Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chill, Mother Nature. Well, don't chill, but you know what I mean.

What is this -- the arctic or something? Wind chill around 65 below?

C'mon, Mother Nature... Calm down so I can take Quya outside for potty breaks without my getting frostbite within a minute.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

you got homework, boy!

Called a parent tonight.

Father: "What? My son has homework?"

Me: "Yes."

Then father proceeds to kick kid off of every possible electronic device...


Man, the kid's gonna love me tomorrow.

Monday, January 13, 2014

"people that needs happiness"

These are the kind of paragraphs that make me love teaching. This one calls for a "bless his little heart." He obviously isn't from the U.S.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time Travel, Angels, and Explosive Puppy Diarrhea

Today I fly back to Barrow, God-willing, of course. I hear the weather is an iffy thing in various parts of the U.S., but so far everything is a go for my route.

Speaking of my route... Check it out.

Atlanta to Seattle
Seattle to Anchorage
[long middle-of-the-night layover with a not entirely potty-trained puppy]
Anchorage to Fairbanks
Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay
Prudhoe Bay to Barrow

It's roughly 24 hours of travel. And honestly, it feels more like time travel, and let me tell you -- time travel is nothing to sneeze at. It's quite exhausting.

Granted, I am only time traveling back four hours, but still. Transitioning from east coast time to Alaska time wears a girl out.

So, here it goes.

Honestly, all I want is for Quya to not have explosive diarrhea at the Anchorage airport like she did two weeks ago.

** This post is dedicated to the stranger (angel?) who saw my distress at the airport and cleaned up Quya's disgusting mess by baggage claim #3. Thank you.