Wednesday, January 20, 2010


number of referrals written by me in the 1st semester. the good news is that the freshman class is getting bad reviews school- and even district-wide. something bad happened in the water about 14 or 15 years ago.

Monday, January 4, 2010

a few years ago... friends and i came up with something called the "Adventure Squad" ("A-SQUAD"). the whole idea is to soak up as much life as possible. here it is again, with some amendments:

in no particular order:


skydiving (done--amazing!!)
ride a mechanical bull (DONE, as of 2/23/07) funny!!)
karaoke (this frightens the pee out of me) - haven't done it yet
line dancing (done...i'm tall and awkward, wasn't pretty)
mud volleyball - still waiting on an opportunity
rock climbing (outside, on actual rocks) - making progress toward this
hiking (semi-done...but i'm talking LONG/HARD hike. and i want to do this pretty much every day)
visit all 50 states - I think I'm at #30.
Africa - soooo close. maybe next year.
Australia/New Zealand

climb a mountain (done, as of June 26, 2007. in alaska...amazing. will do much more)
White Water rafting (done, as of June 26, in alaska...yes, big day...yes, it was unbelievable...and yes, i will do it again!)
long bicycle ride (100+ miles)
unplanned road trip (done)

race car driving
run a marathon (DID IT, June alaska!!)
Las Vegas (done it...overrated)/LA
tomato fight
pie fight
Grand Canyon camping (would this constitute canyoneering??)
compete in a beach volleyball tournament on a REAL beach
adventure racing -- would have to get in shape to run
"boot camp" – a vacation to do action-oriented fun stuff while toning our muscles
visit a dude ranch (ya know, like that old-school show on Nickelodeon, "hey dude")

"Lesser EXTREME stuff":
skiing (done it, just want more of it)
biking (same...)
photography scavenger hunt
adventure night
host theme parties
Habitat for Humanity
see another play (Wicked was amazing!)
scooter/moped rides with knee and elbow pads, along with hideous helmets, neon leggings, and slouch socks
extreme sledding
salsa/dessert rankings – visit as many restaurants in springfun as possible and rate their salsas, desserts, etc.
test drive night (similar to above, only with cars…fun!)
wine-making (you squash the grapes in your toes. well, i'd say that's kinda gross, but then, I'm not drinking it so I don't mind…)
go see a huge sporting event (aka...olympics, world series, etc.)
milk a cow in Oklahoma, or maybe just Rogersville...don't ask.
start my own business.

Not even vaguely EXTREME:

visit more art museums
visit a few more historic towns
learn to garden
movie marathon nights (watch old movies, etc…)
painting party (we actually do this a lot)
take fun classes (photography, cake decorating, sign language, web site design, pottery, etc.)
visit historic churches
carve soap -- what? yeah, that's random.
bake day
tree climbing (should do this at least once a week)
visit more farmers' markets
train ride through US
sew well enough to make my own stuff

get a new job
sell a house in rogersville

listen, i know i'm a dork, but i'm ok with that...