October 17, 2011

Monday Musings

1.  I think my computer is on its last leg.  It keeps telling me to buy a new battery.  ..Only 2 years old...such a short little life.  I can't jump from page to page at any amount of speed.  Oh, and the battery dies randomly and quickly.  This makes it really difficult to link up to blog hops and recipe parties, as well as comment on other pages.  It's not that I don't want to comment.  It's that it either won't let me or will require an hour of my time that could be spent cleaning doing something else.

2.  My husband will have to fix it.  Like he did all the other last times.

3.  I'm sure this is completely unrelated to my ability to work a computer, but our internet was out the other day.  After a 6:30 am, before-work, mad dash to unplug and plug in the modem and router wires, it was still out at 6:00 pm.  After a 40 minute call to customer service, in which I was told they could not help, my husband came home and said the modem wire was plugged into the wrong slot.  I still maintain that this was not my fault.
(I'm also sure that there are more technical words out there than "wire" and "slot".  I obviously don't know them.)

4.  Because of the aforementioned reasons, I've told Scott that him leaving me (he is in the Army) will be pretty detrimental to my well-being.  I'm a little more helpless than I'd like to admit.  I don't even know how to pay the bills. 

5.  On a serious note..
For all of you non-teachers out there...this is what our children are up against.  It's not resolving itself anytime soon and it brings down school morale for both teachers and students.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND---The Football Version (Taken from a fellow teacher's Facebook page)
1. All teams must make the state playoffs and all MUST win the championship. If a team does not win the championship, they will be on probation until they are the champions, and coaches will be held accountable. If after two years they have not won the championship, their footballs and equipment will be taken away UNTIL they do win the championship.

2. All kids will be expected to have the same football skills at the same time even if they do not have the same conditions or opportunities to practice on their own. NO exceptions will be made for lack of interest in football, a desire to perform athletically, or genetic abilities or disabilities of themselves or their parents. ALL KIDS WILL PLAY FOOTBALL AT A PROFICIENT LEVEL!

3. Talented players will be asked to work out on their own without instruction. This is because the coaches will be using all their instructional time with the athletes who aren't interested in football, have limited athletic ability, or whose parents don't like football.

4. Games will be played year round, but statistics will only be kept in the 4th, 8th, and 11th games.

5. This will create a New Age of sports where every school is expected to have the same level of talent and all teams will reach the same minimal goals.
6.  I got this jacket for $24. Perfect for fall on the east coast.  WHERE I WILL BE GOING THIS WEEK!

And these jeans for $16.
Now I have skinny jeans that I feel look as they are supposed to.  They're not strangling me as I feel my American Eagle ones do (bought back when I thought all skinny jeans were created equal) and they're not too loose as I feel my Target ones are. (I have a fear of commitment to well-fitting jeans.  We all know this by now I'm sure.)

And well...I guess that's Monday for you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally with you on the NCLB Football Version! Totally well-put.


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