Wednesday, January 30, 2013

School Stuff

I had a sixth grade student tell me that I looked like an alien yesterday.

He tried to soften the blow, saying that it wasn't bad.  But that I still looked like an alien.  He said the phrase "You look like an alien" probably five times in 30 seconds.  Thing is, yesterday I had my bangs (fringe, for my friends from across the pond) pulled back so that my five-head was in full view. I think that is what inspired him to make his observation.

I've also become friends with one of the custodial workers in my school.  He's pretty legit, and I love it mostly because he is someone that I would seemingly have nothing in common with, but we chat every morning.  I mean, we do have something in common, as I used to be a custodian (he was shocked when I told him that) and so sometimes we talk about cleaning and the best place to take a nap.  He also tells me personal details about his life and I smile and mostly talk about how boring my life is (last night I went to sleep at 9 pm. BOOM. CRAZY).  He invited me to go out with him ('it's going to be a gooood weekend') and I told him maybe?  I kind of want to because I feel like it could result in good stories, but it could also be weird.  I'll let you know.  Maybe.

I also have a student who told me about how her dog had puppies last night, and the mom dog hates the puppies and straight up started eating her young.  Student claims the mom dog ate the head off one of the puppies and that is disgusting.  I don't know if this really happens (my other student said that his brother had bunnies and one of his bunnies was beheaded as well) but if it does, I am grossed out.  And all I can think about is "Our pets heads are falling off!"  This animal talk led me to share my passion against animals and how I used to hate the dog that my host family had in Paris.  Gelou.  I will always hate Gelou.  And how I didn't notice that one of our dogs was put down for a whole week.  Because I'm kind of a horrible person. 

I teach math.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I've been flying under the radar the last couple weeks, for reasons I will not get into on this ol' blog.  But I think I'm clawing my way out of the sadness and yesterday I made my way to the movie theatre for a solo double feature.

I love double features.

But yesterday I felt a little bit seasick as I walked out of the theatre.  I watched The Impossible first.  So, so, so good.  Also, I cried in it.  More than once.  It was the perfect movie to see alone because I didn't feel overly embarrassed because of my tears.  And you guys, I rarely (if ever) cry at the movies.  But that movie makes you feel real emotions.  

Then I saw The Life of Pi.  I wanted to like it, I really did.  But I kind of hated it.  I secretly wanted the tiger to start talking half way through the movie (spoiler alert-it doesn't) because I was so over it. I almost walked out, but I had nothing better to do with my day.  So I stayed.  And it ended and I left as soon as I could.  I mean, I could appreciate some of it, but not all of it.  I think lots of people might judge me for this confession, but I can take it.  

Also, I went to Bear Lake last weekend with my favorites.  The weekend included lots of movies, naps, a fist fight over pizza rolls, a snow angel, and candy.  Lots of candy.  It was perfect.  

(I stole this pic from Katie, but she'll deal.)  

And I'm still confused over my feelings for Ray Lewis.  

I am not confused over my feelings for Joe Biden.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fordpride announcements

I wanted to pretend like I had some important things to say, so I put announcements in the title of this post.

And I mean, while what I'm about to say is really important, its not really important.  But it is.  Get it?

Like, can we talk about how Destinys Child is releasing new music?  Beyonce announced this today and BAM.  Excitement.  I mean, she'll probably need to make some more money sometime.  They're probably getting pretty strapped for cash, her and Jay-z.  All that time with Barack and Michelle is hurting their game.  Plus, they need some attention now that Kanye and Kim K are pregnant.  Blue Ivy will still come first in my book.  Such a gem.  But I am excited for new Destinys Child.  Because I am a survivor.

(bsb sans pants.  dreamy)

Next, I just have to make sure you know that my #1 boy band is and always will be BSB.  But, hanging out with 7th graders all day has turned me to the world of One Direction.  It all started when a couple of my students continually came to class gushing about the boys of 1D, spouting out that their favorite was Harry, or Zane.  It brought me back to my own 7th grade gushings (or...last week gushings?) about Nick and Brian.  So, upon receiving an iTunes gift card in my stocking from Santa, I decided I would make the leap.  I would buy the One Direction album.

You guys.  Its kind of catchy.  I mean, some of the lyrics are...questionable?  Meaning ridiculous and lame and some don't really make sense.  But at least they seem grammatically correct (one of my favorite things is BSB's song All I have to give wherein the boys ask, "does his gifts come from the heart?).  Truth be told, I have been jamming out to 1D frequently in the last week or so.  It probably is just making me feel like I'm cool and current, still, but I'm reminded how old I am when my students tell me I can't say certain things (PSYCH).

Now, I'm sure all of you are loving this discussion on boy bands and seemingly mediocre music, but I will move on.

I like BET.  I still don't really know if I'm allowed to like BET, or say I like it, but I do.  Sometimes.

That's all.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I was the only one at the gym tonight for a little while.  It's not a huge gym, so I could be confident no one heard me when I was singing along to the songs playing overhead as well as quoting along to The Lion King.  I was seriously so excited when I pulled up the Disney channel and saw Timon and Pumba.  It has been years since I've seen it, but I still got the script down like a champion.  You just want Samba and Nala to be happy, you know what I mean?

One of my coworkers rode his bike to school today.  He rolled into our classroom about ten minutes late wearing his tshirt and slacks and quickly grabbed his button-up shirt out of his backpack.  He peeked in to see if our boss was in the adjacent room (she was) and so he immediately just tossed his button-up on over his sweaty tshirt.  And then, in his own little special tone, he looked at us and said, "business casual".  I don't know if this is funny to anyone else, but it was hysterical when it happened.  

Work is a little bit ridiculous, so we have to take what we can get in entertainment.  Otherwise we would go a little bit crazy.  Which is probably still true.

Ok, well the point of this little blog was to welcome the new year (2013!) and tell you how excited I am.  I already have big plans like getting my wisdom teeth out and sleeping in as much as possible, and maybe I'll post my goal list on here sometime soon, but I can't promise anything because we all know I've been a bit LAME-O at updating this blog.

I've also seen several/most movies currently out and may or may not throw my two cents in on here, too.

But mostly, I love cake.