Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
We check the I-phone with traffic we should arrive just after 5:00pm, and we are almost out of gas. For the first time I have us as underdogs to make it onto the ship (Don’t panic I just have us as 6:5 underdogs). As we sit in traffic on the 101 checking for alternative routes I ask Steph what else she wants to do this weekend. We have friends in Orange County, Thousand Oaks, and San Diego. I was determined to enjoy the weekend and maintain a positive attitude even if we paid for a 3-day cruise we didn’t get to attend.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Are you looking for a car that is safe, reliable, and has character? Then I have the perfect car just for you.
1999 Red Toyota Corolla, CE--176,000 miles.
This car has power locks, power steering, and an AM/FM radio complete with stock cassette player. So if you want to pop in your latest Bon Jovi tape go right ahead.
Also, there is a red flashing seatbelt sign for your safety. Even if you already have your seatbelt fastened it continues to blink just so you never forget to be safe.
Are you the type that is big on having child locks, but nervous you will forget to use them? Don't worry; just put your child on the driver's side of the car where there is no interior handle so the kid won't be able to get out even if you don't remember to have the doors locked. The safety of your child comes first.
Also, keeping you safe the car pulls slightly to the right. So if you accidently doze off at the wheel it will send you onto the right shoulder not into oncoming traffic. This is also convenient if you feel like changing lanes to the right, but are too lazy to move your hands. Just let go of the wheel and the car will move you over.
Despite having an excellent AC you or your passengers may be the type that prefers to drive with the windows cracked, which is great because the seal on the back right door is broken and it sounds like the window is always just a little bit cracked.
The glove box closes with ease, as long as you put a little something on it. Not too soft, not too hard, with a little practice you will close this thing just right.
When driving in the sun just lower your sun visor. Also, the visor occasionally falls at random times. This will make sure you, as a driver, are alert and not overreacting to sudden movements. After a few times of the visor falling on you while you're on the freeway you'll feel better prepared for whatever situation arises on the road.
You may think with all these amenities you might start to feel a little pretentious. Don't worry. The rear view mirror is hard to adjust and the driver door also does not have an interior handle. There is nothing that keeps you humble like parking your car, rolling down your window, and reaching your arm out to open the door. (Remember to roll the window back up before shutting off the car.)
Not enough room in your garage to park the car? Don't worry this car has been parked outside for years. It is used to it. You ain't going to make this paint job much worse. Permission to drive freely.
This car runs great! No accidents. Clean title. In ten years I've rarely had any problems with it. Believe me; I'm an honest guy.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We can start with AVID:
From my math kids:
P.S. sry if I spelt things wrong
Maybe this year she will learn to occasionally use some punctuation.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
After school during tutoring he pointed to the grades and, complete with his accent, asked, "When this was?"
Another girl in the room started laughing and unabashedly added: He just said "when this was."
I refrained from reacting until he responded, "What? Why is that funny?"
Friday, April 20, 2012
The two of us made are way to the bed and things were progressing nicely. Neither of us were paying particularly close attention to the arrangement of the bed’s pillows. All the sudden in the dimly lit room there was instantly a significant increase of light to my immediate left.
I don’t know why but I noticed the light before I noticed the heat. As I looked over my left shoulder I saw my pillow had quickly gone up in flames. I don’t know how big the flame actually was, but it looked huge. I immediately jumped up and grabbed the flaming pillow and ran into the bathroom. I threw it into the tub and turned on the water.
That was a mood killer.
She follows me into the bathroom laughing all the way. I admittedly was upset about losing my favorite pillow (the expensive one with the hole in the middle I bought from my chiropractor) and my matching pillow case. I wasn’t laughing.
In the end there was a slight mark on my bedside table, a slight stain on the bathtub, the loss of my pillow and pillow case, but the damage was minimal.
We opened up the house to let out the smoke and smell of the fire, and I don’t recall any more romantic activity continuing that evening.
The next day I considered cutting off the burned pillow and trying to salvage it, but I dropped it in the trash and bought another.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
My favorite part of the class is:
I like how Mr. Burrill picks on people. Another one is when Aaron isn't here to upset Mr. Burrill and get him angry.
How has your behavior and participation in class been? What motivated you to act that way?
I think my behavior is good and I'm your favorite student, and what motivates me is knowing I'm your favorite student.
On a scale of 1 to 10 rate your effort in the class.
5 or 7.
(Definitely not a six; that would be ridiculous.)
Overall my feelings about the class are:
Pretty good class. Talking here and there... Needs a little more work, but yeah, good class.
(Thank you so much for the compliment)
I don't really like math, but in this class it sorta makes sense.
How has being part of the AVID class helped you with your English skills?
How to right better sentances.
The vocabulary helped me seem more pretentious when talking to Mr. Boone.
In general, what really helps me in the classroom is:
I like that everyone gets picked on to answer problems, so that way you have to know what's going and that makes you wanna learn more. Because if you don't you'll look like an idiot.
having a good teacher that cares, want to help, and is funny. Kids don't show it very well, but not all of them are ingrates.
I have the most difficulty in Mr. Burrill's class when:
We learn new things and he doesn't explain it very well, or he explains it and it becomes even more complicated.
Tell me 3 things about yourself that are either interesting, important to you, or something you would like me to know.
I love swimming even though I can't swim.
I have the fear of getting staticly shocked (hormephobia).
Well, I like it when Mr. Valentine teaches (not saying your a bad teacher or anything like that) but Mr. Valentine is a teacher with more energy.
I like guns. I did third grade 3 times, and in K-3 I was getting A's in math.
I love reading. I'm a good drawer. I'm a good shot with a gun.
I'm not sure what to tell you but I don't like a lot of hw because it's difficult for me. I also have AdHd so I get distracted easy and I'm bipolar so I can frustrated easy. Oh and I like purple and neon green.
I have four pets: 1 dog, 2 cats and a bearded dragon.
My biggest bet peeve is the word portfolio.
I am easily... oh a puppy!
And my two gun children are in the same class. Just to make sure you know not all of them are ingrates I will share two more.
Everyone is this class is awesome! And even the hard problems get easier after an hour of learning.
Thank you for teaching me the ways of life. I will be sure to use them if I move. I wont' let myself down or my foster mom.