One of the most ridiculous things I've encountered
I just found out that the university sponsoring the summer class I'm enrolled in has me listed as a NON-US citizen. (No one knows what country they think I'm a citizen OF.)
This was changed in 1984 - when I returned from Peace Corps and enr... Read more
660 cals by 2:30 PM??????
I forgot to put water to boil for my tea before showering - and there isn't enough time after my shower for the water to boil and make strong tea - so I went to the coffee cart again this morning. Breakfast was tea au lait (nonfat) with sugar-f... Read more
Our sweet maintenance guy removed the paint from the wall for our next mural - but stopped short of the bottom, maybe 3 feet short. Because apparently my students made a line across that area. (I don't remember seeing a line, but other teacher... Read more
Busy but lazy day
Today was one of those extremely rainy days we get, when our hill is covered in fog, the rain is pouring down, and we even had thunder and lightning. With all the fog, we kept the windows shut - otherwise you can see the fog drifting through th... Read more
Or Moko Jumbies
These are the stilt dancers - straight out of West Africa, the Moko Jumbie is an important part of local culture. People start as small children, maybe age 6 or 7, with very short stilts - by the time they're teens, they ha... Read more
DH woke me about 5:20 AM, we could hear the music starting down the hill - so we threw on our bright orange Carnival T shirts (free from the medical lab we go to, LOL), took the top off the Jeep, and rolled down the hill. Parked at DH's office ... Read more
Bacchanal Again for Carnival 2010
That's this year's Carnival theme.
Today was Food Fair, which I missed - there was a mix-up with the time of my facial appointment, and I had scheduled it so I could make it to food fair for my roti (Trinidadian dish) - but ended up missing... Read more
MY fave museum and MY fave new art piece
A Spark friend asked what was my favorite art museum/gallery seen on the trip, and my favorite NEW piece of artwork seen - since those were the questions I asked the students.
My favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art - although I a... Read more
VERY quick update
I just got back from 4 days (and 4 nights) in Washington DC with 4 teenage girls and another teacher - we went to 4 museums, walked all over, fed those kids (who eat an unbelievable amount), and looked at and discussed major artworks. We also m... Read more
Are you celebrating Earth Day?
I went to the coffee cart this morning, for my tea latte and cranberry bread - I haven't had time to shop, much less bake my low-cal muffins, between trips. So I'm doing bkfst the lazy way and going to the coffee cart.
I always carry my tr... Read more
New idea for a project
Our industrial/graphics design teacher has this amazing machine that will print posters, banners, etc. - on a wide variety of materials. It's all computerized, so it's pretty easy to come up with things to print.
One of the conference sess... Read more
Poor Cleo kitty, LOL!
Cleo has a BAD habit of hiding in our closet, I think she likes the heating rod that helps keep down the mold and mildew.
Neither DH nor I saw Cleo this morning when we were ready to head to work. I suggested he look in the closet again, w... Read more
Back in St. Thomas again
But a bunch of students are on a school field trip (social studies) and are in Washington DC. The music students are all practicing for Carnival. The parents are in and out, collecting report cards today.
So I had less than half the stude... Read more
Afternoon with a Sparkie
My conference ended at noon, so after getting another tea latte (nonfat) to warm up, I met up with my Spark teammate RockyCPA (and some number) - anyhow, we had fun wandering around the inner harbor area, having lunch, a little shopping (it's a ... Read more
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Presentation complete - whew!!!
I gave my conference presentation today, at 5 PM - several people I'd chatted with over the past few days showed up, plus one of the teachers from St Thomas - there were about 18 or 20 people total.
We had a little tech problem at first, ... Read more