Friday, August 31, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Superbad was Supergood.
I tried the Elk Burger at Fuddruckers today. Better than both the ostrich and buffalo - cool beans.
Teachers started on Wednesday. Wednesday was fairly painless because we did more small group planning and discussing, and the people I will be working with this year are pretty cool. Thursday was a lot more sitting and listening, which sucked. But we got out early. Friday was an unbearable two hours in the morning, then we were done. I got pretty much everything ready, with the exception on my gradebook. I spent today getting that totally set up. I just need to make a day one seating chart before I go to bed. Shouldn't take too long.
I've been watching Return of the King on TNT is Hi-Def. Looks REALLY sweet, EXCEPT for the stupid logo in the bottom right corner. It's worse than usual. Not only do they have the little TNT in a circle, but next to it they advertise upcoming show and movies. On a smaller TV, it would be less noticeable. But on this TV, the whole thing would fill up my laptop screen. But they just had the scene where Aragorn jumps out of ship and the ghosts follow him. That's cool.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Since my team is "Clobberin' Time," I had to have the mascot present. I think that I have some good starters. I don't know if the team has depth right now, so I need to make a few little changes to prepare for bye weeks. But technically, I am ready to go week one.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Right now, I am in San Diego. Actually, that's a lie. I'm in El Cajon, just outside of SD. Tomorrow is the draft in one of my fantasy football leagues, so I am here for that. Today we had some predraft festivities, beginning with the annual golf tournament. We went to Carlton Oaks; it was pretty nice. Next we headed downtown to Hooters to enjoy wings and hooters. Then we walked to Petco Park to see the Padres lose. Actually, we were there while the Pads lost, and we kinda paid attention every now and then. Full day. Now I'm tired. Sleep is desired.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I keep buying books and I keep starting books and I don't keep finishing books. Well, I did buy, start, and finish Harry Potter 7. But here my list of books that I am somewhere in the middle, though often somewhere near the beginning) AND that I actually want to finish.
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
1776 – David McCullough
His Excellency – Joseph J. Ellis
Little Children – Tom Perrotta
Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow
Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
Until I Find You – John Irving
The Taking – Dean Koontz
From a Buick 8 – Stephen King
The Killing of Reinhard Heyorich, the SS "Butcher of Prague" - Callum MacDonald
Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Friday, August 10, 2007
My Europe trip is online. I need to finish he last few days. Maybe now I can get to that. I'm thinking I might finish it in San Diego next week.
I think I'm going to start a movie club at ED this year. Both for watching and making movies. I'm more interested in the making part, but some movie watching would also be interesting. It might be two different clubs. Who knows.
If I had seen Little Children last year, it would have been number one on my list.
I will be more regular from now on. Blog Fiber.