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Posts in May 2009

Unhappy with your life? CHANGE IT!

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2009-05-21 14:10:15

I saw quite the story on the local news.  A man intentionally swerved onto the side walk to hit five kids walking home from school.  He was not drunk, he was "depressed".  I thought about the logic of "I'm depressed, maybe I'll run someone over".  It didn't make much sense to me UNTIL:




by: Lisa Clark | on: 2009-05-06 15:11:04

Dun, dun, dunnnn . . . 

So from the very beginning, I knew people were blowing the swine flu way out of proportion, but whatever.  I didn't think anyone in the small town where I work would actually get it--then they did.  Yesterday, I was told that school was cancelled for the rest of the week.  Yay! (except for the person who's sick, of course--they have my deepest sympathies, really).

I guess that's a good thing--it's the end of the year and no-one wants to be there anyway.  The only downside is that because of school renovations, TAKS tests, various times I had to be out due to injuries from my car accident (because who actually does anything productive in a classroom when there's a substitute), and now health cautions, we have to pack 6 weeks'-worth of instruction into 2 and a half weeks of actual class time.

But now they're saying "Oops, take that back--we'll be back in school on Thursday."  You can't tell people they have four days off and then take it back.  Well, technically they can, but I don't even want to think about how hacked off the darling 13 and 14-year-olds will be tomorrow.

Please pardon me for being crude, and I can't believe I'm really putting this in print, and I'll probably really regret it later, but in the words of my sister's friend, "There are 90 cases of swine flu and everyone starts wearing masks, but millions of people have AIDS, and people still don't wear condoms."