Today I am finaly substitute teaching, first time so far. Its interesting as the school year approachs the Christmas break, or is it now called the Holiday Break to be politically correct, less and less teachers are out sick or out on vacation. After all it would be imposing a set of beliefs on someone by calling it Christmas.

I was thinking the other day that it is wierd that we in America still celebrate Christmas. I mean we have changed almost everything around the Christmas time to holiday, as in Happy Holidays. Hardly ever do you see Christmas sales, you see Holiday Specials instead. But I guess if we didn't celebrate Christmas it would shut down the economy because half of the stores need the holiday to recover from the lack of spending each year.

On another thought, today was the three-month aniversary of September 11, 2001. Though it seems wierd to call it aniversary, shouldn't it be memorial? Acording to the news around the world, countries will be observing a minute of silence. Something that we followed in school today.