Sunday, June 14, 2009

Live Long and Prosper!

Star Trek Enterprise!
Space... the last frontier.
Since I was a little girl I've been in love with with space science fiction. Before I can even remember I was a Star Wars fan; pretending to be Princess Leia, knowing all the trivia, and wearing my beloved R2D2 necklace. Star Trek was also something I naturally enjoyed. My brother and I used to watch the episodes frequently, especially Star Trek Voyager which we watched regularly together.

Billy and I went to see the newest Star Trek Enterprise this weekend and were completely blown away by the awesomeness of the film. Not only was the acting incredible, but the special effects were perfect and the casting was phenomenal. There's even an appearance by the old Spock from teh original television series!
The cast looks remarkably close to the actual TV characters! Fabulously done. Go and see this if you haven't yet especially while it's still in theaters!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

School's Out For Summer!!!
as the school year wraps up I find myself reflective of the past forty weeks. I teach in a city school district that has A LOT of problems. This year though was the best year I've had in my three years of teaching. As I enter my fourth year this coming September I am more inspired than I've ever been. classroom... with my NFL poster behind my desk to record Green Bay's horrendous season! :( Better luck this next season to start off the next school year!
I've been awaiting my school supplies that I ordered for next year. Many of the teachers in my building have gotten there's and they are slowly coming in. Every morning when the custodians wheel the boxes down the hall I get so excited, like a kid on Christmas morning. Only a teacher can get all jumpy and anxious over the arrival of sharpened pencils, chalk, a dry-erase board, binder clips, post-it notes, and more!
The desk that I've decorated with all of the things I love. A picture of my me and Billy, a photo of my family, photos of my adorable dogs, some nature scenes from a 1995 calendar that was left behind, A TON of Green Bay Packers fan paraphernalia, some Americana lights that actually light up when plugged in, some drawings from past students, flowers, and care bears (for some reason not in the photo).

I have just finished packing up all the things in these pictures that brought my classroom to life this past year. Each summer we pack our supplies only to unpack them again in the fall. This particular school year flew by, it seems like yesterday I was hanging up my decorations and taking pictures for my mom, the teacher two hours away who constantly inspires creative teaching, so she could see the spirit of my classroom.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Today's Forecast

(a photo from our trip to Florida 7/2007)
My brother, an Atmospheric Science major who also has a fabulous sense of humor, messaged me today and said "Sure, blame the weatherman. Today's forecast is interesting skies with 100% chance of awesomeness." :) He's so funny!!!

Weather is powerful, seductive, beautiful, emotional. It is powerful in that it can kill hundreds, and drive people miles and miles from their homes. It is seductive in that when purple-white lightening sparkle across the sky and the thunder answers the flash I want to be cuddled up in the arms of the one I love. The weather is emotional; cloudy days bring with them sadness, and sunny days bring out spontaneity and happiness. Everything about the weather is beautiful.

Weatherman have a job that leaves them incorrect much of the time, and blame on their shoulders. The weather is unpredictable for as hard as people try to do it. My brother explained to me once that no wise weatherman would put down a percent chance of rain any lower than twenty. There's always a twenty percent chance of rain even when you're 99.9% sure of the sun. Even still, studying the weather has got to be one of the most fascinating studies of all, which is perhaps why my father and brother both studied it... and why I almost did and sometimes wish I had.

I'm going to end this blog with a hilarious quote by George Carlin
“Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.”