Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Here's the other dog, who wasn't in school yesterday...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

So, I started a new job this week! I'm working as Assistant to the Head of The Corwin-Russell School in Sudbury, MA, which is about 30 minutes from where I live. The website describes the school as,

"an independent school for high-potential students 11-19 years old with varied learning styles, average to superior intelligence, exceptional creativity, attentional issues, untapped interests, talents, and strengths, and disparity between innate ability and past production."

There are about 50 kids in attendance here ages 11-19, about 20 teachers, and 2 or 3 dogs (depending on the day...)!

Everyone has been really nice as I'm slowly learning the ropes. Mostly I've been just answering phones. I'll let you know more as it happens!

Friday, February 23, 2007

So, just to follow up here... Yesterday's post was inspired by the fact that all my favorite socks have holes in them and I can't really afford to spend any money on socks at the moment. Of course if I really had any significant money to spend (i.e. if I were rich...), the first things I would do would be to pay off my debts, secure housing, help out my family and friends where needed, and give money to causes I believe in. (Just to clarify...)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

If I were rich...

1. I would get rid of all my socks with holes in them and get new socks.

2. I would have only nice underwear.

3. I would go to a real dentist (instead of a student).

4. I would put a CD player in my car.

5. I would get an iPod (for running).

6. I would have a real piano instead of a crappy keyboard.

7. I would get a massage every day.

8. I would get a PhD in something interesting.

9. I would take voice lessons every week.

10. I would take piano lessons every week.

11. I would buy a new laptop with Garage Band on it.

12. I would travel to Florence, Rome, Venice, Barcelona, London, Dublin, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, the Virgin Islands, the Grand Canyon, Utah (Arches Nat'l Park), Portland OR, Seattle, Vancouver, Tanzania, South Africa, India, Thailand, Bali, Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Madagascar... hmmm.. those are all the places I haven't been before that I'd like to go... then I'd like to go back to places I liked, like Edinburgh, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Paris, and San Francisco... and, of course, visit all my friends everywhere they are!

TAG! You're it, Susan! What are the first 12 things that come to mind that you'd like to have if you were rich?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Well, I suppose you know who your real friends are by who's still around after you've given up coffee! :-) Finally this week I decided to try living without coffee. Oh! What agony! It's amazing what a hold the stuff has on me. It became necessary after admitting to myself that my acid reflux has been getting much worse and also that I have a pretty significant tremor. A few weeks ago I was out to lunch with a friend who looked at the hand holding my fork and said to me, "Why is your hand shaking?" I wasn't even aware that it was! This is not to say I don't have some awful condition that's going to lead to my premature death, but at least I should make sure it's not just too much caffeine in my system. (!) I love coffee! I live for coffee! But... I have to admit, lately, my stomach hasn't been all that keen on it. I knew I was going to have to give it up someday. But I don't feel like myself...