Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Report Cards

Well, I ordered my eyeball today, the lovely lady behind the counter was prepping a pig's ear for sale as we chatted, so I guess I shouldn't be too worried about all this. Oh, I can hardly wait for Monday. I think she also told me that they don't have cow eyeballs this week, but she should be able to get me a sheep's eye...that should do, don't you think?

On another note, and a less gory but more boring one,

I thought I would have a little breathing room after the exam, but no...report cards are due for all of my students on Friday; that would be in three days; in Catalan. Lordy lordy....

Back to the drawing board.

Actually, to bandy about another cliché or two, I have to go and put my nose to the grind stone and start churning these out, or I'll be a dead duck.

Bona Nit....


I just looked at the post, I have to slow down enough I can start tossing some photos back up there again...no time no time no time no time.....

13 comments:

coloursofdawn said...

Hopefully a sheep's eyeball is about the same. Good luck with the report cards.

Beth said...

So the lady said she didn't have cow eyeballs this week. This begs the question - when she does have them, who buys them and for what purpose other than school experiments?
To eat?!

elPadawan said...

Same question as beth actually sprung to mind at the mention of "this week". And I think the difference between the cow and sheep will be size, mainly. You don't want to dissect a mouse's eye for a first try, right? The bigger the eye, the easier to dissect, I suppose.

sirdar said...

If the teacher doesn't notice the difference between a cows eyeball and a sheeps eyeball....I think someone needs a new teacher to teach biology :-)

Good luck on the report cards.

Dorky Dad said...

Wow. Eyeballs, noses, quizzes. I think this post covered just about everything.

Mmmm ... eyeballs.

KIMBERLY said...

I came across you blog from somewhere else, and first, felt bad you had to order an eye, and wondered what had happened to you. They you said you were getting a cow's eye, and I thought, wow, cow's eyes must be better now... amazing what they can do. Then you said you had to settle for sheep's eye. And I looked to see where on this planet you were from where the medical practice is put different eyeballs in human heads. So then, I read the post from yesterday. And it all came together. But my visual (no pun intended) was pretty wicked there for a minute. Good luck with the sheep's eye. YEW.

Lynda said...

Sometimes life just leads you down a path and you have walked right into the 'crazy shop'... LOL sheep's eyeballs. Imagine how sane and normal life would be without children and their needs.

Anonymous said...

What a pity that it all comes together at a time you are already s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to the max.
Don't forget good old Montessori improvision - like a lab gown could be Dad's big old shirt buttoned down the back and arms cut to length!
The eye-ball size is important - it's so much easier for the kids to identify the parts to examine.
NOT ALL MAMMAL EYES are identical so the teacher could freak if the kids came in with eyes that were DIFFERENT.
tHE STUDENT ATTITUDE - what the teacher's saying can't be apply to the eye I've got.
THE TEACHER IS A DUMMY I DON'T NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO.
And the thing is easier to hand and control if it's bigger.
Your kid is very dextrous, so no problem, but is that true of all the students in the class?
Sorry if I sound like a wise guy!
But I still remember too well teaching in oversized classes and the problems of controlling hysterical preteens WHO HATE SLIMY STUFF OR HAVE TO SLIDE ONE DOWN SOME GIRL'S BACK!
AND demanding, dissatisfied parents who thINK their little darling IS a genius and teachers idiots who WON'T help their rosebud turn into the Queen of May.

Theresa said...

Eeew! I'm glad my kids haven't had to dissect anything yet...I remember hating that part of Biology class and I seriously considered boycotting it for animal cruelty reasons, but I guess if the animal is dead then it's not really cruelty, is it? But I ended up dissecting a worm, a frog and a cat (that was by far the worst). Good luck with the report cards, sounds like a drag.

hulagirlatheart said...

Be sure to let us know how this eyeball is packaged. I'm curious how your child is going to tote this thing to school.

Beth said...

MORE PICTURES!!!!!!! ;)

Michele said...

that sounds like something that would happen to me... i'd find myself at the butcher's ordering an eyeball.

although i don't think they do eyeballs here anymore because of the mad cow thing...eyes are too close to the brain. remind your boy not to lick his fingers during the process.

oreneta said...

Dawn, Eldest thinks the teacher approves of a sheep's eyeball as well, apparently there are breaks in the flow and traffic of eyeballs, and accomodations must be made.

Beth, I didn't dare ask, but I had the same thought....

Elpadawan, the image of a mouses eyeball disection is rather astonishing...

Sirdar, I hope he would notice, it just is a matter of doing the best you can with what you've got.

DD, I aim to please...

Kimberly, I laughed out loud reading your comment, thanks for coming by, I went to look at your site but couldn't get in...you're welcome back here anytime.

Lynda, I am periodically amazed by where life leads me, and some of it is definately nuts.

Anon, I assume GM...oh, that girly girl squeal about oozy stuff...I wonder what Eldest will do.

Theresa, a CAT! You had to disect a cat??? Isn't that one of the danger signals of budding sociopaths? Disecting Cats? OMG, I would excuse her that day, if I didn't out right refuse to let here go. It isn't rational I will grant but there it is, that seems a mite harsh outside of veternary college...

Hulagirl...I will indeed, a photo too if I manage

Beth, I'm trying girl, but I'm fading away over here....soon I hope it will ease back a bit. I hope.

Michele, no danger of any finger licking that's for sure...not too grossed out, but she won't get into her sisters bathwater, let alone lick cow eye innards...*shudder*