grin*
you know what was really weird? For a year and a half I was also the youth director at the local United Methodist Church. Made my boss (the pastor) twitchy, and her husband had a terrific time making jokes about how I kept the kids in hand.

The best thing about that was that it revealed a lot about me in one fell swoop.

My biggest irritation in this job is being dismissed because I'm a female, and I get tired of the sexual innuendoes about whether/what I pack and if I have a good aim.

I think if I were in your shoes it would hurt me to be questioned all the time instead of accepted. And it's not that I don't understand protectiveness---I come from a horrific childhood and I have always been watchful. But this world is NOT a bad place; most people are good, and we can't go looking for boogeymen around every corner, if you'll pardon the cliche.

I was a little offended, yes, and I accept your apology. Most of my friends are supportive of tight restrictions on guns, and find my enthusiasm disconcerting. There's never any censure, just---bafflement, I think, because I am SO not a conservative. Anyway, I'm a little touchy about it.

Combine that with the fact that I'm doing step 4 of the 12, which is making me blurt-y, and voila. Instant conflict.

*smiling*
hoping that's not too much info.
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Goudron



Joined: 03 Aug 2004
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
I am a Software Engineer for motorsport. That include Formula One, World Rally, IRL, CART, NASCAR etc etc etc. It's a job.


Hey Mr. PorkFace, my cubicle is located right where CART used to store their pace cars.
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Lara



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I'm a slacker. Really.

So I dropped out of college, waited tables, did all sorts of stuff. Then I got into advertising in LA. That was fun! And then it got old after about four years. I moved up North and now I'm clerking in a used book store (which despite the poverty wages is an awesome job to have... books books books everywhere!) I also work at a radio station producing news shows, some dramatic readings, comedy sketches and being an on-air personality. Not a big fancy thing, we're low power but we got the juice baby!
I volunteer at the SPCA but since I am car-less (AGAIN- it's a curse, I tell ya) I haven't been there lately which is a good thing, I can't afford another fucking pet.

I'm also writing a book (who the heck ISN'T?!?) and it's nice to post on a board full of talented people who are also writers and/or avid readers.

I'm also torn on gun control. I took gun safety courses when I was a kid, went out the the range a lot, because my mom slept with a glock 9mm under her pillow. Guns are here to stay, good to know how they work and how to be safe. I like guns but after a rather unfortunate incident involving a stoned boyfriend and a round in the chamber, I will piss myself if the business end is even casually swung in my direction. I would prefer no guns same as I would prefer no nukes and golly, we all know the moral of THAT story.
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Hey, wait a minute. Ferret lives just as close to Canada as I do, plus he's a guy that teaches preschool! So why do I have to be the gay canadian??????

Sorry Ferret, drastic times and what not.
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earthshoes



Joined: 17 Jun 2004
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Location: SW Missouri
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I'm a homeschooling mother of four who also happens to be a) webmaster b)subsitute teacher c) maker of angels and, most recently, d) a Youth Associate for the Stone County branch of the University of Missouri Extension. The last job may eliminate the need for a couple of the above positions.

And Ferrit when I was single, I used to take the guys I was curious about to work with me. At one point, I worked at a day care and, at another, taught preschool. The first thing I wanted to know about any of them was if they were any good with kids. Many, many guys flunked the test without even knowing it. One of them lost out by dropping a little girl's doll on the floor when she presented it to him to "hold" ---he was afraid it might make him look like a "pansy" I believe was the term. You should have seen the look on that little girl's face. I was working hard to teach the children that "hitting is not how we solve our problems" otherwise he would have received the beating of his life. Instead, I just marched him out of mine.

On the other hand, the guy I married, would wrestle with the little boys and have tea parties with the little girls. (Or visa versa, though the first was more common)

Our society has seriously underused one its best resources with respect to combatting drugs, violence and emotional problems.. Many kids are starved for good male role models and male teachers are a great way to fill that need.

Dunno if you have a significant other at present or not, but I hope she has the wisdom to hold on to you. If not, let me know Smile . I have a younger sister who is teaching preschool . . . Smile
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No it wouldn't.
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