What is it with Thanksgiving Weekend and being sick?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
All throughout the campus they have these signs posted saying things like "Attending class is half the battle" or "Do not procrastinate" or "Your teachers are your first line of tutoring." What intrigues me most about this one is (first) that those are 4 people I don't think I would join a study group with a guy with spiky hair and an angry face. Probably not the guy I should be studying with.
The other thing that intrigues me - the fact that the students knew to add the second "o" to 'too' but the study skills center didn't.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I found the joy of having teenagers tonight. We were all sitting around watching TV tonight when the 9 year old started asking about dessert. Mom said they didn't have anything. I just mentioned that I had eggs and brownie mix back at my apt. That was all it took. Within 5 minutes the 13 year-old, the 16 year-old and the 9 year-old had all volunteered to make them if I'd go home and get my mix. I got brownies tonight and I didn't have to make them or clean the bowl or clean the pan. The kids did.
After tonight I think I would be willing to take on some kids as long as they are teenagers that will work making brownies for me.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I went to what I can only describe as a "Talent Show" tonight put on by high schoolers tonight. Some (like the girl who will get uploaded for VOTW) had a lot of talent. Others, I felt bad clapping because that might give them the wrong message about continuing into a career of performing. I was proud of them to get on stage, but maybe some of the performers tonight should consider other out lets.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It turns out that the school next door's fields are also the landing pad for East East County Medi-Vac. So today, during the middle of school, they ushered all the PE kids to the side and landed the helicopter. My father used to say there was nothing like the sound of a huey. If they sounded anything like this copter I understand now a little bit of what he meant.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm not a big fan of themes. Don does ABC Wednesday and Sky watch Friday. I just can't bring my self to do a theme every day because for me PAD is a spontaneous adventure. it allows people to see into my world for just one second of the day - for one second where I was inspired to pull out the camera and take a picture.
However, that said, if I was to ever do a theme project it would be one of two projects:
"Mail boxes of Antioch" or "Urinals at Restaurants." Tonight's urinal from Johnny Carinos.
(More leaves from TN)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The first Shot is in Antioch, CA and the second Shot was taken on Bethel Island, CA
Today is Veteran's day. My father served in Viet Nam. My grandfather served in Korea. My other grandfather served in WWII. Prior to becoming US citizens, my family was in Quebec fighting for the rights of Canadians everywhere. I try to remember them all the time. I ask that you remember them today. I hope you showed your vets your appreciation today and (if you are Canadian) I hope you wore your poppies today. That first picture comes from a house in Antioch where that young man won't be a vet. Unlike some who gave some, he gave it all and died for his country.
The second picture is a sunset picture that I just couldn't resist posting. I was helping install a hot water heater and got to see a light and cloud show. More beyond the cut.
(BTC - Methyl Island)
(BTC - Leaves)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sadly - this is the only picture I took today.
I was sharing this blog with some people that work across the hall from my office. One of them asked: "What about the days when you don't get a great shot?" I told her that I just post crappy shots. I took the time today to look back through my shots and I must admit that a lot of them have been crappy lately. I am so sorry for that. O Saturday I should finish the fence and then I'll have my Saturdays back to take good shots again.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I graduated over a decade ago, but I still cheer for my old high school. We sucked when I went there, but I had heard that tonight was the night that we were going to make-up for that: We were going to beat Logan (This is the goal of every Fremont football team). Tonight my old high school came as close as they had ever been. With one minute left in the game my high school had 10 and Logan had 7 (BTW - when I was in high school, Logan usually had 40 and we had zero. They were playing their 4th string people and our first string still looked bad.). Then, with 12 seconds left, Logan scored a touch down and we lost 14 to 10. So close...
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Oakley and Antioch CA
Today was a fun day in that I got a leaf from Tennessee (I can't even begin to tell you how giddy this made me).
Then I caught the sunset just as work ended.
Then Tom and I fixed my starter and my truck rose from the grave that it had been in for the last 48 hours.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I've been having a really bad couple of days which ended today with getting a F on my stats test (I still have a 92% in the class). So Nick took me out to Johnny Carinos for hot Chocolate tonight after class. He bought Debbie cake and me cheesecake and Hot Chocolate. She got a 50%, I got a 59% and Nick got a 83%. The kicker was the girl Nick tutored got a 98%.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I went to Oakland today to take pictures of the No on prop 8 protesters protesting outside of a sanctuary. However, unlike the Yes on Prop 8 folk who I did see out in the community today, I guess the No on Prop 8 people are fair weather people. They want to have gay marriage and they think it's important to fight for, but not if it's raining. So instead I took a picture of the temple. I just might have to start a blog for temple pictures.
Posted by Sean at 6:41 PM