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I have participated in capitalistic society long enough to ensure that I will not starve this day.

Now on to more creative pursuits.

Current Mood:

Was give a senior discount without requesting it.

Going to go out and do a social interacting, followed by an exchange of currency for goods and services.

Because I am being a responsible adult and not spending my first day of Winter Break playing Rimworld for 12 hours, no matter what I'd prefer to be doing.

The world is a sad, dark place.

Here, take these. Use as needed.

:blobpats: :blobcoffee: :hug:

Out of Office email is engaged. Winter Break has begun!

Waiting for a late bus to arrive at the end of the last school day before Winter Break.

As one does.

Are you within reasonable driving distance of Lansing, Michigan? Can you take a 10yo pair-bonded German Shepherd mix and Cairns Terrier? Please let me know! My Artie and Rosie aren't allowed inside my current house; I adore them but I'd rather they be in a home where they can be loved and warm. Contact me here or noelledanthony at gmail! :boost_ok:

For it being the week before Winter Break, I have students making a surprisingly high number of good choices.

Less than good choices are still being made, but the scales tip towards the positive.

Not a bad 1st day day back.

sick days 

Current return date is Tuesday, after seeing my family doctor and acquiring a THIRD prescription medication - this one designed to reduce stomach acid.

I suppose the silver lining is I have a career where I really REALLY want to go into work and it requires the combined force of colleagues and medical professionals to make me agree to a sick day.

I look forward to posting things on here that aren't about me fighting the strong urge to empty my stomach contents.

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sick days 

Dr said to return to school on the 12th.

Returned to school on the 12th.

Was almost immediately told by the secretary and school nurse (nurse happened to be in the office at the time) to go home and rest.

Apparently I still "look zonked." They did not believe my guess that I might have "resting zonked face."

That I still have all my symptoms didn't help me much.

In any case I'm home again and am seeing another Dr tomorrow morning.

Project roadmap

1. Reinvent wheel
2. Put tire on it
3. Make wheel-tire system rounder
4. Join consortial effort to develop common framework for axles
5. In response to stakeholder pressure on higher administration, form task force to evaluate the costs of buying a car

sick day 

Day 2.

Electric boogaloo.

I should probably make an appointment.

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sick day 

What does it say about the culture of educators that we power through as many sick days as we can (often against advice from people who know better) and feel guilty when we do, in fact, have to take a day off to rest?

In other news, I'm taking a sick day today and hate everything about it.

Some days my students make me very proud of them.

Today is one of those days.

Rock64 not booting? 

When I power up my Rock64 I get 3 LEDs and the optical mouse to light up, but none of the lights on the keyboard (capslock, etc) will light up and the monitor says there's no signal.

I've tried several of the images off the wiki, currently using Armbian_5.91_Rock64_Debian_buster_default_4.4.184_desktop.7z

Asking for money for my classroom 

Anyone have a dollar or two to help me replace a few more 11 year old computers?

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