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Brynn 01-05-2010 02:41 PM

Avatar would have been better in 3-D, but I refuse to pay $15 for a movie ticket.

Brynn 01-05-2010 08:15 PM

And one more thing: snuggies are for girls, mankets are for guys.

MoJoRiSin 01-05-2010 09:16 PM

^ :D:D:D

Odbe 01-08-2010 06:38 AM

Going to a summer school workshop in yon big-shot art school! :D See you in a week!

Marcus Bales 01-08-2010 11:40 AM

I'm going to work.

Frieda 01-08-2010 09:24 PM

i might, that is MIGHT just get a raise in march. i really hope so.

Hyakujo's Fox 01-08-2010 11:44 PM

give it a rub, Frieda!

Marcus Bales 01-11-2010 09:42 AM

You get it, if youre reading this --
Unless some prof decreed it;
If so youd probably rather piss
On poetry than read it.

Thats fine move on: its accrual
Accounting, then, for you,
Or something like it, and on to duel
With life without a clue.

But you the one whos part seen through
The hash your teachers make
Of art, who hope the business view
Is some absurd mistake,

Its you I want to talk to here
Where we few reminiscers
Still pass it on and persevere:
Ignore the ****ing pissers.

Brynn 01-11-2010 12:31 PM

^From the sublime to the ridiculous, this morning I'm accompanying a class of sixth graders to a waste water treatment facility.

Odbe 01-13-2010 07:34 AM

^ Is that excursion to teach them that life outside of school is also boring and smelly? :rolleyes:

Stephi_B 01-13-2010 03:58 PM

^you been to the wrong school :p smelly: sort of yes and in many different ways, but boring no - this afternoon some of the small ones (grade 7?) threw themselves against the doors in the nature sciences wing - that made one helluva noise! :D
(at first I thought the chemicals storage room may have self-afflamed itself & exploded => the long-established chemistry teachers (and even more so the physics teachers who think chemistry teachers do strange, dangerous things), expect it to do so one day or the other, you see, but none makes any fuss about it... but that's OK with me (so I won't make any fuss about it - and walk in & out of the storage room fast and say a little prayer every time ;)), it will mostly destroy the physics collection - "my" chemistry+biology collection is quite save, behind a thick wall - I checked that :D)

Stephi_B 01-13-2010 04:00 PM

oh and my announcement:

chaos is cool!


lukkucairi 01-14-2010 12:03 AM

I am in the Bahamas :p

my friend Linda is wearing multiple layers because it's soooooo cold...about 70F ;)

Marcus Bales 01-14-2010 09:56 AM

Cleveland, OH


Current: Clear
Wind: S at 9 mph
Humidity: 69%

brightpearl 01-15-2010 01:44 PM

The stupid application is finally done.

Marcus Bales 01-15-2010 01:46 PM

I made a stupid application once, but they wrote back to say that the mere fact of my application demonstrated my already adequate stupidity.

Stephi_B 01-15-2010 02:47 PM

I have not one, but two "teacher names" already:
  • grade 11 starts calling me "Frau B" or "Doktor B" (a boy in the math class, I had to spontaneously overtake yesterday, tried it out cautiously, looking at me questioningly until I nodded - they're sooooo sweet :) maybe I can get them in maths & physics as a regular teacher) with B pronounced English (you know such that is sounds cool :cool:)
  • the notorious middle grade (9th? 10th?) boys call me "Brille" (glasses) - which is waaaaay better than the neat little street word some of them used (upon which I showed them my whole hand - figuring they'd know which finger's meant for them :p)

lukkucairi 01-16-2010 01:32 AM

this is not NEARLY as hard as I was afraid it might be :)

lukkucairi 01-17-2010 04:33 AM

my Aunt Sheila is dying of Alzheimer's, and she's happy all the time. it's kind of inspiring, but I also kind of want to cry right now.

brightpearl 01-17-2010 02:43 PM

^A friend of mine had this same story over Christmas.

My heart aches for you and Frieda and Jacks.
I watched my mother die a couple of times several years ago. I got her back, but I still remember what it was like.

And with my grandmother I was not so lucky as to keep her. There isn't anyone I miss more. She lost a baby herself, her only child at the time. When I miss her, I think of how, though the weight was heavy her whole life, she did learn to carry it in time.


brightpearl 01-22-2010 02:23 PM

Trying out the new crock pot.

Odbe 01-22-2010 10:56 PM

I'm going to Uni! :D

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-23-2010 01:47 AM



Hyakujo's Fox 01-23-2010 04:29 AM

way to go odbe!

MoJoRiSin 01-23-2010 05:24 AM


^of course now i am thinking of something that made me laugh today
just a sec while i scan it in ....

Odbe 01-23-2010 07:13 AM

Thanks guys! :D I'm much excited. The course is for an unusual degree, called a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, but quite suited to my particular bio-nerdity+artiness.

