Sunday, February 05, 2012


* Hey y'all, it looks like that once a month thing for the blog might be doable. I've really gotten out of the habit of not only writing the blog, but reading others too. There just isn't enough time in the day for everything I have to do and everything I want to do. So it keeps getting shoved down the list.

* I'm a student now! I started the master teacher program and now I have homework. Lots of homework. Luckily, the topic is interesting and useful. We're learning how to do our craft better. I made my first concept map. It's probably not very good since it's my first one, but it was fun to make.

* I've always used No Name plastic wrap because the Glad was so much more expensive. I noticed that Glad had a much bigger version so it would last much longer and I splurged and got it. It's CRAP! They call it the cling wrap and it doesn't cling at all! Not only that but it bursts every time I use it in the microwave. Totally inferior product compared to the No Name. Just because it costs more doesn't make it better. Case in point.

* Winter has been remarkably subdued this year. Yes it's cold, yes there's snow on the ground but it's just not been extreme. I keep waiting for our penance, but the long range shows the pattern continuing. Fine by me.

* Really love the ipad 2. I've stopped doing nearly everything I did on the ipod touch and do it on the ipad now. The only exception is music. I'm keeping the ipod for music since that fits nicely in my pocket.

* I finally got the car lock fixed and is it just me or are ALL mechanics hustlers? Here's two examples. Mechanic: Sir your brake plates are very rusted. Me: What you guys installed them 6 months ago. Mechanic: Oh you must have driven quite a bit. Me: No, I hardly used the car ar all, look 4000 kilometers. Mechanic: Oh well then that's why. Me (keeping it in my head) Fucking asshole. Here's another. Mechanic on phone: Sir we can't fix the parking brake unless we change the plates. Me: Well the plates are guaranteed somewhere else so just forget the parking brake for now. Mechanic: Okay. Then when I go to pick it up, lo and behold they found a way to do it anyway. 24 hours later though, my brakes started making a huge noise. Makes me think they put it back together loosely so I'd have to come right back.

* Even if it hasn't been all that cold, in the morning if it's below minus 10C, I put Georgie's mittens on. He doesn't mind. He even lifts his feet one at a time to let me put them on. So cute.

* My mom caught a 286 pound tuna last week! (Not sure if that's the one in the picture, she caught many and they all look the same to me lol)  It's her personal best for tuna. She's still aching for that 300 pounder and 3 people caught 300 pounders on the trip she was on, but not her. Next time maybe.

* Classroom funny. One of my students was doing a presentation about cleaning products and comparing them to recommend the best choice. One of the things she was comparing was how she said, Penis All. I of course stopped her and said, "What?" She repeated, "Penis All." Can you guess the product and the mother tongue? I cried laughing.

* I'm sure there's more, but I've got to go workout and finish my homework. Lots of reading homework. It's kind of dry so I frequently read a whole page but realize I've been daydreaming the whole time and then have to read the dang page again.

Have a great February peeps!

14 comments: said...

Yay, you're back!
I'm guessing Pine Sol; it pains me to say I think the mother tongue is Spanish...

tornwordo said...

Yessirree, we have a weiner!

Cameron said...

It's great to hear from you!

So...what does one *DO* with a huge tuna like that, after posing with it? Cut it up and put it into a giant freezer?

Rox said...

I feel very fortunate that Derwood is good with things like brakes and belts and whatever. Mechanics are rapists with wrenches!

You know, the more you do, the less I'm going to be able to whine about the things that I do without feeling guilty! Thanks dude!

Your mom and her precious!

Blobby said...

Phew - I got a Georgie fix and just in time.

Congrats on the schooling. But I agree on the Glad or Saran wrap. They no longer stick. EVER. I use Press n Seal now. Probably pricey, but hell, it works!

Tuna always throws me. They are soooo big, but come in such little cans. Sometimes I have to reminded they are not small fish. said...

Thank you, I always enjoy catching up. Hugs to Georgie.

wcs said...

Love the mittens. And the tuna. :)

Nik_TheGreek said...

That tune looks so massive!

GayProf said...

Pine Sol might be the right answer, but I secretly hoped for Mr. Clean. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Birdie said...

I love your snippets, espcially when we get Georgie too. He wins the award for adorability.

I read something somewhere that said we shouldn't use any sort of plastic in the microwave. Wrap your food in wax paper--it's stiff but it works.

P.S. I love that you're still checking in. Thanks for taking time for us!

Rebekah said...

I miss talking to you! At least with these little updates I can stay a little more in touch with your life.

Now, since I only have two people who still read my blog and you're one of 'em, please go read it! You know I only blog twice a month or less.

John Going Gently said...

those mittens are a delight... my dogs would eat them in a second!

Mike said...

Have missed your regular updates...nice to see you again! We purchased those booties for Otis, but have had no snow or ice in Boston so he can try them out!

Anonymous said...

I may be 'late to the party' but anyway...disc brakes ('plates'..really?..)can rust when not used, it's just surface rust forming on the exposed disc surface. It will be removed by the brake pads when the brakes are used again. If your brakes are noisy it could be because they haven't been used for some time and may need 're-bedding' in (the pads and discs need to be given time to 're-aquaint') or there could be a stone or piece of gravel between the disc and pad. Try applying the brake whilst travelling in reverse. If the noise is happening even when not braking and there is no obvious stone etc causing the sound it could be that the mechanic hasn't adjusted the park brake properly and it is not releasing from the disc.

As a bit of time has passed since your post, you may have already had the problem solved. Hope this helps.

Frequent 'lurker' first time commenter!!
from down here in the southern hemisphere in Christchurch New Zealand, the city that's still 'shaking' with aftershocks from our earthquake!! Brion.