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Archive for April, 2010

I drive a sports car; the rules don’t apply.

While I waited for my daughter to get out of class a couple of days ago, I noticed this sign on the driveway of her school.  I also noticed the sports car in the background.  I know that it is a sports car and not a bus because it is small, silver, and has a spoiler on the back of it.  I rode the school bus when I was a kid and know that a bus is huge, yellow, and does not (unless it’s in a demolition derby or some kind of school bus version of a Formula One style race) have a spoiler.  My deductive reasoning skills tell me that this car is out of place.

It is also out of place not just because someone is breaking the rules but because someone at my daughter’s school drives a sports car at all.  Most teachers do not drive sports cars.  The obvious reason is economics, given our current rough times.  The less obvious reason is that most teachers I know are sensible, reasonable people who would see little need in driving a car with more horsepower and performance capability than they could or would ever use.  We’re practical people, us teachers.  Sports cars aren’t practical.  And…oh…I just figured it out.

This car must belong to a parent.  Never mind.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.


Welcome

My friend Ian Tyson came to my school this week and spoke to the students.  He’s a great speaker and the kids were captivated by both his humor and his personal stories.  The best part is that he’s a geek like me.  When we met it was like the universe brought a brother for me who likes comics, movies and superheroes as much as I do.

Here’s the plug.  Check out his website: iantyson.ca.  If you’re a school teacher, check him out and hire him.  He’s great.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f8; ISO 1600; 1/30 sec.


Light clouds

When I was little, clouds were places of wonder, places where I could float and jump and hang out without any cares.  Then I went to school and was taught that it was a visible mass of water drops that was waiting to rain down on me and would never hold my weight, even when I was little.

Well thanks, science.  Thanks so much.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f4; ISO 200; 1/125 sec.; ev +2


Layers

Four of the many reasons I love the Lower Mainland of British Columbia: tulips, farms, mountains and sky.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f4; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.


Children Crossing

Hey!  Look out!  There might be some kids around.

Is it just me or is this kind of a creepy sign?  What is really going on between these two figures?  Is this a kidnapping?  What are they carrying in those briefcases?  Whose children actually carry things like that on their way to school?  I feel like I should drive faster to stop that guy from grabbing that unsuspecting female in the skirt.  Don’t slow me down, crazy 30km/h sign.  I have to bring down the wheels of justice on that guy.

Whoo…the imagination is flying.

My brain is really tired.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.  It’s been a bit of a tough week, but I’m back now.  Yay!

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f4; ISO 200; 1/200 sec.


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