Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scenes from my absence.

About a month ago, my older brother and his wife were in town. Then my older sister and her daughter came over for a while and we hit the mall. Sister-in-law wants to stop in Victoria's Secret.

Enter: my older brother, his wife, my older sister, her daughter (16), my twin, my mom, and myself.

I eyeball my brother, and ask if he's ok with this. He seems fine. Well, ok....

We all start wandering around, asking advice and giving opinions. You I notice my brother looking less confident. I ask if he's having any luck. "Ahh..." he starts. "I just realized how weird it was to be here with my mom, sisters, and niece. I don't want to see what anyone's looking at."
Later, finding some undies with IRRESISTIBLE written across the back, tell me I did not show remarkable restraint. I put them down rather than holding them high, shouting his name, and asking my big brother if he thought they were over-the-top.

A sign of maturity? It just might be.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Hey weekend....

Where'd you go? I get home Saturday afternoon from my exams and then...all of a sudden it's Monday evening. What happened?

Oh wait.

Doooooork. Almost done with the 4th book.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Don't talk to me about Sweetest Day, the unwanted stepchild of Valentine's Day.

Halfway done with my exams for the day! To everyone who unwittingly helped me procrastinate yesterday while I studied, thanks. And to those who were fully conscious of helping me procrastinate, and the two who flat out told me I didn't have to study, thanks even more. You really understand me. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ups and Downs

Let me tell you a little bit about my day teaching preschool.

Good start: I got to read a couple great books to my class. (Eric Carle, I love you.)

Not so hot: I had a crier. Apparently he isn't in school much, so hasn't adjusted yet. So he spent a couple hours screaming and crying and trying to bolt out the door. (Score?) He didn't want anything to do with me, so I had to trick him into doing a puzzle with me.

Awesome: I was invited, twice, to play at one boy's house after school. It's tough, being such a heartbreaker.

Also awesome: Had a birthday in class today, which meant our snack friend brought doughnuts.

Pretty good day, overall. I know, I know--I've been MIA. I had family in town, and then I left town to see some family. Fairly eventful--details to follow!
Oh, and I finally took the recommendations of many and read Twilight. I found it to be surprisingly excellent. DO NOT TELL ME ANYTHING, since I've only read the first one. (So far.)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Decisions, decisions...

Hey kids. You might have noticed that I've been staying away from any political talk around here. Trying to keep things non-partisan and all that. Which isn't to say that I don't care about the election. I care very much...this is a big deal. I've already made my decision. (You're shocked, yes?)
With the presidential election almost a month away, it's time for you to start making a decision of your own. I don't care who you choose. Vote for Barack Obama, vote for John McCain. Vote independent. But changes are made by the people who show up, so vote for someone. If you don't, I will personally make fun of you anytime you bitch about the presidency for the next 4 years. (And you will. Trust.)

BUT. If you want to vote, you have to be registered. Some states allow you to register the day of the election, but in other states the deadlines are arriving quickly. Check out this site to find out your area's deadline.