9/30/2005 06:24:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Vaughn is NOT DEAD. He's not. I hate this show. But of course I'll keep watching. Damn you, JJ.|W|P|112807952463975639|W|P|Just call me Cleopatra....(Alias spoilers)|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/30/2005 08:06:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Screw this damn show. Although as you saw, I was crying and on the edge of my seat.

GDMF JJ...

And Vaughn was looking SUPER hot too.

Grumble grumble...9/30/2005 12:40:00 PM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|And he and Sydney had more chemistry in last night's episode than at any time since Season 2.

That look at the end between SpyDaddy and Syd...yeah, I think something is definitely up.9/26/2005 08:07:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|What a week. I subbed 4 out of 5 days last week, which was very, very good. I'm pretty sure I could have worked the other day, but I had a doctor's appointment. Two days, I was in for the same teacher. Most of the classes were fine, but there was one that gave me some trouble...playing a little game of "break the sub", I'm sure. Gah. Friday was my first day in a new school. It went very well, but I was pretty much just giving tests all day. The kids were SO good, I couldn't believe it. I really hate the first day in a new place, though, because there are things that no one tells you...like where the bathroom is, and that you need a key to get into the faculty restroom. Oh, and this...at lunchtime, I needed some utensils. The room I was in was right across the hall from a small cafeteria, so I figured I could just pop in over there. I walked in, got a strange look from a cafeteria aide, and poked my head into the serving line. I asked a student to hand me a fork and knife. I got a spork. No kidding. A spork. I walked back into the office where I was having my lunch, and decided to go back and see if there were some chips, or some fruit or something. The same cafeteria aide again looked at me strangely. "You're better off going to the staff cafeteria," she said. It seemed as if she was annoyed with me for being there. "Um, okay. Where is that?" "You're looking for a fork, right? They don't give the kids forks." Okay, but see...no one told me there was a staff cafeteria. So you really don't need to be all annoyed with me. Just tell me where it is, for crying out loud. And what's the deal with the sporks? Were they having problems with the forks? Was there a freak fork accident? *Grumble* Over the weekend, Rand and I traveled to St. Marys for my friend Kim's wedding. It was very nice, and good to see everyone. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures. I've gotten a bit behind on my email, so I apologize to anyone I haven't responded to, or haven't been in as much contact with lately. My schedule is making it a lot harder to keep in touch, especially since I can't check email while I'm working during the day. Feel free to keep in touch with me via comments. :)|W|P|112774086357157482|W|P|Update|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/26/2005 11:51:00 AM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|We had a sub who would start every class with, "I have 3 rules".

We all kind of made fun of her, but nobody broke the 3 rules!9/26/2005 01:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|And what were the 3 rules? ;)9/26/2005 06:23:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|Maybe they just have sporks so they only have to buy two types of plastic utensils instead of three? Just plastic sporks and knives instead of spoons, forks and knives?9/28/2005 06:25:00 PM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|1- No talking while she was talking. Talking would result in an automatic "sluff" (unexcused absence)

2-No leaving the room. Leaving the room would result in an automatic sluff.

3-I can't remember what the 3rd rule was, but if you broke it it was an automatic sluff.

