Thursday, September 29, 2005

sweet. tommorow i only have to teach for half the day, and then i get a sub and drive down to orange county to:
see a friend get married
kiss my doggy
be shocked at how old my other friend's kids are now
eat good food
hang out with the padres.

i'll be back sunday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

so it's sad... we have seen no trace of kitty since saturday night. i go look for him every day. multiple times. either he got smooshed, or he lost a fight and his cat friends made him hang out elsewhere, or someone else took his testicles and adopted him.

or he is just being stupid and will come back.

i hope.

Friday, September 23, 2005

i can barely type right now because kitty is laying on my mouse arm. damn cat, with his cuteness and his testicles.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

jk! jk!

omg i hate people who have pink websites. heehee! jk! a/s/l?

Monday, September 19, 2005

more ant news: they love my students' snotty tissues. they swarm them, even after there have been no ant swarms IN my room for a week.

everyone at school was sick this weekend, including me. i am all better now, but several employees called in sick and a few more got better, like me. someone must have poisoned our friday morning teacher treats! i will not trust you again, bagels with cream cheese. or salsa. or reese's peanut butter cups.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

ants are overrunning my school. the staff room has ants in the freezer, even ants in the microwave! and i learned that even if you microwave ants for 3 minutes along with your frozen burrito, they do not die. when you open the door, they're like... crawling on the tortilla. mmmmmmm. yummy.

Monday, September 12, 2005

the stray cat just followed steve into the apartment. he looooooooooooves us. love love love love.

he says neuter me! feed me! de louse me!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

sad, but not unexpected.

19 year olds getting a divorce. mom doesn't really care about their 2 year old son. mom is talking on the internet about how she has a boyfriend. i hear that dad filed the divorce papers this week.

SO damn sad.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

From the back of my macaroni and cheese box:

'C'mon stop messin' around, get up off your seat!' exclaims The Fairly OddParents' singing sensation Chip Skylark.

Sounds like great advice to use during commercial breaks in your favorite shows. Use the time to stretch, jump up and down or just move around!

For a real challenge... see if you can jog in place or keep moving through the entire break!

So, wow. Isn't it wonderful that we encourage children to stop eating the macaroni and watching tv to move around for part of a commercial break?

I'm currently sweating over writing out each of my student's names in correct cursive on their nametags. I hate cursive! I hate teaching cursive! I am simply not good at what "the man" wants the dern letters to look like.

And seriously, which letters do you connect and which don't you? Cause everyone seems to have different ideas about that....

I like this quote that I found while trying to figure out if I should connect capital T or F to lowercase letters. "By the time most kids reach high school, most have already developed their own version of printing/cursive/ secret code."

Friday, September 02, 2005

A fun thing about my classroom is that the heat of the sun wreaks havoc on my door every afternoon. It gets really hot, and the metal expands, making it so that it is almost impossible for me to unlock the door. I have to walk around the building and get in from a door that doesn't have hot sun. Yesterday, amazingly, the lock was so hot that I almost couldn't even open the door from the inside. The SUN can lock me into my classroom!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

i'm no longer teaching a combination class! enough students came that i can be just a 3rd grade teacher. this will be a very, very good thing.