Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The eagles have landed

Well, it's 2:45am, and jet lag never rests. So I bring you RV post #1. not sure how to post a photo from this iPhone, but I assure you, she's a real beaut. Drives a bit rough, but hey, this is the wild west.
So far, the boys are loving it and tonight will be our first night sleeping in it. We have seen some friends already, and have lots more to meet up with before Legoland.

In other news, the winner of the lightning contest is Nate Oetting. He wins...huh...First prize! I'll post his winning entry soon, right after I figure out what prize I can send to Ethiopia.
Happy shopping and
Peace out

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How hot IS lightning?

A contest for you faithful readers.

Send us the best one-sentence evaluation of Desi's claim that "Lightning is the hottest thing in the world." You could win an autographed DVD containing both old-school TV specials: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Contest ends Friday December 17 at 11:50 pm EST.

Watch Desi make the claim in his class' video project. His part starts at the 5:30 mark.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Go Ducks, Go boys, and Going Home soon

So the Ducks are in the national championship game. That's the good news. The bad news is that the BCS is so lame that the game is on during a Tuesday morning here. WHat to do....will keep you posted.

Both boys got awards 1 week ago, at an assembly. Video of E below. As for D, he generally hammed it up and could not stand still or be serius for even 3 seconds straight. Therefore, no video of him shall be posted here.

Lastly, it's t-minus a week til we are heading to LA. Seeing many friends and families, looking forward to burritos and sushi and Janet and Steve's new house and Vegas and Legoland and maybe the Grand Canyon and babies we have never met and goodness, it will be happenin'. And, of course, all of it in a house that you can drive around.

Expect video of that.

All's well here, high school final exams are now. Mine were both today, so next week, it's all about the grading. Also, I am now in a portable (aka "trailer") classroom til August. My old bldg. is being torn down to make room for a taller, nicer one. I think the old one was all of 6 years old. That's the way we roll in this town.

Tomorrow is Teacher Prom (aka the SAS Winter Ball) so we are excited to get fancy and hit the town. I got a suit made. Photos will be taken.

Hope all's well where you are. Peace out, as in (Nobel) Peace (news black-)out.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2nd grade Moon Mission

Life zooms ahead toward the Dawn of the RV era. T minus a couple weeks.

Until then, many parties and cups of hot cocoa will ensue.

Later this month, video blogging of RV trip will happen. In the meantime, no promises. You see, I am taking 2 online classes right now. Busy guy.

For now, here is what Grade 2 is up to. Learning about space.