I wasn’t planning on posting an entry today: I spent part of the day walking the dog along Airport Road in nearby Swanzey, NH, and then I planned to read some student papers. The usual drab winter Saturday. But then my day was totally transformed by this manifestation of my True Self, revealed by a keen-eyed blog-judge named Jute:

    Everything about this woman’s appearance and choice of Blogging subjects says “teacher”. Not your creative, inspiring kind of teacher, not the teacher who pushes students to do better, to achieve. But the can’t-hack-it-in-the-real-world, those-who-can’t-teach kind of teacher. The kind who makes a point in trying break students who have more smarts and talent than she will ever have, even with a thousand seminars and certificates. Ok, maybe I’m reading too much into the tedious words of this drab little woman. But it’s fun, so I’ll continue! She looks like the kind of woman who is just totally dead in the sack, no affection, no life. Which may or may not be true, I don’t want to know, but the Blog IS mindless, pretentious, with the low-grade, unambitious pretension of the second-rate mind. Nothing even remotely adventurous here, no imagination, no feeling. Hoarded ordinaries refers, I think, to the ideas in her head. -D

Now, this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for these past, oh, 36 years: someone who can take one look at my blog and blog-picture and tell me everything about me: my teaching style, my life philosophy, my true persona and personality…heck, apparently I’ve been wearing my Bedroom Behavior on my sleeve all this time, and no one’s had the nerve to mention it before Jute came along. Yes, this made my day. Who needs to spend one’s life searching for the Big Answers to life’s questions–who needs to waste time uncovering one’s True Self–when someone like Jute can do it for you on the basis of looking at your picture and blog template?

Yep, “drab little woman” is my True Self, Revealed. How could I have missed it for so long?