So Much Stuff I Can't Recall

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Phauxhawk Phil

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 and side views.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Counting Blessings

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.

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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.

Free admission.


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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hulu Vous?

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 and Psych (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.

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Hot Enough For Ya?

With a heat index of 110F, the safe money's on yes.


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