Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mama making cookies

Mama's making cookies! Being all domestic.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fried Chicken

My in-laws are in from Pennsylvania. I made fried chicken last night. Lots & lots of fried chicken. Grandaddy Son's recipe

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Moving to a New Place

We are still in the maddening process of moving into a new rent house. There is stuff everywhere. I am cutting flooring and putting it down. It will look nice and neat. Someday. Not today.

These pics were taken last week. A tiger lily in our front yard and a little lady flirting with Aslan. How hospitable of her. I've never been to home improvement stores this much. Ever. Back to work. Have a great week.

-- come to Lubbock. We have wind!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Yay. The best 2 months begin!

School's out for summer! We graduated the class of 2009 last night. Now I have all this free time!

To tell the truth, I don't really like summer break. You begin to feel disconnected. I have the same feelings about it as holidays. I'd rather be working. In the summer, I'm home and often trying to find things to do.

Also, graduation is depressing. I have to say goodbye to students I have enjoyed watching and working with for years, and now I will only see them occasionally, if at all. It's like going to a funeral. Oh well, that's the only constant in life. Change. Congratulations class of '09. Now you are not seniors anymore. You're freshmen. Ain't life grand?

-- come to Lubbock. We have wind!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Never Argue with a Woman

My wife sent me this message. I think it's her in a boat. It was too funny, and I had to post it. Enjoy.

Never Argue with a Woman

One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside

cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. =20

She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up,

and begins to read her book.

The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat.

He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good
morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'

'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.
I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with

sexual assault,' says the woman.

'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.

'That's true, but you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.'

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

Never argue with a woman who reads.

It's likely she can also think.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Matt's Interview

Matt's interview with Evan Onstot went well. I think he had fun, and it appeared that Evan had fun as well.

It will air on KLBK news in the next few weeks. I look forward to seeing how it comes out.

Wow. It's hot today.

-- come to Lubbock. We have wind!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

C. C. in her Command Center

C. C. has obviously adjusted to living with the rest of us.

Here she is working on hiding in her tent which she hopes will camouflage her from the rest of us.

Why am I posting this in the middle of a tornado warning?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Matthew Dohm's Deviant Art Collection

One of the students at the high school where I teach has been given the honor of receiving an award at Carnegie Hall in NYC in June for his artwork. I have worked with him the last two years and his art teacher and I are very excited for him. A few examples of his work can be seen by clicking the link below.

Needless to say, I am extremely proud of him. Especially due to the fact that he is a sophomore in high school.

Click the link below to see his Deviant Art collection.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Dancers

My kids performed their One Act play contest production for the community yesterday. There were
a few missteps but I'm pretty pleased with where we are. We will go to district contest on Friday April the 3rd at Midland Lee High School. We go on stage at 6 pm. Regardless of the judges decision, I am very proud of my kids' production of Horton Foote's "The Dancers". These are a few pictures from yesterday's pre-performance rehearsal.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, I'm making corned beef and cabbage with experimental red boiled potatoes for dinner tonight.

Gotta celebrate St. Patrick's Day now don't we.

I went to a little shop in Lubbock today that has refreshments yearly on St. Paddy's Day. I won a cross for Becky's wall just because I was there.

Ah, the luck of the Irish. I feel the McMillon in me coming out. So, it's off to dinner and a nip of Irish whiskey. Erin Go Bragh!

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. And pinch the non-participants! They deserve it!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Look at Chairman

Ain't he precious.

-- Dust...Dust...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Me and the New Kid

Daddy & C.C.

-- Dust...Dust...

Spring Break is Upon Us

Well, break is here. I have lots of work to do over this week. It will take a lot of willpower to get everything done and not sit around on my butt doing nothing. We'll see how it goes.

-- Dust...Dust...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New iPhone blogging platform

I'm seeing if this blog software is worth the bucks I spent on it. I
don't know...

