Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Thoughts and Prayers Requested

D's grandmother, who is very much my grandmother also, is in the hospital recovering from a fall and reulting hip surgery for a broken hip. She came through the surgery OK, but she is 88 years old and sharp as a tack...and stubborn as an ox. She is planning on going back home when she gets released from the hospital. She lives in a 2-story home by herself...D's dad has been working on creating a bedroom downstairs for Grandmother and it is coming along beautifully...albeit slowly since both boys work and can only help on the weekends.

Thoughts and prayers are requested that Grandmother makes a full recovery and that D's Dad doesn't collapse from exhaustion from trying to get the room complete before Grandmother comes home. Also, prayers for D's Mom who has been running back and forth from the hospital to her house for much needed sleep for almost a month now. I can't imagine having a sick mother and trying to take care herself, as she has also been sick during this time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crazy Busy...Need Post Topics

Hello to any readers I have left. I am crazy busy this semester and can't imagine that anyone wants to read about my prep for exams or my classes that I am teaching. However, that's all I seem to think about.

So, that's where you come in. Please ask me any questions that you would like...within reason...and I will answer them here on TherapyFailed. This way you will get my mind thinking about fun blogging topics instead of papers, exams, and lectures.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Meme from Beth

Beth set up this "interview" on her site and I decided to play along.

1. Remember the movie Brewster's Millions? That happens to you, except on a smaller scale. You receive a million dollars that you must spend in 30 days. However, you cannot have any assets to show for the money at the end of the month (and you can't buy something and then destroy it), you cannot waste the money, you cannot give it away, and you cannot tell anyone what you are doing. How do you ditch the dough in a month or less?

Travel! I would see the entire world one city at a time...Around the World in 30 days, not 80.

2. You are locked in a toy store overnight, with no way out until it reopens in the morning. What do you play with all night?

Better question would be what don't I play with! I would either play video games or Barbies...I'm just a big kid when it comes to Barbie!

3. If you could have a dinner party with any three famous people, living or dead, you would be wasting your supernatural powers on hosting dinner parties. What would you do instead?

Feed the world so that, at least for one night, no one would be hungry.

4. What's the best thing since sliced bread? Now, sliced bread ain't all that impressive, so what's the best mediocre, hum-drum improvement or advancement that has made modern life just ever so slightly more convenient for humanity, along the lines of saving yourself five seconds every time you want a piece of bread.

Along the lines of sliced bread, I will say the orange peeler. It is this nifty little device that makes it so you don't break a nail or get orange skin gook all over your hands while peeling it. Not sure it saves a lot of time...but it is a useful, hum-drum advancement.

5. What's your best quality? The response to this question must be a simple declarative statement. You may elaborate on that statement, provided that your elaboration does not include the words "but," "however," or "although," or any other hedging, equivocating, back-sliding, gerrymandering (which is not at all appropriate in this context, but I think it should be, don't you?) or any other type of backing down from the simple declarative statement with which you began your response.

My best quality is that I will go out of my way to help other people.

Please leave a comment if you are going to play along, so I can visit your blog...or just leave a comment.

Monday, February 2, 2009

And the GREATEST Team in the NFL is...

The Pittsburgh STEELERS!!!

Welcome to Sixburgh everyone! It was a helluva hard-fought game, but the Steelers came out victorious!!

Can't wait to see how many students are in class tomorrow.