xp_cyclops: (contemplative)
It's rather short-notice, but I've always hated leaving a job undone. I got a call from Hungary last night asking if one of us could come back and have some of the meetings that got cancelled, what with the assassination attempt and all... I'm heading back to Budapest tommorrow, and Jean's coming with me. I'm not absolutely sure when we'll be back, but end of the week at the latest.
xp_cyclops: (cheerful)
Of course, it still kind of hurts to move it, and my diet isn't getting much more varied for another couple of weeks, but you guys have no idea what a relief this is. I can tell Deborah that yes, she can send her rumballs after all.
xp_cyclops: (plotting)
The blender is under your control. Not that I really have the energy to be playing around in the kitchen, but I did manage to make something approximating lunch.

This whole wired-jaw thing would be a great weight-loss method, if I actually needed to lose weight.

I want out.

Nov. 6th, 2007 02:28 pm
xp_cyclops: (gah)
I married a tyrant. You all have no idea what concessions she extorted in return for letting me have my laptop. I'm going to be drinking crap-flavored milkshakes until the end of time.

Anyone who rescues me can fly the Blackbird? (We still have a Blackbird, right? Forge, 'Ro, tell me my girl is still among the land of the living...)
xp_cyclops: (le sigh)
Why was the cake singing?
xp_cyclops: (head-tilt)
I just hobbled down to Cerebro at a very loud call from Charles. Attilan is back. Just now - it hasn't even hit the news yet, obviously, although I'm sure that won't take long.

I don't know anything more than that - Charles is still trying to get an idea of what's going on. I'm sure more details will be forthcoming soon, though.
xp_cyclops: (unhappy)
It's the same damned knee as two years ago, too, so I'm liable to be hopping around for a while. Then more physio - I can't wait. I've spent the last fifteen minutes trying to convince Jean that she thinks a limp is sexy. She keeps laughing at me.

I suppose that once I get the hang of the crutches again, I'll be in overcompensation mode because of all the things I can't do for a few weeks. These are the times I invent whole new categories of paperwork - and get very creative with the Danger Room scenarios. Everyone on the team may hate me before September comes.
xp_cyclops: (headmaster)
Do we have anyone who would be interested in whitewater rafting? Also, do we have any staff who might be willing to try their hand at chaperoning?

I'm looking at sometime next month, so we've got some time to get things organized. Found a very good company that was more than happy to help iron out all the liability issues.
xp_cyclops: (collapse)
Never eating sushi again. Recording this for posterity.


May. 21st, 2007 09:50 am
xp_cyclops: (plotting)
So I'd been looking into some potential activities (of the outdoor variety) for those of you students who will be with us over the summer term. I came up with a number of options, most of which I'll keep to myself because I like surprises, and I imagine it's going to be a long summer.

But one of those options needs to be booked well in advance, if we're going to do it, so I need to ask the question and gauge levels of interest. Would anyone like to go whitewater rafting? I've found a good company that works in the Adirondacks - certified guides, full safety training for groups, that sort of thing.

It might be a good way to spend a few days once it gets really hot, I was figuring. Just let me know if this appeals to you, either here or in email, or catch me in the halls if neither of the above appeal to you.
xp_cyclops: (contemplative)
Now that you're all safe, sound, and (mostly) intact, and have had some time to reflect on how truly wacky the field trip curse is getting when it starts sticking you in the middle of Spielberg movies... I had a point there, but it's been a long weekend.

I just want to say that I've gotten the full story from your chaperones, and you should all be very proud of how you handled yourselves. You were stuck in a very dangerous, more or less completely insane situation, and you all kept your heads about you and worked together to get out. I know that we aren't your average school, and that you all are exposed to crisis situations a little more often than you or any of your teachers would prefer, but even by those standards this has been a rather unusual weekend. Fittingly, your response was just as exceptional.

I'm going to 'suggest' to your teachers that attendance not be conducted as scrupulously tomorrow. I'd cancel classes altogether, but I know that some of you prefer to get right back to work after Incidents, so I wanted to leave that option open.

If any of you need or want to talk, the Professor, Ms. Munroe and I will have our doors open for the forseeable future.

I'm back.

Apr. 14th, 2007 07:58 pm
xp_cyclops: (argh)
If Julio is, I'll be downstairs with Kurt.

I'm not entirely sure how my car got through the day without a scratch, but I suppose I should be thankful for small favors.


Mar. 18th, 2007 12:01 pm
xp_cyclops: (well then)
I'm home, powers-problem all fixed. Suffice to say it's been a bit of a long week. You might not see me around much for a day or two - I'm supposed to be taking it easy. (We'll see how long that lasts.)

I'm always paranoid about leaving for any length of time. Call it a certain basic pessimism. So it's reassuring to come back and see that everything is pretty much the way I left it.


Jan. 14th, 2007 10:40 pm
xp_cyclops: (back in the light)
So I finally settled on something for a final, full-class shop project this term. We're going to build a submarine. Yes, you heard me properly. One of those little ride-along ones that divers use when they want to get somewhere faster than they can swim.

I've got the plans for it, and I'll have the materials in within a couple of weeks. Test-driving it will be the fun part, but obviously we won't be doing that for a few months.


Dec. 9th, 2006 05:51 pm
xp_cyclops: (cheerful)
Who won the snow war? Or is it still ongoing?

I felt like pulling up a chair on the porch and studying the tactics being used. From what little I saw, it would have been very instructive.
xp_cyclops: (resigned)
I have to go pick something up - I may be a few hours. Shop students, obviously that's a no on the 'Can we work on our project today?' question I got from a couple of you. No point in doing that until I get the materials you need in anyway, and that probably won't be until the start of the week.
xp_cyclops: (closer to fine)
Even so, I think I've selected a good term project for the shop class. We are going to make a cannon - specifically, an 1844 howitzer. We will be taking a short field trip (don't anybody faint) to Fort Hamilton within the next few weeks to take a look at that particular gun there. Then we're going to research, design, and build a replica here.

It'll be fun.
xp_cyclops: (I just need a moment)
I'm going to be back in the office tomorrow - finally. Start of term paperwork is piling up and various headperson-ly decisions need to be made; I can't dump it all on my co-headperson, or at least I'd feel like a really bad person if I did.

But I'm just there to do the administrative work. If you want to blow up your room or your roommate, or do any of the other thousand things that can require disciplinary action, I'm afraid you're stuck with Ms Munroe or the Professor. My door is not open.

And as for the team - don't ask when, because I don't know.
xp_cyclops: (sigh)
But is anyone planning to head into town today? Or maybe tomorrow? I need to pick up some things at the pet-supply store.
xp_cyclops: (withdrawn)
I just got a phone call, reminding me I had something to pick up at the music store. I've left it there longer than I thought, between the vacation and the earthquake and everything else... I'd kind of like to go get it, but I don't really want to head into town on my own.
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