Archive for June, 2006

Students are funny

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Completely unrelated to the previous post, I have some gems of student work to share: “William Hazlitt is a tricky, tricky man.” “Jesus would not approve of William Hazlitt.” “It’s almost as if Hazlitt is trying to say that one cannot get on well in the world without money.” — in reponse to the William […]

AP English Language

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

For those that don’t already know, I was in Daytona grading AP English Language exams during the week of the 12th, which was a lot of fun. I met some excellent teachers, who taught me to look at my composition classes differently. Reading what the high schoolers wrote in answer to the prompts made me […]

Erin’s Balance Ball Workout

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

(Don’t try this at home, unless you’re looking for new ways to inflict pain on yourself.) Step 1: Ask for a balance ball for Christmas/Chanukah. Step 2: Inflate it using the tiny handpump they give you. This is a workout in itself and may take up to an hour. Step 3: Discover that to use […]

Al Gore is my president

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

If you missed the Saturday Night Live opening from May 13, you can be forgiven. SNL is only so-so these days, although it’s better than it was three or four years ago. We pick it up on TiVo and then only occasionally actually watch it, when we’ve run out of Friends reruns and every Law […]