Unexcused absences required early morning make-up sessions (mostly writing an essay or doing chores around the school) that were entirely unpleasant.10/01/2005 10:26:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|Spork!9/22/2005 02:56:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|
Dear Catholic Church, Please consider this my official resignation. I am done with you. I've long disagreed with your views on a lot of issues, not the least of which are your silly rules regarding the priesthood (boys only, no marriage allowed). But this, this was absolutely the last straw. No gay priests, you say? Good luck with that. Signed, erin-go-blog
Argh. I find this offensive on many levels...but I'll stick with what I find most offensive based on what I thought was the Church's position on homosexuality. Homosexuality, they say, is not a sin unless it is acted upon. Since ALL priests are supposed to be celibate, how is a homosexual priest a problem? If it is a problem (and clearly it is for them), they're either negating that idea that it is the action, and not the tendency toward it that is the sin, or saying that it's impossible for a homosexual person to remain celibate. I have a problem with both. Or perhaps they're still trying to crawl out from under that rubble of the sex abuse scandal, thus (again) equating homosexuality with pedophilia. And we all know what I think about that. Not that I think this will work, anyway...because it just means that seminaries will maintain a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Because really, how would you prove it? Will they keep people out on suspicion of homosexuality? I can't wait to see them crying about the vocations crisis they have if this happens.|W|P|112741926919143876|W|P|An open letter to the Catholic Church|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/22/2005 10:49:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Me|W|P|nice...9/23/2005 02:04:00 PM|W|P|Blogger BuffaloBeacon|W|P|I am furious about this. No married priests, no female priests, now no celibate gay priests. Pretty soon no more Catholic Church -- men aren't exactly beating down the seminary doors, after all.9/23/2005 05:28:00 PM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|Amen.9/23/2005 07:17:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Jam|W|P|Yeah, well, I have a Catholic family, although I am not Catholic myself. (I'm not much of anything organized, and it looks like I'll stay that way, thank you.) Time was when I was perfectly OK that my kids are being raised Catholic. But with every passing day, I resent it more and more. Luckily it looks like none of it is particularly inclined to stick, given some of their comments coming back from religious ed on Sundays.9/24/2005 08:26:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|s'good to be a presbyterian, yes?9/28/2005 10:31:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jennifer|W|P|Just found you blog surfing. Funny coincidence, I just wrote something along the same lines. Anyway....bid farewell to the Catholics, but I hope you don't toss Jesus out with the holy water.9/29/2005 11:05:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|i hope u dont lose it all because of some people who dont share the same views because its said that the worst representation of the christian faith is through the church... so just because some of the church isnt corresponding with wut u think i hope u dont lose sumthing good because a bad taste10/08/2005 09:19:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Patti|W|P|The question I would have, vis a vis, protecting children and the abuse scandal, is this: Would eliminating men with homosexual inclinations cut down on this type of abuse, or not? My understanding is that the abuse cases are in the neighborhood of 70 percent relating to young males. Anything they can do to protect children is a good thing, IMO.9/19/2005 11:42:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I want to be the sub every time this teacher is out. I subbed for him a couple of times last year, and he always has meticulous plans that involve me doing very little. On more than one occasion, it has meant the guidance counselor coming to talk to several of the classes for the entire period. Nothing is worse than subbing when there are no (or poor) plans. It is chaos. While I'm on the subject, the thing that probably bugs me the most about substitute teaching is how utterly solitary it is. People are usually nice, yes, but you're constantly the new kid in school. Especially at lunch. And even in a school where you sub frequently. See, you get your lunch when the teacher has his lunch. Since you're always a different teacher, it's always a different lunch. Every day in the lunchroom, new people. And as in any workplace, lunchroom groups bond and form. Teachers talk about people you don't know and things you're not a part of. And as nice as they are to you, you're never part of the group. And you do this day after day after day. Sometimes I read a book, but I don't want to appear aloof...after all, you want these people to know and like you. You want to be on their minds when they need a sub. You want them to tell administrators how much they like you, should a full-time job become available. It's exhausting. Blah. I'm nearing completion of The Unbearable Lightness of Being...I would venture to guess that I will be finished with it today. I am enjoying it, although I'm enjoying the social/political stuff more than the sex stuff. (Yes, yes...the sex stuff is a *metaphor* for the political stuff. I get it. But it's depressing.) I was stuffed so full of food yesterday that I thought I was going to explode. Lunch at Rand's parents' house (yummy chicken marinaded in this mojito sauce from the Dinosaur. I miss that place...plus like a million side dishes), and dinner at Rand's friend Chris's. Chris made a Santa-Fe style chicken stew, and the chicken was simply heavenly. Served over perfectly prepared Basmati rice. My favorite part of the meal, quite possibly, was the little slices of bread with a garlic/parsley/walnut pesto spread. I would have eaten the whole tray, had there been room in my stomach. ;) Chris has promised me the recipe, and I understand it's waiting in my (uncheckable) email as I type. Chris and his wife have a new baby girl, who was utterly adorable. Even more adorable was the sight of Rand holding her and softly singing "Don't Worry Baby" to her. (somewhere, far off in the distance, erin-go-blog hears the faint ticking of a clock...heehee...) I got to hold her for a bit myself and she fell asleep on my shoulder, gnawing contentedly on my t-shirt. Awww...|W|P|112714924142632483|W|P|As promised|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/19/2005 01:05:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Steppie|W|P|i'm surprised you didn't read the unbearable lightness of being at allegheny. i read it in lsh (i think). it didn't make an impression on me so i don't even remember what it is about. and i found a link thru abc.com of spoilers for the lost premier. if you're interested let me know...9/19/2005 07:03:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Working again today. I left this morning without my purse, which is kind of annoying considering that my phone is in it. grr. At least I don't need any money. Also, while I am able to get online at this school (I can't at all of them) they do block all web-based email. So no communication with the outside world for me until after 2:15. I had a good weekend, which I will elaborate on more later. :)|W|P|112713166356666865|W|P|Monday, Monday|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/19/2005 10:28:00 AM|W|P|Blogger stodmyk|W|P|They block web-based email? What kind of draconian taskmasters do you work for?9/19/2005 11:39:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Actually, the only schools I've worked in that don't block web-based email have been the Catholic ones. I don't get it. When I worked at the evil financial institution, they blocked it too.9/16/2005 06:59:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Hey, everyone...I'm working today! And Monday! Woohoo! What I love about pre-planned absences is that they're so...planned. Four sections of English 12, going to the library today for instruction and then to work on either a paper or a reading assignment, and they're meeting with a guidance counselor on Monday. One section of English 9, taking an essay test both days. I do have a Mass Media class with no plans, apparently. That should be interesting. And one study hall...study halls can be horribly painful with middle school students, but high school kids usually aren't too bad. This room is horribly hot, and I can't seem to get the windows open. Blah.|W|P|112687230679590402|W|P|Working|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/16/2005 11:45:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Yay! Working is good. It gives you...meaning.

