Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nuff said

This happened on Thanksgiving. 

More details to come later. Right now I have 2 more days of class and one huge project to finish up. Then the fun begins! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Two quotes for thought, both equally wise in different ways.

So true. We all know those people on facebook who abuse this. 

Yes, there is.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Remember these??

Talking with another teacher today, she told me that during her class yesterday she brought out an overhead projector to do a lesson with the kids. After she got it set up and was ready to start teaching, one of the students raised his hand to ask a question.
His question: "What are you gonna do with that robot??"

The teacher responded, through stifled laughter, by asking the whole class if anyone knew what "the robot" was. None of the students did. Therefore, she gave a brief history lesson talking about "life before Smartboards" to the students and then proceeded on with her lesson. I think it's about to be "goodbye overhead" time very soon in the schools....

Hello, Robot.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Those Dams Are Tricky

In a science lesson this morning, there was big picture of the Hoover Dam in the textbook. After talking about what the Hoover Dam does and where it is, one of the kids had an astonished look on his face. Flabbergasted, he asked, "And beavers live under that thing?!?!"

Oh, the way of a child's mind. I love it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The 100 Workout

I saw this on Pinterest yesterday and thought I would try it out. The 100 workout definitely kicked my butt. Especially considering I was sick last week and therefore hadn't worked out in about 2 weeks. Here it is:

I would highly recommend this workout! I get tired of just running on the treadmill, so this was a good cardio workout to add some spice to a boring workout routine!

When I left my apartment this morning, I could barely make it down the steps--I credit that to the 120 squats I did yesterday. I plan on adding this to my workouts once a week. Hopefully after doing this for a few weeks, I will actually be able to walk normally the next day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Where does your water come from??

One of the classes I'm in right now is currently learning about ecosystems and environments in science. We were looking at a picture of a horse drinking water from a pond, so the teacher asked the students where the horse was getting its water. The students responded, "from the pond." Then, trying to translate this information over to humans and our environment, she asked, "Where do we get our water from?" The first student to respond genuinely answered, "From bottles."

No lie.

The teacher and I lost it. Trying to control her laughter, she and I looked at each other and we both conceded that, yes, that was true. So she asked, "Well where do the bottles get the water from?" only to be answered with, "From the faucet." 

What do you say to that? Happy 2011...from the land of bottled water aplenty!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Today I was driving behind a man who was driving a Toyota Prius while smoking a cig.


I think so.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

7 billion.

The world hit 7 billion people yesterday. That is a big deal. Thankfully, there won't be any extra Kardashians running around as Kim and Kris have filed for the big D after 72 apparently not-so-lovely days. I can't say I'm that surprised, although I really thought it would last at least a year or so (ehh, too hopeful on my part, obviously). Some people who are unfortunately adding to the world's population as we speak are the lovely folks over on the tv show Sister Wives. Now, I have never punished myself enough to actually watch this mess, but from the looks of it, I can think of one word: Gross. After seeing that this guy's 4th wife just gave birth to child number 17 for this big, happy family, I just have one question I wish I could ask these ladies: What do you see in him?!? He looks like Billy Ray Cyrus in 1993 with a bad blow out, mixed with 100% creeper. Thank goodness they are breeding more children into this world. When you have 7 billion people, what's a few more?!