Friday, February 20, 2009

The Birds...

So, I think the birds of Arizona are trying to kill me. Or at least give me the heebie-geebies.
Bird Incident #1: As I was driving down the freeway several months ago, a bird literally dropped out of the sky and landed with an audible THUD on the side of the road. CREEPY. In case you ever wondered; yes, birds do die while flying and yes, they will just fall right out of the sky.
Bird Incident #2: Several weeks after the bird dropping out of the sky incident, I opened my front door to find a gaggle of pigeons-they immediately flew up, into my face, and nearly INTO my apartment. I screeched and slammed the door. Isaac thought someone had attacked, the BIRDS attacked me. I still don't know why they chose to spend the night sleeping by my front door. CREEPY. It's like they were staking the place out.
Bird Incident #3: Last night, I opened the door to our patio, because our house was hot and stuffy when I got home from work. With the door open, I made my dinner and sat down on the couch to eat. I hear a noise. I look up. A bird has FLOWN INTO MY HOUSE. CREEPY. Once again, I yelled. Specifically I yelled "There's a bird in the house!", but no one else was home, so no one rescued me. Good thing the bird knew the way out, and flew out again, because I might have passed out. About gave me a heart attack.

See-the birds are out to get me. It's more than a little disturbing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Did you pay attention in history class?

"In order for Crusoe to obtain eight fish in half the time, he must spend all of his time collecting _______."
c.coconuts alternative product

The answer? Drum Roll Please.......

c. coconuts

That's right. Don't try to understand it, just accept it. At least, that's what I told the teacher whose students were asked this question on one their HISTORY tests. Apparently, the teacher didn't think this question was relevant. She couldn't figure out why it would be on the history test. She wanted me to change it. I couldn't do it. Change a gem like this? I would be doing every history student taking the course a disservice if I changed the question.

It's a darn good thing I was hired to rewrite the history courses 6 months ago and have, instead, spent the last 6 months doing everything under the sun except rewrite the history courses. If I'd actually been able to rewrite the history course, like I was hired to do, I might never have seen this question. And then where would I be? Where would we all be?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog...

So, with my attention span equal to (or less than) that of a gnat, I am kind of over the whole blogging thing...we'll see what happens.
In the meantime, feel free to call! :-)