Stephi_B 01-23-2010 10:20 AM

^you go odbe! :):)

Stephi_B 01-23-2010 10:46 AM

oh and announce-i-do:

i have climbed up the career ladder, now i am no longer just this extra hour helping me kids in all sorts of subjects (in addition to maths, all nature sciences, english, german and advice in all matters that may occur - good books, good music, how to handle nasty ppl / understand the opposite sex.... :)) quasi-teacher, i.e. Naaaaaaachhiiiiiiiiilfelehrerin (as a certain student representant - who actually attended my extra-hours only to (a) look what's happening and (b) once to eat noodles with his mate in a quiet place - used to yell across the 200m corridors before he developed as a new habit(?? ....anyway NOW, i am prepared ;)) to sort of jump on my back on the electric stairs in the subway station in order to hug me in such a rough footballer (that is soccer player for los non-britaineros) fashion that's a wee bit breathtaking/destabilising ;))
no, no, no, my new official status is:

:cool: illegal math teacher :cool:


(for with the sort of contract i have until feb 8 i'm not really legally allowed to really teach proper classes (two of them to be exact) in a proper subject (math) - but who cares, legal is for losers :p)

madasacutsnake 01-23-2010 08:03 PM

Yay Stephi.

Wow odbe, way to go!

brightpearl 01-23-2010 08:58 PM

Those are some lucky kiddos, Stephi.
And Oh-bebe, if I had known one could get such a degree, I would've gotten one myself.
Both of you rock my socks with vicarious yippeees.

As for my own announcement, the crock pot was a success. My freezer is now full of 7 bean soup. This is the first time I have been able to cook beans until they're soft...I finally read that if you have calcium-hardened water, it complexes with the pectin in the skin of the bean, and they never cook properly. I used distilled water, and it worked like a charm. My happiness about this is disproportional to its relative importance, but I suppose we should take joy where we find it.

Odbe 01-24-2010 12:23 AM

Stephi, it gives me a happy just knowing you're out there teaching :) Good teachers are SO important, you might never see a sign of it but have made a big difference for a kid who needs a cool person and not just an authoritarian.

Pearl, I also get a second-hand-happy from your wee discovery, kitchen science is exciting :cool:

Also, announce-me I'm learning a wee bit of German from a book and tape, it's slow going and bemusing but satisfying when something sticks. The die-nouns and das-nouns and der-nouns confuse me no end. It makes me wonder, who gets to decide their genders? When a new noun is created, for example if someone makes a new gadget like the iPod or a new we-don't-know-what like the Snuggie, how do you know what kind it is?

zero 01-24-2010 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by stephanie
... my new official status is:

:cool: illegal math teacher :cool:


stephanie i've been saving this at the back of my toy cupboard for ages now i know why

Stephi_B 01-24-2010 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by zero (Post 420182)
stephanie i've been saving this at the back of my toy cupboard for ages now i know why



Stephi_B 01-24-2010 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by Odbe (Post 420178)
Stephi, it gives me a happy just knowing you're out there teaching :) Good teachers are SO important, you might never see a sign of it but have made a big difference for a kid who needs a cool person and not just an authoritarian.


the really wonderful thing about my kids is that they directly let me know and feel what and how i just did :)

that with der-die-das - i think that just happens, someone (say from the new product's advertisement firm) starts it, maybe because it sounds "fitting" - at least i've never heard that a bunch of linguists sits over the articles for new words :D (for then they'd never get an article i fear ;)) - then everyone uses it, and it enters the Duden (the big book that harbours our whole words inside it's friendly yellow covers :)) thus.

the spelling of new/foreign words causes the major fuss mostly. and now, after all the (re-)reforms (to make everything about writing german simpler) no one knows anymore how to spell ketchup :rolleyes:

Stephi_B 01-24-2010 01:41 PM

oh, and however it's spelled, ketchup goes with both der or das - just like butter has der and die as (in this case a regional thing, methinks) choice - wonderful confusion :), you see!

anyway, do study it, if it feels good/fun to you :) it's worth it in any case - and one never knows how life runs. i just have it almost daily that now i can need many/most of the things i learnt/experienced on the go ("etwas aufschnappen" is the fitful verb for that) or without a "goal".

Coffee 01-24-2010 01:53 PM

Woot...nice job stephi and odbe. Gratz to u both.

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-24-2010 03:37 PM

My scanner healed itself so I don't have to take it to the scanner-doctor!

Two weeks ago it went out of order just like that - one day it was scanning happily, the next day it refused to cooperate. It sent off wrong messages after initialising: like document loaded and feeder jam and similar ones when I clearly didn't load any document. Anyway, I disconnected it from my pc and then connected it again, but to no avail.

So I tried to install it on my laptop, but it has Vista, not XP, so I couldn't find it (haha!), although it produced the sample 'Congratulations, if you can read this page you have successfully installed your printer' page.

Frustrated, I tried to connect it back to my pc - and a miracle! It works again. :)

Jack Flanders 01-24-2010 03:51 PM

^ YAY!!! :) I like when machines self-heal!!!

MoJoRiSin 01-24-2010 05:30 PM

^ YES! YAY! YSA : )!

^^Ysa, the next time your printer goes haywire
try this ::
programs>accessories>system tools >system restore
then follow the simple directions to restore your computer to an earlier date when the printer worked (you will not loose any files) this usually works
and will just take a couple of minutes...
this is a fyi only....

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-24-2010 06:30 PM

^^ :D :D ME TOO! :D :D

^ :confused: I don't have a 'system restore' option. Someone has probably stolen it!!! My enemies have surely been nibbling at my computer. :rolleyes:

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