I watched a little bit of that Superstars battle thingy on ABC last night. It was a surprise seeing T.O. get eliminated on the first episode, and man oh man, was he paired with one bona fide B.
Also on ABC was a special episode about teen pregnancy. Wow. One of the girls was pregnant with triplets. I’m thinking having a pregnant teenage daughter is probably one of the top three fears of a father.
A Texas teenager from Longview was in that group that ABC followed.
In that ABC News Primetime special they showed just how different sex education is taught in Texas and Massachusetts. But I think it was a bit skewed because the program in Massachusetts appeared to be in a public school, and the Texas school appeared to be private. WifeGeeding was able to give me some input regarding the Longview schools since she’s familiar with the area.
It appears there’s a big debate regarding sex education and abstinance, that it has to be one or the the other. I don’t understand why both can’t be taught.
I have a very good friend in NY, and we often talk about how interesting it is that even though we both live in the same country, it’s as if we live in two different worlds.
I prefer to mow the lawn during the work week, I rather spend my weekends not doing chores.
I found out some people add pumpkin and yogurt to their dog’s food, but I don’t know why.
During lunch yesterday I stopped by the Home Depot near my work to pick up a few things. I was standing in the self checkout line and a pregnant lady was giving a bunch of attitude, I mean a bunch of attitude, towards an older Asian lady because she thought she cut in line, but in reality, there were two lines. I couldn’t help myself, so I butted in and stated that there were actually two lines. Preggers came back with some response that she has been standing in line for a while and knows there’s just one line. I replied telling her that since I’m ahead of her, I’ve been in line longer, and noticed that two lines did actually form. The Asian lady then stepped behind me, and I actually allowed her to check out ahead of me.
Unlike the rest of America, I never made a Who’s Who list. Back in high school, that made me really bitter.
I was also really bitter I never scored high enough on standardized tests to get me in honor classes or gifted and talented classes. The honor students got to read or do assignments that seemed pretty cool and prepared them better for college, and just for being in the honors class each student got ten points added to their six-weeks average. I hear the work wasn’t that much more challenging, and of course, those extra points helped them regarding class rank.
I once went to my high school counselor and asked if I could get placed in a gifted and talented class. His response, and this is word for word, “But you aren’t gifted or talented.”
One thing that kept me motivated through high school was a silly little saying that a math teacher would say and that she had on her wall, “Success isn’t measured by the IQ, but by the I DO.”