Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jon Lester is my newest hero.

What an amazing game last night. There is nothing like watching a good guy who has overcome do something amazing. Congrats, Jon!

Speaking of amazing, if you have not watched the "House" season finale yet, you NEED to. I would elaborate, but I know there are those like me who had to DVR it. (We lost at trivia, by the way.) I haven't felt that much emotion in a television show for quite a long time.

I guess it was a night for high emotions, huh?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Spin class = euphoria. . .

. . .at least after you get over the initial shock. I took my first spin class Saturday, and I am completely hooked. Bring on the spin! If all goes well, I will head back for another shot tomorrow night.

I read a review of the new Indiana Jones today and it was very favorable. My radio guys have been panning the movie, so it gave me renewed hope that this next big movie I am looking forward to will live up to my expectations. Who doesn't love Indiana Jones anyway?!?!? I'll get a little Indy preview at trivia tonight - first game grab bag is devoted entirely to my favorite professor. We won last Monday, and the plan is to pull a repeat.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Well THIS is interesting.

What a strange morning. I woke up, hopped in the shower, and got out to a voicemail saying school was delayed for two hours. Turns out our torrential overnight downpours were enough to keep the kiddies home until 9:20. I went back to sleep and when I woke up made a nice breakfast and headed to my car. When I got to my car, I looked down to see huge puddles of water below both seats on the driver's side. Grabbing a Solo cup, I started bailing and called work to say I wouldn't be in. . .

. . .flash forward: the dealership had no clue why my car was becoming a flood zone and I will be driving an Aveo until we get to the bottom of this. I got in to work in time to teach third period, and the day was actually good. Now it's off to two more hours of work, followed by trivia. Trivia girl had better watch out tonight, because I'm already a little punchy.

Friday, May 9, 2008

This article hurts a little. . .

. . .but given my profession and some of the blazing geniuses of my generation whom I have encountered, I can't say I entirely disagree with this article. As much as I wish I could drop the article age down to 20 or so, I have to say that people my age are just as digitally immersed as the kids I teach.

Does this mean I have given up on youth? Of course not! I just get really tired of how little we expect of young people despite the fact that higher standards DO make a difference in life. I'd love to hear your thoughts. . .if anyone still reads this.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pour a little of your saline drip out for my Scrubbies

I'm very sad that "Scrubs" ends tonight, but I am looking forward to seeing how the final episode pans out. Please, please, please don't mess this finale up.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Yay for fun!

After work, tutoring, a workout, and a run to the grocery store, I snuck Sara out of The County to enjoy some stir fry, Rita's, and tv. It doesn't take much to keep me content on a weeknight. . .thank God for good friends and "Dancing with the Stars."

Do you know what else makes me happy these days? The weather and the Wii. It is the perfect season in Maryland where there is no humidity and enough warmth to sit on the deck and read a book. It is also the time of year where I have time to sit at night and relax - my latest obsession is MarioKart for Wii. I could lose many hours of my life to that game. . .

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Holy cow!

The "Scrubs" finale is next week! I'm feeling a little sad. At least Addison is back on "Grey's Anatomy" tonight, and that will cheer me slightly. If I was a surgeon, I would want to be as sassy as her, and wear her cute shoes.

In other TV news, I was minding my own business this afternoon on the elliptical when a newscast showing babies being thrown from a temple in India confused the heck out of me. Apparently this small town tosses babies from the temple in to a sheet below. The babies bounce once, are picked up by some townsperson, and then they are expected to live their normal baby life. I'd hate to pay the therapy bills on these kids some day.