Monthly Archives: April 2008

How to Become the Substitute Teacher’s Pet.

Boy, stumped by his assignment:  ‘Mizz B, are you any good at this stuff?’ (stoichiometry for high school chemistry)

Me:  ‘Well, it’s been some time since I had chemistry.  It would have been back in college.  But I was pretty good at it, so I could probably pick it back up if you give me a few minutes to review the chapter.’

Boy:  ‘So it was like what, 5 years ago the last time you did it?’

Me:  ‘HAHA!  Uh, no, but that’s very flattering.  No, it was my freshman year of college when I took College Chemistry, and that would have been, let’s see…yeesh.  14 years ago.’

Boy:  ‘Nuh-uh, no way.  You’re lying.’


This morning at 4:37 a.m. Greg and I experienced our first noticeable earthquake.  It measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was located near West Salem, Illinois. 

What a Strange Day.

Today’s been an unusual day.  Maybe it’s not that unusual; maybe that’s just my perception.  We have been sprinkled with an unusual and / or generally frustrating chain of events, though.