Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Numerical Disasters


That is exact time I woke up this morning.

That is also the exact time when students started coming into my classroom.


The number of alarms I slept through without hearing a peep!

The hours of a sleep a night I have been getting lately.

The number of hours I spent at the Marriot Center yesterday preparing for Hope of America.


The number of second graders who were waiting in my room when I finally arrived.

Nothing like a little math to get you going in the morning.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jumping for Joy

Teachers love Spring Break.

Star in the Tetons.

Russell at the Jackson Hole Play House

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Concert Crowd

We went with my brother Dusty to a concert last night. We went to see the New Amsterdams play with Big Head ------ and the Monsters. Really, I was only interested in the New Amsterdams, but the Monsters' performance turned out to be pretty entertaining as well.

It wasn't because of the music. It was the people who had come to see the show.

It's been a while since I've been to a venue where all the people crowding in around you are in their 40s and early 50s. Lots of long-haired men with t-shirts that say things like: "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." From where I was standing, I saw two different men who vigorously played air guitar through the entire performance. The women were also very entertaining to watch. They usually had frizzy-fried hair, plunging necklines, and super-tight jeans.

Now, I realize that I may sound really really harsh. Please understand, I did enjoy watching my fellow concert-goers enjoy themselves. It's just not everyday that I see 45-year-olds getting busted for smoking pot at a concert.


I've been chastised for my lack-o-blogging. So, to appease the angry natives I offer this short and rather vague list of things that have been making me happy lately.

1. "Autumn Manor": Russ and I found a place to live post-wedding. Now, the hunt was not easy. We examined our budget, and were only looking at reasonable options....i.e. ghetto basement-ville. UNTIL we found Autumn Manor. It's a house. A real honest to goodness house! We LOVED it! We went to visit, spoke to the land lord, and then got in the car and drove away to discuss it. Realizing that we would be STUPID not to jump on this, we turned around and went back. And (of course) someone else had rented the place in the meantime. Ouch.
But the good news is that the land lord changed his mind. He decided he would rather rent to us, and he called us back the next day. Bangerang!

2. Two words: Spring Break.

3. I had a job interview this morning. And I felt it went well. And this school is only 10 minutes from Autumn opposed to where I currently work which is 40.