Sunday, December 21, 2008

I thought she died when I heard the "thump"

The short drive leading down to my cmplex from the main road runs at a slightly steep angle, enough so that at this time of year, there always seems to be a car spinning its tires just inches from the cleared blacktop of the main road. Such was the case as I arrived home Friday afternoon. I passed a woman with spinning tires, parked my own car then thought to myself 'she is soo close, I could give her a quick push and she will be to the street'.
My charitable side should have died with that thought....after several attempts at pushing her, she was still getting nowhere, she rolled down her window and after a moments conversation I realized she did not speak much English. We attempted the feat several more times. Reversing the car and starting from a gentler slope. Finally, within feet of the main road, she communicated that I should open the passenger's side door and push, I placed myself, unsure of her idea. Then she opened her door and stepped out, bracing herself against the driver's side door. I watched in horror as she put the car in neutral. NOT a good idea.
I desperately tried to tell her to put it back in drive, but it was too late, the car had begun to slide backwards, its open doors pushing us down the hill with us. I threw myself into the door, knowing even as I did so we stood no chance against the car's momentum. The sliding became faster, and we were losing control. I yelled through the car at her.
"Emergency brake! pull the emergency brake!" She was struggleing more than I was, my eyes frantically searched the car for a brake. The car was going faster down the hill, pushing us backwards as it did. Faster, Faster. Fear now, panic. Faster. I heard her scream and through the car I saw her fall. Then I heard the "thump", and the car ran over a bump, then seconds later smashed into a fence. Silence.
I ran around the car to see how bad the damage (to the woman) was. Thankfully the bump the car hit was only a pile of snow, the car hit the fence moments before it would have run her over. I was relieved.
The back tail light was smashed and part of the bumper was damaged, but the woman, though scared, was unhurt. I eventually managed to drive the car myself up to the street while she called her husband for help. It was a very scary experience. I thought she died when I heard the "thump".

Monday, December 15, 2008

end of the world...

So I got a letter from the prophet today. It said "URGENT", and "OPEN IMMEDIATELY" on the front. So I had a seat on my couch and gently opened it, not every day someone gets a letter from the prophet. I read through it and was astonished at what I read...

Apparently the world is going to end two months from now and I am one of the chosen few who needs to pack up my stuff and head West. The instructions were VERY vague, but the details on the forthcoming calamaties were pretty detailed.

If you are living in California, you might want to move soon, there will be a HUGE monsoon in three weeks time that will destroy nearly half of the state. There will be several more large scale attacks on the US, and a genocide in Africa. And if you haven't been to Egypt to see the Great Pyramid yet, don't bother, it will be gone within the week due to a heay earthquake.

Weather calls for huge hailstorms across the nation and don't look to the skies cuz you're gonna get hit by falling stars!!!

Well, I'm gonna go pack my bags and head on out...nice knowing you all!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I hope theives can correct...

So I left the library yesterday and walked out to my car....which, by the way, was parked IN a parking lot, UNDER a lapm post, and WITHIN sight of the library entrance....anyway, I went to open the door an dnoticed I had left my driver's side window down. Then I saw the glass. And why would I roll my window down in the cold? More glass. On the seat, on the ground, in my car....the window had been shattered!!!!! Somebody had smashed my window, I thought it was the cold, some sort of thermodynamics sorta thing...then I thought maybe someone just got too close when they pulled in next to me......then I realized my bag was big school bag with my planner and information, and some of my students' assignments, including their book reports. they must have thought it comtained a l;aptop, yeah, like I can afford one of those on a teacher's salary. Well, I looked around and snooped in some dumpsters, hoping the criminals had discovered their stupidity and tossed it, no luck, so, anyway, I hope the criminals at least corrected their book reports before they threw the bag away.....

Monday, December 8, 2008


Blech...why the heck do they always havta call recess indoors on the first snowstorm!?!? without fail...EVERY bloody time....the bell is about to ring, or you are just lining up for lunch when...out the window, a single flake drifts gently to the griound and SECONDS later....."Pardon the interruption teachers......" yeah, we know what's coming... "lunch recess will be held indoors today due to incliment weather.." Blech! half the class cheers (the bookworms and socially awkward) and the rest boo and hiss, no win.

so after lunch they drink half their milk and a bite of their hot dog and rush back to the class, getting there seconds befiore I even do.....arrggghhh, yet we know that in a month from now when it is REALLY coming down and you can't even SEE outside, will they call it then? NOpe. Oh well, Teachers need breaks too, but we rarely ever get them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So, i just finished a long first term of my math endorsement/masters classes, and I got an A in my frst class! I'm so happy, anyway, until I get more creative, that's it for now.