Monday, February 27, 2006

Teacher silliness!

So, I go to a teacher seminar in Los Angeles for the weekend. Great opportunity to work and collaborate
--see, I learned a new word:
collaborate. verb, meaning (1) to show off in front of people. (2) to browbeat others to your manner of thinking. (3)

-collaborate on interesting and fascinating techniques available.

Worst part:
1) Grumpy teachers that just want to bitch and complain about bad the "nowadays" are, and how great the "goodolddays" were. Hey, if they were so great, how come they ended!?!?!?

2) Snoring roommate. which, by the way, Superman Steve berated me for even sharing a room. Steve: "APj, how do you ever expect to have sex if you have a roommate of the same sex in the room with you!?!?!?"

Best part:
1) cheese cake for desert.
2) Playing "trashcan" at Disneyland.

"What is trashcan?" I hear you asking. That's okay -- I didn't know either. My friend demonstrated it as such: Player pretends to run into trashcan, makes big noise, and acts embarrassed when everyone turns to stare at her. Approximately 2 minutes later, she does it again. Trust me, I laughed so hard I thought I would pee my pants. But I didn't....promise.

3) Bad teacher jokes, of which I'll post for your enjoyment:
One day, the first grade teacher was reading the story, Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the famer: "...and Chicken Little went up to the Famer and said, "the sky is falling!" The teacher then asked the class, "And what do you think the farmer said?" Suzie raissed her hand and said, "I think he said, 'Holy shit! A talking bird!!!" ...the teacher was unable to speak for the next 10 minutes.

Hmmm -- reminds me of Paul's "Johnny" jokes.....

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Reflections - and Happy Chinese New Year (late, I know)

Here is Corinne, a year after coming to live in Virginia.
Just thought I'd share my latest picture with you. Just got a Christmas card in the mail
--yes, I did say Christmas -- I'm not the only one in my family that suffers from procrastination!
--as I was saying,
a Christmas card in the mail from my sister and her family in Virginia. Of course, it included current pics of both my nieces and my nephew! But I just have to share the pic of Corinne. Some of you may remember that I went with my sister and her family last January to China to get Corinne. She has changed so much in the year - but her smile still melts my heart. I can't wait to see her this spring or summer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Whoa! Have I been asleep? Gone? Missing? Nope, 'fraid not -- just fighting with the evil insurance on how much they were going to give me for Kermit......
Jayne's favorite moment? Hmmm, that would have to be when the adjuster informed me that, "You need to stop talking."
Multiple threats, and weeks later, I end up getting $1500 more than they offered me.

(Rhetorical) Questions to idiot noted above:

1. Who needs to stop talking NOW?
2. Who's your Daddy NOW?

okay, okay. done it's time to be silly. I found this on Paul's site
-- by the way, please, Paul - come to Fresno for the Rogue--
--and thought it was hilarious!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Jayne!

  1. You should always store jayne in an airtight container in the fridge.
  2. Jayne cannot jump.
  3. Louisa May Alcott, author of 'Little Jayne', hated jayne and only wrote the book at her publisher's request.
  4. Jayne can sleep for three and a half years.
  5. The difference between jayne and a village is that jayne does not have a church!
  6. If you lie on your back with your legs stretched it is impossible to sink in jayne!
  7. An average beaver can cut down jayne every year.
  8. Jayneocracy is government by jayne!
  9. Jayne can drink over 25 gallons of water at a time.
  10. Jayne can not regurgitate!
okay, some are obviously false:
2. Jayne can, and has jumped -- from airplanes, hence: the airplane jayne. Duh.
3. Lousia was a bitch. she just wanted me in the wrong way.
4. I don't think I've slept a total of 3 1/2 years in my life. Sleeping is a waste of time - I'll do it when I'm dead.
6. whoa......hmm......willing to consider as an experiment.....