Thursday, December 02, 2010

Alvinisms 1168

"To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold."

-Archibald MacLeish (1892 - 1982)

Did you know: Seahorses are the only animals in the entire animal kingdom in which the male has babies. The female seahorse deposits the eggs into the male's small pouch, these eggs are then fertilized by the male.

Thought of the day: I'm beat. I haven't worked this many hours in a long time but its not the hours that's taking a toll, it's also the work that I've been putting in. Both at the school and the Shop.

At the school I've taken more responsibility which I love and I'm doing my best to put my best foot forward. The new things I'm doing and the new kids I'm working w/ are absolutely awesome and I'm glad I took the challenge. It's just I also have my regular class that I work hard and enjoy taking care of, as well as offering to do even more to make our classroom even fun, productive, challenging, etc.

As for the Shop, Black Friday and the holidays have got me working even more. Toss in the new baby at the Shop (CONGRATULATIONS WILLY, SHALIHE, JUNIOR, AND PHELISHA!!!) that means I've gotta bite the bullet and help out where I can. And who knew holiday decorating was so tough? Maybe it's just for us short folks but dang, seriously? Hahaha.

Well, the weekend is here, time to chill, people watch, enjoy a 40, and see where the wind takes me.

Food for thought:

Chorizo, poblano and red skin potato hash w/ poached egg, and chipotle lime crema. Holy moly I know what I want for my birthday breakfast!

-Alvinism of the Wildboyz

One great perk of teaching at a school is field trips!

I've never been to the Birch Aquarium so this was even more radical.

Sharks. At first I thought the Birch Aquarium was a super duper tiny little fish tank w/ not much to see or do.

I was gladly totally wrong! This place is awesome.

I'm gonna definitely come back to enjoy the whole aquarium at my own pace.

It's hard to do w/ a bunch of kids to look after.

But much easier if you stoke them out w/ the same things you're thinking! Hahaha.

We've been studying vertebrates so they knew what was up.

The Birch Aquarium has more than just fish though so it was a nice surprise.

I could watch jelly fish for a long time.

Upside down jellyfish.

They are so cool and clueless at the same time.

It's not the Kaiyukan in Japan where they have a whole whale shark in a tank and hundreds of other sharks, rays, and other fish but it's still impressive.

Reppin school field trip gear.

I want a colorful fish tank like this some day.

Tiny eels. Weird.

They're more like.....Gummi worms.

The nautilus will always be one of the most unique, strange, and interesting sea creatures to me.

Imagine having this bass at the end of you line. HOLY SCHNIKEEEES!

Sea cucumbers...Cool and gross. But leaning more towards gross.

The bat star is not as soft as I thought.

Is that a sea anememonamene?

Surfs up at Scripps.

Need a boost buddy?

Good times.

I heart my job.

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