Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Well the past few days have been pretty crazy. If you have been watching the news, you have probably heard the students out here in LA County have been protesting the immigration laws. Well, this does include my high school. Some students walked out of class with a purpose and walked the streets of Whittier and some even walked to LA to City Hall to voice their opinion. Those kids I can honestly say I am proud of. The other students that left just to get out of school and cause problems, I am ashamed of. A catholic church in the area even encouraged kids to skip school! So for the past two days our school has been in lock down. Gates closed, classroom doors locked, etc. The pic is of students from Whittier and other local high schools walking down Whittier Blvd right by my school. The news stated that the kids were mostly well behaved. Well if you consider kids running out of class, jumping out of 1st story windows, walking down major highways, vandalizing teachers cars, climbing 8ft fences and being tackled by the Whittier Police in riot gear well behaved, well maybe they'd like to run security at school!
Oh by the way, Ethan was electricuted today and made quite a scene in class. No worries it was just gag gum!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Hello Family and Friends!
Well we're gonna try to do the blog thing. A few of our friends are doing it, so we thought might as well! But mom and dad don't worry, if our friends jump off a bridge, we won't do that! We just want to make sure we keep our family and friends up to date on what the EZ's are doing.
So... what's happening...
Liz would like me to say something on "our" blog that "we" wanted to start. I'm really enjoying school. It's both challenging and interesting. Some of the professors I have are the same ones my Dad had and one of them was a good friend of my father's. The friends I have made there are a riot. Everyone has a total laid back "So-Cal" attitude when it comes to dealing with money and helping eachother but then during test time everyone is high strung and on the verge of loosing it. It's like being on a constant emotional roller coaster.
Liz and I have enjoyed going out to dinner with friends, the symphony, and eating whole squid at the Chinese buffet. But the biggest news involves the dog we are about to get. I'll let Liz talk about that.
Being a teacher is going pretty good. They've asked me to teach AP Biology next year, so that'll be hard work but lots of fun. My students for the most part are great. The do the most ridiculous things sometimes. The other day I had a student ask me, "what's your maiden name?" I told him it was Archibald, so he responded, "So you're white." I pulled down my sleeve and said, "Yup, I'm pretty white!" Everyone laughed and called him an idiot. When I was done laughing I nicely corrected him by saying, "Oh, do you mean of European decent?" It was a prety good moment.
So, the dog news. Ethan and I talked it over and we've decided that I need something to take care a little more than a kitty. So come spring break, we are getting Lola, a Yorkipoo puppy. It will be work, but I think it will be fun to take her on walks and teach her tricks. YEA!!!
Well, that's probably good for now, we'll update again soon! Love you guys!