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You know you are from the Puget Sound when...

(please note that this list only applies to the Puget Sound Area - not
the entire state of WA or the PNW as a whole. A real Spokanite
wouldn't do even half of these crazy things!)
1. You know the state flower (Mildew).
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
3. Use the statement 'sun break' and know what it means.
4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the 'WALK'signal.
8. You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted,
it's not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Tulleys, Seattle's
Best, and Veneto's.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon,
Yakima, Snohomish, Skykomish, Scapoose, Tulalip, Stilaquamish, and


The Math WASL begins today - boring, boring, boring. Two hours of watching various students waste time and try to entertain themselves. And we don't even get a "healthy" snack this time!

Coming Up for Air

Towards the end of Spring Break, the baby started getting very sick. A visit to the doctor did not result in any progress on the wellness scale... On Monday, I got a call from the daycare saying that the baby's temperature was pretty high and rising. Luckily, the day was almost over. Another teacher covered the last half hour of my class and I rushed off to the doctor again.

It was pneumonia. Just a small spot, but definitely not good. We got a stronger antibiotic and spent Tuesday going crazy. Ok, just I went crazy. The baby just cried and slept.

Today we sat outside in the sunshine, free of fever, coughing and best of all... snot!

In the meantime, school is rolling on as normal. There are 10 weeks left and I'm really wishing that I hadn't been told that. I'm wanting summer already! and I shouldn't even be thinking about it yet.