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MatthewD

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  1. I just finished my 15th year of teaching in May... now I am starting a new teaching job at my old high school... very very different walking down the halls as a teacher and not the student. Haldir, I salute you on staying with your company... it is a rare thing now days..
  2. What scale are you using on these... love the overall look of it
  3. I'm waiting on the expansion set with the Jawa funeral pyre
  4. Congrats... so how long till you are Dr Meg ;)
  5. I get the corn starch peanuts all the time with my chemical supplies for school... but the worst warning I remember seeing was on a fan belt, "Do not install while engine is running" for the life of me, I could not stop laughing thinking of some poor stupid soul attempting to put on a fan belt while the engine was running..
  6. I really knew I should have not been walking around outside without my shoes on
  7. Here's another longshot Looking for a good group on North Alabama around the Scottsboro/Huntsville AL
  8. Nice work.. the second one's bow stance is excellent...
  9. Must be the evening for crazy pet tricks... one of ours decided that glue trap for the mice in the garage looked fun to play with.. Enchantra sorry about the skunked dog, but like everyone else said.. it could have been something worse
  10. Amazing work on the feathers and the stripes..
  11. Thing is that some of the students can't figure out that they don't need to swear at us either
  12. Hang in there Big B... I teach also and I know exactly what you are going through.. just wondering how many years do you have in at the middle school level? Sometimes a change in grade levels can make things a bit better.. it did for me, I got a year off before I headed back down to the 8th grade again... and it looks like I am going to have to head back up to high school again in the next little bit.. I noticed that my bunch was more than a little tweaked up on Thursday, we got off today and Monday
  13. I honestly think that my son has enough bricks to add on to the house with... at least 2 complete rooms... and I already got shown this one at least 2 times...
  14. Okay I am going to be crazy enough to jump into this one... But the kids today are given a ton of chances to do just about everything you have talked about at least they are in my classes. I teach junior high science at the present time and I will have to say I am tough but tough as in, I expect you to be in class (if you aren't I am asking why), I expect them to be on time (don't and we will talk about it), I expect you to do your best, and I honestly do care about you but I don't really want to hear you whine about me being hard. The thing I keep running into is parents that expect me to just roll over and not hold their child to the standards that I hold everyone else to, including my 8th grade daughter that I have for class. (She actually has it rougher than most of them) I also see some of my fellow teachers that either have given up on trying to get the best out of the kids, didn't care in the first place, or just need to find another job to do from now on. As for the net speak and grammar, trust me I know. Every week in my classes, each of them has to have a current event that relates to science and then has to write a summary about the article. So far, we are not doing very well on the summarizing, so I took last Friday and we all attempted to summarize one article. I am planning on doing this again this coming week also and after that, they are on their own.
  15. I think that Meg is right about the fossil evidence being hard to come by on feathers being present on animals
  16. Sorry to hear about that.. and I really feel you pain. I had to take our Bassett to the vet after a fall coming into the house which caused him to mess up his back.. I have never felt so helpless in my entire life as I did that day.. That was 2 years ago and I still see it like it was yesterday.. we now have 2 Bassetts and both of them are good dogs but they are not my Sebastian ... I would echo the adult dog post, Freckles our oldest now was almost 2 when we got her and she is much easier to live with at times that Cooper our puppy that just turned 5 months..
  17. I will second what TigerKing said as another fellow teacher.. it is nice to have a good job..
  18. main reason I have my own small frig to keep from having to clean up after others...
  19. Did anyone else feel like they lost a few points of intelligence from watching her?
  20. I was thinking on the line of some metallic darker blues, like blue enameled armor and then accents of either silver or NNM gold
  21. Honestly think you nailed the coloring of an actual fox... nice work
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