Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chuck Norris

It's been a long time, but something (okay, not just something, but the egocentric need to find out which writer I emulate) has brought me back to my sad, lonely, decaying blog. And, in random cutting and pasting, I found that I was pretty good at this, and also, that it was fun! So, I am back. Probably no one will read this, but anywhoo, here's the funny story of the day.

Junior and JT were channel surfing today, and stumbled upon Walker, Texas Ranger. Walker just got attacked by tomahawk-wielding Native Americans. The boys are entranced. JT is working out a plan (during the commercials, of course) to use his Walker skills to fight the people who hurt animals (JT's other favorite show is Animal Cops on Animal Planet). And, for the most part, I admire Walker, his butt-kicking skills and his values. Except I wish he wouldn't waste time removing his boots and belt (with awesome buckle) before jumping in the lake to save the lady who was drowning. I guess even Walker has his priorities.

Also, if you're wondering...Ernest Hemingway. At least for the above post.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

And I get to be Luke Skywalker!!!

Someone I consider a mentor was kind of threatened in a backhanded way today. And, when she was telling me the story, she said that it was absurd - if she lost her position, she'd actually have a greater ability to work for the interest we share, because she'd be freed from the constraints of having to answer to a boss.

In the middle of the story, I started acting like a twelve year old. I was talking really fast and loud and blurted out, "It's just like when Darth Vader is getting ready to kill Obi Wan, and Obi Wan is all, 'If you strike me down, you'll only make me stronger.' And then he comes back as a ghost and trains Luke and leads him to Yoda and it's so awesome, and..." She got a confused look on her face and continued to tell her story. But I couldn't help but interupt again. "And I get to be Luke Skywalker!"

I think she thinks I am a freak.

I hope she doesn't find someone else to be Luke.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

How I'm Feeling...

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A new definition of hell

Being on hold.

For 9 minutes and 32 seconds.

While a muzac version

of Huey Lewis plays.

Over and over again.

And, now it's 10 minutes and 17 seconds.

That being said, I feel I must point out that I am NOT happy to be stuck with you, Huey.



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Burns?

The other day, I was listening to an interview with Dick Cheney, and I was surprised by the sound of his voice. I wasn't sure why, but later in the day, I realized I had expected him to sound like Mr. Burns. Then, this morning, I saw this picture, and everything had come full circle.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My favorite part of an incredible day

Today was amazing. I am awestruck by the peaceful passing of power. I am hopeful that President Obama can succeed, and that America can be a light in a darkening world.

The Quaker hymn "Simple Gifts" has always been a favorite, and this rendition today was breathtaking. Enjoy!

Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Anthony McGill & Gabriela Montero at the Obama Inauguration


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Clash of the Titans

Alternate title: What was the UEA thinking?

So, my husband and I are Disneyland Aficionados. We love the place. We got married in 1993, and have been to Disneyland in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, and twice in 2007. So, I was getting ready to plan our next trip. One monkey wrench - we now have a junior high school student. And, he's learning responsibility. But he cannot miss school. If he even goes to the bathroom during class, he ends up with missing work. So, we decided that we would go to Disneyland in October 2009 during the fall break (which the legislature has forbidden us to call UEA, but we all still do, anyway. So there, legislature).

Problem? UEA has scheduled their convention for October 1st & 2nd. The GLBT community has scheduled "Unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland" for October 3rd & 4th. This post is not about me being too uptight to go to Disneyland with members of the GLBT community (although I have heard a story about Bubbles and the Hippo has caused me to be concerned). This post is about me not wanting to go to Disneyland with 30,000 extra people there, regardless of their sexual orientation. So, we're either going to stay home, go to San Diego, or start supporting that other teachers organization in Utah . Sorry, Kimi and Mark.