Sunday, November 28, 2010


I told my colleagues, “The way I usually explain it is this: I told her (my boss) what I wanted. She told me what she wanted. Then we compromised and I did exactly what she wanted.”

My co-worker Theresa responded, “Now you’re ready to be a husband.”

Pic of the Week

At Joe's Crab Shack in Old Sac

Thought of the Week

Pain don't hurt.
--Sparky Anderson

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Phone Math

The last couple months my sister has been calling me periodically to help with college algebra.(Why she is doing the class is another story.) We have done several lessons over the phone. Two nights ago she texted me at 11pm and asked me for help for the final time. I successfully explained how to deal with negative exponents, and then she asked me the next question.

If you have a saving account with 6.25% interest that compounds quarterly. You’re trying to save to have $4500 in two years how much money do you need to start with?

I was like, “I dunno. About four grand.”

She laughed and said she couldn’t really put that. I told her that if I had choices I could figure out which was right, but I didn’t know how to go back and come up with the number. (And I was already in bed.)

The next morning I woke up and had a text from her that read: $3955.56.

Damn. I’m good.

Pic of the Week

This is exactly what came up on my screen.

Thought of the Week

When we're older most of us will look back on our lives and explain some parts with, "Well, I was young and stupid then."

How old can you be and still be able to use that excuse later?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Personal Necessity

After our World Series victory in only five games, Gio (my coworker) and I decided to take the day off work for the parade. I clicked on the "personal necessity" category when I requested my substitute. I didn't realize on the paper form I would actually have to categorize my personal necessity.

I read through my eight choices and decided to check the box for "religious observation."

I wasn't even lying.

Please Post

Sometimes I can be a smart ass.

Thought of the Week

"Me carrying a briefcase is like a hot dog wearing earrings."
--Sparky Anderson

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Centered Living

You guys may remember my article about visiting this church. They liked my column so much they put in me in the first on-line edition of their magazine.

My name even made the cover.

Click here to read the magazine.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

S.F. Giants

Click here to read my thoughts about the 2010 World Champions.

Pic of the Week

In S.F. after the Giants parade last Wed.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thought of the Week

Most of us agree (to varying degrees) it is a little disgusting to eat food that has been on the ground. My question is:

At what age does the five-second rule no longer seem reasonable?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My 4th Period

Yesterday with a 3-1 World Series lead I changed plans for my fourth period AVID class. Here are a few pics from my classroom:

I love it when a plan comes together: