Saturday, January 26, 2008

My first words

I downloaded a program to help me learn a little bit of Albanian before I leave. You can learn along with me:

tungjatjeta- hello
mirëmëngjes- good morning
mirëmbrëma- good evening
natën e mirë- good night
mirupafshim- good bye

and most importantly:

Unë nuk kuptoj- I don't understand (I think I'll be using that one a lot!)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Early morning. . .

Violence? Isn't 8am a little early to be going to blows? At least wait till I've had my coffee.

This morning I had the pleasure of dealing with my first ever in class fight. Who knows what got the two teenage boys all riled up. As the fists flew, so did I- out into the hall to get a security guard. No way in hell am I going to get in the middle of that.

Once the kids were removed from class I knew that the day could only go up from there. Only one more month as a substitute teacher.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Amazing Race?

I'm not sure how it happened. . . between 60 minutes and trivia on Sunday night. . . nothing else on TV. . . totally addicted to the Amazing Race.

Chronic's hair in pictures 2004-2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Last year's new years resolutions:
1. Be brave
2. Go to yoga classes
3. Finish my Peace Corps app.
4. Follow through
5. Get out of Denver

Progress- I finished my application, which is following through and getting out of Denver. I didn't go to yoga very much. Maybe that will still be on my resolution list.

Being brave? I quit my job before I knew if I was going to the PC. I accepted the assignment to Albania. I didn't go after any of the guys that I liked. I rationalize those actions in a lot of ways: in the second half of the year it was because I knew that I would be leaving soon. In the first half of the year I convinced myself that they wouldn't like me back or thought of another excuse not to be brave.

My resolutions for this year are pretty much the same:
1. Be brave.
2. Follow through.
3. Go to yoga classes.
4. Get out of Denver.

I think that I can do all of them. Except maybe the yoga. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

new years-late post

My family has Solstice. My friends have New Years.

Get Kurt (and everyone else) UP!

Take it to the streets! (2004)


Drink! (2004)

Dress Up! (2008)

Get Crazy!

Here's to a great '08!