#274 This time Kindergarteners

01 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

After subbing for a 7th grade class on my first day of work, my second took me to a kindergarten classroom. There’s a surprising amount in common.

#275 Barley Tea

02 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Always have a fresh batch of this in the fridge, and I go through it pretty quickly.

#276 The Perfect 6-year-old Adventure

03 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

I had a fantastic night’s adventure that would’ve been out of this world to a six year old. I put on my baseball cap, got some coins out of a jar, walked to Rite-Aid, and got a six pack of Reese’s for 99 cents.

#277 Postseason Prosecco

04 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

While waiting for Deanna to get home, her dad and I watched the Dodgers’ game, and soon enough, Prosecco was served.

#278 Pappadew

05 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Deanna and I went out for an unexpectedly expensive lunch out at the Macaroni Grill. But these were delicious, as was the rest of the meal, so it was okay.

#279 Simon the Eagle

06 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Glad to see Simon’s parents are raising him the right way.

#280 These Reminded Me of Daniel Santos So I Bought Them

07 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

That says it all.

#281 Fun Sub Games

08 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Wanted to see if the kids could guess my team. Not even one correct guess. Gotta love the random ways to fill odd gaps of time.

#282 Apple Galette

09 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Simon had never had apple galette before. Neither had I until Dee’s birthday.

#283 Post Office Trip

10 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Took a run to the post office after work to drop off some grad school stuff.

#284 Chili Tasting

11 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Stocked up on chili before going out line dancing in a barn. Fun night outing.

#285 The Forest of Nisene Marks

12 October 2013 // Santa Cruz, California

Dee and I wanted to do some hiking. Original plans were for Big Basin, but after realizing how awesome it was, we decided to save it for another time when we could properly camp.

#286 Tailgating the Niners Game

13 October 2013 // San Francisco, California

Had an awesome time catching up with a bunch of guys I don’t see enough these days. Thanks to Ryan for throwing this thing together.


#287 A Seuss Collection

14 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Thought this first grade class I subbed in had a pretty well decorated room. I’m a fan.

#288 31 TED Talks in 31 Days

15 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Took on the challenge of watching a TED talk every day of October. I ended up watching some really, really good ones.

#289 Musical Assembly

16 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

A good portion of my subbing job today was taking the kids to see the musical assembly, where the drama classes performed a tribute to the Oscars. Fun on the job.

#290 Surprising Dee at School

17 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Swung by CSUB after work to give Deanna a quesadilla and coffee during her busy day.

#291 Domo Dee

18 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Went with Dee after work to go try on some Halloween costumes… but we’ve already got our own idea.

#292 Pumpkin Picking

19 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Deanna took me on a surprise outing– a trip to the pumpkin patch to get pumpkins and have fun with animals and corn.

#293 Dayai and Dee

20 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Got to exchange stories with Dayai over lunch. Talked about Dublin, London, and North Korea.

#294 Mango Nectar

21 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

This just might be my favorite liquid in the world.

#295 Coffee with Ben

22 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Got to grab some coffee with Ben after work. Here’s hoping that Big Sur trip works out sometime soon!

#296 Trouty

23 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Playing around at Dee’s after work. Usual weekday fare.

#297 Best Buy Run

24 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Took a late night trip to Best Buy to return the computer I’d been using for the weeks while mine was in repair.

#298 Friday Night In

25 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Spent it cooking and watching movies with Dee. Finally got to see Brave!

#299 Pumpkins Carved

26 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

We did it! Definitely felt like Halloween around town tonight.

#300 Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

27 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Our pumpkins were filled to the brim with seeds, meaning after they were carved, we had another snack-making project.

#301 Hannaly’s Parakeet

28 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

After our meeting was cancelled tonight, I spent the evening playing with Hannaly’s baby animals- namely, the bird and the turtle.

#302 The Pufferfish

29 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

The guy I subbed for is really into taxidermy and skeletons. Made for an interesting classroom.

#303 Cookies and Tea

30 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Decided to treat myself to the classic relaxing afternoon.

#304 A Lobster and a Chef

31 October 2013 // Bakersfield, California

This was a great Halloween. Thanks to 3-year-old Simon for picking out our costumes.


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