jl8comic: Many of you have likely heard about the bombing at the Boston Marathon today. I’ve created this downloadable wallpaper to raise money to benefit the victims. All money raised will be evenly distributed between Boston Children’s Hospital and Red Cross of Boston. You can donate here.
Please spread the word, not only for this one, but for all charitable endeavors, including blood donation. The people of Boston need our help. Let’s give it to them. -Yale
If you’re looking for a way to help the people in Boston, here’s a good place to start!
Exotic Necktie Knots
Ready to level up your Necktie game? Agree or Die has guided video instructionals on how to tie a fancier necktie, guaranteed to blow minds as it defies standard necktie physics. Check out the videos at the links below:
This will step your tie game up with the quickness! One perk about being a teacher: there’s an excuse to wear a tie every single day of the week lol.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.
— Book of Acts, 1:8
The church advances on its knees. Few things are talked about more in church than prayer, yet relatively few saints know and experience the marvels of intercession. The chief weapon against Satan is prayer. Satan has many strongholds; many bastions of strength in America today. Try to break them down with Madison Avenue techniques and it would be as worthless as trying to remove the Rock of Gibraltar by throwing snowballs at it. Satan sneers at our schemes, mocks our methods, laughs at our learning, but is paralyzed by our prayer.
— Dr. Adrian Rogers, Former Pastor of Belleview Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.
SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVII
Most Combined Yards, Game
290, Jacoby Jones, BAL
108-yard kickoff return, Jacoby Jones, BAL
Longest Kickoff Return
108 yards, Jacoby Jones, BAL
Longest Kickoff Return for Touchdown
108 yards, Jacoby Jones, BAL
Longest Touchdown Run, Quarterback
15 yards, Colin Kaepernick, SF
Most Kickoff-Return Yards, Both Teams
312 (Baltimore 206, San Francisco 106)
Longest Time Of Game
SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLVII
Most Touchdowns, Plays of 50-or-More Yards, Game
2, Jacoby Jones, BAL
Most Receiving Yards, Game, Tight End
104, Vernon Davis, SF
Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game
1, Jacoby Jones, SF
Most Safeties, Game
1, Chris Culliver, SF
Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, Team
Most Safeties, Game, Team
1, San Francisco
Most Players, 100-or-More Receiving Yards, Game, Team
2, San Francisco (Michael Crabtree 109, Vernon Davis 104)
Most Points, Third Quarter, Both Teams
24 (San Francisco 17, Baltimore 7)
Most Field Goals, Game, Both Teams
5 (San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2)
Most Field Goals Without Miss, Game, Both Teams
5 (San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2)
Fewest Rushing Touchdowns, Game, Team
When I told my best friend that this was the best Super Bowl I had seen in a while, he disagreed wholeheartedly. This was at the start of the 2nd half, after the Ravens’ first half touchdown melee, insane highlight-reel catches, and Jacoby Jones’ 108 yard kickoff return….all before the lights went out. THEN, San Francisco came back and almost sent Ray Lewis out with a helmet full of “What If?”. Looking at these records set overall, I stand by my statement. Wow.
This bag is what we took from the end of a great night! Not just a great night, a night of experiences that Jenn and I will never forget! First we were at Grooves, caught by alltheparties.com, dancing to the nice old school 90’s mix they put together, followed by 2 Chainz and Trinidad James…..then we ended up at House of Pie eating our free breakfast because a drunk guy dropped $40 on our table just because he felt like it….and finally, our waitress (Anastasia) was on point yet again with the Dutch Apple Pie a la mode I ordered. This was the bag she put it in, including her note to me not to forget the ice cream. When we told her she was awesome, her response with a smile was “I know.” Now, that’s what I call a Saturday night!
A Taste of Jenn
Your lips invite me in
May I have a sip of Jenn?
Your shape is always succulent
I close my eyes and drink Jenn
Your scent slowly ascends
Sweet fragrances from within
Watching you lay in your milky skin
I would love to taste Jenn
Longing for your touch
I nibble on your curves and such
Delicate with a hint of rough
Mmm! I never waste my Jenn
Chill bumps rise in the dark
Away from my cocoa meadowlark
Your voice is silk to my ears
I would love to hear Jenn
When the world gases you up
Inflating worries from within
Remember God is in control
There’s nothing to fear, Jenn
True passion has no substitute
How can I replace Jenn?
You made your mark with a Sharpie
I can never erase Jenn.
Loving this punctuation personality chart.
Can someone please make an animated video that involves a bunch of puncuation going to a party? And I want to be the voice of the semicolon.
Which am I? I’ll give you three guesses….
Wow, this is surprisingly accurate!
This would be great in a classroom. And to think…..I almost taught Social Studies this school year.
Happy birthday to the greatest.
I wonder how hard Ali had to work before he was convinced he couldn’t be beaten.
“When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connnected in the great Circle of Life.”
The Great Showdowns in book form!
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
— William Penn
This speaks for itself. And it speaks volumes to me.
2nd Year Diary Continued….
When I first started this entry back in November, I was in a really dark place. Teaching seemed impossible to me at that point. I was ready to accept the inevitable and prepare to work somewhere else right away. But I had a talk with my mom and she said that God told her to tell me not to worry about the future. I told her that even though it felt like my boss was picking on me, even though it felt like I would NEVER have control over my classroom, I was still hopeful that things would change. Finally, my principal intervened and put me on a growth plan to help me in my weakest areas. She kept telling me about procedures, procedures, procedures and documentation, documentation, documentation. I must have heard those 2 topics more than anything else last semester. So, over winter break, I put together a plan to redesign my classroom into a place where I could actually be comfortable. Now, a week into the new semester, I think I’ve found that place. Now, I might need a new seating arrangement, but the system I have is working well. Everyday when the kids come in, I explain to them the procedures in the classroom. Everyday when the kids come in, I go over the rules and how they should be executed daily. Kids are already moaning and groaning, but I LOVE IT!!! Because that means they are tired of hearing it already, but I’m definitely not tired of giving my same speech! After we go over the rules and procedures, I now set a 2 minute timer with music playing our routine can start. I won’t go into too many details, but basically class starts, runs, and ends the same way every day. And instead of fighting with an entire class of students trying to teach them a concept and then see everyone’s hand go up because they don’t understand, I’ve set up what I call the “Teacher Table”. This is where we do direct instruction and my students know that once I sit down at the Teacher Table, the only reason I’ll get back up is to reset the timer once I get a new group at the teacher table. After welcoming them to the table, I read “A Package for Mrs. Jewls” out loud to the kids and they were thoroughly entertained! I did voices and everything; it felt like being on stage almost! One class even gave me an ovation after I finished reading! My favorite part of the story was when Mrs. Jewls is quizzing her kids on spelling words and she asks this girl to spell package. The girl says “Package: B-O-X, package!” I read this part with a head nod at every syllable and the kids fell out laughing! But, what’s most important is that I actually had FUN doing this! I knew how much time each group had at the table and I knew where we had stopped the day before, so we didn’t waste any time figuring that out. All in all, today was a great day and this semester is off to a great start!
Warum nicht blau machen?
— Saw Mark Zuckerberg wearing this quote recently. It’s German for “Why not skip work?”