Which is why I should probably get back to do what I was doing...9/15/2005 11:15:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Yesterday... Ups: Finding three skirts and a top on the clearance racks at Kaufmanns THEN finding out if I use my Kaufmann's charge, I get an extra 20% off. Total for all items, with tax, $23. Woohoo! Downs: Seeing the front page headline on the Buffalo News: Brown Trounces Gaughan. Trounces? I have to wonder about the selection of the word "trounces". It was as if there was glee in it. Bah. No subbing work yet, which doesn't really surprise me...it is, after all, only the second week of school. But how much longer can I do this? I wonder if maybe it was foolish of me to leave the stupid temp job. But there is some (possible) good news on the job front...that college position I applied for (writing lecturer) is still open. They sent me a letter letting me know that they had to push back the hiring date untill January, and to get back to them with a statement/references if I was still interested. So who knows... And here's a little tidbit for anyone who's not donated to Katrina relief yet...The Onion is matching donations made through their website up to $100,000. Read more here.|W|P|112680150299977569|W|P|Ups and downs|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com10/03/2005 11:17:00 AM|W|P|Blogger jon|W|P|Looking for new apartments I saw a post similar to your at this craiglist seattle site. Its wild how they are about the same thing!

have a great day!!9/14/2005 07:41:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|On my way to the community college, I pass a fire hall-type place which has a sign out front that reads "Congratulations Jeff and Gina!" Anyone who went to high school with me will know why that's amusing. And it reminds me of a story. When I was dating J, he was good friends with this guy Jeff. Jeff was dating Gina, a girl I've known practically since birth. Jeff and Gina are pretty much the reason I started dating J at all. Gee, I should thank them. *cough* Anyway, this isn't a story about how completely messed up my relationship was, or how dreadful those years of my life were. I don't have all day. ;) No, this is a funny story. One day, I was at Gina's, and I saw a piece of paper stuck to the refrigerator with a magnet. On it, scrawled in Jeff's handwriting, was this: It's like having a dream Where nobody has a heart It's like having it all And watching it fall apart And I would wait till the end Of time for you And do it again, it's true I can't measure my love There's nothing to compare it to "What's this?" I asked. "Oh, that's a poem Jeff wrote for me." "Really?" I said. "It sounds sort of familiar..." Ah...very quickly, I figured out that Jeff had cribbed song lyrics and passed them off as his own. By cleverly not including the chorus (If I could fly, I'd pick you up I'd take you into the night And show you love like you've never seen...) he was able to temporarily get away with it. But then I came along with my brain for remembering even the crappiest of crappy song lyrics and ruined it all for him. ;) And what the heck is up with this song, anyway? It should be illegal. The first line of the song is "She's just sixteen years old, leave her alone they say." And the singer is clearly an adult, not a seventeen-year-old. Creepy. *shudder*|W|P|112670306689250754|W|P|Songs by dirty old men|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/14/2005 09:48:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|Yeah, how hard would it have been to have said she was just eighteen?9/14/2005 10:02:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|And Gina didn't know? Seriously?

That song was still pretty big then...that's funny. Yes, yes it is.9/15/2005 09:23:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jaquandor|W|P|There's a banquet facility near where I used to work that went out of business after a wedding reception...so its sign read something like "Congratulations Mike and Karen" for three years. In fact, it might still read that. I should go check one of these days....9/13/2005 10:22:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P| Did you?|W|P|112662506778367820|W|P|I voted|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/14/2005 01:50:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Ontario Emperor|W|P|No.

