- Tennessee, United States
- Retired teacher living in East Tennessee, adjusting to life in the land of round door knobs. Photographer for our local animal shelter and foster of many dogs and kitties. Don't ask me how many dogs I have, but my son got me one of those "I'm the crazy dog lady" sweatshirts.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We take the dogs out now. Gidget needs to be on a leash, because she's a wanderer and doesn't have any car sense, but Rocky just pads along beside us. He never goes far and isn't tempted by the gap in the fence. He knows his limits!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
On Saturday I had a lovely lunch in Bernkastel-Kues at an Indian Restaurant with what's left of my NLU master's cadre: Keri, Judy and Stephanie to my left and our mentor, Sue on the right. We had a long, leisurely lunch in an Indian Restaurant, then did a walkabout and finished up with ice cream.
Steph found the "little house in the middle of the street" that she remembered from her childhood.
We were reminded to say "käse" instead of cheese and saw some really nice metal garden sculptures, which we decided we could NOT afford at the current exchange rate. The frog fountain that spit out water at regular intervals was much nicer than it sounds!
Good food, good friends, good conversation and a little bit of shopping thrown in on the side.
Until next year, ladies!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
One of the questions the students had to answer about the story was to explain the moral of the story (in English). Those who successfully translated the story and understood the events, typically gave answers similar to these:
•Never underestimate your opponent.
•Don't judge by size or appearance.
•Don't be overconfident.
•If your opponent is bigger or faster than you are, use your brain.
But, today, a student who was retaking the exam in an attempt to raise his grade, earned the chuckle award, because his answer made me chuckle:
Sure, he missed the point, but his strategy would have worked better than the jaguar's.