November 2006: InBrief

Quote of the Month:

“Never judge a book by its movie.” J.W. Eagan



Evidently there was an election.   Who won?  😉


I took a vacation from writing this month. The kids had an insane number of full or half days off and it’s too hard to write when I feel like I’m hosting an Internet café for tweens and teens every other day.  Good plan, the Internet café stuff was fun and now I’m all excited about writing again.


Spent our 1st Thanksgiving at home with just the four of us.  Ah! Quite relaxing.


Books Finished:

***       Lion Boy: The Truth, by Zizou Corder

***       The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II, by Wolfgang W.E. Samuel


Movies Seen:

***        Farewell My Concubine (on DVD)

*** ½    Sideways (on DVD)


Music I Listened To:

***      Plans, by Death Cab for Cutie

***      Reprieve, by Ani Di Franco

***      Straight Outta Lynwood, by “Weird Al” Yankovic


Favorite TV:

****     Veronica Mars– Tense, moody episodes punctuated by crack-me-up moments? Check.  Satisfying conclusion to the rape mystery? Check. Appearances by Mac and Weevil?  Finally.  Logan being Logan again?  Hell yeah.  Whew!  My show is back.


****     Heroes– Thanks to ZQ’s tivoing help I watched all 9 episodes during Thanksgiving weekend.  Wow. That’s a good show. 


*** ½   The OC– Sweet Samson in a Sundress!  They should have killed off Marissa long ago. I gave up this show after suffering through it last season. Then I decided to check out the post-Marissa season premiere just in case. What a change.  Here’s hoping they keep up the level of fun and angst all season.


Sub Jobs:

1 day- substitute sampler (2nd grade, 1st grade, and Kindergarten for 2 hours each)


November must be the official cancellation month:

-I was supposed to sub for a 2nd grade class but the teacher’s training was cancelled. (The county had some computerized report card crisis and had to cancel all their teacher tech-training classes. Sounds like a Veronica Mars episode.)

-Then I was asked to sub 5 days in a kindergarten class while the teacher had surgery but her doctor cancelled the surgery at the last minute.

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