Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Best of Bellingham
Readers rate their favorite haunts, hideouts and hungers
I dunno. I always find Don a bit gruff, but maybe that’s what readers like in their bartenders, especially during these hard times: Mix ‘em mean, pour ‘em plenty, and leave us to knock ‘em back without a lot of chit-chat. I’ve seen Don expertly mix a few girlish frou-frous, too, then step back and study how they’re consumed with an expression most droll.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So, maybe if we all vote, we can get him on the list!
Anyone know what Don's last name is though?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
But, we have to complain because there is nothing written about him! The picture of him in his S2S shirt is fantastic, but come on, a few words/ phrases/ sentences please! If this doesn't happen, Jack will bite you next time he sees you.
Monday, May 25, 2009
- Swollen Nooksak
- Cooperative Nooksak
- Narrow Nooksak
- Wide Nooksak
- Slow Nooksak
- Dirty Nooksak
- Shrunken Nooksak
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Me to strange guy: Don and I are bff.
Strange guy: Don and I are friends, too.
Me: No, you're not. Don doesn't like people, especially guys.
Lynn: Yeah, tell us something you know about Don!
Strange guy: I know that if you try to talk to him about hockey, he'll tell you you're gay.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
They are the BLs of the Month because this is S2S month, and you need to be inspired. As a manager of the team, I feel it is my duty to help inspire you. So here they are.
Info on Rick and Dick Hoyt: They are father and son. That is all the info you need. Watch the video if you want to win S2S.
(Note: I recognize that the video is a little cheeseball. However, get over it.)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I need to double this in 3 1/2 weeks.
Lynn, any suggestions?
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
- Nicole, re: Jodi looking like Voldemort in a "Who Looks the Most Like A Character from Harry Potter?" contest
"Cameron Diaz and Big Bird."
- Ren, re: the 2 people she would most like to be a portrait with
"Who looks the most like someone from Harry Potter?"
::Jodi raises hand::
"Oh, Voldemort?" - Kris
- Kelly to Don at the Beaver
"Yeah. They're the best things.... ever...."
- Don, re: our nametags
"She's not 'The It,' she's just 'It.'"
-Fatima re: Jodi
"Band name: Blow Job Robots."
"Is he poisonous? Is he like a bad cherry?"
- Nicole, re: an attractive man Jodi was warning her to stay away from
"I'm Justin Timberlake. Who the f*#@ are you?"
- Dan, aka Justin Timberlake, aka the cute guy we met at the Beaver, aka the Bad Cherry
"Rumpelstiltskin totally used her for her blonde hair. You know, Rumpelstiltskin, let down your blonde hair!"
- Jodi, meaning "Rapunzel" and "long hair"
Nicole, reading one of Fatima's nametags: "You are the Port Angelos #1 graduate!"
Kris: "What? I am! I really am!"
"I'm embracing the table. I don't know what for, but I'm embracing the table."
- Jodi, to herself
Carolyn: "What? No I don't."
Courtney: "Yeah! I can see that! Go with it."
Lynn: " I made it up so now it's true."
Carolyn: "Well. All right."
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Dear Better Lovers, do you recall Kelly's blog post of this picture by Edward Monkton:
WELL, he really does have a fabulous website, and so last week I sent him an email saying:
Dear Mr. Monkton, i am writing YOU to tell you that you have some very silly fans in the Seattle-ish area [see attached]. Mrs. Rafferty
And then I attached this photo:And today, I recieved this email response from our British friend:
What a delightful message, Mrs Rafferty.
Thank you very much for getting in touch and sending me this wonderfully odd photo!
Delightful! I love the internet....and Mr. Monkton
You should probably come back to Bellingham and get your buddies in line, because they are just out of control. Nicole just had a phone date with someone who makes board games. His name is Milton Bradley. I don't understand exactly what's that about. She keeps talking about Sorry and I don't know if it's the game or the date itself.
God's got to go back to work, because God's got bills to pay. Hurry back to Bellingham, because some people miss you. God is not one of them, but some people do. Bye.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Objective I want to teach: Students will understand the changes in gender representation from previous eras to the Modernist Era.
