Thursday, April 26, 2007
The Power of a Few Words
Tomorrow is my last day of my internship. I have come to very fond of many of my students and I feel at home there. I am genuinely going to miss it.
Still I am very seriously considering skipping my last day.
There was a threat. One of our students, one of the weird ones that you sorta think might actually do it, threatened to "steal our souls" and "spill our blood".
He has been removed and is under his parents watchful eye.
The plan was threatened for Friday.
Most of our students won't be coming to class.
The teachers are debating it.
We have been asked to "patrol the halls" during our planning period. That is the school's idea of "added security measures".
Don't misunderstand me, I would take a bullet for my students but it would be nice if the school didn't ask me to actively seek it.

I just wanted to teach.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Feel it.

500th post.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007
32 people have names

but we don't know them yet.


Jocelyne M. Couture-Nowak, faculty French instructor
Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18 freshman
Ross A. Alameddine, 20 sophomore
Christopher "Jamie" Bishop, 35 tenure-track professor of German
Ryan Christopher Clark, 22 senior
Daniel Perez Cueva, 21
Kevin Granata, faculty professor of engineering science and mechanics
Caitlin Millar Hammaren, 19 sophomore
Emily Hilscher, 19 freshman
Jarret Lee Lane, 22 senior
Matt La Porte, student
Liviu Librescu, faculty A Holocaust survivor who had taught at Virginia Tech for 20 years
G.V. Loganathan, 53 professor of civil and environmental engineering
Henry Lee, aka Henh Ly, 20
Juan Ortiz, graduate student
Erin Peterson, student
Mary Karen Read, 19
Reema Samaha, 18
Leslie Sherman, student
Maxine Shelly Turner, 22 senior
Guillermo Colman, student
Heidi Miller, student
Kristina Heeger, student
Derek O' Dell, student

My students are asking question about how this could happen, any suggestions?


Monday, April 16, 2007
Crap I'm old
5 years ago when I got a stomach flu nobody batted an eye.
Over the weekend I had a stomach flu and I 5, count' em 5 people ask if I was pregnant.

I'm not by the way, and I have the stupid stick you pee on to prove it.

people are so damn nosy.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
3 links
I can't come up with five, so really it isn't stealing.
2.5 weeks to go until I'm done my teaching internship!!!!!

This made me angry

This mad me laugh. over and over and over.

This made me want a dog.

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Monday, April 02, 2007
Can I tell you about my fabulous weekend?

It started off on Saturday when I got to sleep in be greeted by the ever-so-lovely TFG. We walked over to the local coffee shop and enjoyed a cup and scone, then we moved on to the used book store where I bought the "Thursday Next" literary crime series thereby setting my summer reading list quite nicely (now if only I could knit and read at the same time).

After the bookshop we went for brunch and live music down the block from our home, where we were complimented on our book purchases by the lovely tattooed waitress. Three cups of coffee later we erratically spasmed our way home and settled in to get major work done.

15 minutes later we were in bed, having wild, passionate, neighbour-annoying sex, followed by tv in bed. and more sex. and more tv.

Sunday brought a trip to the yarn store and two new "addi turbo" circular needles and much knitting most of Sunday.

Monday jarred me back to reality unfortunately as I stuttered my way through a lesson on Macbeth.
Much planning to be done lest I make a fool of myself again.

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