Interstellar Adventures

September 22, 2006

Please, come in, sit down!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 9:03 am

Yes, it’s that time of year again! The dreaded Parent/Teacher Conference. Where parents all over America go sit in mini-chairs at mini-tables and try to get comfortable while being given their child’s assessment results and having no clue as to their scale or meaning.

And you ask about the scale. And you’re given some cryptic answer about the ‘state test’ versus the ‘real test’ and how it’s more difficult and how your child is fine. I’m suspicious that the teachers really know what it means. Well, she read story #4, and other kids read story #1 or story #2. And this is her score. And by the end of the year she needs to be here. And there is no explanation of She scored x out of y. Or that Story #4 differs from stories 1 and 2 in this way.

I’ve determined that her teacher is very cold and fish-like and cut-and-dry. Firstly, Elle doesn’t respond well to people like that, and second, I don’t think people like that make very good teachers. She shows no excitement in what she’s teaching, and therefore the kids aren’t excited about learning. So, we’ll see. I’ve already made more calls to her teacher this year than I did to her teacher all of last year. What fun.


Last night I went and did a Power Yoga class. I’ve done a PiYo (pilates/yoga) class at this gym before. And this class was just billed as Yoga. Within 5 minutes I was sweating. That Yoga is hard work! I did quite a few new poses that I hadn’t done before, and I feel like I did pretty well for my first time. But, I think I like for my Yoga to be more relaxing. I think I’ll stick to the step classes for the butt burners, and the PiYo class for stretching and relaxing. I also want to try the Bikram Yoga (hot yoga) one of these days.


P.S. Psst…I’m in a little contest over at Petroville. Go check it out and vote for me. Can you figure out which one I am? Hint: Side ponytails should never have been considered in style.


  1. Yoga is HARD! I would love to do Hot Yoga! I think the Pigeon is my fave pose.

    UGH! Conferances!

    Going over to CHECK YOU OUT!

    OK, I had to Google the pidgeon pose. That looks scary! I haven’t done that one yet!


    Comment by nancy — September 22, 2006 @ 11:02 am |Reply

  2. Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Disco Yoga…
    I can’t even do Plain Yoga without hurting myself.

    Comment by creative-type dad (tony) — September 22, 2006 @ 11:38 am |Reply

  3. At least you didn’t have a Holly Hobbie hat on!! For the LOVE!!!

    It’d be one thing if it were a period recreation picture or something. Scary huh? But I still think my side ponytail is the best. See how smooth it was across the top of my head? And you can see the line for how the right side was pulled around back to the left. YUCK!


    Comment by carnealian — September 22, 2006 @ 12:14 pm |Reply

  4. Our conferences are coming up in a couple of weeks. My first grader likes his teacher as she’s nothing like you describe Elle’s. “…very cold and fish-like and cut-and-dry…” Maybe she’s just in the wrong school. She could go teach engineering at some college and fit right in!

    I have a Rodney Yee Power Yoga DVD. It’s to die for! LITERALLY.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — September 22, 2006 @ 1:20 pm |Reply

  5. hey lass,
    first of all wanted to say thanks for the comment.
    i so want to try out that hot yoga. if i could only find a gym that would give me a month to month contract. just for some variety and exercise that doesn’t pound my joints.
    i also want to try kickboxing or something like that.

    That’s the one thing about yoga gyms (or whatever the call them) is that it is expensive torture! That’s why I’m trying it at my regular gym first.


    Comment by UziCue — September 22, 2006 @ 1:51 pm |Reply

  6. ok, but what the hell is HOT YOGA? it sounds it naughty?? cause if it’s naughty count me in!

    HA HA! Sadly, it’s only Yoga done in a room heated to 104 degrees F.


    Comment by KaraMia — September 22, 2006 @ 2:02 pm |Reply

  7. I always wanted to do hot yoga too, but am so heat sensitive I worry I’d be paying money just to faint.

    Too bad about the teacher – I think teachers should have to pass a personality test, I mean, these are the kids’ formative years we’re talking about. Y ou don’t screw around with that!

    Comment by Jay — September 22, 2006 @ 2:10 pm |Reply

  8. Hey, I think that’s cheating!! ahahhahahaha Eh, I voted for you anyway! And you know, you weren’t the worst one…how about that poor Little House on the Prairie girl! Yikers! But my loyality lies with you 🙂

    It’s marketing. 🙂


    Comment by Kate — September 22, 2006 @ 2:35 pm |Reply

  9. OK, wait… you were #2? I thought you were #9!!!

    Comment by Marie — September 23, 2006 @ 12:18 pm |Reply

  10. you’re in that contest?
    i already vote, but not for you, so sorry? or maybe not sorry? not sure considering the contest.
    i dread getting teachers like that with my kids, it makes for a very long frustrating year.

    Comment by better safe than sorry — September 23, 2006 @ 2:42 pm |Reply

  11. Power yoga sounds tough; hot yoga souunds…well, I don’t know!

    Already voted in the Petroville contest; I think it was for you anyway!

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — September 24, 2006 @ 4:17 am |Reply

  12. doh! couldn’t vote but I can guess the girl with the glasses is you :>) ahh- I too had some of them frames.

    I kept using free NHS ones as I thought I wouldn’t need them for long- how wrong was I :>)

    Comment by wisbo — September 25, 2006 @ 2:30 am |Reply

  13. Yeah, regular yoga is enough for me at this point. And I can barely manage that! 😉

    Comment by Gypsy — September 25, 2006 @ 7:24 am |Reply

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