Objective I should probably teach: Students will understand how the purpose of art and literature changed from the Victorian Era to the Modernist Era.
Text: "Eveline" by James Joyce
Go. Help me.
ALSO, on Tuesday I was asked to talk about American media and the Obamas. My focus might be, "Would Barack Obama have been elected if it weren't for the media?" or something similar, because there's ALWAYS media, and I want to discuss the modernness.
You can go ahead and help me with that, too.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
I'm crazy excited for the first BL meeting in forever!!! I will post my address via facebook for the event, when I feel like typing more. Also, I just looked through last years ski to sea photos and they are awesome....but is this thing still happening? I have a kayak in case someone wants to do that leg....maybe me. Are we ski to seaing?
PS, Kelly sorry I didn't send you a Norway package...expect something very cool and knit that you would have used in the frigid north, had you recieved them...but now you will get them when you get back.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I got my Obama book yesterday, and read the first page. Woooo!!!!
I also got a new eyebrow pencil.....it is not as great as my giant pencil, but it does make much smaller eyebrows.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if my eyebrows were always visible. Must be nice.
Chock 'n Awe
Mmmm Peach Mint
Good Riddance You Lousy Mother*&%$# Swirl
Rocky Road to Fascism
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I'm not sure where I'll be living in May, so don't count me 100% in for S2S09. Don't count me out, though, either.
And I am horrible at cross-country skiing, so do not, do not, do NOT count me in for that. Well, not for sure.
Count me in for The Great Personality Club, though.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I am excited to read this book (and am anxiously awaiting it to arrive from (the) Amazon. I am excited to see what the race was all about and who inherited what.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Prompt: Barack Obama's father is an African and his mother is a White American. How do you think Obama's unique background will affect how he leads the United States?
Well, I don't know if it will affect how he's doing his job as a president, cause colour doesn't matter, right? And if the american people worries about rasism and stuff, I think they could take it all easy. A president should not dudge people in order of wich colour they are, not even if he og her is the oposite.
Yes, "dudge." And "og." "Og" means "and" in Norwegian.
Also, how smart is this kid:
Prompt: Barack Obama has claimed to want to remove American troops from Iraq within the next few years. Will this help or harm Iraqi citizens? Why?
Obama has stated that he wants to remove or decrease the amount of US troops currently stationed in Iraq. This question leads to dividing people in two groups: the ones who support the removal, claiming that this will decrease terrorism and hep the Iraqi people establish a functional government, the other ones claim that the removal of the troops will increase the number of terrorists and that there will be chaos. Personally, I don't know, but I slightly support the ones claiming that the soldiers should stay, to prevent chaos and a coup de tat.
Oh, yes. I could totally write something that sophisticated in a foreign language. Especially when I was 16. No problem.
And finally, this gem:
Prompt: Many say that Barack Obama was the first president (and presidential candidate) to use the internet as a powerful tool in a campaign. How did Obama's use of the internet help him win the presidential election?
During the campaign Obama used the internet as a tool to attract voters. Many people say he's the first president to take advantage of the world wide web. It wasn't always serious "commercials" for the campaign,"Obama Girl" collected a couple of thousand voters by showing a picture of Obama's bare chest, and herself in a bikini singing "I've got a crush on Obama." Yes we can, a collection of well known American celebrities made Obama's speech into a song with hundreds of thousands of views at Youtube. So yes we can. Yes we can use the internet. So can Obama.
Friday, January 30, 2009
I love my kindergartners. Here are some of their awesomeness.
Justin was out sick all week. He came back today, and during circle time Alexia asked him, "Where have you been?"
"Oh, I was having diarrhea."
Today we discovered a rash all over David's body, it was especially brutal on his cheeks. On our walk down to the nurse's office, he said, "That would be so cool if my cheeks got so red that they turned into roses, and then I could pick them off and give them to my mom. I love my mom."
