This may need to become a once a week blog. Too busy! Then when I have a few minutes to pound something out, there's nothing really to report. I mean what could be more interesting than what's playing out in Japan at the moment? It reminds me of 9/11 when we had CNN on in the background for days on end. Did you read about the theory that the melting of glaciers has lightened the load on the earth's crust and so the pressures and stresses have changed causing heightened earthquake and volcanic activity? It makes a lot of sense and there's precedent too. Apparently there was a similar spike in earthquake and volcanic activity when the glaciers covering Canada melted 12000 years ago.
I was also surprised to learn that there's an active fault here in the St Lawrence valley that produced a 7 magnitude quake in 1925. I've experienced a 7 magnitude quake and it would be devastating here in Montreal with all our masonry covered buildings. Brick doesn't cut it in an earthquake yet the vast majority of buildings here are housed in brick. I thought I had left earthquake country but apparently not. I even felt the 4.3 quake we had yesterday. I mentioned it and my students hadn't really noticed. It was small so I wasn't sure myself, but later on the news it was confirmed.
I had my level 2 beginners intensive last week and then I saw them Monday for a half day and they were so cute. Three of them claimed to have dreamed in English. Whereas they couldn't make a conversation in English on the first day, by Monday I couldn't get them to shut up. So cool to see such progress. I should get pom poms since I sure do a lot of cheerleading.
Did you squeal with delight at the kiss on Glee? We sure did. How could you not? I suppose uptight judgmental types wouldn't but then they are probably not watching the show. I think it was my favorite episode to date. Love that show.