After an awful week of bad schools and bad teenagers I got a reprieve on Friday. I was asked to go to Deane Academy. Deane is a town about 22 miles away. Also Academies are not good news. They are a new style of school, but a cover up for bad schools. When a school is turned into an academy it is because they are on there way to being closed as a school because the kids are so bad. I had heard about the Deane Academy and had actually worked at the original school for a day a couple of yrs back. Despite being a really bad school I didn’t do to bad there, but I never wanted to return because of all the stories I had heard.
So when I was asked to go on Friday I really wanted to say ‘no’ because of the bad week I had had. But since I couldn’t afford to turn it down I accepted the job. When I got to the school I was shown around by a gorgeous male teacher. I asked him what the reputation of the school was since it had become an academy. He told me that the school he was at wasn’t to bad, but since joining with the bad school to make an academy it has gone downhill. So I was not looking forward to the day at all.
However, despte my reservations, it ended up being one of the best days I have ever had. In each of my classes I could see who was trouble. But I got on so well with the kids that they got on with the work as we bonded. One class told me that it was the most work they had ever done for anyone including their own teacher. The one girl told me it is rare she ends up staying in the class as she is always being kicked out. Another class one of the boys you could see was trouble, but we got on good and at the end he told me that he doesn’t like sub teachers, but I was cool.
What helped was my upcoming film. The teens always ask what my actual subject is as I do all subjects being a sub/suppply teacher. When I told this lot I am normally a drama teacher they were soon interested and asked if I had done anything. I mentioned my film coming out June and also showed them the trailer on the Internet. Since then I became a star in their eyes and thought I was cool. But I loved the day and the kids here revived my love for teens.
When I got back to Coastal City I had to go to the doctors. A few weeks ago I got a sudden pain in my shoulder as if I was constantly being pinched. I hoped it would go, but the pinching pain continued. I went to the doctors as I had startted to worry that I had got a trapped nerve.
Anyway, I got to see the gorgeous young local doctor. I explained my situation and straight away he asked me to take my shirt off. He then got me to do a few shoulder/arm exercises as he checked me out. The hunky doctor told me that it wasn’t a trapped nerve and what I needed was a good massage to put it right. He then came round behind me and started massging my shoulder while saying, “have you got a good friend who can do this?” He then moved to my other shoulder (the good one) and started massaging that. Then he started massaging my back. Talk about heaven! I really felt like he was going beyond the call of duty and I really wanted to say ‘you’re doing that quite well,’ but chose not to. But I certainly got the ‘horn’ over the rub down with the hottie doctor.
The rest of the weekend was busy but fun. I recently started a group location shoot for photographers and models. Yesterday, Saturday, was the 2nd one. It was held at a big old fashioned cemetery in the Big Town as I had wanted to do a Goth/Vamp shoot. I was told about the cemetery as it had a lot of angel statues and huge gravestones.
The shoot went really well and new friends were made. I took the delightful Lady Lova with me as she she just oozes sex. I also took Libby and Reed, a couple I had met recently.
Libby and Reed used to work at the local supermarket behind the tills. Reed was a definite hottie with muscles to die for. Libby was a Canadian, and you could tell they were an item. I wanted to talk to them and invite them to do a shoot, but was shy (yes little ol’ me). Soon I missed the boat as they moved on. However, the other week when I was sitting in the jacuzzi at the gym they walked in. I knew I had to take the chance and talk to them. When they went off to the steam room I followed a minute later. There I tooked the oppurtunity and asked if they were the ones who used to work at the local supermarket. That got us talking and it turned out we had a lot in common. Libby was also a budding photographer, while Reed was now a personal trainer at the gym and also wanting to break into acting. So I invited them to the shoot yesterday and we swapped details.
So they came to the shoot and the four of us got on like we had known each other for years. They really were a lovely couple and they also thought me and the Lady Lova were wild and fun.
Another guy who came to the shoot was ‘PJ.’ He is a guy I have been talking to on the Internet lately. He is a handsome guy, but a bit strange. He is dancer/performer and dances in these really freaky hippy bars. He wears all kinds of strange masks and costumes he makes. Anyway, I thought he would be good and invited him along. He too was a really nice guy, but turned out he was a schizophrenic, hence all these strange things he thinks up. But he was another nice guy and I develpoed a little crush on him (yes he is gay).
The rest of the other people at the shoot was another new photographer, who was also a cool guy. Then there was ‘cupcakes.’ Cupcakes was a photographer who came to the last shoot. He was a nice guy, but VERY camp and in your face. For example at the last shoot he pulled out a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs, which was not quite the thing for a location shoot. One of the girls asked him what the handcuffs was for. He replied with, “They are for Paul, but he doesn’t know it yet.” I just gave him the evil eye and said, “I don’t I think so.”
Anyway, I avoided him after that despite all the attempts he has tried to call me. During the week as this shoot was coming up he sent me a text saying ‘I am bringing two models and cupcakes.’ I joked back and asked, ‘who’s cupcakes?’ His answer was, ‘me silly…I am making cupcakes!’ Since then I have just referred to him as cupcakes (not to his face though).
The actual shoot went really good and everyone got on great. After the shoot we went to the local bar to get a drink and something to eat. Afterwards me, Lady Lova, Libby and Reed returned to Coastal City. I had mentioned to PJ to come back with us, but he had other plans.
Back in Coastal City Libby and Reed invited Lady Lova and me back to their place for a drink, which we did. That was a nice finish to the day as I never got home till half ten. But it was so nice to meet and hang out with Libby and Reed and you could feel these were going to be long time friends.
Today, Sunday, was another busy day. Just after meeting Libby and Reed the other week we set up another day to do a photoshoot, which we did today. So it was another fun day with these guys. I have to say Reed as abs to die for. While we were shooting I got a text off PJ asking if he could come over for the evening. I said yes and picked him up at the tain station later. He spent the evening at mine were we talked about life and our interest in art. PJ is an artist and paints the freakiest of pictures (but amazing stuff) due to his shizophrenia. I told him he actually could sell his stuff in New York.
Anyway, despite sitting very close on the sofa nothing happended. I really wanted to get something going as he is a really lovely guy, but due to his mental situation I didn’t want to freak him out. But he must have been keen earlier to ask if he could come over. So we shall see. But personally I am not sure whether to make a pass at him as dating a schizophrenic could be hard work and mentally stressful.
Well, what a great weekend with new friends. It really felt like a new refreshing change in my life. I also have been doing a lot of thinking about my own life. I have been putting a lot of time into this new business venture with Lady Lova, but yet I need to work on my own suff I have let slip, like my acting and photography. I mean I should be promoting myself and not other people. So I am gonna have to rethink this business stuff.