Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Haven't written in here in awhile...haven't been in the mood to write. Plus, not much is going on. According to Helen, there are 16 days of school left, so I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know that I didn't like working at a privledged school early on, but now, I see the perks. I like and appreciate the parent involvement and also, the environment definitely makes me a better teacher.

Anyways, I will be happy if Tyler get teachers in the future who:
1. have taught for more than 5 years, but less than 20 years
2. wear comfortable clothes to school (a serious sign that a person is a good teacher)
3. don't have their own children at home

From what I know, these are three telling signs of a GREAT teacher. Not always, but nonetheless, telling.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Kate was born Sunday morning. She is adorable and looks just like David.

Welcome to the world, Kate! Auntie loves you!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

It took me an hour and a half to get to work this morning on the 405... kind of made my blood boil, but I kept reminding myself that I only have 28 more working days until summer. (yes, I know the exact number of days. I don't know who loves vacations more...the kids or the teachers!)

I didn't tell you about my experience seeing MI. First, Jason and I got there pretty early and got settled in our seats. After the movie started, this Korean lady asked us to move over so we moved over one seat. Then, the lady asked us if we could move one more time so her family of four could sit together. We did. Now, I understand asking people to move if the movie theatre is packed, but there were so many seats available. Plus, like I said, the movie had already started and I ended up sitting next to his nasty dirty looking high school boy. Right when I forgot about having to warm up my cold seat and started enjoying the movie, the mother of the family took out a freakin' plastic bag. Of course, I could hear the crinkling of the bag and was annoyed by that. THEN, she takes out a freakin' can of soda and pops it open...I was annoyed by that! THEN, it was nonstop talking in KOREAN the whole movie! I guess the father understood English better than the mom because he had to translate the WHOLE movie to her. And if you understand another language, you know how your ears pick up any words in that language? By the middle of the movie, I was staring them down everytime the man opened his big mouth but that didn't seem to deter him. AHHH!!! It was humorous in some light, and also very irritating in another. Thought I would share. Next time, we might just pick up a dvd at Blockbuster or something.

Claudia's due date is this Friday so I am waiting by the phone! I can't wait for Kate to come!

I'm still going back and forth between working and not working next year, if you can believe that? There are so many reasons that tug me one way or another. Hopefully time will tell.

Friday, May 12, 2006

I nearly had a heart attack when I checked This picture was on the site, and I thought it was Tyler! Wonder who that kid is...

Jason and I watched MI today. Ok, so Tom Cruise can act a little annoying sometimes, but he is one of my favorite actors. He is intense. Him and Nicholas Cage.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tyler is growing very quickly. Here are some things that he does that makes me laugh:

- When we give him a tie, he wraps it around his neck.
- He is constantly talking on his "cell phone."
- He points to his bubble maker when we say bubble.
- He climbs onto the sofa now.
- He sleeps on his own now. Makes me so proud!
- He says, "moo" when we point to a cow, "meow" when we point to a cat, and "mung mung" when we point to a dog.
- Tells us to put up his jacket when we come back home from being outside.
- Tells us to put our shoes on the shoe rack.
- Best of all, I love his bear hugs and sloppy kisses.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I'm taking a week off from work. Doctor's orders. I think Jen and Vinh might be the only people who could guess why. It's not good news, but I'm ok with it. I just feel guilty being away from my students for so long, especially during the week of testing. I really feel fine and think I should go to school, but Jason is ADAMANT I stay home and rest. Rest at home is just chasing Tyler around. Rest is more like rest at school (but I don't think my husband understands that).

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Tyler waiting for Auntie Jen and Uncle Vinh to visit. Thanks for the Thomas Train! ;)

Monday, May 01, 2006

I have a presentation to give at our staff meeting tomorrow. I'm only keeping it five minutes, but I'm still stressing over it! Damn, I didn't become a teacher to speak in front of adults...only children! :) I should somewhat plan what I want to say but I'm procrastinating here.

Because of the boycott, I got home in twenty minutes today! Wahoo! The freeway was pretty empty and I was a happy camper. I wish people would boycott more often! One student came up to me and told me that him and his friend were playing "illegal immigrant." I asked him to explain his game and he said that he was the police and that his friends were illegal immigrants running away trying not to get caught. Kids are so funny.

Jason is in Vegas for the next three days. Lucky him. He tells me he is at a conference, but I envision him at the crap table losing all our money or laying by the pool chugging down a cold beer.

We went to the beach this weekend. Here are some pictures. Jason has this "thing" with cameras. He needs to get a new one like every year. We already have like five digital cameras. Well, he used his new toy this weekend. I like the pictures!

Tyler enjoying the sand.

It was pretty chilly so we covered Tyler with Jason's sweater.

Tyler bundled up.

Jason says that there is no way that Tyler has my "small beady eyes." Maybe he is right.

Tyler in his stoller. Doesn't look too happy in the pic, but he loved the beach!

Ok, time to get thinking about what I want to say tomorrow!