TV?? No TV for you! Not while cats are around!!
Wordless Wednesday #21- No TV for you!! Tuesday, Nov 27 2007
Manic Monday- Rank Sunday, Nov 25 2007
When I think of rank while blogging of course the fact that my Google Page Rank has dropped from 4 to 2 in a week and that my Technorati Rank has dropped from the 200s to 38 in the last month are in the forefront… but I’ll leave that to Mo to talk about on The Mo Show this week.
Instead I’ll discuss interesting rank orders for my beloved city of NOLA
- Ranks #17 as Best city for singles.
- The port of New Orleans ranks 5th in the WORLD for trade.
- Ranks #1 in Travel and Leisure… gee, I wonder why?
- Unfortunately… ranks #8 for Dangerous Cities (but hey, Hartford, CT beat us for 7th place!)
- And, #50 for business… bring your money back to NOLA!
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Cool new site… Friday, Nov 23 2007
FreeRice is a site where you can play a vocabulary game to boost your verbal skills and feed hungry people at the same time. How awesome is that? I have to admit, it’s quite addictive.
Heeheehee My Obituary… Friday, Nov 23 2007
Thanks Thursday, Nov 22 2007
I am thankful today for my family, friends, pets, and wonderful hometown.
I also want to give a big thanks to my blogging buddies. Without you, I wouldn’t be here. :D
Too overwhelmed… Monday, Nov 12 2007
I guess that would put it mildly. I’m exhausted because I volunteered all weekend at our school’s booth at the town fair. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast… but now I’m paying for it. The big girl was sick today and my dear mother left work early to come and get her and take her to her house so we could both go to work. Tomorrow interim reports go home. Wednesday night is Family Math Night (of which I’m in charge) and I’m leaving Wednesday afternoon to go to NYC for my conference so I’m busy getting the entire thing ready now.
And, the worst news of all, my darling nephew-to-be has been diagnosed with cancer. My niece will be 26 in two weeks; he will be 30 next month. He has malignant melanoma and went through his second major surgery today in a week. Next week he starts chemo and radiation. This shouldn’t happen to anyone, much less a healthy, vigorous, young man. He is an Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Deputy… you know the ones that you saw pictures of standing on the interstate guarding the prisoners because the prison was under water??? That was him. They were supposed to get married on Leap Day. He will just be finishing his rounds of chemo and radiation then so they have had to postpone the wedding because he just won’t have the energy for any of it.
Life is just not fair.
Friday Feast #24 Thursday, Nov 8 2007
Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
Well, to start I haven’t been to a movie in AGES… *but* when I do go I like to get a small buttered popcorn and a large Coke.
What year did you start using the internet?
1995… I’m such a trend setter! heehee
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)
Name something you are picky about.
Boy is that a weighted question! Everything! Mostly food stuff, and people, and following rules, and…..
Fill in the blanks: I got aggravated yesterday and I will ignore (it) today. ***so I broke a rule, I aggravate myself!**
From the “pencils” of babes :-D Thursday, Nov 8 2007
In continuing with the peace movement…
In my classroom I do a Quote of the Day; where I write a quote and my students write what the quote means to them. Over the last twelve weeks of school I have included several peace quotes. These are four and their responses– enjoy!
From Room 8
Our interpretations in our 4th grade classroom of some famous peace quotes:
Nothing will bring you peace but yourself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think it means that peace is in my body.
It means your self can bring you peace.
I think it’s about bringing yourself peace. Like when you go home and sit in the tub- that you bring peace to yourself.
You can’t let anyone give you peace. You give yourself peace.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
You cannot shake hands if they are balled up because you can’t shake with a fist.
You cannot shake hands if you are about to fight.
You cannot shake hands with a fist. I feel like that too because you can’t shake a fist. If you try to shake a fist you can’t do it.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.
~ Malcolm X
If you are not nice and the next day you want to be nice you will not get peace.
I think it means that you can’t have freedom without peace.
I think it means that you have to have freedom before you can have peace.
If you are mean, you can’t get freedom or peace.
You can’t separate freedom from peace, first you have to have freedom before you have peace.
You can’t break peace from freedom.
A man must have been a good man that people must have never had freedom.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Peace is good for life it would be very good but give it a try. Give peace a try.
Don’t do anything to change the peace.
Have peace and take a chance. That’s why you need peace.
Give peace a chance. You might like it.
It means that you can give peace a chance to try it.
Thursday Thirteen #18- The Peace Continues… Wednesday, Nov 7 2007
In continuing with the Peace theme this week…
My Thirteen Favorite Peace Quotes
- There was never a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
- You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. Gandhi
- When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
- All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon
- Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
- You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom. Malcolm X
- If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Moshe Dayan
- Let no one ever come to you without leaving feeling happier and better. Mother Teresa
- For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt
- Peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel
- Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
- How wonderful is it that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
- ….And from the mouths of babes…. my kids’ favorite saying…. Peace out!
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