Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Poor Girl

One of my students had a bit of a meltdown on the lunch line today because another little girl cut in front of her. When she hadn't calmed down after 10 mins, I took her aside to see what was really wrong. With tears spilling down her cheeks, she said, "This is just not my day. Yesterday was not my day also." This coming from a girl who came to school in September speaking not a word of English. And her mom does not speak any English either.

Where did she pick that up from??

Monday, December 11, 2006

Happiness is...

...listening to NPR on streaming radio, which i was able to do for the first time yesterday. F had to reinstall the operating system on the computer, and now the audio player finally works.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Cover Bands Rock!


Two weeks ago, two friends and fellow teachers, Rik & Lisa, left to move to Canada. There was a big going away fest for them at Buck Mulligan's, a cavernous basement Irish bar. It turned out that there would be live music that night, provided by Lewinsky, a cover band.

Little did we know that they would rock the house. Really - they were amazing. They played Bon Jovi, Gun's 'n Roses, AC/DC, Green Day, etc. (songlist here.) (N, this was like the cover band we saw in Austin when I visited.) Since there are no cabaret laws, we spent the greater part of the evening dancing and singing RIGHT UP FRONT, at the 'stage'.

By the end of the evening, I was hoarse and my knees hurt from all the jumping around. But it was a blast, and me and my friends have decided that we may just have to become groupies...