Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prom Night

Teenage boy pining corsage on teenage girl

Michael called today. He wanted to let me know he was OK inspite of the car bomb that went off Apr 2, 2009 just a little over a mile away from where he's stationed.

It killed one civilian and wounded three people, including two police officers, on Thursday, police said.

The car was parked at the side of a road in Tilkaif district, about 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of Mosul, which remains plagued by unrest, when the explosion occurred.

"A civilian died and three people were wounded, two of which were police," an Iraqi police officer said.

Just moments before this happened Michael was gettng ready to preside over a re-enlistment ceremony. That was put on hold though because of the huge blast. He said tommorrow soldiers aren't allowed to go anywhere except report to duty or to mess hall.

I'm glad he called. It's good to hear from him.

Here's an update on those tornados from yesterday. The Good Friday storm first struck in the Preston Island Community in northern Marshall County, TN. It made its way across the Tennessee River before striking in the Langston area of southeastern Jackson County. From there the storm hop-scotched across Sand Mountain striking near Macedonia, in areas outlying Section before making its way through Powell in DeKalb County just east of Northeast Alabama Community College

National Weather Service officials say a preliminary report shows the EF3 tornado tore a 15-mile path through the university town of about 100,000 with winds as high as 165 mph. Hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged and more than 40 people were injured.

Tonight is the Prom. I usually love going with Darryl so I can see how sophisticated my students look on their big day. No more ratty tee shirts and baggy pants. It's gowns and tuxes. I also love to have a professional photo taken of Darryl and I at the prom.

We usually go out to eat before we head to the prom but we decided to go out to lunch today instead. We used our coupons for free Guiltless Grill Asada Steak Entrees. We'll probably snack at the prom. They always have way too much food.

Here are the blog contests I entered:

Prize: MediBuddy First Aid Kit.

Prize: The Tale of Despereaux DVD.

Prize: Exergen TemporalScanner thermometer.

Prize: Crayola prize pack

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