Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 03, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
So I had eight inches of hair cut off today. I’m donating the braid to Children with Hair Loss. It feels kind of weird. I’m so used to having to move hair out of the way when I do stuff. It is almost a habit. It is much lighter. Though I probably won’t always straighten it, I like that it seems like it will be easy to manage.
I wanted to grow my hair out mostly for the wedding – which I did. Now that it is over, my long hair was driving me crazy. I rarely did anything with it other than put some mousse in it and go. Since it was finally long enough to donate, I decided to go ahead and get it cut. My hair grows pretty fast so if I want to do it again, I’ll be able to in another three years or so.
Unfortunately on the way to the salon I got pulled over and received a speeding ticket. I guess it was a pretty expensive hair cut. I will probably take defensive driving to have it dismissed, but that will be a pain in the ass. But it’s my fault. I’ll certainly be more careful next time.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Which roller coaster is your favorite and why? How many times have you got off and got back in line to ride again?
I think my favorite coaster is still Millennium Force at Cedar Point. It is really fast and I enjoy the overbanked turns. Kumba is a close second, however. I think the most I’ve ridden in a row is about 8 times at an ACE coaster event where I didn’t even have to get off the train. One of the perks of going to official coaster events is the exclusive ride time you get before the park opens or after it closes.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Today I spent most of the day working on Scrabble class stuff. I put together their first major test that they will be taking tomorrow. The test is online in Moodle and I was able to incorporate created images of Scrabble boards for figuring out scores. That wasn’t that impressive though it is pretty cool.
I am, however, impressed with myself for creating a Google Form that my students will use to input their information on their score sheets. That data is saved online and I can create charts to show their progress. I also figured out how to export the data to another sheet where I show the entire class’ progress. My biggest problem right now is figuring out how to get the exported charts to show the correct size after publishing them on my wiki page. I can create an image, but I’m wanting to publish it where it updates itself every time they enter information.
Now I have to spend the rest of the evening toying with it and see what I can figure out.
Friday, September 12, 2014
This week has gone by so fast that it didn’t really dawn on my that it was Friday until after I got home this evening and was catching up on other blogs. Oh yeah, I guess I get to sleep in tomorrow.
I made Lucy a very happy kitty tonight by bringing home some catnip. I don’t know what kind of drug it to her, but she was going to town for a bit after I put it on her scratchy thing.
Work has been busy but good. Scrabble class is going well. They are taking their first major test next week. I’m going to create it this week. From now on, tests will be taken online… easier grading.
Matt and I went to Applebees for dinner. My meal wasn’t very good but the perfect margarita was great as always. I had the Honey Pepper Chicken with four cheese macaroni. The chicken was fine, but I didn’t care for the taste of the macaroni.
Today I’m hosting a teacher library orientation. This is the first time I’ve been able to do this. I’m offering snacks and coffee. Hopefully that will get a few teachers to come.
Matt and I accidentally overslept earlier this week. I’m not sure how that happened. I’m pretty sure I set my alarm, but it didn’t seem to go off. Matt usually gets up with no problem without an alarm. I think the dogs are to blame because they were going crazy around 5 or 6 a.m. and Matt got up to let them downstairs. He normally gets up at 7, but I noticed it was 7:24 at one point. We both made it to work on time, but he had to skip breakfast. I had to have coffee once I got to work.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I survived another first day of school. It was relatively uneventful. I pulled textbooks, moved things around the library, and worked on some Scrabble class lesson plans. Matt brought me lunch today and helped me with some library stuff. My Scrabble class went well. I gave them a quiz to see how much they remembered about the rules and we did some practice scoring. I then started them working on memorizing their two letter words. I even assigned homework. I guess I’m a pretty tough teacher to assign homework on the first day.
I got home around 5:00 and forced myself to start my 5K training program. I’m following the Biggest Loser plan with a few tweaks since I have 15 weeks until the event rather than 10.
Lucy seems to be doing well in spite of her splint. She is handling it well. She doesn’t seem to mind being in my closet. The vet said she needed to be in a confined area without furniture that she could climb on. I take her back on Friday to have her splint redone.
Matt and I went to a fancy restaurant for dinner last night. It was a high dollar steakhouse. I ordered my steak medium well because I like it hot throughout with just a touch of pink. The steak I got was much more medium – it had a cool dark pink center. I had to send it back and wait another 10 minutes to eat. Matt was almost finished by the time I got my steak back. They at least offered us a free dessert. I was more impressed by the place that we went to in Buffalo.