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Day of Bidness

Becky and our friend Pam decided to try selling their wares today at one of the local flea markets. Pam is selling decorative storage items and Becky her handmade earrings. Business is slow right now, but maybe it'll pick up. The wind isn't a big help! Stay tuned...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Maybe CC was the wrong name

She is mean to the other kids. And sometimes, she's mean to me.

The moustache may represent a different world history figure.

She may have us goose-stepping towards Paris tomorrow.

nine inch nails

Sometimes when I listen to NIN, all I can think about is escaping. The days grow longer and more repetitive. Everything seems confused and out of sync. It makes me want to run away and not know.

But, that's the trick. To face the absurdity of our daily reality is to walk through and bear it's unending drone. To run away is to be a coward. To trudge through it is to be a soldier. To find the nuggets of gold in it is to be a seeker. I choose to be a seeker.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Day in Paradise

Well, doesn't this just beat all. I have a great day at work where the lesson I taught went over well, my theater kids had a blast working on their original film projects, and my back actually didn't hurt as much.

Then the battery died on Becky's American made GM car. I want a free "bailout" battery. A 5 year battery dead in 3. I just got "Bushed".

Oh well, it's just money. By the way, I'm all for high-speed public transportation. Then cars aren't necessary, and we can sleep all the way to work.

Sometimes I think my wife's car runs on Windows.

Have a nice night.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Open House

Open house tomorrow. Gotta clean the room. I've never really liked open house. It's like an improvisational commercial. Be nice, and sometimes grit your teeth as you smile. It is fun to see the families your students come from. Good intel. With that, good night.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Her Name

By the way, her name is C. C. Charlie Chaplin's initails. Gotta love her moustache.

Miss C. C.

Miss C. C. Gets used to her new family. Slowly. She's something else and is trying to stake her place with the other "kids".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jaston Williams' One Man Show at the Lubbock Civic Center

Jaston Williams performed the debut of his new one-man show at the Lubbock Civic Center tonight. "Blame it on Valentine, Texas" was a rousing triumph and received a standing ovation upon its conclusion. The show was a hilarious and often deeply moving recollection of his life growing up in West Texas through his present day parenting of his adopted China born son Song. The large crowd was treated to an unforgetable evening by a storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft. This performance, along with the workshops he taught while visiting Lubbock, was a gift from Mr. Williams as a fundraiser to support the Lubbock Community Theatre. Being associated with LCT, all I can say is, "Thank you Jaston. Thank you for sharing your genius with us and for your generosity towards LCT with the work you gave us this week. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We hope to see you in Lubbock again real soon.".

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Beautiful Night at the Winery

It was a great night in Lubbock for the Wine & Chocolate festival.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Da Chairman

Chairman Miao looks upon his domain.

All is good.


Storms coming in

We have thunderstorms coming in to Lubbock.

Hopefully we'll get some rain.

Felt like late spring in Lubbock today.
Blogged with the Flock Browser

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Llano Wine & Chocolate Festival

The wine & chocolate festival was a lot of fun.

My wife met a chocolate Indian she could not resist.

A Few Pics from the TCEA Trip

The trip to Austin for the TCEA 2009 convention was a blast. Hopefully, our school district will be able to implement some of the amazing technology displayed this week.

Here are a few pics of some products/ideas that caught my attention

Top Left: Asus EeePC Touchscreen Desktop.
Top Right: Adobe Booth Presentation. (I won a free copy of Adobe CS4 Design Standard!)
Left: Portable Microscope connected via USB to a laptop, scanning a container of fruit flies.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

On the Shuttle

Mobile Blogging from here.

This is the First night of the convention I haven't had to drive back.

It takes longer, but the bus driver has to deal with the traffic, not me.

Microscopes are cool

Neat portable microscopes that connect to any computer at TCEA Austin. These would be fun in our classrooms!

New blog. Maybe I'll keep this one up to date. At the TCEA Convention in Austin, TX. Lots of toys to look at and play with.

I hope our district gets to use a lot of them.

Here's a fun Picture of one of the other teachers on the trip at the Texas Instruments booth wearing some stylin' 3D glasses.