I am so excited about the outdoor chessboard in the courtyard. It is halfway finished thanks to the Corn Pollen class and Brad. It's amazing how great the colors look on the cement and how quickly it dried. Now that we all see it, I am so inspired to write letters to all the staff. It almost makes me want to stay here another year when I'm having visions of all the great things that chess can do for the school and community. I wrote the letter to some of my favorite faculty and then I realized that we can do it all especially as a metaphor for all the staff to come together. I am so much more positive than I have been in a long time. I feel that much of the negativity has been removed by just adding those vibrant colors to the gray cement!
We have testing all this week hoping our AYP scores could improve. We won't know until the end of this year but I sense how chess is the solution to so much here. The kids are all getting caught up in it too. Outside, during the lunch break even though it was so coldld, I enticed as many students and a few staff to be the 32 players. We demontrated a fools mate with the players and the principal told me later how he saw all of us involved!
Well I decided to drive into the big city of Albu querky to get my laptop but I'm frustrated that the Daze Inn has a weak signal!...Im not sure if its the laptop of the signal??
So here I am on my own creation, the blog...It's cold windy and sunny outside while I'm having a few glasses of wine soaking in the comfort of Daze Inn knowing that I have acess to you anytime I want. I can't get in on my own laptop for some reason , and I will have to call some expert or drive to Best Buy, but that will be after a nap since I wanted to see how I would do without any stimulants, even coffee. It was nice pigging out on waffles that we could cook ourselves! I sliced their bananas and put some in my oatmeal and in the waffle maker mix! They were delicious. Sometimes I can even impress myself with my creations!
Speaking of creations, it was nice to chat with one of my favorite confindants, Raphael, about the idea of chess being turned into a movie! He has so much knowledge, so he gave me a lecture on the Aztec(?) emperor, Idalpo(?) and how the conquistadors were invited into the plaza and totally took advantage of a situation!
I was telling him about how I want to create this movie but not offend anyone except the neocons! It would be cool to show the similarities between the neocons and the neoconquistadors!
Just another silly love song! sunnytag
PAUL MCARTNEY comes on the radio as I'm about to go into Quizno's...I wanna hear the song bring me back to hearing that song when I was still a virgin...hoping for love at the tender age of 20....now 31 years later, it was just like yesterday...the sun is over the land of enchantment...Will I ever be enchanted??...whats wrong with that? I'd like to know!
Where will I be this time next year??..looking for a spot with free wireless??
Part of me is still the wandering mango with 3o more years of lifes' experience but the other part of me craves the magic village to settle down to sprout my roots??
When I was walking everywhere along the beaches and swimming with the sharks, my bp was low but I was still alone but not near as much with folks that shared my love of life and leisure..
part of me wants to stay so badly in this village of Utopachi and the other side tells me that life is so short and that I'm happiest when on the road checking out to new settlements!
Not really...its nice to have tiny amount that I mix with catnip. It is amazing how it lowers blood pressure 10-20 points! The top one comes down from about 140 to 124 and the lower one comes down from 90 to about 82!
This lower BP was
Even after I noticed that I was working myself up about Jesus and his interferring ways, acting like he's the expert on Donovan. Don't get me started.Generally wants to have nothing to do with this dangerous child who has about the intelligence of a 3 year old. He starts barking out orders as if he knows better.
Generally I've been having a good week regardless of how Jesus does his best to spoil it. I need to ask him just out of curiousity how you decided to be involved in Clay's case again. How did he get involved in him again. Did the principal ask him again rather than me?
We all need to be on the same page. What made him decide to get involved with him again? I am wanting to have success and then there are always obstacles ...
Should I ask him,
"How did you get involved with Clay again?"
I notice that I am getting angrier when it takes me a while to see how manipulative this upward bound pseudo hippy is!
as far as good news:
I was resigning myself to knowing that my chess team wasn't going to the state championships in the town where the A-bomb was created until Tuesday, I get an email that Walden was dropping out of the competition. That suddenly made our team eligible to compete with the large schools but we barely have 400 students at our school....Now I have to really hustle to get funds for our team since there is of course no budget for Chess, but you still have to go through all the paperwork ... a regular sport that gets thousands of dollars just for transportation
I'll have to hustle close to a thousand dollars for hotel, bus and food but it will be so worth for these kids..I don't think that this time, I'll have a problem getting a full team since we'll be leaving Friday the 24th and missing a couple hours of school!...The chessboard is almost finished, with the yelllow paint running out with only 2 squares left...it is the publicity that I wanted to get students to come to chess. We had a record crowd of 24 players coming in to play chess, then I get the news that this is the last week for activity busses when we need practice the most..
How will all the students that stay for extracurricular activites get home??...Baseball and Track..
It costs $3800/week for this transportation! amazing!