brianmohr , 31,
Male seeking Male,
More About MeI'm a low-key guy living in O'Neill, Nebraska surrounded by beautiful country and located between the Elkhorn and Niobrara Valleys. I've just finished year of teaching number thee, which is really hard to believe since the freshmen I started with will be seniors. The Irish Capital of Nebraska has grown on me, but year number four looks to be my last as I'm in the middle of the Peace Corps application process. I'm ecstatic and absolutely scared about the prospect of leaving my comfort zone for more than two years I love being single and independent, but there are people I definitely has strong connections too. All of this is dependent on me getting accept into it. If this is my last year in the country for a while, I'm going to try to make it a good one.
I just read "The Road" and enjoyed it; I'm currently thinking about technology infused lessons I could implement. The key word is "thinking" about. I'm a big picture type of person and then the details usually smack me in the face a day before, but it turns out all right in the end.
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesReading, Volunteering, Walking/Running(Hopefully, More Running Soon), Speech, Playing the Alto Saxophone in the O'Neill Community Band, Disproving Rumors that My Students Come Up with About Me Getting Married, Blogging; Politics, Media, 21st Century Learning, English, Communication, The Democratic Party,coming up with crazy mock scenarios, Social Justice, Having Fun and Learning at the Same Time; Critical Thinking and Reading; Trying to put myself into the mindset of a teenager again to see their thought process; Not Hunting;
Political AffiliationDemocratic Party
Favorite MusicBig Random Mix including: Ben Folds, Green Day, The Fray, Dixie Chicks, KBRX has made Country grow on me, Johnny Cash, Early 90's Music i.e. Ace of Base, Jordan Michael Peterson; Top 40;
Favorite TV ShowsC-SPAN, CNN, VHI Nostalgia Shows, America's Next Top Model, Little People Big World, Family Guy, the Simpsons, The Daily Show, the Colbert Report; Mad Men; the Tudors; The Food Network; Yummo;
Favorite MoviesAmerican Beauty, Fight Club, Royal Tenebaums, LotRings Trilogy,The Matrix Trilogy, Harry Potter, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Planet of the Apes, The Shawshank Redemption; Pride and Prejudice, The Life Aquatic; Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films(I'm an English teacher, shoot me, no don't); Capote; Freedom Writers; Babel; the Queen; Saved!; Freedom Writers; The Wind that Shakes the Barley; Juno; There Will Be Blood;The Bird Cage;
Favorite BooksThe World Is Flat, What's the Matter With Kansas, O'Pioneers, To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, Animal Farm, Major of Casterbridge, Hamlet, The Canterbury Tales, Harry Potter, The Power of Myth, Where the Heart Is; good poetry performed by good people;
Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues; A Tale of Two Cities; The Time Traveller's Wife; Middlesex; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime; Heaven's Coast; Beowulf; Best American Short Story Anthologies; Best American Poetry; firebird; Water for Elephants; A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the World;
Favorite Quotes"Not the Destination, but the Journey" "When It's Dark, You Can See the Stars", "Two Monologues Don't Make a Dialogue"
"Just Keep Swimming"- O'Neill Speech
"A word is dead when it is said some say; I say it begins to live that day."
"Be the Tree"- O'Neill Speech
"Nothing is good nor bad, but thinking makes it so" --Hamlet
Polonius: This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow the night the day, thou must not be false to any man;
Hamlet: What a piece of work is man; how noble in reason; how infinitite in faculty, how like an angel in apprehension, and yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man, delights not me;
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them- Ray Bradbury
"Home is Where Your History Begins"- Where the Heart
"The Rest is Silence"- Hamlet
"Thrift, Thrift Horatio, the funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage table"- Hamlet being a smart ass.
There's only one reason a Christian girl goes down to the Downtown Planned Parenthood
Oh my God! She's planting a pipe bomb!!!
Well, two reasons
From Drop Dead Gorgeous
"That's why we Lutherans use grape koolaid for the blood of Christ"
Barack Obama: "Fired Up! Fired Up! Ready to Go! Ready to Go! Let's go change the world."
In the faculty lounge:
Mrs. G: So, I heard from several students that you're engaged.
Me: Not that I'm aware of.
Student: Hamlet is totally EMO!!!
Blake: Mr. Mohr, do you believe in Shakespeare?
Me: Yes, Blake, yes I do
Me: Awesome Blossom- when some one has their homework done
Luke: But I wanted to do this piece called,"Classyass"!
Me: Well, for the being your first interp for class I don't know if you can pull off being an angry black woman."
Dakota: Yeah, they're having this bachelorette tonight?
Me: Don't you mean baccalaureate?
Dakota: Same Thing
Emily: Mr. Mohr, guess what?
Emily: I'm getting a llama for my birthday; a mama llama and baby llama
Me: When the mom misbehaves, you should say 'stop the drama mama llama'.
Carl's poignant quips about life.......too many to count;
Mr. Mohr, I died yesterday..girl playing Juliet a day I was gone from school.
Me: So when Samuel Taylor wrote Kublai Khan chances are he probably on some giant opium trip...another reason why I call the Romantics the hippies of British Literature;
Me: I don't smoke, but if I did, I could use a cigarette
Jenny: My grandparents used to serial killer for a garbage man.
Julia: And I won with my fly down;
Amanda: You ain't dropping that robe no where!!
Andrea: My greyhound has a J-Lo booty
Taylor: Just don't kill us (in a crazy accent)
Bartlett, Nebraska- Where Miracles Happen(to Music)
And your Champion from O'Neill High School......Jordan Peterson- State
My Dad(Playing Cranium): Mae West......wasn't she a stripper??