In related news, we ate at Hobnobs (old Cox) last night, talked to a manager and chef about the changes they've been making (like cheap beans). And in the process the manager (also our waitress) said I looked like a cat person. How Sad! (it's the glasses)
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Also, I saw three of my students there. It is really weird hearing people refer to you as Mrs. Dick when you're at a place like that. A comment made by one of the student's Asian chaperone was "How do you know her? Your math teacher?! She is young."
Then the stupid stuff hit. The spring game was today and we drove home while everyone who went to it drove home. So, at the 4-way stop by Jardine and Dennison, I put my blinker on to go left (to go home!) and the cop said, no. I had to turn right and go all through the traffic on campus, all the way around to get back to my house by going down Sunset. That really pissed me off. Really. They wouldn't even let people go straight. You had to turn right. That is so incredibly stupid. It makes me mad, so very mad. Stupid cop.
To add to the "piss Nicole off"-ness. I broke my sugar monkey's legs off with my purse in the car. That sucks. Luckily, Shannon was smart enough to think to glue it together. Thanks Shanno!
-counted down the days I have left, 25 contract days, 1 I'll be gone and 23 of which have students.
-played some more Necromunda, 4 more battles into the Truth Crusade.
-had some good Cousin Cosmo's Greek Chicken for game night. Shannon and I did the whole meal idea thing with a really good Classis Greek Salad (really good) and orzo. This is given out upon request. So make it and enjoy.
-bought some fabric for a new project.
-finished a 3 day week at school!
Michelle's play went well. This pic is from Saturday night during the "Kaye" scene.
And this is the cast. Look at all the fun characters!
We got to see Dan & Tara's new house in Garden. And I had Brendan and Trevor get in the closet. Then I shut the door and leaned on it. Hmm...they asked Uncle Dan to put me in jail for it. (He's a cop.)
Today I visited Wichita to watch/listen to Jayme's senior concert on her tuba. She did four pieces, all of which sounded great. She said she made some mistakes, but they were still great. This is from the last piece Devil's Herald. She talked about it on her blog. You can listen to a demo of it there too.
And tomorrow I go back to teaching. sigh.
Easter was fun. We got to see lots of family. Lots.
- Gary(Shannon's Dad), Linda, and Shadow
- Rhonda (Shannon's Mom), Dave, and Michelle
- Tara (Shannon's Cousin) and Dan
- Steve (Shannon's Cousin), Margo, Adam, Morgan, Brooke, and Tate
- Jeff, Bobbie (Shannon's Cousin), Brendan, Trevor, Macy
- Wes, Nancy (Shannon's Aunt), Jennifer, Susanah, Emily, Amy, and Jonathan
- Al, Betty, and Jeremy (Tara's Inlaws)
Well, I checked the grades from the state assessments. The 8th grade average is 64%. The highest grade was a 98.8% and the lowest and 11.6%. That is not as good as I was hoping, but its better than last year (I think).
Now, on to my project that is due tomorrow night.
Also, malty egg things are gross. I ate one thinking it was a peanut butter m&m and almost gagged. I spit it out and still taste grossness. Iew.
Now, on to that 5 day weekend.
Shannon has been working on some Brettonians, and the knight is basically a dead one. So the deal is this. My unit of Black Knights is decendent of Shannon's kings, the same ones that his guys are decent of (that was a really difficult post to find!). So the colors and shields will all match. It will be fun to make a Brettonian Undead army.
More to come!
Yay, 3:40, go time!
2. While leaving Dillons on Saturday night, Shannon and I saw three people dressed like Vendetta go into Dillons. Cape, hat, white mask. Kinda odd. I guess they would've been asked to take their masks off.
3. Today is Shannon's birthday. Happy Birthday hon!
In other highly-important news, I am wirelessly posting to my blog from someone else's connection with someone eles computer from my house. Yep, it will be nice to have a laptop of my own and wireless in our dinky place.
There were about 3 storm-chaser vehicles (with car magnets, whirly things, and all) there. Shannon got out to look at the storm and take some pics and his hat flew off. It was really windy. Well, I got out too and Shannon and I watched the storm rain on distant locations and move quickly towards us. This picture makes it look really bad out (and it was pretty bad). Meanwhile in Manhattan, Shannon and I were safely watching the storm approach, the tornado sirens went off. Apparently the north storm came more south and had tornado with it. Scary. Jenette had to go to the the "shelter" at work (the on-campus day care).
Well our safety didn't last long. Out of the 60+mph winds came 2 rain drops and then 3/4" to 1" hail! No warning, just hard ice balls flying into things and sounding very damaging! Shannon ran to the car and I jogged. I wasn't fast enough. I got pelted 3 times, the head, stomach, and wrist. Then I ran pretty quick and jumped in. Ouch!
Here is the hail.And here is my welt! I'm so dumb. Learn from my lesson, hail outside and you outside? You run to not outside. It still is red today. But I'm fine.
After about 2 1/2 minutes of intense hail and 82mph winds, it calmed down, except for the wind, and we drove home. It was pretty scary. The hail hit our car hard, nothing broke, but that could be because Shannon angled the car so that the hail hit at an angle instead of dead on.
In happier Necromunda news, I finished painting my last Rouge Escher.
Now I'm going to try and redeem anything I can for the Gate Crashers.