Thursday, May 10, 2007

Battlestar Quiz

You scored as Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo). You have spent your life trying to life up to and impress your Dad, shame he never seemed to notice. You are a stickler for the rules. But in matters of loyalty and honour you know when they have to be broken.

Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)


Tom Zarek


CPO Galen Tyrol


Dr Gaius Baltar


Commander William Adama


Number 6


Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)


President Laura Roslin


Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)


Col. Saul Tigh


What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Fabulous Teaching Week!

I had such a fabulous week!

The grade one team started a unit on Master Painters. I started with studying van Gogh. The students are loving learning all about him. Really using effective teaching strategies and trying new things out. They really connected with the content and are thinking far beyond just the content that they are learning. Making connections from the paintings to themselves! I started using a Schema file and they are really getting it too! OMG!

One of my happy teaching weeks for sure!

On top of that, I had 2 lessons that were observed by the VP too. Made it through with a smile.

I LOVE my job!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Nice Beaver

Walking around, looking at various vendors at the One of a Kind Show this year, I walked near a vendor with some neat t-shirts. I went closer to investigate. I read the t-shirts out loud to get the full effect.

Suddenly, a woman turns her head around with a look of shock.

The shirt I read said "Nice (beaver)" (an image of a beaver followed the word nice).

This was the first time a woman had ever looked at me like that! I quickly reacted and said that I was simply reading the shirt...

Lesson learned: don't talk about how nice beavers are near females

Looking up

I was standing outside my new building, still under construction, admiring its beauty, when a construction guy came up to me and asked if I was a supply teacher. I was totally not expecting that. I told him yes, I used to do that, and he listed off some schools. They were all high schools, so I told him i only work in elementary schools. He had recognized me, not because I was not his teacher, but rather, I was the teacher next door to his brother last year. Sounds a little confusing, yes. I taught in a school with two kindergarten classes. My teaching partner taught this little boy and it seems, I was introduced to his older brother somehow.

All this, just standing on the street, looking up at the sky. It's a very small world.

Pedometer Results - March 2007

This month, I recorded the numbers of steps I took on each day using a pedometer.
I took a total of 288049 steps over 31 days, which average out to 9291.90 steps per day. Not too bad considering experts say you should take about 10,000 steps daily.

I've found that I typically do a lot of walking on one day, then do almost no walking the next. Staying at home means I sit too much!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Funny Laugh

Found this on Engadget today...

Such a funny baby!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Nodding Handsome Man

So today, I totally surprised at what I am willing to do to find guy.

I was on the subway home after a long day downtown window shopping with mom and then the Opera with Paul. As usual, I am watching a TV show on my portable movie player. Per my usual routine, I look up once in awhile to know what station I am at, so I can get off appropriately when my stop arrives. I look up and it is North York Station, the 2nd to last stop. Not only did I see the usual blue and grey design of the station, I saw a handsome man standing on the opposite platform. I smile. He nods. HE NODS?!?

This has NEVER ever happened before. I smiled at a guy and he nodded at me! My heart starts to pump. What do I do? WHAT DO I DO?!?! The train rings its usual 3 tones and the door shuts. CRAP! I'm now on the train going North bound, and this handsome man who nodded at me is standing on the platform, waiting for the Southbound train. My mind is racing. What do I do now?

Two options. Option One: Continue on my ride home and take the bus after I get off at the next stop. Option Two: Take a risk and go find the guy. I opted for the latter of the two. I actually paid very close attention to hear if there were any trains going Southbound as my train arrived at the next station. I didn't hear any trains. Upon arrival at the station, I got up and decided to stay on the train and wait for it to go back south again. My heart continues to race.

I sit down on an empty seat, then get up again, thinking I should change cars because the train stops at a different location going in the opposite direction. I make a guess as to which car this man might get on. I finally choose a seat and sit down. The 1.5 minute ride to the next stop seemed to last forever! I quickly took out a piece of paper and pen and write down my contact info, just incase I did bump into him.

The train is arriving at North York Station, I stand up. I look out at the platform as the train is slowing down. I don't see him. I look ahead. I look behind. Maybe I somehow missed him. The doors open. The chimes ring. The doors close. I don't see the man anywhere on this train. I even did a walk up and down the train, just in case I missed him coming on board. He was not on this train. CRAP!

Maybe, he got on the next car! I stood up by the door. I waited until the train pulled into the next station and quickly ran into the next car. My eyes wide open, my heart pumping very quickly. I walk down the car, looking at every man carefully as I walk by. Not here either! DAMN!

I wait by the door again for what seemed like the longest 2 minutes to the next station. The whole time, my brain turning scenarios out for me to consider. Maybe he gets off at this next stop. Maybe he ran to the other platform and waited for me at the next North bound stop. Maybe...

There...the failure of a false reality has set in. He was no where to be seen. I'll likely never see him again. It was a glimmer of hope on a very usual ride home though.

Lesson learned... Smile more. Look at people. Hope for a nod. Maybe HE will be nodding back someday.

If you are reading this handsome man... the date was March 16, 2007 @ 10:50pm. I was on the Northbound train to Finch, and you were standing on the Southbound Platform. :P

Here's hoping universe!

Monday, February 19, 2007


Ever since I played Command and Conquer, I've always been fasinated with Tesla Coils. Here is one neat example...

The Ultimate Car Protection

Funky Transporter Effect

"Eye of Sauron"

Images from: Tesla Coil Sparks

Sunday, February 18, 2007


I got a pedometer today... from around 2 to 10pm, I took 6923 steps.