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t+s! [21 Jun 2008|02:38pm]
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more finished objects [01 Apr 2008|08:08pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

finished object #6:

R2D2 hat for nothinganything's son.

finished object #7

the hat says "hat" in binary.

finished object #8

this hat says "sis 3" in binary. i made it for a student of mine. her girlfriend, sissy, is turning 21 tomorrow and this is going to be part of her present.

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[18 Mar 2008|02:24pm]
Finished Objects:

#2: Fingerless mitts for Aubrie:

#3 and #4: Washcloths for Rhonda at work:

#5: R2D2 hat for Ryan!!
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[05 Feb 2008|06:25am]
Wright, Dale E.

Jan. 23, 1915-Jan. 26, 2008

Dale E. Wright, 93, of Chula Vista died Saturday. He was born in Hannibal, Mo., and was a retired chief petty officer in the Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and Otay Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Wright; daughter, Marva West of San Diego; son, Dale Wright Jr. of Chula Vista; sisters, Helen Epley of Huntsville, Mo., and Jean Wright of Houston; brother, Robert Wright of Marceline, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

Services: 3 p.m. today, Greenwood Garden Chapel, 4300 Imperial Ave., San Diego.

Entombment: Greenwood Bible Mausoleum.

Donations: Sharp HospiceCare, c/o Grossmont Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944.

Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 1/31/2008.
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FO [28 Jan 2008|08:28pm]
[ mood | productive ]

here's my first finished object of 2008!

the life aquatic beanie!

it's a gift for a friend. i won't say who in case that person still reads lj. i hope they like it!

in other news, my grandfather passed away on saturday. i'm flying out to california on wednesday for the funeral.

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[01 Jan 2008|12:44pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]


1. keep the house cleaner.
2. lose weight. goal: 50 lbs.
3. be better about calling parents of students.
4. pay off debt with better consistency.

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list update! [30 Dec 2007|10:41pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

1. thanks to the ice storm oklahoma had earlier this month, colin and i were without power for 10 days. we spent the first night in our house, but it got soooo cold and we couldn't take it anymore. we packed up the cats and stayed at the in-laws house in edmond. i learned that i never ever want to live in edmond.
2. i went to the dentist for the first time in 6 years and was pleasantly surprised to find out that i didn't have any cavities and my gums looked good! yay!
3. my mom got a kitty for christmas. it's a kitler and a cutie. my dad named him Adolf.
4. i got a digital camera for christmas, so you can expect many photos to be posted in the future.
5. i spent the last week watching seasons 1-3 of the office. poor toby.
6. colin and i are watching aubrie's kitties while she's out of town. tonight, we went to leave and my car wouldn't start. it's still in aubrie's driveway until i can get it towed tomorrow.
7. our cat penny got sick a week ago. turned out she had an obstruction in her large intestine and she stayed at the vets to make sure it passed without complications. she came back home on christmas eve and i'm still forcing antibiotics down her throat until tomorrow morning.

that's all i can think of now. i'm mad because earlier this year i went to the trouble of making a paper mache dick for a "dick in the box" gift to my friend jacy's boyfriend. it turned out super awesome and realistic looking. she recently re-gifted at a girl's bachelorette party. see if i ever go to the trouble of making something for her again.

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[18 Nov 2007|02:56pm]
[ mood | okay ]

here's the latest installment of "shit storm 2007!" live from my parents house!

my dad fell on monday and broke his hip. He had surgery on wednesday, i believe, and had a partial hip replacement. he is on all sorts of pain medicine to the point where he doesn't know where he is and what is happening. he'll be in the hospital for a bit and then be transferred to a facility that can take care of him and give him the physical therapy he needs. poor him and poor my mom. looks like i'll be visiting my dad in one hospital or another while out there for thanksgiving next week. i told my mom that 2008 has got to be better than this year. it just has to. besides that, my nana was in the hospital, too. turned out her angina is worse and she has a heart murmur. she's back home now, though.

on a less important note, our television died. a moment of silence, please. we don't know what we're doing yet to replace it. early xmas gift or just buy one once the paycheck comes in.

gotta go and type up a statistics test. whoop!

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[07 Nov 2007|06:04pm]
[ mood | sad ]

so, there's this fellow teacher at work that is one of my best friends. she is not speaking to me anymore and i don't know what to do about it.

a week or two ago, she told me that she heard from a fellow teacher that one of my students was a lesbian. this student and i know each other well and have a really friendly rapport in the classroom, so i decided on monday that i was going to ask her if there rumor was true because she had hung around after the class was over. i asked her and she said it was true and thought this thing was totally hilarious. she asked me where i had heard it from, and i wasn't going to lie to her so i told her the truth.

well, because of this, my friend is really mad (although she says she isn't) that i told the girl who told me. she hasn't said more than 3 words to me since monday and if she's in her room and its before or after school, she'll close the door so it looks like there is no one there. i'm pretty bummed out about it. i've said sorry to her so many times, but it looks like she's holding a grudge.

