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Wow...I'm getting old... [Jul. 31st, 2011|02:39 pm]
Jerry Sprouse
So it has been five years since I posted on here, not a whole lot has changed...

I got married, Michelle and I have Natalie (22 months old) and are looking forward to #2 due in November. Life is rolling along. I teach and coach and love my little girl to death. Just thought I'd throw a little something on here, LiveJournal was once the place to be, I do miss those days...
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My poor car [May. 23rd, 2006|09:27 am]
Jerry Sprouse
[Current Location |Work]
[mood |angryangry]
[music |In this river - Zakk Wylde]

So I did get a new car in March. It is a beautiful car, or at least was until this morning. I get into my brand new Mitsubishi Eclipse and notice something a little out of place, in fact, I figure it's probably not a good thing that my back window is so clear. In fact it looks as if there is no back window!

I'm a teacher, in a very small native american community. The rock lying next to my car tells me that at least one student/parent is either jealous or doesn't like me very much. So my poor car has been vandalized, so I get to drive 150 miles to Albuquerque to get it fixed, yes that is the closest place I can get anything done around here. Just a bit frustrated and angry, but I suppose there are worse things that could happen out here.

In other news, coming home in 12 days. Incredibly excited to see the Reds play in St. Louis on the way home. Unbelievable pumped about chillin with my Nati friends. Later...
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Future??? [Apr. 12th, 2006|08:06 am]
Jerry Sprouse
Where do I go from here??


1. Stay here in Pueblo Pintado New Mexico another year, coach volleyball, basketball, track, be the Senior class sponser, organize graduation, ensure that these students have at least a chance of receiving a quality education in one of their classes for another year....

2. Move to Columbus/Cincinnati after having obtained a teaching position in some nice suburb or even in an urban setting, be closer to my friends, within my comfort zone, leave behind a needful situation...

3. Apply to the DOD to teach somewhere overseas on a military base, explore Europe/Asia/Middle East, completely remove myself from everything I know and love...

Any other suggestions???? Ideas??? Comments on the above are welcome!
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And so it goes.... [Apr. 10th, 2006|10:54 am]
Jerry Sprouse
[Current Location |School]
[mood |melancholymelancholy]
[music |And So It Goes - Billy Joel]

Another chapter, finished.

And every time I've held a rose, it seems I've only felt the thorns...

The trust that is given us, when one opens up their heart, is sacred. I have been given that trust on too many occasions and I'm tired of giving it back. Why can't I keep it, hold on to it, treasure it? Will I ever be satisfied...

Spring break was fun, got to go to the Reds Opening Day!! Visited with friends and family...ended another relationship...broke another heart. All in a good weeks work!! Now if only I could complete the asshole trilogy by not caring at all about how hurt she is. If you ever see this Katie, please know that I'm more sorry than you know.
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Life moves on [Feb. 22nd, 2006|02:22 pm]
Jerry Sprouse
[mood |hopefulhopeful]
[music |Thunder Rolls]

And so it moves on....I miss a lot, am excited by more, and look forward with incredible anticipation. I certainly don't understand it all, but the more I look back the more I get to know myself, who I am, what I believe, and what is truly important in life. My only hope is that what I see ahead and what God has planned are at least similar.

I'm sorry...mi querencia...

Thank you for everything, you are wonderful.
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Merry Christmas!!!! [Dec. 25th, 2005|02:24 pm]
Jerry Sprouse
Wow, Christmas 2005, how time is flying. As I sit here at home with my family around me I begin to assess what it is in my life that has changed over the years. It is amazing when you begin to take a real look at how everything about your life has changed in a the few short years since college. One thing I definitely need to begin is a personal journal. I've tried a few times on the computer, but without success. I've realized that in order for it to become a regular occurrence it will have to be on paper. Reading over failed journals from the past, I realize how valuable these tiny glimpses into my former self are. Anyways, back to the family, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, etc....
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WHO DEY!!!!! [Dec. 5th, 2005|08:43 am]
Jerry Sprouse
I really wish I was back in Cincinnati right now, although we haven't offically clinched our playoff spot yet, it is inevitable!!!! No matter what the cost I will fly to our playoff games.

To everyone who has laughed at me for the past 14 years, where yo Steelers, Eagles, Packers, at now, huh???

In other news, went to a party on Saturday night, had a lot of fun, drank too much, met new people, good/rare times in the wilderness, or desert, or wherever it is that I am. Home in 12 DAYS!!!!!
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Bored at work.... [Dec. 1st, 2005|10:04 am]
Jerry Sprouse
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Tool - Lateralus (yes in my classroom)]

So, the new living situation is going well, Michelle and I have been able to stay friends which is a good thing. I've decided my main goal for the last six months of my seclusion will be to better myself both physically and mentally. I found a new workout partner, dude runs marathons so this will be a challenge! Also started doing some academic reading again, starting out with Nietzsche, I'm excited to start using my brain again for something.

My job is pretty boring right now. I teach on the Navajo reservation almost two hours from civilization. Currently I am teaching a Nova Net class which is where students take online courses to make up credits, in other words I sit and watch them on the computer and answer simple questions. I am looking forward to next semester when I actually get to teach a New Mexico history class and a Civics class.

Starting in January I will be spending free time looking for a job somewhere else. Whether or not it will be Cincinnati, Columbus, or possibly teaching overseas for the D.O.D. I haven't decided yet. Most likely which ever location offers me a job first. Definately looking forward to returning home in two weeks for the Holiday break! Anyone who wants to hang out, party, do something crazy....just let me know!!!!
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Moving again..... [Nov. 22nd, 2005|01:44 pm]
Jerry Sprouse
So after living with Michelle for almost a year, I'm moving out...I'll be moving in with a friend down the road. My last six months in Pueblo Pintado (middle of nowhere) should be an interesting experience. My goals will be to figure out where I will be headed as I leave my reservation experience behind. Change is always so difficult, but always beneficial in some way....and down I the big hill of life once again, the roller coaster in the dark lies ahead.

To everyone back in the WC or Ohio or civilization, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, I'll be home 12/17 thru 1/1!
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Moving [Jan. 3rd, 2005|02:52 pm]
Jerry Sprouse

create your own personalized map of the USA
or write about it on the open travel guide

So I guess I've been around most of the country, I'll take care of the west coast in the coming months. For at least the next five months I'll be moving to New Mexico. I will be teaching on a Navajo reservation in a small town called Pueblo Pintado. Take a look on expedia or mapquest and you'll see how far out there I am. Approximately an hour and a half from the nearest real civilization, should be a blast!!
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