February 08, 2010


Some of you may have noticed these little things that we call labels.
Used by humans to keep everything in their little nooks that they belong in.

I started using them, but honestly...I have such a hard time remembering to put them on. So, I'm just not going to. Oh, well. Just thought I'd document this decision somewhere! :P

Anyways, that's all for now.
Until I hear otherwise, I've still got school tomorrow and that means I've still got homework to do...

Little Star

Would it be all right to rant...

...if there's near record level amounts of snow and your school district has not announced closings yet the district right next to yours has already canceled school for the rest of the week?

...if the said-school district that canceled school for the rest of the week canceled school for today and tomorrow on Friday when the snow first moved in?

...if your school district did not announce the decision to close school today until yesterday at 11:15 and you heard about the neighboring district's decision on Friday?

...if your brother attends school in the district that is closed for the week along with all of your neighbors because you just happen to live in that district and attend school in another?

...if you gave up all of the perks of being a student in your home district to attend a prestigious school in your current school district only to find out that the grass was definitely greener in your home district?

...if said home district closed schools for the rest of the week (the whole 2 days) before winter break this year following the earlier major snow storm on Saturday and your school district did not close the rest of the week (the whole 2 and 1/2 days) until late on Sunday night? Thus history repeats itself...

I think it is completely all right to rant in this case.

My previous post was ranting at my home district - but actually not the school board of my home district. Just to clarify, my home district's school board is wonderful and amazing.

And now, continuing my rant about the flood plain behind my house.
Not only do they cut down the trees on that one side of the flood plain, they attempted a beautification project a couple years back and planted all these scrub plants on our amazing sledding hill on the other side of the flood plain. Then, they didn't take care of said beautification project area and now it's all scrub and ick and ugly and dead (so not eco-friendly) and a completely ruined sledding hill. Which we totally would have loved to have back especially this winter.

Another side thing associated with the flood plain, a couple of years back, I think I posted about this, but all the talk of the flood plain has me thinking of it again.
There is a storm drain near the back of the flood plain that got clogged up (I think late summer of 2003 or 2004? Can't remember, anyways, a while back). It rained and rained and the flood plain flooded. That fall and winter, we had lakefront property! That fall, my dad attempted to windsurf on it, and did pretty well, except all the trees that were in the flood plain that got flooded were still there... trees plus windsurf board does not equal easy ride. That winter, the "lake" froze over in another winter of great snow and cold. After shoveling away part of the snow and checking the ice, we had created a great skating arena for ourselves. Ice hockey, just skating around, all so easy to get to and so fun to do. Then spring came and the ice melted and we had another lake. Finally, that fateful day...the county finally sent people over and unclogged the storm drain. Alas, there went our lake...

GRRRRRRRRR. Can't take it anymore. Must stare at homepage of school district and refresh every 10 seconds...

Little Star