Thursday, May 24, 2007


so i get a bit disappointed when my friends are slow to blog new entries. this morning it occurred to me that i haven't put up a new entry in nearly a week. talk about motes and beams, eh? trouble is, i can't think of a single story to tell. i watched lost last night. it made me depressed. i'm not sure if it was the story, or the fact that i have to wait until january (i think that's when it comes back) to see what comes next. it's all depressing. you know what else is depressing? being soooo close to the end of the school year, but still having a week left. i can taste it but it's not really here and it makes me anxious. i have a fun weekend planned, so there's good stuff to look forward to, but still i have to endure all of today and tomorrow. ugh! i have 0 patience at this point. yep, that's how exciting my life is - so exciting even i want to be moving on.

i do want to mention, though, that i robbed plewe again. the quote she posted by rick steves was so good that i printed it off and used it in my class. we've been reading a bunch of literature by modern authors growing up in colonized countries where there was either apartheid or some extreme degree of inequality. anyway, this literature has led to discussion about culture. plewe's travel quote was so profound in what it had to say about appreciating cultures that i made the kids read and analyze it. one kid noticed the extremely peppy positive attitude rick has in regards to travel and the opposite cynical view of the authors we've been reading. he's a sharp kid. i hope he grows up to be a sharp adult. right now he likes to color his hair random shades of pink/blue/purple. he works at the local car warsh.


Jules said...

Yeah, I don't have any stories to tell this least none that I want all of humanity to be able to access. :-) But I too have quite the eventful weekend planned, so I hope to post Sunday or Monday about it, so you will have something new from me to read then!

And I think Lost isn't coming back until February...there will only be 16 episodes, so if it returns in Feb. it can run, uninterrupted, until the end of May sweeps. That's a loooong wait.

plainoldsarah said...

i'm not happy about the long lost wait. ugh!

i agree about the stories suitable for blogging - that is a challenge. i hope i make wise choices! i can just imagine this coming back to haunt me when i'm 80.

ewesa said...

sometimes I wish there were pictures to accompany your student's stories, but I guess that would go against some sort of teacher/student code. but they sound like interesting kids!