Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mixed Feelings

I've been having majorly mixed feelings about the snow. Like Sunday, when I was off and could do whatever, I loved it. Charlie and I went to the park and rode the boogie board downhill. But today, when I was at work and had to commute there and back, I was hating it. I was joking that I wanted to go outside with a lighter and hairspray saying, "GO AWAY SNOW!!!" Anyway, I'm not sure how I feel about the snow right now. Maybe come tomorrow night I'll like it again. I do want to get some snowshoes though. I'd like to try out snowshoeing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flaws In The System

I have been spending a good part of my days compiling letters written by 5th and 6th graders thanking our company for programs and goods sent to their classes and I often chuckle at the silly things they say or draw. But more often than that, I shake my head in disappointment at how children of that age seem to lack basic knowledge I remember having and my peers having when I was that age. You know, common stuff like how to write a proper letter. Some refer to us as "Dear *** people". People. That's a little rude. I snicker a little at the innocence of children signing letters "love" or "your friend". Because really, they are our friends. But the sad part is when you see a total inconsistency in grade levels. One school will have kids draw a picture and write a letter inside of a home-made card. They look like they were done by kids half their age and the spelling and grammar goes along with that theory. Then you will see another school with the same age students writing proper letters, addressed and formatted, written with good penmanship or typed. It just makes you wonder why places where there are kids who are doing the same program and following the same state education correlations have such huge scholastic differences. Not sure what to think at this point. It's just pretty bleak out there.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Reoccurring Dream Symbols

Beaches with massive waves
Giant houses
Dumpy sun rooms
Bill Hader (Not sure why)
Driving stick shifts (before I knew how)
Dim lighting
Deserts in the winter
The man in the desert
Bath tubs
Difficulty running
Lack of privacy
Locked doors
Aggressive animals
Lack of coherency
Reading *
Number *

* I actually can recall the information of what I read and numbers I see in the morning as well.

Yeah. A lot of these things pop up in dreams often. I'm not sure why or what it means but it fascinates me that its so common. I'm even more fascinated at the fact I can read names or addresses of things in my dreams and remember them in the morning.