Monday, 31 August 2009

Blog or FB

I am determined to make four posts this August, so here's what you get.

Gah! One would think that I would perhaps post on this blog fairly often during the summer, when I don't have twenty million other things to do, but no. I guess my brain is more active during the school year, giving me more thoughts worth writing about. Not that my summer has been dull, just that I don't care to blog all about my personal life for the sake of it. There's got to be something that other people might care to hear about.

Perhaps, too, I've just hit a dry spell because without comments, it feels a little like I'm talking to myself. Although I am quite good at entertaining myself with nerdy self-talk, it'd be nice to receive more feedback. There are quite a few people that are reading this on FB, and some of you leave comments. That's awesome - I love comments - but I'd love it even more if you left the comments on my actual blog, which is linked to below in the little blue letters that say "View Original Post".

It is possible that I will write something with content sometime in the near future. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

“As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.” Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

PAC

This week I am a dance coach. I knew those 12 years of training would come in handy someday! And I am exceedingly glad for the large variety of styles my teachers exposed me to.

My church is doing a Performing Arts Camp this week, and I have taught about 30 elementary school kids how dance in the swing, gospel choir, and African styles. I have also helped six girls choreograph three dances in three days. Kudos to them for being able to handle that much!

So far there have been two highlights for me:

1. Seeing Sam stand on his toes in a meerkat pose for twenty-five minutes straight.

2. Little Esther's reply to one of my questions, which shall be the quote for today's post.

Me: Does anyone here know some cool tricks or acrobatics we can do in this dance?

Esther: Ooh, ooh, Miss Carla! I can pick up things with my toes!

Ah, yes. I think I've quoted Esther several times on this blog. She's quite the little character.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Weighty Issue

You know, every time I go on Facebook there is a new ad on the sidebar telling me that I can lose X amount of stomach fat in Y number of days by obeying just one secret rule (or sometimes two - and sometimes the ad can't agree with itself on whether it's one or two).

I'm getting depressed. I didn't think I had to lose any stomach fat, but these messages are so consistent that I'm beginning to think someone is trying to tell me something.

Sigh. Maybe I'd click on an ad that promised to tell me how to get rid of X number of spam ads in Y number of days.

And because "stomach fat" reminds me of bronze Buddha statues:

(from Police Squad)
Priest: What do you know of life after death?
Johnny: I wouldn't know anything.
Priest: (hands Johnny money)
Johnny: Are you talking existential being or anthropomorphic deity?

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Work to Death

You know, I always thought that the night shift was called the graveyard shift because it had the highest mortality rate due to late-night burglaries and other crimes. But someone told me it's probably just because working that particular shift makes you feel like you're dead.

I dunno; could be.

“I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.” John Peel