Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to save a dollar

So I went to my local cafe today to get a vanilla milkshake for $4. I figured that since it was only 4pm I could park outside without paying the parking meter, get my shake and go. So I go inside, order my shake, go back outside and you know what? There is a parking warden like 3 cars away from me.

I had to run to my car, move my car down and onto the other side of the road. Run back up to the cafe to get my shake, run back to my car before the parking warden got to it.

Moral of the story: This is how you save a dollar while creating infinite stress and work off the calories you gain from drinking a vanilla shake.

Friday, October 17, 2008

You Can't be Serious!

There are campaigns in New Zealand for Push play. Push play is a national campaign to get New Zealand families and their children to exercise more everyday. The program is in schools and is looking to be quite successful.

Now these types of campaigns will be the antithesis to games/toy campaigns which require indoor play. Usually I am fine with toys and games, children need multiple types of stimulation to further growth and this includes computer games and the like.

But this new sensation (which I only heard of 5 minutes before writing this post) is disguising me.
It is called the iTeddy. I thought it was a new Apple Inc product but I was sadly mistaken.

It is a teddy with a built in dvd/games/tv/music player so now the children won't have to bother their parents anymore! Every neglectful parents dream toy! No wonder it will be a hot sell.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Takes so freakin long to learn

Patience. Why does it take so long to learn. Because I am impatient?
How can you learn patience when you are an impatient person?

Am I not suppose to know all the answers in the world because I am a teacher?

Teaching kids takes a lot of patience especially when you have to discipline the children. You have to give them time out's, taking away play time, taking away enjoyable activities. It is hard going, to see them in distress but you know you are trying to make life easier for you and the other children, but also for the children at hand as well. Their better behaviour will learn to better learning for themselves.

I'm not sure if writing this out helps to reinforce my own learning, but it is really helpful to get it off my chest! Imagine when I have my own children!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tag Your It!!!

Thanks Eric

First, the random rules
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1) I have read 20 books this year, to know what they are, scroll down to the next post =)

2) I started working for real this year! At Makara Model School in Wellington. I have 8 kids 96 boys and 2 girls.) in my class because it is a rural school with the school pop at a huge count of 24!

3) I have moved houses twice this year, that's doubling the amount of times I have moved in my entire life. Now you math whizzes out there calculate how many times I've moved houses in my life time.

4) I'm really anti-stoopid

5) My favourite band is the Smashing Pumpkins. I saw them live this year which was a dream come true. Even though they are my favourite band, I just don't listen to them all the time. I don't have much of their merchandise (3 t-shirts), and I only own about 70% of their albums. However, I always fall back on them, and old favourites become new favourites all over again.

6) I am a book whore, I have so many books waiting on my bookshelf to be read and yet I neglect them and keep on buying new or 2nd hand books. I think I have a problem but no one seems to care..."what books did you buy?" they say, "where did you get them?" they ask. No sympathy for the afflicted.

So after my ramblings I get to tag 6 people!


List of Books I've bedded with this year

I was thinking that this year I have read a lot of books. Even though the year has not ended I feel I have read the most books of any year. I felt like I should start recording books I have read.

My List of Whoring (In no order).

Fall of Kings by David Gemmell
Legend by David Gemmell
King Beyond the Gate by David Gemmell
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
Dune by Frank Herbert
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Only you can save mankind by Terry Pratchett
The Darkness that comes Before by Scott Bakker
The Warrior-Prophet by Scott Bakker
The Thousandfold Though by Scott Bakker
Tuf's Voyaging by George R.R. Martin
Songs the Dead Men Sing by George R.R. Martin
The Hedge Knight (from Legends I) by George R.R. Martin
The Sworn Sword (from Legends II) by George R.R. Martin
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Shadow of a Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Devices and Desires by KJ Parker

Dexter - Darkly Dreaming by Jeff Lindsay
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

So on average about 2 books a month. There are at least 2 more books I need to read this year.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

From then on it's all gravy.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Is it more foolish to not know what is wrong and and continuing on?
Or is it more foolish to know what is wrong and do nothing about it?
Is it too foolish to know what is wrong but not have the bravery to right it?
Is it foolish to take advice from a fool?
Or is it foolish to even contemplate listening to a fool?
Even a fool would have some least in foolishness no?