Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Up late

Well I just finished typing up a review for my students. I'm trying to ride this technology push that the district is on. I like being able to have a class blog and such but I'm not sure how much it's being used. I'd like it to be a living document and form of communication between me and the kids, but it hasn't gotten there yet. I don't know if it's due to lack of access or just lack of caring but at least I'm trying. I'm enjoying my new school but I miss somethings about my old school too. I guess that just comes with change. I hope that my kids perform like I know they can. It just seems like sometimes it's a set up for a teacher. You do all they tell you to do and when it comes down to it you're left with your head in your hands wondering what happened. I'm hoping for the best. Sidebar: I'm still not convinced by the Apple hype. I guess it's just not my cup of tea.
I just wanted to check in and say hi to the folks who take the time to read my ramblings. I haven't had too many wacky things going on so I haven't had much to say. I guess that's good and bad. With that being said I'll call it a night. Have a good one.

Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 2010

I should probably be asleep, but I'm not tired. Figured I'd chime in. It's been a while. The school year has started and I'm at a new school which I like. I really like the principal and my co-workers have been very welcoming. I like my students too. I miss some of my old students but I know they're going to do fine.
I just finished Ramadan and that was an enlightening experience. I lost a few pounds but I feel better for it. It was a time to purge the body and clear the mind. If you haven't fasted before you should try it. It's a humbling experience. I'm thankful for the opportunity to participate.
Mobilecrew is coming along, but has sort of stalled. Steven and I are still working on some things, but it seems like we've lost a little steam. We're going to hit up the android bbq in Austin in October and hopefully we can get some good content, contacts and motivation from there. Hopefully one day it'll take off to where we can actually make some money from it.
The Saints won a good game in the season opener. I'm proud to see the Saints winning. It does my heart good. I wish my grandpa had his season tickets now. He wouldn't know what to do with himself.
I'd like to thank my in-laws and all of their family friends for welcoming into their families and their culture. It's been a wonderful experience. I would also like to say Thanks to my family for welcoming Nadia in also. Married life has been nice so far. I've enjoyed it.
Currently I'm in a bball league, coed football and soccer league and a men's soccer league. It's been keeping my lung capacity pretty good. I've been having a fun time learning how to play soccer. I'm no Pele but I'm not that bad. It's a fun game.
I don't really feel like ranting or raving about anything tonight so I'll leave off here. I wish you a great night and a wonderful week until we meet again. Take care.