Friday, October 29, 2010

How to Warm Up your Fish on a Budget

My apartment is very cold.

So is my fish's water.

This morning, he was very lethargic and didn't even want to eat. When does a fish not want to eat? Come on.

I don't want to put my heat on. I'm poor. And that's what blankets are for.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Adolescent Wisdom

The three best comments I've heard this week...


Student: "Are you sick?"
Me: "No."
Student: "You look sick."
Me: "Thanks."


Student: "You look like a real teacher today."
Me: "What does that mean?"
Student: "You normally dress like a school girl or like you're going to church."


Me: "You're already done?"
Student: "Yeah! I'm a genius."
Me: "Oh, right. I should have known." 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Good Life

I started off the day with Josh Radin’s new, amazing album.

I was highly entertained (and frustrated, of course) by my 1st period class. They were really funny today. Even though they’re ridiculous.

I downed eight pieces of sushi for lunch. Awesome.

It is sunny outside. I like the sun.

Can life get better? Probably. But it’s good anyway!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I decided that I love when people tell me how much a movie sucks.

This way, it's almost inevitable that I'll enjoy it!

Like this one...

I thought it was really fun! I called the ending pretty easily, but still! I was entertained. And I may or may not have drooled a little.

How can you not, though? I mean, look...

I kind of can't get over how much my attraction to this man increases every minute. He gets me all hot. Mmm...

When people tell me how good a book or movie is, I'm usually disappointed. So tell me how terrible things are, please! Come one, come all! Give me your least recommended pieces of entertainment.

Especially if it includes Jake Gyllenhaal. I'm going to go have awesome dreams now.

*I'd also like to add that after looking up his IMDB profile, I have learned that he is six feet tall, and that his favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. These facts have increased his appeal, while simultaneously convincing me that we are, in fact, soul mates. Thank you very much. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I've got a lot going through my brain this morning. I'm not sure how to articulate any of it, except that my loneliness is getting to me. Most days I'm fine, and it takes something to set it off. Anyway... I've got some pictures.

Rachel bought me a cute little pumpkin. And my grandma bought me tons of Halloween decorations. Like these stuffed pumpkins. 

His name is Albi Mortimer. 

Another deco from my grandma. 

Rachel traversing the treacherous terrain to retrieve a pumpkin. 

Top center. He was the goal. 

He's like a basketball. 

Rachel's a model. 

This is my little punkin family. They are cute. I will carve one of them or all of them later. 

I put some spider webs under my fishy. 

Another item from grandma, with Albi. 
It's almost fall break. I have to get an oil change in the next few days so I can head home on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Maybe seeing my family will make me feel better.

Oh and I had a date last night. It was fun.

I was talking to someone online yesterday and he called me "aggressive." I'm not sure how much I liked that word. I'm perfectly aware that I am a fiery girl. I know I talk too much and too loud and that I say things really matter-of-factly. I know that. I know I have strong opinions, and I know I can come off as being mean or rude. His word choice to describe me got me thinking.

I want somebody who can handle all of these things that I come with, enjoy them, challenge them, or even rival them. I want him to be able to do all of these things without pointing me out. Don't point out these qualities in me, just give it right back. Is that so much to ask?

Apparently so, because the last person I found who could do that really effortlessly decided to just up and ignore me. He would joke around with me, accept my abrasiveness without pointing it out, and be just as abrasive back at me. That. Is what I want.

Minus the ignoring.

Friday, October 8, 2010

BFFs and Pumpkinssss

Best Friday in a long time? Yes.

Dinner at Friday's
Picking awesome pumpkins for $.19/lb at Smith's. I got three. Pics later.
Cold Stone
Good conversation
Whip It

All with Rachel.

Love my liiiiife.

I have to seriously clean my place tomorrow, and definitely do dishes. It's gettin' gross around here. Mighty gross, I reckon.

Also get to do homework. :(

And go on a date. :)

I win.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another Great Law of Teaching

Item #1

A simple one, really...

Give them the freedom to choose a partner, and they will get the work done.

It seems totally contradictory, but the level of effort I get from these kids when I put them in partners is not even close to when they choose their own.

I wonder how this would work in research projects/groups. You always have those kids who don't want to join one. Hm.

Item #2

On LDSSingles, a 49-year old divorced man with two children wanted to match our profiles. Um, seriously? That is wrong on so many levels. First of all, my DAD is 47. Secondly, his kids are probably all the same ages as me and my siblings. Thirdly, WTF could he even be thinking that would make him imagine that I would even be slightly interested? I might understand if he looked like Brad Pitt. But let's be honest, no normal 49-year olds look like Brad Pitt.

Item #3

I am pretty sure a student called me a bitch the other day. I wasn't sure if I heard it or not, so I didn't address it. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt my feelings at all. Like, at all. haha. What am I coming to?

Item #4

I am way behind in my planning this term... I'm doing lesson plans a day ahead of time. This happened because the original plans I had have all gotten messed up because the book is taking so much longer than I expected. I'm also terrible at making decisions. We've got to start our inquiry and research this week and I haven't even decided what we're going to focus on. UUUUGH!! I'm stressed. On top of spending hours on homework every Saturday morning for the next two years of my life, I'm not sure how well this is gonna go.

Item #5

I don't have a fifth item, but ending on #4 is just weird.