But we didn't have an election in Ontario, California today. So I have an excuse.9/12/2005 09:20:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Until I get into the full swing of things this lovely Monday morning, here's a quiz, courtesy of Jen(nifer)
Pure Nerd
73 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 34% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No longer.

Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!

THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST



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|W|P|112653489829863688|W|P|Pure nerd ;)|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/12/2005 09:41:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I came out a Cool Nerd!9/12/2005 05:37:00 PM|W|P|Blogger squeak|W|P|I am a pure Geek, which I had kind of figured. I think it is my ability to quote all things Kevin Smith, and my random music knowledge.

39 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 34% Dork9/13/2005 08:30:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Modern, Cool Nerd
65 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 13% Dork

rand9/13/2005 09:11:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|I'm sorry, this test is flawed...no way am I higher on the nerd and dork scales than Rand.

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Please come and check it out if you get the time!9/09/2005 09:27:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Today is my last day at my temp job-hurrah! When I arrived this morning (late, of course�) there was a little cake at my desk that says �Thank You.� Aww�not that I�m sad to be leaving, but it�s nice to be appreciated. I just hope it doesn�t take too long to start getting those sub calls. I was added to another list, at one of the schools where I interviewed. And while I didn�t get hired there, the principal (and the search committee) really seemed to like me. In this case, I would bet that they went with someone who had like thismuch more experience than me. So who knows, maybe I can build a relationship there. So here�s one thing I like about teaching college�no classroom management. Here are things I never have to say to college students:
Please get back to your seat. We do not talk while someone else is talking. I�m counting to five. We do not throw things in this classroom. Your behavior was completely unacceptable.
Basically, I just get to teach, which is nice. On the other hand, I realize that my only teaching experiences have been as a sub. No one respects the sub. Even the nicest, most well-behaved middle or high school student doesn�t think of the sub they way they do a �real� teacher. Maybe it would be different if I started a year off with my own class, with students who knew me as their teacher and not the sub. Speaking of which, it occurs to me that I only have three more years to get a full-time job and apply for my permanent certification. Because not getting my permanent certification at this point would not be good. A few more tidbits for your perusal: Steve Calvanesco dropped out of the race for mayor. Of course Alan has the scoop. I heart Alan. :) Thomas (Buffalo Bike Taxi) sends the following:
Friday, September 30, I will be riding my bike taxi all over Buffalo to collect donations for the Hurricane Katrina victims. I'll be giving everything I collect to the Red Cross for their ongoing disaster relief efforts.
Please, do help him out! Party for the Parks happens tonight. I�ll be there�along with Jen, Rand, and another friend of ours. Anyone else? :) (this will be Rand�s first Jackdaw show�ooh�) And a mini-rant: Why, oh why, would anyone EVER have fake bulletholes painted on their nice, shiny SUV? WHY? Speaking of SUVs, is it wrong to hate Hummer drivers on sight? Because I do. I mean, let�s face it. If you drive a Hummer, you are not a soccer mom who needs the space for kids/dogs/carting groceries. You�re just an asshole. (Okay, that�s not exactly what the story says�I get to editorialize a bit. It is a blog.) Holy crap, I�m verbose today. This should have been like seven posts. Oh well. Deal with it. :)|W|P|112627610452082730|W|P|Only six hours to go...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/09/2005 11:26:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|What kind of cake? :-)9/09/2005 12:48:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|No, it's not wrong. Matt and I say all kinds of nasty/snarky things when we see Hummers.

Unless you're an actor on CSI: Miami? You have no business driving one of those things.
And even that's pushing it...9/10/2005 01:47:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Mel|W|P|Those are things you never say in college? Hmm I guess by grad school we need reminders. In one class we seriously have the rule: only one person talking at a time. We actually got praised for following the rule last class. And we get told to sit back in our seats... because we get a fifteen minute break after the first 1 1/2 hours. I thought I was getting a higher degree, really I just went back to middle school (I thought I just left that too).10/03/2005 12:34:00 PM|W|P|Blogger jon|W|P|Looking for new apartments I saw a post similar to your at this craiglist of new york city site. Its wild how they are about the same thing!

