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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The worst attempt at plagarism EVER

A couple days ago I assigned a poem to my students. They could follow a certain example format if they wished, they had to have similes and metaphors, etc. It's due tomorrow. The main thing is they are writing an extended metaphor comparing themselves to something else ("I am a mountain", "I am a shark", etc.).

I had a kid writing about a tiger. Great, except he tried to turn in "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" by William Blake today as his poem. My initial unsaid reaction was, "Do you think I'm STUPID?" We had to deal with it as a team, and he'll have three days of silent lunch with me over it and a lot of credit marked off his final project. Poor little 11-year-old kid was so upset when we talked to him as a team about it, but it got the point across.

Hopefully nothing like this will happen again. Well, of course it *will*, but hopefully nothing this obvious and terrible.

It's pretty hilarious now, and I hope you got a laugh out of it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More office pictures

Here are some more pictures from the office:
1. The traction table thingy
2. An example of a half-walled treatment room
3. The mural

Monday, August 18, 2008

And some dogs

Okay, so this, as well as any other silly thing done to the dogs, was Doug's idea. No other comment necessary.
And the babies.


Ug. So I started MediFast two weeks ago to lose weight. Here is my official "before" picture - 190.4 lbs. on July 27, 2008. I'm already down about 11 lbs., and my goal is 50 by Thanksgiving. Wish me luck!
And Maggie is jumping because she's crazy.

New template

Isn't my new template the coolest? I LOVE it! I don't feel like we have the most boring blog ever anymore.

It's Heeeerrrrre!

Here we go people! Doug opened Live Oak Chiropractic last Tuesday. We appreciate all your prayers and patient referrals. :) Here are some pictures of how things turned out:
1. Our large iron-wrought branches, the hallway, and the treatment area (with a little of the mural)
2. The 8'x6.5' mural that *I* picked out (gorgeous, huh?) on the main wall (**I had to take this picture out because Doug was stressed that it was crooked, and now blogger doesn't want to let me upload any more pictures. I'll try again tomorrow.**)
3. The watermark vinyl tree on the outside (ignore the messiness inside) - the design from the business cards for those who have seen it (Thanks again to Aaron Canaday for designing the stuff.)
4. The painted mural in the kid's area, done by a local artist. It's a reprsentation of the TX Hill Country (beautiful place that it is) with bluebonnets, animals, hills, and the very cool barbed-wire fence
5. The waiting room as it looks now (we still need to get some end tables put in) - chairs and the rug
6. The sign lit up at night
It's a work in process, so there will be more in the future. But, it's clean, organized, with equipment and such, and ready to roll!