|Main blog:||Random Ramblings|
|Birthday:||November 2nd |
|Occupation:||Teacher / Professor|
|Height:||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Clothing Pref.:||Drawers and T-shirt|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Never Married|
|Family Info:||My Family ROCKS! |
|Astrological Sign:||Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)|
|Liquor:||Social drinker. One or two|
|Likes:||Colorguard/Winterguard; reading; cooking; napping; pajamas; comfy shoes|
|Dislikes:||mean people; stupid people; snakes; spiders;cauliflower; fungus/ mushrooms|
|People/Heroes:||my mom, my family, the SRO @ school :), friends|
|Books:||Harry Potter series, Series of Unfortunate Events, The DaVinci Code, mysteries, Bridget Jones' Diary|
|Authors:||J.K. Rowling, Rebecca Wells, Helen Fielding, Patricia Cornwell|
|Music Genres:||pop, rock, musicals, some rap, some country|
|Bands/Artists:||Matchbox Twenty, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Debbie Gibson (Yeah-- you heard me!!), Rob Thomas, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi|
|Songs:||Landslide, Wanted Dead or Alive, It Ain't Me Babe, Hang, Thunder Road, I Believe in You|
|TV Shows:||CSI (any of them), Law & Order (any of them), Without a Trace, Who's Line is It Anyway?, Midsomer Murders, Family Guy, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Cold Case, Cold Case Files, City Confidential|
|Movies:||Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Grosse Point Blank, Sweet Home Alabama, Emma, Harry Potter (all 4), Bridget Jones' Diary, The Princess Bride, Walk the Line|
|Actors:||John Cusack, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Joaquin Phoenix|
|Games:||Monopoly, Risk, Twister, Scattegories, Trivial Pursuit|
|Colors:||Blue, black, pink|
|Food:||Mexican, Italian, Grandma's|
|Drink:||Red Wine, Champagne, Margarita|
|Quotes:||"The prize is always worth the rocky ride."|
So I said yesterday I was getting tired of the Olympics... Stacy sent me this link-
20 Ideas for Making the Olympics Kick Way More Ass
Today was another good day @ school... One girl in my class had me cracking up twice...
The kids had a word ladder for morning work today... they are given a word and then asked to make certain changes to turn it into another word-- working all the way up... Anyway... one of the words today was "tine"-- this one gave them trouble as they had never heard this...
I know people have been anxiously awaiting....
...funny classroom moment--
For the record-- I have a good group this year! (I will pause while you all applaud, sigh, thank Jesus for me, etc...)
So the first day of school-- which was a week ago today... YES! The first day was a FRIDAY... I gave the kids one of those get-to-know-you scavenger hunts.. One of the things they were looking for was "Someone with an unusual pet"
Naturally you would be looking for things like snakes, ducks.... one boy has a quail for a pet (Don't tell Dick Cheney!)
Anyhow... I do have an oddball-- every class does-- and this is a GOOD oddball, but odd...
Last Lecture~ Randy Pausch
I just watched a special report on ABC about Randy Pausch-- the professor famous for his "Last Lecture" that passed away last week. I was not overly familiar @ all with him, or his talk. But damn. Simply amazing...
I am still processing it all-- and honestly, still crying too hard to really type much. Of course, it made me think about my mom and her fight with cancer. She, like Randy was a fighter-- a Tigger, if you will.
I think it is inspiration from people like my mom and Mr. Pausch that have recently inspired me to quit worrying so much and just live. Do the things I want to do... go...
Sharpen your pencils... and get out your STICKY traps!
So it is almost time for yet another year of school to begin. Teachers reported last week to begin preparations-- organizing rooms, planning first units, assembling bulliten boards, and finally seeing test scores from last year's crew.
Last year my room was PACKED... too many students! This year it looks like I will have 5 or 6 less-- which may not sound like much-- but is a HUGE difference! I rearranged the room-- mainly by moving my desk. After getting all that settled, I began rummaging my drawers looking for all the supplies I stashed there... instead I found evidence of a rodent party...