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  1. Ms. I

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    Thank you TeacherNY! :) If you want to read more, I started a thread in the Gen Ed section.
     
  2. HistoryVA

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    2 of my students were shot tonight in a gang fight across the street from the school... still waiting to hear how badly- hoping I don't have 2 permanently empty seats on Monday.
     
  3. smalltowngal

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    Oh no, History!! I am so sorry to hear this and hope that they are ok. :hugs:
     
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    History... how awful!!!
     
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    Sending your school community thoughts and prayers.:hugs:
     
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    Thanks ya'll. All we know right now is what we've gleaned from Twitter and currently that's just a lot of "****** (racial term, not name) got shot in the face" with no idea WHO they're reffering to and then "GirlsName got shot too". That's being retweeted and discussed a lot, but no name for the male and no mention of how bad anything is. I guess it was a huge fight that escalated and then broke up after the gunfire began.
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    How very awful!
    Thoughts and prayers for your community tonight.
     
  8. HistoryVA

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    Well, thankfully in the digital age, news travels fast! The local news station already has a story up and although the names are still unclear (minors), the story says that both teens' injuries are "non-life threatening." Huge relief. :)
     
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    Glad to hear that they are going to be ok.
     
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    What a relief, History!
     
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    Such a scary situation. Glad that the injuries aren't life-threatening.
     
  12. Ms. I

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    I'm looking forward to going to the county fair 2 evenings on its last week! :)
     
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    This morning I have NHS inductions.

    I have to give a speech and read 250 or so names to the student body and whichever parents happen to catch the live stream.

    Keep your fingers crossed that I don't mangle the unfamiliar names too badly!
     
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    You'll do wonderfully, Alice!

    Today is the first day with students after our class reorganization. The next couple of days will be almost like the first week of school, as I gauge where everyone is and we integrate the new students into our class culture.
     
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    I'm not sweating it. But I do hate messing up on something as personal as a kid's name.
     
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    Good luck, Alice!
     
  17. Ms. I

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    Tomorrow (Mon.), I have off like always. I need to participate in an IEP meeting by phone, then try one last attempt to get my desktop fixed, then I'll probably do my grocery shopping for Thanksgiving!

    I'll have my list ready. I'll go to Fresh & Easy w/ my coupons & get as much as I can there. If I have to mk a trip to Stater Bros., I will.
     
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    Went to an off year high school reunion Friday night...my class has them EVERY year..it was a random, spontaneous decision to go...it was fun...you get insight into how everyone was probably a bit insecure in high school and how as adults we all kind of (hopefully) got over who were the 'cool kids':blush:
     
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  20. runsw/scissors

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    Got the wedding pictures back from the photographer. I haven't gone through the disk yet, but of the photographs printed out I would say about a quarter of them are just so-so: eyes half closed, slightly out of focus, or people not yet fully posed. I hope the disk contains better images. Feeling frustrated.
     
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    So sorry, runs. Hope you come across some better images on the disk.
     
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    :hugs: runs...I wasn't impressed with our wedding pictures when they finally came back.
     
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    I feel your pain runs... we had the same problem. We were not impressed at all.
     
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    Oh runs... hope there's some good ones. You know with cameras today it seems like that shouldn't happen too often or at least a retake!!!
    Our photographer used film (almost 20 yrs ago)....I was happy with ours we only had a few like that.
     
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    So, I'm upgrading my DVR machine to 500 GB, which they said is about 180 hrs of recording time. I need a lot more recording space than the (I think 40-45 hrs) I have now. Ahh, just in time for Christmas vacation!
     
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    How much do you record ms I? Do you watch and erase? How long do you save recordings?
     
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    I'm always recording something 7 days a wk & I soon watch what I'm in the mood for. Occasionally, I'll have 3-5 episodes of a (once a wk) show waiting to watch. Currently, I have 7 episodes of Revenge still to see. I don't normally have that many piled up.

    But, if I have some Lifetime movies recorded, then I'll often have to erase some other things I don't have to see....but it would have been nice to have the space to keep them on.
     
  28. czacza

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    Do you have the ability to watch some 'on demand'?
     
  29. Ms. I

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    I have that capability, but never took advantage of it so far.
     
  30. czacza

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    Try it out...
     
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    I could never have that many episodes of Revenge left to watch LOL I always want to know what will happen next!
     
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    Been watching lots of Gunsmoke reruns....... The characters are either good or bad ... (Wonder if Matt Dillon would understand the more complex characters of today..)
     
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    It's been another fantastic day!!! That's it ........
     
  34. Ms. I

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    Glad to hear it Major!

    I'm up to my eyeballs in studying nowadays, but @ 1:00 next Sat, I'll finally be free, enjoying my live theatrical performance @ 2:00 (A Christmas Carol), & less busy through the 1st 1/2 of 2014!
     
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    There are some good pictures, but unfortunately there is only one picture of each grouping (one of siblings, one of my family, one of his family, one of my grandfather walking me down the aisle, etc) except for me and Sweets together. At least 1/3 of them have someone with eyes closed or looking away or not set for the picture or something. Really? Only one picture of me and my siblings? I know they didn't give me all the proofs because I checked the file numbers on the disk, and there are breaks between the numbers (1174, 1179, 1181...) Sweets is going to e-mail the guy and find out what happened to the rest. I'm glad to hear my experience is not unique.
     
  36. Aliceacc

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    Ouch. I don't know what I did yesterday; I think I stretched funny pulling the ziti out of the oven or something. But the right side of my neck/back is really twingy. Not can't-move kind of hurt, but it's really bothering me. Sleeping was tricky-- everytime I moved my head it hurt.

    I think I'll bring some Tylenol to school, and consider a chiropractor if it's not better by tomorrow afternoon. (The girls have gymnastics tonight, so today is out.)

    In the meantime, the kids will have to empty both the washer and the dishwasher, and we'll see what I do about giving notes today. Fortunately, I'm starting review for next week's Trimester exams so I can structure it any way I want.
     
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    Ouch Alice! I became a great aunt overnight . My niece had her first baby after only several hours of labor. Wait, I was always a great aunt so I guess this is a capital G as in Great! That sounds so old.
     
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    Ouch, Alice. Hope you feel better soon!
     
  39. smalltowngal

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    Ouch Alice! Hope you feel better soon!

    Congrats, Mary!

    runs~my sister in law just got her pictures back. There's one of my brothers and sister...yep, my eyes are closed! When the ex and I got married, we weren't happy with our pictures either. :(
     
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    Well, I'm going to have a different (MUCH better) work schedule from now on when the Christmas break is over! I'm going to enjoy this! :D
     

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