Thursday, December 13, 2012


I have discovered a new music site, and it is wonderful.
It contains high quality videos of live preformances by some of my favorite bands. Literally, each page I went to resulted in a squel of delight because I was so excited about the bands. If you want some quality live music on your couch, which all us lazy indies love. You have got to check this spot out.

Here are some of my favorites. It was really hard to pick just five. Also I dont have the skills to embed videos from other sites, just youtube. So here are the links, and the youtube version.





Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday Love

1. First off, I am loving that I decided to take a sick day for some much needed rest, and to catch up on grading. A mental health day counts as a sick day right? Retail therapy might be pushing it though, I will just stick to my stack of projects.


2. My mentor teacher has decided to buy me an entire chicken after I showed up to the staff lunch room with a box of cinnamon toast crunch and chocolate milk. I then proceeded to eat the cereal out of my mug, which still had the remenants of my morning coffee in the bottom. Most the teachers were grossed out, but secretly, I think they were jelouse, as they ate their salads and frozen meals.

Source: via Denise on Pinterest

3. Why can't men my age figure out this essential truth. My students compliment my clothes like crazy, and my middle aged co-workers give me chocolate. If I could just average their age, and combine their game, life would be good.

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest
4. I am loving these pants! The perfct combo of sexy and comfy. Minus the heels, that is just stupid.

Source: via Tracey on Pinterest

5. As a social studies teacher maps are my best friend, and cute maps are about the best thing ever.

6. OMGEEEE Kate at Classy Living I have totally been loving The Mindy Project too!


7.  I am not really a quote person, because talk is cheap, but rarely I do find one that really hits home. A year ago I was with my college friends at honeyrock playing broom ball and stressing about getting cleared from pt, so I could play softball in the Dominican. Now I am a legit high school teacher, have my own apartment in a new city, surrounded by totally new people, and very completly different priorties. Ghawd what a difference a year makes. But I would not trade my last year for anything...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

End Cap

A new friend of mine tracked all the good days he had during his first year teaching, and when he added them all up, there were only eight good days. After his words of wisdom, he shared some of his chocolate stash with me.

Clearly my week has not gone so well but as I have learned, you have to celebrate some of the small victories.

1. I love coaching basketball but I feel a little useless as the head coach is a 6 11 former professional player. My high school background does not give me a lot to go on. But the game today is an early release and mr perfect cant make the game because he has a legit job. I am glad for the opportunity to try my hand at head coaching.

2. My school is going 1:1 iPads next year and they are piloting the iPads on teacher in January, as well as my junior class in the spring. Heck to the yeah.

3. My diet has become a disaster. But a yummy disaster. Last night I ate basically nothing all day because I was so busy. I got home and ate a bowl of cereal, crashed, and woke back up for a beer and some pop tarts. I can't decide if I will lose a ton of weight because I keep forgetting to eat or gain a bunch of weight due to my crappy diet.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Good, Bad, and the Downright Ugly

The Good: winning the equivalent of my electric bill in poker against some seasoned vets. Plus all the free meat, cheese, and beer I could consume. Clearly I was the only female present.

Honorable Mention: 1. Meeting some high school buddies at Kate's for half priced happy hour, then onto Hula Hula for some bad karaoke. 2. Phone call with my college roommate KG

The Bad: I am so behind on paper grading that on my bi monthly trip home to do laundry, I had to enlist my mom to help out. If my kids ask why the handwriting looks different, no way am I admitting my mommy did it between making me dinner and baking me cookies.

The Ugly: The amount of dishes sitting in my sink right now. A serious lack of desire to do dish duty is one of the serious pitfalls of not having a roommate.