Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The boy came back from the pool last night sporting a new 'do. Yeah, the fake mohawk/fauxhawk look. Usually he's got the George Clooney comb-forward bangs thing working, so I'm not sure what his inspiration was. Public-school third grade, probably (when he starts thuggin' large with the oversized T, saggy pants, and gold chains, I'll start to worry -- or maybe I'll just hock the gold chains).
Here's his new look: mugshot front
Labels: Philpix, Third Grade
Sunday, August 24, 2008
School starts tomorrow, so before I get overwhelmed by the 100+ blessings making their way through my classroom every day, I thought I'd list some "why it's good to be a teacher" stuff I learned over the summer.10% discount at Kwik Kar
oil change and service shops.Bonus freebies at Staples:
while the rest of the world is limited to 2 or 3 free rulers, or 8-packs of pencils, or bottles of Elmer's glue, teachers get 25. Verizon discount
: still just a rumor, but I heard 30% off. Will have to check it out.
Labels: Bargains, Freebies
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Save the Date: 2/11-12/2009
U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins
(not to be confused with Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly
) will be keynoting the Highland Park Literary Festival
, Feb. 11-12, 2009.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Prior to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
I had never heard of Hulu.com
. Then Dina asked me if I had caught the season opener of Eureka
on the Sci-Fi Channel. I hadn't. She told me to check it out on, yes, Hulu. Since then I've checked out Ep. 2 of Eureka
and back eps of NCIS
(also available from cbs.com and usanetwork.com, but Hulu lets you view full screen).
Also noticed tonight when I surfed over there that they've got full-length films
(with commercial breaks).
And although DHSAB
was off-the-air awhile at drhorrible.com
it's up and running there and (full-screen) at the main Hulu website
Check it out.
Labels: Freebies, Television
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Hot Enough For Ya?
With a heat index of 110F, the safe money's on yes
Labels: I'm Just Saying