Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tulsa State Fair

Jimmy and I went to the Tulsa State Fair this evening. It was the opening night of the fair, so gate admission was cheaper than normal and parking wasn't too much of a nightmare. We walked around for a few hours, ate fair food, and just enjoyed the evening. However, I'm still wondering why it's called the 'Tulsa State Fair' rather than the 'Oklahoma State Fair.' It doesn't seem to make much sense to me....

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Another sad day.... I heard on NPR this morning that Marcel Marceau died yesterday. 'Tis a sad day for the mime world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Aye, ye scurvy dogs! Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!

Yes, there is a logical explaination.... Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In case you need some assistance with the lingo, check out this handy English-to-Pirate Translator.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I played Taboo with a group of junior high kids this evening. It was a lot of fun, and I learned a few things.
*Ted Turner is Tina Turner's brother.
*When people have cancer, they get aromatherapy.
*"Plastered" is what happens to walls before the building's finished.
*Watergate is a type of salad.
*The abominable snowman lives in Antarctica.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Okay, so my blog has been a little neglected over the past few weeks. Here's a general update on the primary ongoings of my life....

School: School's been underway for a few weeks now. I'm spending a lot of time reading and working. I'm teaching a Composition class specifically designed for Non-Native English Speakers; I have 9 wonderful students who are wroking very hard to improve their ability to communicate in English. I tried to sign up for the pilates class at the fitness center, but the class was already full; I was really bummed.

House: Buying a house sucks, so we decided we're not going to do it right now. Though Jimmy and I really liked the house we had picked out, we ended up having a lot of problems with house-buying stuff. (The stuff that was supposed to be hard was easy, and the stuff that was supposed to be easy was hard.) We've decided to wait a few months and then maybe start the whole house-hunting process again.

Tucker:The little Tucker has gotten bigger. He's almost 4 months old and he's very, very active now. He likes to play with his toys, sleep in Jimmy's office chair, and rearrange things on my desk. He also helps me with my work. (He really likes to grade papers with me. Sometimes he even tries to leave teeth marks on the essays that he really likes.)

12 Miles

And my arms hurt and I have a sunburn.... Jimmy and I, along with a few members of his family, floated 12 miles of the Illinois River this afternoon. We rented a canoe and a few kayaks and spent just over 3 hours on the water. (The water was moving a bit quicker than normal and we paddled quite a bit instead of merely floating, so we made what is supposed to be a 6 hour trip in 3 hours.)

Thursday, September 06, 2007