*sigh* this is why i don't like being friends with girls. too much drama!

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[07 Oct 2007|10:05am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

i had a dream last night that colin, aubrie, ryan, and i were on vacation in what my brain said was tacoma, wa, but it wasn't. anyways, we all went out to the bar and these guys started flirting with me and aubrie and we played along, until the guy that was flirting with my tried to get me to come spend the night with him in the alcohol treatment facility he was staying in. we got up to leave and found that ryan was missing. we looked all over for him, but couldn't find him anywhere. we ended up heading back to our hotel (for some reason my parents were there too) thinking ryan had just gone home without us. when we got home, we were greeted to pictures of ryan's severed head. we hid the pictures from aurbie. this next morning, we tried calling the police, but couldn't find the right number in the phone book. we went back to the last place we had seen him and started asking people if they had seen him recently, and when i looked over, there was ryan. he had faked his death to teach aurbie a lesson about flirting with people. (?!) we were all so happy he was still alive, and for some reason, aubrie came to the realization that she was in love with ryan and they lived happily ever after.

that's the most elaborate dream i've had in ages. weird.

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[01 Oct 2007|05:12pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

here's the email i got from my mom today:

"Things are not going too well around here right now. Your Dad and I had a big incident Sat. night. Anyway, it started because I wasn't as responsive as he wanted to his advances once we went to bed. He started crying. I decided I couldn't deal with it, because he does this all the time, and went upstairs to sleep in the spare room. A few minutes later he followed me up, ripped the sheets off the bed, grabbed me by the wrist and yanked me out of the bed saying he wanted me to sleep with him. I pulled away, but went back downstairs. There was no sleeping as you might imagine. My wrist and arm hurt all night, but there are no bruises or anything. The worst of it is that he hurt me physically, and by extention, emotionally. The one thing I had been sure of in spite of everything else, was that he would never physically hurt me. Now that surity has been shattered. I will not allow myself to be physically abused. I am at a loss as to where to go from here. Right now your Dad is sleeping upstairs, what sleeping he does. He has an appointment tomorrow with a therapist. We tried talking about it some, and of course he is very sorry it happened and insists that it will never happen again, but that's been said before. I just don't know what to do.

I hesitate to tell you about this, because I know how upsetting it is to hear, but neither do I want to keep it a secret from you because you need to know what is going on. The weird thing is I really thought things were getting a lot better. Dad's started a new job selling insurance, his mood seemed lighter and we'd had a really nice couple of weeks. I thought he'd finally turned a real corner on things. Now it all seems to be back to square one.

The one person I am not telling is Jason. He has so much anger toward his father that he would be ready to kill him if he knew. Please don't say anything to him.

Shawn and Sarah know what happened. Shawn was ready to "beat him 3 quarters to death", but of course didn't, that's just how angry he was. He is here if I need him. Sarah was angry, too, and offered me a place to stay, saying it was totally unacceptable. Blanca also knows because I was with her yesterday, she also offered me a place to stay if I needed it. so I have alot of people looking out for me."

shit. if my mom leaves my dad, he will kill himself for sure.

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[30 Sep 2007|01:32pm]
[ mood | sad ]

colin and i found out last night that robert has hodgkin's lymphoma. needless to say, i feel terrible for him! i know he'd been sick for a while and not knowing what was wrong, but you never want that turn out to be cancer. i want to do something to help, but i don't know what i could do. his mom's in town, so he's probably covered for food and homecooked meals. i guess if he ends up having cemo and losing his hair, i could knit him some beanies to keep the head warm during the upcoming winter. besides that, i don't know what to do for him.

robert is the third person in the last month and a half that i know that has had a diagnosis of cancer. first was lori, the secretary at school who found out she had ovarian cancer that had spread to other parts of her body. then there was evelyn at work who had to have a 2 lb tumor removed from between her kidneys, and now robert. no more, people! i'm tired of feeling sad for my friends.

at least hodgkin's lymphoma has a 93% cure rate. hopefully, soon enough, robert will be back to his emo self. please let me know, robert, if there is anything colin and i can do for you. (colin and i thought of someone that would probably have sex with you....)

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[23 Sep 2007|09:26pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

let's add a couple more things to the list of shittiness that colin's car accident has given us! i went looking up colin's ticket on the internet to see how much it would cost to just pay the ticket because i know colin doesn't want to deal with any of this. when looking up his name, i found 3 other tickets he has outstanding and that there is a warrant out for his arrest. it was a good thing we didn't just go to court because he would have been arrested on the spot. but, what's weird about this whole thing is the other tickets are from back in 2003 and colin has been pulled over since then and they definitely looked up his information in the system when he was in his car accident and never once has anything be said to him. he would have been arrested before this if there was truly a warrant out for his arrest. we're gonna call tomorrow morning and see what they suggest we do and if there hasn't been some sort of mistake. if not, we have to pay about $1000 in fines tomorrow. i'm so glad i took a day off from work for this! thank god, though, that colin's parents are millionaires. they will help us pay fines.

