Monday, January 23, 2017

Superbowl 51

Kind of like Area 51, isn't it? I was really hoping that Pittsburgh or Green Bay would make it to the big game. But, as a supporter of anyone against New England, you have to take what you are given. So, it's off to Hooters at 7am on a Monday morning for the game. At least Atlanta got top billing.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My First English Conversation Video

I have been playing with animated video to help my students practice their English Conversation. The video shows a new A/B set in each scene. When a scene appears, the teacher recites a line and the students repeat it.

Every scene gets one set longer, so the students must repeat the majority of the conversation several times. After the video has ended, I have the kids recite the entire conversation, then I do A and they do B, and then we switch to end the speaking part of the lesson. The video is only about 5 minutes long.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New England No No!

Could someone PLEASE beat the Patriots? You don't have to kick their ass to an embarrassing extent, not that that would bother me, just get rid of them. I would really like to see two of the other teams, that are having a consistently great year, play. I will admit that they looked better today than they have earlier in the season. But still, enough is enough. how about some new blood?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Medical Non-Incarceration Update

Well well well, just back from Thamassat hospital...AGAIN. The news wasn't too bad. The bones look good and the wounds are healing. My foot got a little red and swollen a few days ago though. The doc says it may just be a touch of arthritis. He says all my bio whatever levels are OK, so he doesn't think the infection is back.

He also said that he will unbolt this damn brace from my leg when I go back to see him in 3 weeks. He will put me in a cast for a few weeks after that, but a cast will be much easier to get around in, and I can kind of walk in it.That should give me a couple of days practice getting about before the Superbowl.

The doc, and MOST of the nurses, have been pretty groovy throughout this whole thing. But today, I met the head nurse of the Osteo department. I though this would be a piece of cake, but noooooo!

That woman tore off old scabs, yanked out old sutures, sliced off dead skin, and apparently, just to feel she had given me her all, she decided to dunk my foot in an alcohol bath. Plus, she didn't say a word through the whole thing. But, I did detect the slightest hint of a smile when my open wounds hit the alcohol. Upon our next meeting, there will be a reckoning, I swear it.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Super Bowl Superbowl Souperbowl

I had to do something. I had to do something quick. I had to do something WEIRD! This is my ode to the Superbowl. It's over h'yar.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Enough Already!

Is it just me, or did 2016 really suck? I don't know if it was all the problems with my foot, money issues, or just Trump, but I am damn glad it's over. I know I am not the only one too. I have never seen so many people that are happy for a fresh start. Let's hope things improve this go around.