Thursday, October 7, 2010

Three (+1) Things Thursday

1. Changing the "Lable" - Yesterday I came to work to find this message in my inbox from our special education director ....

Granted, this is not exactly the terminology I would have chosen - was thinking something more along the longs of "Severely Cognitively Delayed" - but this is much better than MR and music to a special educator's ears. I know some states have changed from MR to something more easy to swallow, persay, but ND is a bit behind. Hopefully it won't take them years to change it.

Click HERE for the full article.


2. November 5K - I just signed up for the Full Moon 5K Run/Walk on November 11th. This run starts at our middle school (which is about a half a mile from my place). It's an evenign race - starting at 7pm, so it will be interesting to see what the weather is like then...




3. Flu shot - I can count how many times I have gotten the flu shot on one hand - 1. the year I student taught, 2. two years ago, 3. last year (but not the H1N1 shot), and now 4. YESTERDAY. I had heard from others that this shot was a bit more painful than the regular flu shot because it has the H1N1 in it. The actual shot itself wasn't too bad, but about an hour later I was in pain. After my shot I came home, did some laundry, vaccuumed a bit and then parked it on the couch to watch some news. When I would move my arm it would hurt so bad from my fingers to my jaw. I popped a couple Tylenol and felt a bit better. This morning it's a bit sore, and my upper arm and neck is tender to the touch. Crazy.


4. Minnesota Twins - When the Twins built their outdoor stadium, leaving the inclosed Metrodome behind, many were worried that the bonus of the noise factor in the metrodome would be lost. After watching Liriano strike out Derek Jeter in the 1st inning, and having a hard time hearing the announcers over the crowd, I quickly realized that the noise was still there. I could only imagine what the atmosphere was like last night. Unfortunately, we weren't able to pull through with a win (I think our relief pitchers suck). Odds are against us, but maybe it's time to put an end to this pattern?

23 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Go Twins!!!

Carly said...

That's exactly why I don't get the flu shot. Ugh, I hate medicine and I'm a chemist no less. Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohh i wanna do a night time run..wait that's my weekly group run, I want to find one of those midnight runs it seems fun.

never ever had a flu shot

Christy said...

Do not ever get me started on the Flu Shot!!!!!

Stand your ground!

Lisa said...

have fun at the night race.

i'm getting a flu shot next week, i think. mixed feelings on that, but i think i'm going through with it.

Emz said...

Rock the race - looks like fun!

Go Twins!

Chris - TriTopics.com said...

God luck with the race!!!

Wes said...

getting a flu shot is probably a good idea for you. You work with all those little germ factories ;-)

Anybody who plays the Yankees is good in my book!

Marlene said...

The full moon run sounds so fun!

I've never gotten a flu shot... though I go back & forth each year. I hope your arm feels better soon!

Katie A. said...

No flu shot for me - ever. Last year I didn't because I wasn't a high risk person and there were so few. This year I might. I got the flu last year at tax season and I don't want to feel like that ever again!
Go TWINS!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That night run sounds like a lot of fun!
The only time I got the flu was the only time I did not get the flu shot. It was horrible and I felt like I was on my death bed. So, I get the shot every year and so do my husband and boys!

Colleen said...

I heard the flu shot this year was a doozie... I'm putting it off until I know I don't need my arm that day! :)

That night time run sounds great!

Amy said...

The word "retarded" makes me cringe. Ugh. I hate how much it is over used! I hope it's one of those words that we one day look back on and think, "Can you believe people used to say that?!"

I want to do a night time run, but maybe in the summer! Sounds like fun though!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Sounds like a fun run!

I've never gotten a flu shot, although I debate it every year. This year may be the first! You don't make it sound like a whole lot of fun though...

Jess said...

I've never gotten a flu shot, but holy ouchies that sounds painful!

I would looove to see the Twins knock off the Yankees. It'd seriously make my day!

onelittletrigirl said...

I hate the Yankees more than any other team out there!!!!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I heard the flu shot is more painful this year though- but since I got the flu last year before getting my shot, I realize that 5 days in bed is a lot worse than pain from the shot haha so I'll get it again haha.

I'm glad Obama changed the name, that's a step in the right direction. I just always wonder if the name is as important to our attitudes... it's really what we think about a person who has an "intellectual disability" to me... but I don't know, perhaps I'm in the minority :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

PS. Go Twins :) For obvious reasons I root for whoever is playing against the Yankees!

My Life and Running said...

That 5K looks fun! I think you've inspired me to see if I can find something like that around here! :)

Holly said...

The Full Moon 5K sounds like so much fun! I didn't know they did races in the evenings - what a great idea!

Scott Keeps Running said...

Poor Twins. :(

Still, they have more championship banners hanging than my Astros, so I don't feel that bad for them. :)

MizFit said...

HUH

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY!?

how had I missed that.
now to mull how I feel about that...

Miz.

Steel Springs said...

The Full Moon 5k sounds fun! I ran an evening 5k for Halloween last year and it was great. It feels so different to race after dark.