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[22 Sep 2007|12:14pm]
[ mood | disappointed ]

we went and got a copy of colin's accident report yesterday because his court date for the accident is monday. well, according to the collision report, the guy that hit colin was not speeding and was not ticketed for anything. the only way we're going to not have to pay the ticket colin got is if the officer doesn't show up. aubrie said we should go get statements from the guys at the auto shop that called the police after the accident, but i know colin won't want to do it and i'm a little tired of having to take care of things for him. i'm taking work off monday to go to the courthouse with him. i hope we won't have to pay the ticket right then and there. blah. not how i had hoped this would go.

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[21 Sep 2007|07:00am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

you know who's awesome? yeah, it's me.

yesterday i was observed in the classroom by kerri white, the math coordinator for the oklahoma state department of education. she had nothing but good things to say about me... and i know for a fact that not everyone got a good review. i'm very proud of myself, as is the math department head. today we have a professional day, and jacy, ms. reed, and i are presenting some math lesson plans for the math department. once i get my 5 hours of passing the material on, i get a $150 stipend from the state department. yay, to what is essentially free money!

i'm having problems bowling lately. during league last sunday, i bowled like a 70 for the last two games. i was practicing yesterday and bowled a 66 in one of the games. it's quite frustrating! i need to figure out what i'm doing wrong, cause i can't bowl 70's in league again.

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[15 Sep 2007|10:27am]
[ mood | chipper ]

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

3.Mining Engineer
4.Environmental Engineer
5.ESL Teacher
6.High School Teacher

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[07 Sep 2007|06:07pm]
[ mood | amused ]

NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber-Dorky Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

this made me a little sad, really.

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[03 Sep 2007|09:10am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

things at work are getting crazy! i volunteered to be the junior class sponsor, which pays an extra $3000 a year, but also puts me in charge of concessions at basketball and wrestling games and the prom. it should be extremely hectic and stressful, and i wonder daily what i've gotten myself into. i am also one of 4 spirit coordinators for the school. i don't know what the extra pay on that one is, but i know there is extra pay. i'm already planning a spirit week for homecoming. so, this school year is going to be a busy one, i can already tell.

besides all of that, school is alright. 2 weeks in and i already hate my 6th and 7th hours. hopefully this will change as the year continues.

bowling league starts next sunday! we have a new member to the team. liz didn't want to bowl this league, so aubrie's friend brad is bowling with us. he's totally excited, which is good. sadly, he's already a better bowler than us. at least i've gotten a little better over the course of last league. i'm now a 110 average bowler, which i think is 20 points better than it was at the beginning of the summer. let's see if by the end of this fall season i'm up to 130 average. that would be awesome!

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stolen from my sister-in-law! [12 Aug 2007|10:26pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

mmmm... homemade pressies!

Here's how it works: be one of the first three commentors on this post, and I'll send you a homemade gift sometime in the near future (that is, when inspiration and time collide for me). In return, you go to your blog and make the same offer. So, you’ll be making three things and receiving one. Anyone can participate. Not just crafty/creative types. We're talking homemade. Anything.


What if I don’t like the gift I receive?
Too bad. Mom taught us all how to be gracious.

What if I’m not crafty or artistic? So? Do it anyway. There are millions of things to be made and some part of you needs to get in to the process of creating something with your hands. It is therapeutic and eye opening. Even if it is a paper airplane.

What about shipping? If postage is a concern, make a card -- that can be the gift. But if you want to carve a bust of the recipient out of pine, go ahead.

What? I have to give someone in cyberspace my address? Well, yeah. So you should probably only sign up here if you have read or known me for a few months, that way you know I am a fine upstanding citizen who wouldn't dream of doing anything untoward with your personal information. You may even get a holiday card after the exchange.

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[19 Jul 2007|10:12am]
[ mood | frustrated ]

so, i'm in the middle of a math summer conference... and i'm bored! our homework was to write the questions for one topic in a jeopardy board. i did two, because one of our members is new to teaching algebra II and didn't know anything about quadratic functions... anyways, the real problem is this cranky old man in our group that is just bitching and moaning about equation editor and how it is crap and he'll never use it ever again!!! i tried to explain to him that it's just because he is not used to using it and you just have to get used to it. nope, it's a piece a shit and he'll never use it. everyone else in our group is finished, but grandpa is taking his sweet time and is bitching under his breath the whole time. i just can't wait til he's finished!!!

anyways, this is my last conference of the summer! i go back to work on the 13th of august. blah! it's way too soon!! between now and then, though, i get to go to comic con! kotwica, centuryofelvis, mcrune and i leave on monday for the extravaganza. i'm so excited, words escape me. (ahh! cranky old man is complaining again!)

ugh! i have to go before i get so angry that i throw my computer across the room.

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