All the kiddos were in groups, compromising on a fairytale story to create. Compromise doesn't happen with 5 year-olds, F.Y.I. I was working with one group, where the boys wanted protagonist wolves, the girls wanted gingerbread men. I suggested both. The boys said, "Only if the wolf get in a fight and eat the gingerbread men!" The girls practically fainted and said, "No! They should dance together." In the meantime, I noticed Anthony slowly sneaking away. He got a black piece of electrical tape off the counter and put it on his lip, like a mustache. I went up to him and said, "Anthony," to which he replied, "Bonjour my friends." I said something like what? and he said, "Bonjour my friends. That's French Miss Cline. I'm learning French." Just then one of the kids in his group yelled out, "Oh dude! We could have a story about three little mustached men!" Everyone thought it was great, so Anthony posed for his group as they drew three replicas of him and his tape mustache. Anthony kept saying, "The three little men should say 'Bonjour my friends'." In the end, the fairytale was about three little mustache men who danced with monsters.
Last Friday at recess, Will came inside crying hysterically. He was sobbing so hard - the kind where you go silent for a moment, then screech loudly as you try to suck air back in. He had rashes around his eyes, and was basically melting into the floor. I ran over to him and took the note in his hand, from the recess duty, which read, "Will is crying." Obviously. He couldn't speak, and wasn't calming down, so I asked him a bunch of questions. Are you hurt? Did someone say something mean to you? Do you miss your mom? Are you tired? Did you get in trouble? My questions probably perpetuated the crying by having him think of all these potentially sad things. After seriously like 15 minutes - I was ready to walk out - he finally calmed down (I had thrown him on a bean bag chair with a stuffed animal and was waving a pixie stick in front of him as incentive for shutting-up). I asked him for the 100th time, "Will, what's going on bud?" He said, "My body told me it needed to cry."
"I was standing outside when my body just said, 'Will, you need to cry, right now,' and so I did." He was completely serious, took a few deep breaths, thanked me for his pixie stick and went back out to recess.
Write it on your calendars if you are able to muster the energy. Life's hard with KJW on another continent.
When: Saturday, March 28th, 6:00 PM
What: Feasting on delicious food at the Rafferty home and discussing the Obama literature!
Where: Rafferty's house... KRIS, WHERE DO YOU LIVE?!?
Why: Because we like to be fancy, and we like to eat, and we like to see giant fireplaces.
When: Same day, after dinner
What: Rowdiness! Woo! Woo! Woo!
Where: The Beav! Woo! Woo! Woo!
Why: Because we need to talk to Don and eat free popcorn and play R. Kelly on the jukebox and shake, shake, shake our sillies out! Woo! Woo! Woo!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I was thinking today while I roamed the black-beanless grocery store aisles... choosing a BL book is often tough. We can never make everyone happy, and all the research is tough. So...
BY DECREE OF KJW, we will take turns choosing the book. Then, the chooser will choose the NEXT person to choose the book, and so on. Bribing is fair.
Crotch Potato - you go first! It doesn't matter if everyone will love it, because we all have different tastes.
E-Schu may not be back from Peru by March 28th, so can we move our BL meeting back a week? Here's what I'm thinking:
-Saturday, April 4th
-6:00 PM - dinner at la casa de Kris Rafferty
-After that, to the Beaver for Don time!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Where: The Beav
What book: Here are my ideas:
-Dreams From My Father, by BARACK
-Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen (some of you might have read this already)
-Kelly Is the Hottest, by Can't Believe I Found This Link
-The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory
Vote! Or suggest others! And tell me if you want to change that meeting time, because we could pick another time that weekend or the following weekend!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Also I met cab driver from Lithuania. Apparently in Lithuania he was a deputy mayor, and before that a university professor. And now he is a taxi driver in Euclid. I also learned that Wal-Mart is the #1 employer in Ohio. And I heard a news story about a needy family in Ohio that signed up for getting Christmas gifts donated, and all they received were wrapped boxes of cereal and pasta.
See, aren't these facts about Euclid as interesting as facts about Norway?