Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekly picture of the backyard

Weekly picture of the backyard...
From 2013-06 June

Friday, June 21, 2013

The standoff

Lots of barking and hissing...
From 2013-06 June
Eventually, the dog gave up.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lots of rain and then flooding

We have had a lot of rain over the past couple of days. This morning we had a heavy downpour and you can see the water running into the ravine beside our house.
The next picture shows the water running out of the ravine, into the field beside our house, and then into the ditch along the road.
The next two pictures show Mill Creek on the opposite side of our road. This past Friday night around 11:00 pm, the creek was actually about 4 feet higher and it took out one of the driveway bridges just down the road from us.
The last two pictures from this morning are from the Landot parking lot looking east along Ohio State Route 550.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Strange text message

I and two other family members received the following text message a little while ago:

From: (First National Alert Call 8568741255 For Details)

I figure it is from a spammer but did not find anything obvious from a Google search. However, I did find that the phone number is listed as the Fax number for CPI Capital in Voorhees, New Jersey.

"" is a text messaging service provided by Verizon Wireless.

Missed cell phone call from 23987

I had a missed cell phone call at 11:12 am today from 23987. No idea who it was from. I am assuming it was a telemarketer of some sort. I tried to Google the number but did not find anything obvious.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Morgan High School 1974

The two pictures below are believed to be from 1974 and originally appeared in the Morgan County Herald:

GIRLS HONORED - Chris Horvath, center, girls basketball coach at Morgan High School, presented the Outstanding Offensive Award to Cinda Westfall, left, and the Outstanding Defensive Award to Debbie Smith, right, during activities at the Winter Sports Banquet.

NEW INDUCTEES - Recently inducted into the National Honor Society are the first row from left: Suzette Newsom, Cinda Westfall, Judith Dalrymple, Debra Garrett, Cynthia Schalip, Carol Townsend, Cheryl Coleman, Debra Hall; second row from left: Sue Wainwright, Vickey Smith, LuAnn Muse, Erin Pritchard, Karen Wilson, Tammy Riley, Mary Christie, Peggy White, Regina Goode; third row from left: Susie Kutscherenko, Sharla Wallace, Elizabeth Schneider, Teresa Farris, Sara Gheen, Liz Rowe, Debbie Scott, Diane Mercer; fourth row from left: Scott Hammond, Rich Newcome, Danny Knox, Carlos Keyes, Steve Hann, Roy Edwards, Eugene Clark; fifth row from left: Rich Wetzell, Curt Morrow, Craig Bankes, Gary Oliver, Pat Foust and Tim Thompson.

Monday, February 13, 2012

1000 digits of pi

The mathematical constant pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter.

Pi is an irrational number and its decimal representation never ends and never repeats.

The first 1000 digits of pi are as follows:

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128 48111 74502 84102 70193 85211 05559 64462 29489 54930 38196 44288 10975 66593 34461 28475 64823 37867 83165 27120 19091 45648 56692 34603 48610 45432 66482 13393 60726 02491 41273 72458 70066 06315 58817 48815 20920 96282 92540 91715 36436 78925 90360 01133 05305 48820 46652 13841 46951 94151 16094 33057 27036 57595 91953 09218 61173 81932 61179 31051 18548 07446 23799 62749 56735 18857 52724 89122 79381 83011 94912 98336 73362 44065 66430 86021 39494 63952 24737 19070 21798 60943 70277 05392 17176 29317 67523 84674 81846 76694 05132 00056 81271 45263 56082 77857 71342 75778 96091 73637 17872 14684 40901 22495 34301 46549 58537 10507 92279 68925 89235 42019 95611 21290 21960 86403 44181 59813 62977 47713 09960 51870 72113 49999 99837 29780 49951 05973 17328 16096 31859 50244 59455 34690 83026 42522 30825 33446 85035 26193 11881 71010 00313 78387 52886 58753 32083 81420 61717 76691 47303 59825 34904 28755 46873 11595 62863 88235 37875 93751 95778 18577 80532 17122 68066 13001 92787 66111 95909 21642 01989 ...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jump Rope basics

Physical Education Lesson Plan

T: Jump rope
O: K: To practice basic jump rope skills
1st: To develop cardiovascular fitness while jumping rope for fun
P: Teacher demonstration and explanation

Jump Rope

Proper jumping technique:
a. head erect
b. shoulders back
c. elbows close to side
d. wrist turns the rope (not arms)
e. knees slightly bent
f. land lightly on balls of feet
g. jump 2-3 inches off the floor

1. Stationary Rope

Use one long rope per three students. Lay the rope straight on the floor. Three students stand at each rope, evenly spaced facing in the same direction towards one end of the rope.

Practice the following jumps:
a. double bounce (bounce twice, then over)
b. single bounce (bounce once, then over)
c. hop, single count (hop once, then over)
d. straddle (straddle over the rope, then feet together next to rope)
e. skier (two feet together, jumping right and left over rope)
f. bell (two feet together, jumping forward and backwards over rope)
g. rocker (with one foot on each side, rock/jump back and forth on each foot)
h. X (two feet together, jump landing with feet crossing each other)
i. twister (two feet together, jump landing with feet/hips turned sideways, jump back over landing with feet/hips turned sideways the other way)
j. hopscotch (jump on one foot, landing on two, jump on two feet landing on one)
k. front to back (two feet together, jumping and landing 180 degrees around)
l. heel clicks (two feet together, jump, click heels together, land on other side)

2. Blue Bells

Two students swing rope as high as knees on both sides. Practice above skills again now with blue bells.

3. Full Turn

Practice above skills using individual jump ropes.

Jump Rope

Physical Education Lesson Plan

S: Physical Education
T: Jump rope
O: 2nd grade: To practice and improve jump rope skills
3rd grade: To develop cardiovascular fitness through fun jump rope games
4th grade: To provide practice opportunities for basic individual jump rope skills
5th grade: To motivate and challenge students with jump rope activities
P: Teacher explanation and demonstration

Jump Rope

Each student will have his/her own jump rope. Jump rope task cards will be on display around the gym. Each student will be given a jump rope challenge card to mark off tricks as they complete them.

Jump rope tasks taught will be: forward jump, forward right foot, forward left foot, backward jump, backward right foot, backward left foot, moving forward jump, moving sideways jump right, moving sideways jump left, moving backward jump, jog in place, hot peppers, consecutive jumps, double bounce, single bounce, straddle, skier, hop, rocker, “X”, backward, bell, wounded duck, sideward, side swing, twister, criss-cross arms, hopscotch, heel to heel, front to back, heel toe, heel clicks, double under and 360 degree turn.

Students will choose partners and try a variety of different task with a partner. Some of those will be: side by side, face to face, face to back, back to back, 360 degree and jumper, moving train, two ropes turned by partners.

Students will have a chance to do long rope tricks while two other students and/or the teacher will turn the long rope. Some of these will be: front entries, backdoor entries, turnaround, touch ground, jumping jacks, two people jump, school, bounce a basketball, use a hula hoop.