Sunday, August 30, 2015


After a full saturday of work in the shed, dinner and quality time with friends.  Hubby is not feeling well this morning.  He is gently resting in his chair.  It lets the pain from kidney stones be better.

I'm grading using the awesomeness of google classroom.  I'm typing grades and comments into their reports.

hubby..."can you type quieter?"

Monday, August 24, 2015

questions they ask

"can we listen to music while we work?"

Sure no problem.  Pachelbel it is.

future businessman

Our school has very popular football.

After all this is the south.

It seems that before I arrived, a student had his flashlight, sign and receipt book.

He was selling parking spots near the game.

The issue was it was the free spots on campus.

He needs to be in my husband's college business class.

Things they always tell me

"I don't have time to study. "  because..."I have a job."

your job is to go to school.

"I work better listening to music."

Go to the counselor, have her give you the test for this.

"are you going to issue books, or can we have a class group."

you have to carry them, I don't have room just because you are lazy.

"are you going to give a lot of homework."

*evil smile*

Saturday, August 15, 2015

school copier

There were some deranged teachers this Saturday setting up the classroom.  And the copier ran out of paper.  Paper is locked in the principal's office.  Somebody, who will remain nameless, had pointed out the issue and had gotten some permission to have extra paper (extras were to be returned)
After ethics training this week, I don't think I can put this in the power point for the first day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chemistry and fiction

As a geek of science fiction, there are certain things that drive me nuts in a sword and sorcery tale.  The new Conan movie.  I loved the ship, it was more Oriental style; but nothing on the ship was secure, one breeze and everything goes.  And he kept putting the sword in the ground, that ruins the edge.

Poisons.  Natural poisons are readily come by; the problem is, getting it in the person.  Now this is old types, not some of the modern ones.  Cyanide is available natually, you can find it in pit fruits.  Arsenic was popular too.   Some from mushrooms.  Getting somebody to eat enough of it without noticing the flavor is the problem.  Supposedly, Claudius died of poison.  Quite of few rulers had been poisoned.

Now, this...*Spoilers* from Game of Thrones.  (not safe for work)

Yea, right, one drop.  How did you make this and how do you control it?  How do you put it on your weapons and not worry about getting it on yourself?  Wait she had the antidote.  There really are not that many, mostly just stay alive until the body deals with it.

Then there was Killjoys on SciFi channel.  Woman gets nicked with a poison dart.  But it slices her arm and goes on to somebody else.  Where upon she tastes it, identifies the poison (okay seems she was raised to be an assassin)  then ties a scarf over the wound.  What?  tie above the wound and let the blood wash it clean.  The way to use poison on weapons is to get into the system, hence the phrase "cloak and dagger."