Saturday, February 23, 2008

I had to explain diarrhea to my ESL class yesterday(We were going over vocabulary you would use at a Dr's office). Yeah, the spanish speaking students recognized the word, but the students who speak the other 6 languages in the class did not. I am so glad no one is recording my words nor my actions in class.

In other ESL happenings--yesterday a male student declared that for Spring Break he was, "going to the BEACH". This caused several of the ladies in the back to gasp and give him quite the evil eye. I asked them what was wrong with going to the beach and basically it all came down to this: they thought he said that he was going to the "b****" . Truthfully, it was funny. Before I knew it they were asking me to write both words on the board, trying to pronounce them, telling Father Rene to 'close his ears', etc. I did NOT humor all of their requests-other than writing both words on the board for comparison and teaching them about certain vowel sounds, etc. Once again, good thing no one is recording me.

Speaking of recording things though, I have to make a secret confession: I am totally stalking the readers of my blog. I haven't wanted to let on, but I figure that everyone should have the joy of seeing all the stats of who visits their blog, when, where, why, how, etc. A waaaayyy old friend of mine, Brett, told me about statcounter.com. Its a free service that gives you an HTML code to put on your blog, and in turn you go to their website to see the IP address, city/state, time visited, pages visited, etc., of whoever is visiting your blog. Its way cool! I can usually recognize who it is simply because I know where most of my friends live, you know. But a lot of times people will stumble on your blog from someone else's blog or after doing a search and it tells you that, too! Anyway, maybe this is old news for a lot of you. If it's not, happy stalking :) Now you'll know that I hit everyone's blogs about 2x a day!

3 comments:

stuckihouse said...

Hey, do we show up when we look at your blog via google reader? Just wondering, since that is usually how we view blogs and only on rare occasions got the blog to make comments. We love the ESL stories. --Ann

Ben and Carolyn said...

Hey Ann! Yeah, you show up and it tells me that you read it from google reader and that your provider is in SLC. Cool, huh?

Janine said...

I feel so violated! Just kidding. It is amazing what the web can do, and how often we are being watched when we don't realize it. I love your blog, it is seriously entertaining, and the sweater on my blog was knit by Charlotte from our ward. Maybe I will do a post on the roomies to fill you in. None of them have blogs...