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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tiamat
We currently have one who is 17 1/2, one 16 1/2...

We currently have one who is 17 1/2, one 16 1/2 and one 9 1/2. The oldest one is a little frail and has had some kidney issues in the past, but right now sheís doing well. The 16 year old is a sturdy...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-10-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
The only time we got to where we had no cats, we...

The only time we got to where we had no cats, we waited two weeks. But our last cat had been nearly twenty, which is why we hadnít got a kitten to overlap, and we knew when she went we would get a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
If you do write your own will (which is perfectly...

If you do write your own will (which is perfectly possible and legal here, at least), make sure you know and follow the laws in your jurisdiction about witnessing the will. They are quite strict...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-09-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
Harry should definitely go for his grandfather's...

Harry should definitely go for his grandfather's funeral. But, he and Megan will calculate what will get them the most attention from the media and do that; that's how they've been operating all...
Board: The VENT 04-07-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
I always thought Iíd quite like to work from...

I always thought Iíd quite like to work from home, but as a teacher, it would never be possible. Then it happened. And I hated it. Iíve never felt so useless and unproductive in my life. I donít know...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Tiamat
Wonderful news! It's always lovely to feel...

Wonderful news! It's always lovely to feel wanted.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 46
 
Posted By Tiamat
I got Wisconsin. I’m Australian. There were...

I got Wisconsin. I’m Australian.

There were a couple of questions where there were a few answers then “I don’t have a word for that.” And I’m all “ I DO have a word for that, it just isn’t one of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tiamat
I got one wrong, but it was general knowledge...

I got one wrong, but it was general knowledge (what is a Packer? A sport team? Why do they have the letter G on their jumper?) not keyboard knowledge. Sporcle quizzes tend to be very US centric in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-23-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 88
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thinking of you both as you start this phase.

Thinking of you both as you start this phase.
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tiamat
In Australia, if you tried to charge more at the...

In Australia, if you tried to charge more at the counter than the price tag said, you'd probably have a riot on your hands. All taxes, expenses, etc, are in the price as stated.

But, we have the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Asking logical questions about maths problems is...

Asking logical questions about maths problems is one of the reasons I was so familiar with the Principal's office in high school. If you couldn't tell me "Why", I wasn't doing it.

I was a delight...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Tiamat
Tags donít bother me, but the stamped/printed...

Tags donít bother me, but the stamped/printed labels are a nightmare, and I canít cut them out. Within 30 minutes of putting one on, I am an itchy, hivey, allergic mess. I guess itís the ink. I iron...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
How long have you been on Letrozole? Because...

How long have you been on Letrozole? Because what youíre describing is exactly what it did to me, and why I donít take it any more.

And I was told ibuprofen was fine. Thereís no consistency, is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
Natural gas heating here. Also gas hot water and...

Natural gas heating here. Also gas hot water and cooktop. Everything else is electric, including the evap. cooler. Our electric bills are higher I. Summer, running the cooler, gas goes up in winter...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Tiamat
Not going to help at all, but I donate every...

Not going to help at all, but I donate every fortnight to Stewart House (www.Stewart house.org.au). We send kids there every year for two weeks, and itís just amazing.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By Tiamat
I had knee replacement eight weeks ago. Iím...

I had knee replacement eight weeks ago. Iím scared to even imagine doing this.
Board: The VENT 02-02-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
My principal often emails in the early morning...

My principal often emails in the early morning (like 2 or 3am early). He doesnít expect instant responses, but thatís when heís working so thatís when it happens. Itís not a huge issue in my school.
Board: The VENT 01-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Our mandatory trainings don't let us fast...

Our mandatory trainings don't let us fast forward. When you've been teaching 20+ years, child protection isn't something new. I let the training run in the background while I do something else. ...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
That's not teaching. Teaching is a craft as much...

That's not teaching. Teaching is a craft as much as it is anything else. Good teaching comes from knowing your students and what they need, and finding ways to give it to them. I'm sorry your admin...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
My daughters university uses it. Judging by the...

My daughters university uses it. Judging by the colourful language I hear coming from the study, I donít think itís stress free.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-21-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
I love Are You Being Served. I watched it as a...

I love Are You Being Served. I watched it as a child and teen with my parents and, on rewatching it as an adult, was stunned that they let me watch!

Also, my husband, when we first met in the late...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
American indigenous names often trip me up. But...

American indigenous names often trip me up. But we have our share too -

Goonoo Goonoo - pronounced gunna guhnoo.

Tharbogang - tar BO gan.

Gulargambone - actually phonetic.

And many...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
My childhood dentist was a butcher. I stopped...

My childhood dentist was a butcher. I stopped seeing him at fifteen years old and, at 61, am still dealing with the consequences of his incompetence. I have panic attacks at the thought of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. I say loo-ee-vill but I know thatís not what a...

1. I say loo-ee-vill but I know thatís not what a native would say.

2. No. Five letters, phonetic, impossible to get wrong. However, we have a town not too far away (close enough for a shopping...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-16-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By Tiamat
The one time I tried American-style ketchup it...

The one time I tried American-style ketchup it was gag-inducingly sweet. Australian-style tomato sauce (which is not a pasta sauce) is quite tart. I find American-style bread (as used in Subway)...



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