Friday, 15th of December, 2000
Thursday, 14th of December, 2000
We were one of two school districts (including all private schools) in St. Louis that opened today. The other one was Webster Groves. I think everyone was a bunch of wimps, the roads were clear, there really wasn't much excuse, unless you live in an area with tons of unclean rural roads. I think Clayton chickened out.
Anyways, there was a problem of some students stuck in their driveways. Today, Ms. Fleming had arranged a quartet to play for a staff luncheon - Tova, Stephanie, Susan, and Jim. Well, Stephanie couldn't make it, stuck in her driveway, so I had to do some quick 2nd violin substitution. It was kinda interesting, I handled Eine Kleine Nachtmusik fine, cause I've played that a lot of times, but some the other pieces.. well... I managed.
Wednesday, 13th of December, 2000
Tuesday, 12th of December, 2000
Monday, 11th of December, 2000
Ok, so I'm driving home, then all of a sudden, my windshield formed a crack 2/3rds of the way across the bottom of my windshield, across where the little chip I had earlier this year was. That's just great. Owell, it's low enough that it's not a problem, really. It's probably not worth replacing until it gets worse.
Ok, that's not good. The power went out at 17:00 tonight, and it's like -10 degrees Fahrenheit outside. After using the AmerenUE automated telephone system, I found out 8000 customers were without power, and it would be till 3:45AM before we would get power back. We ate dinner and decided it would be better to sleep at a hotel for the night. On leaving the house, I saw a couple houses down a dead tree had fallen over onto the street below, and it was a good thing it was on Alice Place rather than Olivette Lane, cause then we would have been trapped in our subdivision for a while. The tree had hit the power lines, obviously.
Oh no! But now I had to work on an English paper that was already overdue! Now my $250 investment in the Handspring became very worthwhile - I wrote it using Memo Pad. Went to school, did a hotsync, and everything is fine. Gotta love portable electronics.
Sunday, 10th of December, 2000
Susan found this really interesting quiz, The SpeakOut.com Religious Selector. It basically asks a bunch of questions about what you believe, and matches the religion that matches your answers. It's very interesting, it has like 20 religions included. I took the little quiz, and it was right on the dot for me, giving Mainline to Conservative Protestant a score of 100. Oh, and there's an Evangelical Denominations quiz too. That was was also fairly accurate, I got General Baptist Churches for #1, and Southern Baptist for #2.