Anybody who has read this blog, or its predecessor, for more than a couple of years will have noticed a change in English Teacher X -- from a feckless adventuring drunkard to a rather crabby and critical nihilist, wise beyond his (considerable) years.
I was just drinking down at the embankment with a few of the guys, and one commented, "You seem to be ironing your shirts more lately."
I beamed. "You noticed!"
I've embarked on a Benjamin Franklin-like path of self improvement. So far there are only two things on my list:
1) Iron your clothes before leaving the house, whenever possible
2) Stop peeing on the floor when drunk on vodka
It's a start, anyway.