Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I am subbing today and my main part of the day will be working the student coffee shop.  The shop is being worked by students who need to learn the marketing skills and working with the public. I think I will be pretty much tired of this after about 6 periods.

I have shared a similar photo of this before in a past blog.  The graphic makes you want to have a great cup of french vanilla in a red cup but all you get is a styrofoam cup with a design of a steaming coffee cup on the side. French vanilla, mocha and hot chocolate runs the range of flavors for the student so have.  I really don't know if there is a form of coffee in the mocha one or just less sugar or chocolate.
I may try a mocha later on and put some of my instant coffee in it that I carry in my pack of teaching things.

I am sharing one of my favorite mugs again today.  Charley Brown has his kite string wound around the top of the mug and you can see that he is not happy about it.

Snoopy is of course the observer with his expression of  "ok,  now what".  The message inside says "take a little time and unwind."

We are having mixed weather conditions all over the state today.  Eventually we will all be melting together.  Rain was the main weather for us but then it got cold and we had ice.  Our school had one bus going into the ditch this morning and fortunately no one was hurt.  Heavy wet snow was also falling in different parts of Iowa.  When they showed the radar it show a design as if someone had poured into a pile lots of colors and then it was being stirred into many patterns of color.

We ate out last night at Cheesecake Factory for Valentine's day, one day late. The kids from Maine gave us the gift card to pay the bill from some other time of the year and we just enjoyed ourselves.  I had tacos with fried steak in them and sides of rice and black beans.  It was a great meal and I was glad.  The last time we were there I had bad cold food.  This time the rice had a lime juice as part of the ingredient and I really liked that.  I am not a lime fan normally but they combined flavors that made the rice so good. No one can ruin black beans and they were good too.  We went early and by the time we left the place it was packed with people waiting to get in and sit down.  I guess there were a lot of people who waited to do the Valentine thing late.

Melting snow will be great and a relief from having storms also will be great.  I did hear the lady weather girl say that we are not done with winter so not to get your hopes up just yet.

Thank you for stopping by today. 


The Great Ethan Allen said...

Finally some warm weather here in Wellman. We got dumped on yesterday, but hopefully the warmer weather will take it down some. You guys always seem to get more snow than we do over here. You're only 2 hours away too. Iowa sure is funny.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I ate at the Cheesecake Factory in the cities once, the food was great! Good to hear you two got out and about! :)