Saturday, October 25, 2008

Victory for MSU

In honor of MSU beating Michigan for the first time since 2001 (and for the first time in Ann Arbor since 1990)...the original words to the MSU Fight song. :-)

On the banks of the Red Cedar, there's a school that's known to all.
It's specialty is winning, and those Spartans play good ball.
Spartan teams are never beaten, all through the game they'll fight,
Fight for the only colors, GREEN and WHITE.

Smash right through that line of blue, watch the points keep growing,
Spartan teams are bound to win, they're fighting with a vim, RAH RAH RAH.
Michigan is weakening, we're going to win this game.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Out of the mouths of babes..."

...well, 14 to 19-year-olds...

"Did you get your eyebrows waxed?"

*to another student* "Jessica's your mom"
*other student* -freaks out-
Me: "I'm not old enough to be your mom!"
"How old are you?"
"Are you not comfortable being a mom?"

Student:"Do you have a boyfriend?"
Me: "No, I've been single for 4 years"
Student: *freaks out* 4 years! You should date, and get married and live happily ever after

("overheard" between two students) "The two of you should have sex like monkeys"
Me: "What?!?!?"
Other student: "Did you see her face when you said that?!"
First student: "My bad...sorry"

I feel like I'm becoming one of those teachers that goes off on tangents easily...but it's fun! We've had tons of random conversations in one of my classes...they need some of the experience/exposure...(at least that's my excuse...)

On another one of my students played battleship online where he had to solve equations correctly in order to get hits... In another class, we played desktop dodgeball with chances to throw the ball for solving equations correctly. It was pretty crazy...the kids were laying on the floor rushing to solve the problem so they could throw the ball at these little wooden kids. Thanks to Jason for the game! :-)

That's all. :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I've been reading updates from my friends in other countries recently..they are so good at writing about what they are learning from God and how they are adapting to their new country/culture. Reading their letters makes me think that I should write some updates! I know that these friends need to send updates, because they are being financially and prayerfully supported in ministry. But you know what? I'm being prayerfully supported in my job. Maybe I should start thinking about how I can update people that are supporting me. Updates like pictures, stories, and lessons that I'm learning...hmm...

For those who read this, know that I love hearing updates. :-)

I'm going to think some more about the whole "writing updates" subject. I'll keep you posted.

I'm also determined that this weekend is going to be the time when I order a futon mattress, a desk chair, and start organizing my apartment so I don't have papers all over the floor all the time. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...