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May 11, 2008 by InBloom
(Just a little nod to Hall & Oates there, in case you didn't know...and the fact that I haven't written anything since late April)

~*~Speaking of music, I had students doing projects on a novel they were reading.  One of the projects they could choose to do was to make a CD cover based on the story...and choose songs that connected with the story.  Many chose the doo wop songs that had to do with the novel...and of course, you had students who chose today's popular songs.&n...
April 29, 2008 by InBloom
I've been replying to a few JU articles tonight, and after I type up my response and press send, the page does not show my reply. 

 

What in theee heck is going on.
April 27, 2008 by InBloom
I read a few articles today about a columnist in NYC  (Lenore Skenazy) who allowed her 4th grader son to take a subway by himself from an Upper Eastside store back to their Manhattan home.  She gave him a Metrocard, A Map, $20, some change in quarters, and told him "I'll see you at home."  The reasoning behind this was that the son wanted to experience independence, so she allowed him to have this experience (he successfully made it home, btw).

Needless to s...
April 22, 2008 by InBloom
 



Happy Birthday to someone who is Sweet AND Special!



 

Here is hoping you Kick up your Heels, Have Fun, and Enjoy your Special Day!



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April 22 Astrology-A Taurus born on April 22 possesses a bright, brittle charm that works its magic in all aspects of life. 

Unusual circumstances and coincidences are the spice of life for these people, who may unconciously draw danger and excitement into their lives.

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April 6, 2008 by InBloom
(Note: doing this on Behalf of Donna until she is able to be on here more often!)





May Your Special Day be filled with lots of Happiness and Love!!!

 



 

Trudy, hope your Kitty doesn't get to the birthday cake.

 



Ted, hope you rock it out on your guitar this special day!

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You share a birthday with these well known people:

Raphael, Italian painter and architect (b: April 6, 1483 ; d: April 6, 152...
March 29, 2008 by InBloom
Chris and I just came back from a road trip to southern N.M.  Among the places we visited were the lovely Mountains of Ruidoso (where we window shopped, took pics, and gambled just a teeny tiny bit) and the stunning White Sands near Alamogordo, NM (where we had fun in the sand and sun). 

 It was a lovely trip...and such a cool way to spend some of my Spring Break.  Also, we couldn't have asked for better weather .

These are some pics We took. Here is one...
March 25, 2008 by InBloom
I read about this site in a magazine article yesterday:

http://freerice.com/

For every word you match with its definition, the UN World Food program donates 20 grains of rice to countries in need.  So 20 grains isn't very much, but if you get very into it, your vocabulary prowess will help the program donate a decent amount. 

There is really no "end" to the game, so you can decide when to stop.  Chris and I played for around 30 minutes and ended up with about 8,000 g...
March 23, 2008 by InBloom
 

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Easter Today.    And if you don't celebrate Easter, have a Happy Sunday.
March 9, 2008 by InBloom
Give me a 5 Sentence Update on Your Life, fellow JoeUsers.   Why am I asking for 5 sentences? Well, I have been suffering from short attention span-itis lately, so 5 works for me...lol.

Here are mine:

I have been having some health troubles.  It might be GERD or gastritis...who the hell knows (might need to see a doc again). 

I now have an elliptical trainer that's up and running!  The question now is if I will use it regularly.  

I have a good class this y...
March 8, 2008 by InBloom
Here are pics I took of some Calla Lillies I had in my living room.  They are all wilted up now.

 





March 8, 2008 by InBloom
*** Congratulations to DRGUY for Winning the ~FEBRUARY~ Trivia Challenge! CONGRATS!

Here is the TOP TEN

1. drguy (221 points, 12 wins)
2. Muad'Dib (190 points, 5 wins)
3. DaneelOlivlaw (189 points, 5 wins)
4. fbaggins (179 points, 4 wins)
5. GeneNash (174 points, 0 wins)
6. locamama (152 points, 1 wins)
7. Zoologist03 (130 points, 1 wins)
8. justsimplybob (128 points, 0 wins)
9. DemosLocke (127 points, 0 wins)
10. wahobac (127 points, 0 wins)

Come and Join in on MARCH Play! Th...
February 24, 2008 by InBloom
Lately, Chris (udigit) has been approaching me randomly with a blank stare on his face.  He stands there, takes a coin out of his pocket, and with his deepest, creepiest voice repeats to me over and over, "Call It...just Call It", "Call It".  I try to get him out of the mode, but he doesn't budge, which then causes me to either crack up or freak out...lol. 

This crazy but cool No Country for Old Men-Javier Bardem imitation got me to thinking about Oscar night tomorrow (which I ...
February 1, 2008 by InBloom
I was very thrilled to see Lost return to the airwaves. It is one of my favorite shows. I know some ppl have jumped off the Lost boat ( I do understand why...since it was dragging for a while there), but I am determined to see it to its end.

Already the little twists and turns of the season premiere have me wondering and theorizing.

If you've jumped off the boat, maybe you'll give the show a chance again. I can say with confidence that its much more captivating and interesting than...
February 1, 2008 by InBloom
*** Congratulations to DRGUY for Winning the ~JANUARY~ Trivia Challenge! CONGRATS!

Here is the TOP TEN


18 players played during the month.
1. drguy (263 points, 10 wins)
2. Muad'Dib (256 points, 5 wins)
3. DaneelOlivlaw (254 points, 7 wins)
4. fbaggins (241 points, 7 wins)
5. GeneNash (193 points, 0 wins)
6. DemosLocke (158 points, 1 wins)
7. locamama (148 points, 1 wins)
8. justsimplybob (145 points, 0 wins)
9. CRAZZYMAN (132 points, 0 wins)
10. wahobac (129 points, 0 win...
January 9, 2008 by InBloom
*** Congratulations to DRGUY for Winning the ~DECEMBER~ Trivia Challenge! CONGRATS! ***

Here is the TOP TEN


1. drguy (297 points, 12 wins)
2. DaneelOlivlaw (273 points, 10 wins)
3. Muad'Dib (271 points, 5 wins)
4. fbaggins (268 points, 3 wins)
5. locamama (215 points, 0 wins)
6. CRAZZYMAN (190 points, 0 wins)
7. GeneNash (190 points, 0 wins)
8. Serenity (147 points, 0 wins)
9. justsimplybob (135 points, 0 wins)
10. DemosLocke (133 points, 1 wins)

New Play for the NEW Ye...