Thursday, August 25, 2011


I have a feeling you are going to be seeing more of the related videos by the VLOGBROTHERS simply because I am in love! lol
You may be wondering how this video is related to Wednesday Words and Thursday Thank you Day... I suppose you will have to watch it to find out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Analogies... lol

An analogy is used to describe something by likening it to something else that is usually familiar to the reader.  For example, if talking to my year 9 students I would explain a concept by comparing it to facebook or school or parents.  This particular analogy was written by a senior English student. 

 Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

If you are interested in more, follow the link:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

what you need

God knows exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.  

Friday, August 19, 2011

Entertaining Intelligence

This guy is a teacher, a poet and a performer.  Taylor Mali certainly has an opinion and he "speaks it" with authority.  While this video is a favourite of mine, I can't watch just one!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Things for which I am thankful...

It has been a while since I have used Thursday as an excuse to say thank you.  I don't know if I have mentioned these before, but even if I did, if it is worth mentioning it is worth mentioning twice.

1. My parents
2. Stupid TV
3. Good Doctors
4. Sleep, what little of it I have has become very precious.
5. The BFF and her abundant patience!

So there it is.... thank you.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The performance poet once said:

"I didn't come here to entertain you, I came to read a poem."

When I heard this paraprosdokian of Taylor Mali's, I had to share it! 

More Paraprosdokians

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

 A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Remember Pac-man?

Monday, August 15, 2011


Funny sorensen teacher Jean  cartoon from June 14, 2006

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Patience Perfection

As a teenager I prayed for patience.  In my naivety I did not quite understand what I was asking.  You see, I thought that God would in time (like tomorrow) allow me to be calm when things did not go according to plan.  I assumed that I would be able to wait for people, events and even things.  You know what they say about assuming!  I was flabberghasted by what happened in my youth, because when I prayed for patience, the very next day I would find myself being impatient. 

I think, I am finally beginning to understand it.  I am much more patient than I used to be.  My phsychologist tells me that my higher tolerance level is because I am no longer 15 years old.  But there is more to it than that.  I have since learned that when we ask for something (like patience) God doesn't just hand it to us like a kid in a candy store.  God has a much better way.  He places us in situations that require the characteristic/ gift for which we have asked.  A gardener can't just click his fingers and suddenly have fruit.  So, God doesn't just give us the fruit of the spirit just like that.  He plants a seed (our desire) then he puts us in the sun and waters us and makes the wind blow and eventually the fruit grows.  I still have quite a way to go, but I am getting there 

This brings me to a wonderful revelation that I am still experiencing.  God's timing is PERFECT! 
I heard that, "well der!"
I know, anyone who has been to church or grown up going to Sunday School knows that God has a plan that is timed down to the last second.  We know that there is a time for everything and everything happens in the perfect time (you only have to have seen Footloose or listened to Turn, Turn, Turn to know that) because God made it that way.  But here it is, and I think you have to live it to really believe it. 

I have pain, I am not better yet, I have good days and bad days.  It seems that my good days are when they need to be and sometimes my bad days are too.  I might not think it is the right time for a bad day.. in fact when Dad is in hospital and I am in lots of pain, I tell God... not a good day.  But, He knows what He's doing.

My sister is having a baby... number 7!  no that is not a typo.  There are lots of people who think this is the worst timing ever... but I don't.  God has a perfect plan and as far as I am concerned this is exactly what the family needs, a brand new little life. 

I was angry when I finished university and didn't get a job straight away.  But, if I hadn't been a supply teacher for four years, I would not have gained the knowledge and experience I needed to do the job I have now.  I also would not have met quite so many teachers, parents and students who make up an interesting network.  I certainly wouldn't be where I am today. 

I left my church, which was hard and I thought I did it at the wrong time.  But the timing was perfect because there was still work to be done at my church that God had assigned to me.  My new church is a good place and I get what I need when I am there.  It is also the time right now, for me to be in the congregation and rest in God's embrace.  Not forever, but for now.  There is a beautiful and bright future ahead and I can't wait.  But, I have to. 

There are so many examples of God's perfect timing.  We need to sit up and take notice.  God has a plan and He knows what He's doing! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I wish

Sometimes I wish I were more elloquent and could communicate my thoughts and ideas with more clarity.  I swear, you have no idea what a genius I am!  This morning I had an epiphany. 

Most of the "great minds" we see on television are reading from a script, therefore they are not great thinkers so much as they are great readers. 

This gives me hope, because, I can't do much, but I can read!

A mouse in year nine!

Funny kopf cats funny  cartoon from September 16, 2009

Friday, August 12, 2011


Sometimes, even the worthiest of words, are simply not enough.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


A brand new word for you to learn!

Paraprosdokian: (noun) a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; this is frequently used in a humorous situation.
For example: "Where there's a will, I want to be in it."  

Here are a few more for you...

"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list."

"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."

"If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong."

It seems to me, Paraprosdokian, is just a fancy word for: "a funny t-shirt"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From the Talking Calendar

"If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees."

I continue to be remiss!

Apparently, saying that one is busy does not stop one from being busy.