Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Magnificent Karaoke Career In Reverse Chronological Order

#4 - From a Distance (Bette Midler)
[Duet w/ Matt Simon]

#3 - Tainted Love (Soft Cell)

#2 - Flowers on the Wall (The Statler Brothers)
[Duet w/ Matthew Gish]

#1 - Loser (Beck)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Business as Usual


Our school gave benchmark exams on Tuesday. The tests were 84 questions long, in order to mirror the EOC (End of Course) tests. Someone forgot that the EOC tests were three hours long, while class periods are 90 minutes. The solution? Set aside all of Thursday and Friday to allow the students to retest... with the exact same tests they took the first time. This was done to ensure that we have valid data to present to the district.


At our PTA meeting last night, there were local nurses available to give free health screenings. They were testing body fat, cholesterol, and blood sugar. A speaker gave a short presentation on healthy eating and exercise. Then the principal took the stage to thank the speaker and invite all that were present to enjoy the large selection of cakes, pies, and other desserts that everyone had brought as refreshments.


We had an odd number of students in chess club this morning, so I tore up freshmen for half an hour. I do not ever intend to let them win.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


... but this is the inevitable fate of every website or online journal that I create. Usually they come back with a little spark of life every few months before they die out, but I'm not making any promises.