have a great day!!9/07/2005 10:01:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|First things first, a happy, happy birthday to my dear friend Stephanie! :) If you can, do pop over there and wish her a happy day! Went home over the weekend and spent some time with my family. That was good. And my Labor Day? It was exceptionally labor-less. I slept in. And took a nap. :) I also watched a bad movie...Along Came Polly. Do not watch this movie. Even if someone tells you there's a really funny subplot involving Philip Seymour Hoffman in a community theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar. It's not worth it. ;) ("someone" in this case would be Rand's brother...) The only thing worth seeing in this movie is Hank Azaria's upper body (Hank Azaria?? Who'da thought?), and you get that in the first ten minutes. I had my third community college class last night. I don�t think they�re going to be bad. I am going to need some help with that student in my other class�the one who has the unidentified disorder. I just don�t know what to do. He�s really slow, and exceptionally socially deficient. This is a workshop class, which relies heavily on collaborative work, and I can tell that no one in the class is excited about working with him. Right now, the only solution I see is for me to devote a lot of time to him, which hardly seems fair to the rest of the class. ALL of the students who are in this class are there because they need lots of practice and individual attention. (The class only has 15 students, that�s the maximum) I can refer him to the writing center, I suppose, but that doesn�t solve the problem of what to do IN class. Anyone who has advice to offer, please send an email or leave a comment...|W|P|112610543303753794|W|P|Birthdays, Labor Day, Class|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/07/2005 10:30:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|I LOVE HANK AZARIA!!!!! Just had to share that. :-)9/07/2005 07:39:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I actually got mad at Helen Hunt when she divorced him...

And...thanks!9/03/2005 12:17:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Hey folks...the new issue of Toasted Cheese is up! Check it out! :)|W|P|112576788018075684|W|P|Toasted Cheese news|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/02/2005 07:39:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I've been avoiding talking about Katrina, like a lot of people I've been reading, because I simply don't know what to say. It's overwhelming in its horror. So instead, I give you what some of my favorite bloggers are saying. First, Jen(nifer) has a list of various relief efforts. Personally, I'd like to thank Wegmans for doing one of their "give at the register" things for this. I hesitated at first, but when I saw that the donations were going to the Red Cross, I was happy to offer a little something... Second, an article at Slate, about journalistic outrage. Third, Eden expresses her righteous indigation about the way this is being handled better than I ever could. Fourth, Pesky'Apostrophe talks extensively about the tragedy AND a couple of fundraising efforts she's involved in. I wanted to link to the specific posts, but I couldn't get the page to load. Fifth, more righteous indignation from Estephania. And finally, there are several posts at [Your Agenda Here]. I wish I could do more. I want to give blood, but I am terrified. More on my horrible blood-giving story some other time.|W|P|112570863190788117|W|P|Devastation|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/02/2005 07:35:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Thanks, Hilary. ;) The instructions are: List ten songs that you are currently digging�it doesn�t matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they�re no good, but they must be songs you�re really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the ten songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they�re listening to. Here�s my list: 1. Striptease, Hawksley Workman 2. The Luckiest, Ben Folds 3. Cold, Cold Heart, Midge Ure 4. The Last Recidivist, Lowest of the Low 5. Once, Jim Boggia 6. Another Town, Greg Klyma 7. Follow You, Follow Me, Red House Painters (cover) 8. Heroes, Jill Sobule 9. Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani 10. Raise the Roof, Carbon Leaf No tagging this time...I'll just leave it open to whoever. Post a link if you do this, please! :)|W|P|112562642668626415|W|P|Another meme|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/02/2005 07:47:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Funny; I just did that! From someone else, though.9/02/2005 08:33:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Me|W|P|I LOVE The Luckiest by Ben FOlds.9/02/2005 09:28:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|ACK! Rand has you listening to Midge Ure?!?!?9/02/2005 10:56:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Yup. I dig Midge Ure. :)9/02/2005 12:03:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi|W|P|I've been listening to some of those songs too (courtesy Rand -- it's scary how much influence he's had over my listening material). I figured "Once" was a shoe-in for an Erin-Rand song. :-)

Also listening to:
Soundtrack to "Rent"
Forest (George Winston) - good work music
Feadoga Stain album (Mary Bergin) - Irish penny whistle9/02/2005 12:05:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi|W|P|Whoops, apologies...I totally ignored the instructions about ten SONGS rather than albums. Ah well...9/02/2005 12:08:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi|W|P|Your monkey (the one from you and Rand), by the way, is sitting on my office window sill just beside the tree. Whenever I see it, I think of you guys. :-)

Congrats on the story appearing in Woman's World! You must be so excited. Make sure you keep an extra copy for your scrapbook, which will be bulging with published pieces in no time, I'm sure.

