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Friday stuff...

Yep, just Friday stuff - no depth here either, greenpizzazz6!!!

After Flippaball we decided to stop off at Miramar Central School for their ethnic food fair to pick up some dinner. Finn and Christy chose Chinese noodles (Asher was at a party), I bought Cambodian spring rolls for everyone and I bought souvlaki in pita bread for Steve and me. Nice. Very nice. I would've bought pancakes too but they ran out just as we got there - maybe I'll make us pancakes tomorrow night *g* C'mon over. I can make plenty!

I had a good day, made some appointments, had a friend over for coffee, sorted music for a funeral on Monday, did the laundry, weeded quite a few plants, and I moved a small Mexican orange blossom that looks like it's got a disease. I repotted it and put it on the porch but I am pretty sure it's dying. Poor little tree. My Rob Lowe hebe isn't doing a lot better with the shift to the front garden but it's hanging in there... fingers crossed.

I was going to write this evening but my young friend from my school phoned and wanted to talk about things. She's still a first year teacher, and doing a wonderful job in really difficult circumstances. She talked for ninety minutes!! I'm so glad I'm not there at the school. We watched 'Teachers' tonight on MGM, with Nick Nolte, Ralph Macchio, Laura Dern, Judd Hirsch, and a very young Morgan Freeman!! Nick was trying not to run out on the job. I said to Steve, "I ran out on the job." He said, "If you'd stayed, you would have gone mental!" Heh. It was an interesting, dated, well acted movie about a struggling high school. Hmmm, American high schools always seem to be so scary in movies. Are they really scary or is it just a good vehicle for drama? I was in a high school last week, teaching, and I was never scared once *g* oh except when I looked in the fridge, to get the milk, and the whole fridge was FULL! OMG the entire staff seem to bring lunch boxes filled with salads and healthy stuff. Amazing!! Few teachers did that fifteen years ago, when I was last fully employed in a secondary school.

And it's Friday. I have a meeting tomorrow morning, 10-12, then we might look at the new Borders bookshop that just opened on Lambton Quay. I have an old Borders shirt my friend sent me from Rochester, NY, years ago. She was there doing her PhD. She saw groundhogs too *g*
Anyway, roll on the weekend. Let's hope it's a productive one, huh.

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hannahfmuk
Mar. 16th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
Hmmm, American high schools always seem to be so scary in movies. Are they really scary or is it just a good vehicle for drama?
I often wonder the same thing! They either seem to be full of vicious cliques of too-mature-for-their-age students, or scenes of mass murders. Maybe I should stop trying to judge a country based on its production of teen movies & tv crime shows, huh?!
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
-Maybe I should stop trying to judge a country based on its production of teen movies & tv crime shows, huh?!
Yeah, but it's how they portray it so often that makes you wonder. But I'm sure we only see the worst extremes. I bet there are a hundred thousand normal high schools!
vivh
Mar. 16th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Borders on Lambton Quay - that will be cool!! We have one not far from here!
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Cool. I bet Whitcoulls and Dymocks are shaking in their boots though.
vivh
Mar. 16th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure that Lambton Quay can handle three bookshops...but which one will go? And who's giving the best pre-order offer on the new Harry Potter book? - and do they do bulk discount, I think I need 4 copies!!!
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
-And who's giving the best pre-order offer on the new Harry Potter book? - and do they do bulk discount, I think I need 4 copies!!!
The Borders Harry Potter is going to be $32.99 with a toy owl.
Whitcoulls expects you to preorder without giving a price!
the online TheNile wants $44.49 down from $55!
The Warehouse has a time countdown clock going - 121 days, g hours, 36 minutes. And guarantees the best price in town.
http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/Content.aspx?id=100017831

moth2fic
Mar. 16th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
You didn't run out. You tore yourself away - very slowly.

I have a Borders gift token to spend.
natesmountain
Mar. 16th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
-You didn't run out. You tore yourself away - very slowly.
And still a few threads hanging in there LOL!

-I have a Borders gift token to spend.
All the more reason to pop over here *g*
vivh
Mar. 16th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
We have a Borders gift token too! - so I could come, though I'm sure there are stores closer...
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Are they really scary or is it just a good vehicle for drama?
I suppose some may be, but mine certainly wasn't! Mine was very mild, and a rather nice place to be most of the time.

She saw groundhogs too
Come to my yard. They're everywhere! Well, they would be at least, if it weren't so cold and dark out.

And I'm thinking about maybe a depth post tonight. I haven't decided yet whether I feel like posting my thoughts or not. I would have to filter them...maybe a lot.

We'll see.
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
-Mine was very mild, and a rather nice place to be most of the time.
That's great, I was hoping you'd say yours was like that! I can tell just from knowing you!

-Come to my yard. They're everywhere!
Really? I never saw a real groundhog in person. We don't have anything like that!

A depth post? I will be rushing over to your place to see, then!
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
That's great, I was hoping you'd say yours was like that! I can tell just from knowing you!

Oh, we all complained about it, but really we loved it. It was small, so everyone knew everyone else. By the time you were a senior, you had had all of your teachers before. Everyone was always really nice and welcoming. It was a good place to grow up in.

Really? I never saw a real groundhog in person. We don't have anything like that!
Yup, we always have a couple in our yard in the summer. And I will show you a picture of my backyard soon, but I can't right now, it's pitch black out!

A depth post? I will be rushing over to your place to see, then!
Well, it was going to be a depth post, but it's not now. I had to make it private. I know you wouldn't have minded it, but all my other friends may have taken issue with it, so I kept it to myself. It's pretty unorganized and pointless anyway. But I did post another post too!
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
-but all my other friends may have taken issue with it, so I kept it to myself. It's pretty unorganized and pointless anyway. But I did post another post too!
Yep, I rushed over and saw you'd eaten cereal *g*

I can imagine your school would have been nice. I think I'd like to go to visit a school like that rather than a central city one.

- And I will show you a picture of my backyard soon, but I can't right now, it's pitch black out!
Woot! It's light enough here *g* but daylight saving ends tonight. On the good side, we do get an hour's extra sleep *g*
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Yep, I rushed over and saw you'd eaten cereal *g*
lol...yup, and it was yummy!

Woot! It's light enough here *g* but daylight saving ends tonight. On the good side, we do get an hour's extra sleep *g*
Ours began last weekend. We lost an hour, which was bad because I had already been out late that night, and then I lost another hour of sleep. It was worth it though!
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
- I had already been out late that night, and then I lost another hour of sleep. It was worth it though!
Aw, you party girl *g*

Next post you'll have to tell us what Americans eat for cereal. Like *snort* cheerios!
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Tonight I had a cereal called Kix. It's easy on my stomach at night when I need a little something before I go to bed. Plus, it tastes good!
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Kix?
-unique ability to "stay crispier in milk than flat flakes"
Yay for Google *g*
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Yay for Google *g*
Yay! I was hoping you might Google it, because I think I've passed the point of being able to explain anything coherently.

The games are so close to over....
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