Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach


Another Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
February 23, 2012, 7:32 am
Filed under: Community, Friends, FUN!, humor, Quirky

These also showed up on one of the girls’ wings in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s always a good idea to make a single advertisement for your buddy in the dorm to put up on your sister wing :). Just to clarify for those of you who may not have a sense of humor, this was a prank and a joke. It is funny :). These images have been slightly doctored to protect the innocent and the guilty.

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Really? But it made me smile.
February 4, 2012, 8:06 am
Filed under: humor, Quirky

My One-sided Conversation Walking into Target the Other Night

Guy: Miss, you dropped something.
Me: Silently looking around to see what I dropped.
Guy: Your smile.
Me: Silently smiling and laughing
Guy: Look at that, a pickup with no hands.



Funny Analogies for the English Teachers Out There
November 9, 2011, 7:11 am
Filed under: humor, Student Comments, Teaching

I hope you enjoy these funny analogies.



That’s Neat.
October 12, 2011, 10:05 pm
Filed under: humor

One of the girls in my dorm introduced me to this video. For your laughing pleasure, I give you Neature Walk, Part 1.



Back Home

It’s good to go away and it is good to be home. I took advantage of the NANC Conference being close to my hometown and I went to visit my family last weekend. I drove up with my brother Jason and as usual half way to the Bay we stopped at Arby’s. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, we eat :).

It was so good to hold my little niece, once her daddy finished holding her ;) , and to have the reality sink in that J&B are parents and that we have a new member of the family to care for and love as long as she or we live. We are going to see her grow, learn to read, learn to ride a bike, have joys and sorrows, and hopefully, see her passionately love Jesus. Right now, she loves to sleep and nothing can wake her when she wants to sleep, but when she decides she doesn’t want to sleep there is not much you can do about it.

After a quick weekend with the fam, I met up with my co-workers for a quick trip to the city before the conference. It was drizzly and wonderful. We had lunch at a little cafe called Marios. It’s tiny and there really isn’t a kitchen. There is a large toaster oven and a panini grill behind the bar in which they make delicious sandwiches and pizzas. We saw the taping of a verizon commercial, had pumpkin spice lattes, road BART and busses, walked around Ghirardelli Square, climbed many a hill, and had a lot of fun together.

Some of the highlights of the conference trip were good conversations with friends. We all stayed at a large house and had times to sit, eat, laugh, and chat. The challenge with that many people staying at someone’s beautiful home is that something inevitably goes wrong or gets broken. The first mishap was putting dish soap in the dishwasher. Don’t ever make that mistake. Bubbles flowing everywhere. Yikes! If you do make that mistake, vinegar and salt help. The second mishap was the garage doors fiasco. There were two and that was our mode of leaving the house with all the doors  locked. Unfortunately, when one would go down, the other would go up and then when both would close one would close and reopen. It was a good trip, but it was nice to get home and to sleep in my own bed. The last night of the trip in the middle of the night I got really confused and yelled in the middle of the night, “Whose in here?” I woke up two of my friends. When they tried to tell me that the door was just open, I couldn’t understand them. I was still processing who they were :). When one of them finally got up to close the door, she was ready to figure out the mystery and I was already back to sleep :).

It’s good to go away and it is good to return home.



SLS Retreat Skit

Here is a little taste of the fun I get to be a part of. This is a video of our skit at Servant Leadership Staff Retreat. Every year there is a battle between the dorms. Every year I hear people say it’s unfair because girls can’t be funny like guys, but often when I hear that we win :). I get to work with a talented group of girls who are creative, are servants, are kind, know how to have fun, and love Jesus. They may not pay me the big bucks, but I have the best job ever and I’m saying that only a handful of hours after I thought I would need to quit after one year. Ohhhhh August :). I guess my mind has changed. This is not the month to make life decisions.

 



So…

I ran out of gas. I know!!! How did that happen? Well, when I woke up two minutes after I was supposed to leave for church, I thought, “I can make it.” Leaving church to head for Costco, I thought, “I’ll just fill up when I get to Costco.” That was before the CHP officer slowed the freeway to 35 miles an hour, for a long stretch, for no apparent reason :(. When I hit the red light at the end of the off ramp, I was doomed. My car stalled. Just then the sky opened up and LARGE drops of rain started falling out of the heavy summer sky. I was in my cute, new, white dress. What’s a girl to do? I instantly flipped on my hazard lights while my mind raced. A car  a couple cars back to my right stopped at the next yellow light to see if I needed help. While those gentlemen were turning to park and help me move my car, I thought, “I’m thankful for help to move me out of the way, but what’s a girl to do? I don’t think I’ll get in a car with two random strangers to go get gas and I can’t exactly walk.” Right then, who pulled up to the red light but one of my coworkers. God’s kindness, Chuck’s help getting gas, good times!