Ok, enough procrastinating. Must get back to work...

Debbie9/02/2005 01:31:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Hilary|W|P|Somehow this whole meme thing isn't really helping with making blog friends. Hmmm.9/03/2005 10:10:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Debbie, I love the Rent soundtrack too...a couple of my favorite tunes:

La Vie Boheme
One Song Glory
Seasons of Love (Seasons of Love had me crying before I ever saw the show)
Another Day

And, well, almost all of them... ;)9/04/2005 07:30:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Ernest|W|P|Inca Roads by Frank Zappa
Panda by Dungen
Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels) by The Arcade Fire
Wake Up by The Arcade Fire
The Rift by Ween
Lazarus by Porcupine Tree
Landed by Ben Folds
Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan
Rocket Man by Elton John9/04/2005 08:36:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Lady Turpentine|W|P|*Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
*Try to Make It - Sloan
*Underwhelmed - Sloan

(full disclosure: RAND got me into Sloan a couple years ago)

*A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
*That song from the forthcoming RENT movie that's currently showing in previews
*Sense of Purpose - Pretenders (Hey Rand - it's from PACKED!)
*I Don't Want Your Love - Duran Duran
*Big Scary Animal - Belinda Carlisle
*This is the Last Time - Keane
*The Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack keyboardy tunes9/04/2005 08:03:00 PM|W|P|Blogger squeak|W|P|Sloan is fun!

~Santa Monica - Theory of a Deadman
~Song for the Dumped - Ben Fold Five
~I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace
~Boot & Hearts - The Hip
~Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave
~One Little Girl - Toad the Wet Sprocket
~Thousand Mile Wish - Finger Eleven
~I Alone - Live
~We 3 - Soul Asylum
~Say Something - The Watchmen9/01/2005 07:57:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|One of the school districts I sub for is going to an automated calling system. The system also has a web component where you can search for jobs that have been posted in advance. They held a training session this morning, which was pretty much a colossal waste of my time. I got two handouts which gave me all of the information I needed. For some people, though, the training was obviously necessary. There was one woman who I can only imagine must be incredibly resistant to change.
Producer: How would you feel about making a change? Garth: We fear change.
She asked a question every five seconds, most of them displaying extreme assitudery. When we got to the part where you can press star-1 to have the system wait for you to enter your PIN...in case, for example, someone who is not you answers the phone, I thought she was going to have a coronary. "Oh, that's not going to happen in my house. Is there any way you can call the system back?" Well, no. Not really. So she got all huffy. Because apparently, her family can't handle pressing buttons. She also couldn't seem to grasp the fact that you can only enter one period of unavailabilty at a time...like for a vacation or somesuch...but that you can go BACK and enter another one AFTER that period has passed. Really, is it that hard? Good Lord. I wasn't the only one who felt this way. I looked around and saw other people snickering and rolling their eyes every time she opened her mouth. *Sigh* My classes at the community college started today, and they seemed to go well. The class they added for me is a "foundations" class for people who didn't test into 101. It doesn't seem like it'll be too bad, and I don't think I have any students with major attitude...but I do have one student who appears to have some sort of disorder. I would guess Tourette Syndrome, as he seemed to be exhibiting some verbal tics, but he also seemed sort of socially impaired. This should be interesting. Oh, and in happy, happy news... Yes, the Sept. 13 issue of Woman's World, which features MY STORY, is out!!!!! (please note, the above image is NOT the cover of the current issue!)|W|P|112562438528375984|W|P|Technologically impaired|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com9/01/2005 09:21:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Brother of the ex-boyfriend, The Ex-Boyfriend, has Tourette's.

Think about it: a magician/comedian/motivational speaker/agent who doesn't always take his meds.

(for those who don't know me/him/erin; I'm in no way making nasty remarks about people with Tourette's. Just this particular fellow!)9/02/2005 01:37:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Andrew Ironwood|W|P|Speaking as someone with not a few tics hisself, I just hope your Tourrette-ish classmate isn't also the type who interrupts the lesson plan with a lot of questions...9/02/2005 01:45:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|He's not my classmate. He's my student. And this being a college class and not a high school class, there's no IEP to let me know what (if anything) he's diagnosed with and thus give me clues as to how I might help him.10/03/2005 12:31:00 PM|W|P|Blogger jon|W|P|Looking for new apartments I saw a post similar to your at this craiglist .org site. Its wild how they are about the same thing!

have a great day!!