Saturday, October 25, 2008

One More Reason Why I Love Teaching...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Loot...

We had a trade show for our family business recently in Orlando, and I came away with some great loot! In case you didn't know, my family owns a horticultural supply business. In other words, we deal in dirt and poop. Oh yeah.

Exhibit A: two Lantanas, which have the added bonus of being native to Florida. I have always felt that the yellow variety is more hardy than the other colors (it's the original that the other colors were hybridized out of). I stuck them in the ground, and after they're established, I won't have to worry about them unless we have a REALLY hard freeze!

Now for the good stuff: I was able to get two bee-yoo-tee-ful orchids for 6 bucks each! I won't risk sounding stupid by trying to name them, since I know Dee will do the honors! I'll just let you enjoy the pictures :)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Let's Play A Game....

Sometimes I like to play a little game. It's called Make Nils Smile. It's pretty simple, really. Take these pictures, for example, taken on Homecoming Day.

He wasn't too thrilled when I made him stand by himself to take his picture. Maybe posing with the group will get a smile out of him?

That's a smile, but not a real one. How about with his physics buddies?

Okay, time for the big guns. Let's try posing him with a hot girl:

Nope, just a pseudo-smile of the part-the-teeth variety. If one hot girl won't do it, let's try TWO:

Okay, now he's just uncomfortable!!

Hey, I found it! If nothing else, his two dorky host parents will do the trick!