x_storm: (default)


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x_storm: (scarf)
It has come to my attention that I have been rather hermited as of late - there are various reasons but rather than go into them I will merely ask: what do people do for fun these days*? And who will join me in doing it?

*Other than grade papers, that is. I have been up to my ears in that sort of fun for far too long.
x_storm: (tulips in rain)
A very happy first day of spring to everyone.
x_storm: (romantic)
A glance at the calendar has reminded me that Valentine's Day is nearly upon us (as the days seem to continue marching on no matter what else may be occuring in our lives).

If anybody - student, staff or otherwise - would like flowers to give to friends and loved ones on Thursday I would be happy to oblige with what I have to offer from the greenhouse. Please let me know what you would like and I will do my best to have them ready for you bright and early on Thursday morning. Email or stop by my office if you would prefer to be more secretive.

That is half the fun, anyway.
x_storm: (thoughtful)
Has anyone seen my Nkwe ya Gauta CD anywhere? It was in the stereo in my office and I was quite enjoying listening to it - now it's gone.
x_storm: (calm)
I have returned to the mansion after a weekend away - I apologize for the hasty nature of my departure, and for the fact that despite my return my classes are still being taught by substitute today. I assure you I will be teaching tomorrow, and in the meantime can be found in my office or suite should there be any pressing matters to deal with. Thank you all for your understanding.
x_storm: (seaspout)
Scientists predict a busier-than-normal hurricane season in 2007.

A subtropical storm has already grown to large enough proportions to be named; hurricane season has not even officially started yet. No storms made landfall last year, but with an above-average prediction this year, we may not be so fortunate. The NOAA advises those that may be affected to update their preparedness plans - this is not us, but we should still be aware (particularly RedX participants).

Additional information here.
x_storm: (cold)
Who ate the last of the double-fudge and cherry ice cream from the freezer and did not put it down on the shopping list so that no more was purchased during the most recent grocery trip?

There are ways of finding out. It is best to confess now. This means you.
x_storm: (calm)
Just a general announcement:

I am giving everybody 24 hours more to recover from whatever strange and twisted celebration they attended last night before leaving you. I will be flying to Colorado tomorrow and returning Sunday for a short vacation... please see Scott in my absence for any administrative questions or concerns.

PS - You are all very, very amusing. I hope there are pictures.
x_storm: (tulips in rain)
A very happy first day of spring to everyone.
x_storm: (cold)
I woke up this morning feeling ill, though those of you in the infirmary will be glad to know that the cause is not viral or bacterial. Upon turning on the National Weather Service channel I have been informed that the area around Kansas and Missouri seems to have been hit with an extremely heavy snowstorm. They are predicting quite a bit of precipitation, and if you ask me, their estimates are rather conservative.

For those of you that complain about the winter weather in any way, shape, or form - be glad that you do not live in the Midwest. Now I am off to try and find something to do that will distract me from this feeling of 'ick' - distractions are welcome.
x_storm: (thoughtful)
There is no reason that a small child should take two hours to get to sleep. None at all. On the other hand, I can skip my gym time tonight because of the workout I received playing 'catch the wildly-flying thing'.

Nathan, I do not begrudge you the sleep, but the next time you collapse on the sofa and promptly fall asleep I would appreciate if you would at least point out where the medicine is kept. Rachel certainly did not want to tell me, though she was surprisingly complacent about taking it. Perhaps because the alternative was waking you up, and even she is not so cruel as to do that.

I am going to bed now - my classes tomorrow will be interesting indeed. And if anybody says anything about pink hair...
x_storm: (Default)
If anyone is wondering why they will not be receiving presents from me this holiday season - it is not my fault. Blame the people that took my money last night at the card table in the boathouse.

Sam, I am sending any disatisfied acquaintances your way. Watch out.
x_storm: (palms blowing)
This is about the situation in Smichov. This is about the fact that people are dying in a city across the sea, and the fact that we are not there, trying to save them.

There is nothing harder than seeing the news coverage of a broken body being pulled from a pile of rubble and thinking to yourself 'I could have stopped that'. There is nothing more difficult than knowing that before the day is through, there will be many more bodies and many more piles of rubble and still you will have done nothing to help them there. But there is a limit to what we can do, and there is a reason for holding back. And though you may be hard-pressed to find that reason or understand it when you do, know that it exists. We are only human. We may have extraordinary abilities and the extraordinary responsibilities that come with them, but when it is all said and done, we are human. And we are governed by human laws and human rules, and the minute we pretend that we are not, we become something dangerous and foolhardy. If we ignored the mandates of our government, of the Czech government, and go to Smichov, there is absolutely nothing guaranteeing that we would be able to get close enough to help, let alone stop what is happening. Sacrificing ourselves may be the 'right' thing to do, but that does not mean we should do it.

It is an outrage, what is happening in Smichov right now. It is a base, deplorable, horrifying event. I cannot help but feel sick when I watch the coverage, and it is difficult to imagine a world in which this is happening, right now. But just as someone with means choosing to live on the street will not help a homeless person feel warmer at night, giving the Czech government a real mutant threat will not make their actions cease. And so we are left to rant and rail against each other instead of focusing on the things we can do. Terry is going to the Red Cross. I charge anyone who is outraged at our lack of action to consider their own actions, and then hers. There are things we can do, and we should be doing them. Sometimes the day cannot be saved by heroes in black leather. Sometimes the lesson is far, far harder to learn.

People are dying across the sea, and we cannot be there to save them. Let us instead make sure their deaths are not in vain. Let us work together and do what we can. We cannot give more or less than our all.
x_storm: (Default)
I would like to apologize to everyone about the weather - the stress of yesterday's mission has taken its toll on my control. I am working to regain it, and I assure you all that this is only a temporary situation.

I am taking requests for umbrellas. If anyone needs one I would be more than happy to go into town to collect them.
x_storm: (Default)
It looks like it will be another late night for me. I will likely be in my office for some time yet if anybody would like to talk. Stop by anytime, I have coffee and biscotti for any late-night cravings.
x_storm: (Pensive)
The weather this weekend will be sunny and warm - expect temperatures in the 60's.

The perfect opportunity for those of you with excess energy to get outside and burn some of it off. I'm sure Cain would appreciate any extra help on the grounds if you can't think of any other ways to spend your Saturday.
x_storm: (Default)
For those of you wishing to be part of the 'welcoming party' for Karolina Dean, please stop by my office in the next few hours. We will be putting together some things to make her transition as smooth as possible, and any and all help would be appreciated (both by myself and Karolina, I'm sure).

A special note to anyone particularly inclined towards baking: cookies always make a very good welcoming gift.
x_storm: (Smiling)
There is a heat wave coming. It's started already as some of the less heat tolerant among you may have noticed and will be getting stronger as it settles in. This time though, the weather will have to remain as is and the heat will simply have to be taken in stride until it settles. The mansion is a/c enabled and so anyone wishing to avoid the temperatures and humidity can simply stay inside. Moving that many suspended water molecules around would not only mean I'd be too exhausted to enjoy the resulting weather, but would also result in drastic effects in several other currently perfectly well behaved temperature zones.

Also? I actually happen to like the heat and humidity. I'll be outside severely revamping the flower beds for the next few days, I think. And purchasing more flowers at that, if anyone wants to tag along for a ride to the nursery to help out.

Note - I can tell you for a fact that the 4th of July will be a bright sunny day, without any action of my own influencing that. I will though, see what I can do about a light shower before the July 4th festivities begin to dampen the ground and give the children a chance to play in the rain.
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