Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Otter-full ramblings

It's barely a secret... I love ferrets and otters. Very, very much. (and any other remotely related critters to them, including raccoons and skunks.) Anyways. I love all animals, but ferrets and otters are just my all time favorite.

Webkinz is finally coming out with an otter! And btw, here (http://cuteotters.com/) is one of my favorite sites. Check out the adorable otters earlier on the page holding up plastic pumpkins. Isn't that just precious?!?

I finally looked at what was available for me for my next semester. Things will be a bit better I think. Right now I'm stuck in "humanities hell" for my classes. Next semester I'll be taking all science classes. Practical meteorology, cartography and landforms/soils. I'm pretty excited. The only downfall is the cartography class is Thursday night and the meteorology class is early Friday morning. Ugh. But that's okay, I can deal. Especially since I would only be going to school 3 days a week. Each class is 4 credit hours and they meet only one day a week.

I'm going to have to take a test to prove I know math. Ridiculous. I've done Calc I and yet they still don't think I have the "right" math. I could take this one geography class with statistics and it would wipe out three things, three requirements for me... but well, that class meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 am. No thank-ya. Love math, but ugh.

Besides, why not spend $55 and take a test and just get the requirement out of my hair? Then I wouldn't be stuck doing a class I don't look forward to, the statistics one, and can take the cartography class.

But once again, you're going to hear me whine about math. I sure do miss it. I really think that when I'm older I'm going to take a class here and there and earn some kind of degree in it. Or else teach myself on the side like a hobby. I cannot understand this hold it has on me, but it does.
I wish I could minor in it, but that would be too much extra work right now. With everything going on in my personal life (and it's a doozy) I need as little stress as possible.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cheesy poofs

Well, I have been going through some very personal hardships lately, so that's why I haven't been around.

Soooo, I'm going to post another tale from the Bus Barn. Well, really, it's another amusing tale from when I drove a school bus for 3 years.

It was my rookie year and I had just been switched from one route to another one. Which was actually a very stupid move and I'm still kinda peeved at the "boss" who did this switch. But anyhow... I was put on a route with some very troublesome high schoolers. The kind where they are emotionally damaged and act out.

After two weeks, which involved another "boss" sticking her nose in and making things worse initially... I finally won them over.

They were in the back of the bus quoting "South Park." One of them said "Moooom! Kitty's being a dildo!" And then almost without thinking I said "I know a certain kitty-kitty who's sleeping with mommy tonight!"

That did it. That totally won them over and they were mine for the rest of the year. I felt horrible though, one of them-one of the most toughest kids who came around to me the most-I meant to give him a candy bar on his last day. I forgot. To this day I am still upset I forgot because he really deserved it for changing his behavior.

Friday, October 3, 2008


In continuing my minor stories from my bus driving days I'd like to share a story that I love.

I was driving a bunch of rugrats to Denver and I had the misfortune to get behind someone who progressively drove slower and slower and started weaving a bit in the lane.

I kinda waited for a prime opportunity to "nail" her... and when I saw her whip out her mascara wand and tend to her eyelashes in the rear view mirror... I pounced.

I grabbed my AIR HORN and gave it a very satisfying blast.

She freaked out and immediately got into a left turn lane to get out of the way. HA! I hope I scared her hair white.