Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Filed under "D"...

... for "DUH"!!!!!I guess Clay Aiken was the last to get this news...

Thanks, Keith

Thanks to Keith Olberman for doing his part to de-rail the Not-So-Straight Talk Express.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The back-to-school bug

I got sick at the beginning of school each year when I taught high school. It started innocently enough with a bad cold, but always turned into a raging upper-respiratory infection. Amazingly enough, the past two years that I've been at home, I haven't gotten sick in the fall. Well, now that I've gone back to work, I'm sick again. I wipe snotty noses all day, and even though I wash my hands religiously (as in, after each wipe!), I have managed to come down with crud. On Tuesday afternoon, my throat suddenly started hurting, in the way it does whenever I'm coming down with something. Oh no, I thought. Sure enough, by bedtime, I felt awful. I had to take yesterday and today off from work, and will have to take tomorrow off as well. I hate using up my sick days so soon, as I know I will need them so that I can stay home with W when he's sick... But I also know that I wouldn't appreciate it very much if one of W's teachers came to school in a state similar to my own, so I'm affording that same courtesy to my own students.
I'm heading to the doctor tomorrow. If it has turned into an URI, I will have to get some serious meds to knock it out so that I will be fit for work on Monday.
Other than that, the new job is great, and W really likes school. He takes his nap in his own little bed in the nap room without the help of a pacifier. Amazing. Of course, he wouldn't dream of going sans-Nuk at his own house, but I guess it's a step in the right direction.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Oh, the hypocricy!

We don't have cable, so I miss out on catching The Daily Show on a regular basis. I do love Jon Stewart, though, and this clip is just too good not to post! Mom and Dad, this is especially for y'all.