Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tuesday musings – 2/26/13

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” — George Harrison

Famous people with today as a birthday:

Johnny Cash

Erykah Badu

Jackie Gleason

Fats Domino

Victor Hugo

William Frawley

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody

Levi Strauss

Tony Randall

Corrine Bailey Rae

Greg Germann



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“May you live in interesting times.” – Chinese curse

Today was eventful, to say the least.

My morning assignment was at a preschool, and one of the youngsters was complaining of an itchy head. The school nurse was off, so in came the principal wearing vinyl gloves. She checked the little girl’s hair, and sure enough – head lice. The principal rounded up some health team personnel who checked all the other kids, and the teachers as well (This was the girl’s second episode with lice in as many months, and last time, the teacher and one of the assistants ended up with lice, too.) .

Then, this afternoon, I substituted for a very pregnant special education teacher. I knew she was far along, but she went into labor three hours after she left for the day. Luckily, the substitute for her maternity leave is already lined up.

Never a dull moment.


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Sappy Cat Blogging – 2/22/13

How cool is this? Perfect jobs for ailurophiles.

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I need some good news.

Challenging day in the classroom today, and from there I went to Mrs. K’s house, where she had the news on. I got to see it twice, in a fashion, because her closed-captioning is about 5 seconds behind the broadcast. Anyway, it was a depressing news day, and by the time “Wheel of Fortune” came on, I was feeling generally unimpressed with human beings, and particularly Americans.

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.” — Tommy Lee Jones as Kay in “Men in Black”

You’ve got one comment to give me some good news, something that will restore my faith in the human race. Ready . . . begin.


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Tuesday musings – 2/19/13

“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.” — Phyllis Diller

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Musical Monday

It’s official. “Soulja Boy (Crank Dat)” is no longer the most obnoxious hip-hop song (and I use the word VERY loosely) ever made. I just looked up “Harlem Shake.” Yuck.

In order to get that out of my brain, I’m listening to and sharing good dance music.

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Sappy Cat Blogging – 2/15/2013

Too much cuteness:

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