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12•11 | high five for friday!

…one…   this past weekend, i had the opportunity to go to a gender reveal party.  it wasn’t my first one, but it was probably the best one.  the theme was ugly christmas sweater.  red for a girl, green for a girl.  i happened to be the one to open the gift during the ornament… Continue reading 12•11 | high five for friday!

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adventures in online dating.

a few years ago, i got frustrated with my dating life and i gave match.com a go.  just so you know…that shit is expensive!  and they put you on automatic renewal every few months.  it also takes a very long and drawn out conversation with a customer service rep to get out of it.  it… Continue reading adventures in online dating.

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9.12 | high five for friday!

…one…  i had a great week at school!  like seriously, great.  i wasn’t expecting it because it’s homecoming week and usually the kids are a little crazy.  but this week was calm, full of laughter, and nearly problem free.  (i say that now and it’s almost like i’m jinxing my next week.  🙂 oh well!)… Continue reading 9.12 | high five for friday!

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oh, netflix…i don’t think you get me.

i got netflix this summer to try it out and because summer television is not the greatest.  i knew i’d have some free time.  plus, it’s pretty cheap. but the real reason was because i wanted to see the second season of “orange is the new black”. (i was not disappointed.) i’ve noticed something though…… Continue reading oh, netflix…i don’t think you get me.

teachin' school

10 things…they don’t tell you about being a teacher.

i’m keeping it real today.  here are ten things they don’t tell you about being a teacher.  they are things that you definitely won’t hear in a college education course or even during your first few years of teaching.  they are probably things that you will learn through your own experiences. 1.  you’ll have to… Continue reading 10 things…they don’t tell you about being a teacher.

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5.16 | high five for friday!

(ONE) my 30th birthday is tomorrow!  up to this point, i’ve been kind of sad about it, but now i feel different.  i’m actually excited.  people have been telling me that you become comfortable with who you really are in your thirties.  i can finally see that now.  and i’m starting to feel it.  i can’t wait… Continue reading 5.16 | high five for friday!

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5.9 | high five for friday!

(ONE) it was teacher appreciation week this week.  i almost wish they had it earlier in the year when the teachers weren’t so tired and the kids weren’t so annoyed by everything.  🙂  but happy teacher appreciation week to all the teachers out there! (2) you see what that is?  that’s paul freaking mccartney tickets right there.… Continue reading 5.9 | high five for friday!

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5.2 | high five for friday!

(ONE) school was great this week, but i’m glad i have a workshop today.  it’s that time of the year…to feel like a slacker.  i did have a good laugh on tuesday with this certificate made by one of my seniors as an assignment in his computer class.  what’s funny is i went to see a… Continue reading 5.2 | high five for friday!

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4.25 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  i wrote last week about my quest for some very important concert tickets.  well…i got tickets to see paul mccartney in june!!!  i ordered them as soon as i could on monday morning, with some help from a lovely and kind friend at school.  my sister and i are going together.  both of us… Continue reading 4.25 | high five for friday!

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4.11 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  my food and fitness were solid this week.  i had a severe cold ALL weekend so i had some catching up to do come monday.  i’m feeling stronger than i have in months! (2) this week happened to be the end of the fifth six weeks.  ask any teacher.  we hate this week.  this is the… Continue reading 4.11 | high five for friday!

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10 things…i thought during the Academy of Country Music Awards

1. all that confetti in the opening number REALLY pissed off some of those women in the front rows.  their faces… 🙂 2.  that lee brice is a class act.  he pushed the songwriters to the mic to accept the song award.  and that song is amazing and deserved the award. 3.  the douchiness of… Continue reading 10 things…i thought during the Academy of Country Music Awards

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4.4 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  by some miracle, i didn’t cheat on my food or fitness all week.   i took my april measurements on tuesday with mixed results.  but i’m not letting that define my work.  it’s more that what i make my body do each day.  it’s more than what i put in my mouth.  it’s about all the… Continue reading 4.4 | high five for friday!

teachin' school

teaching tip 38. boys are perverted.

i can’t tell you how many times i or another student have said something and i hear a whisper across the room…”that’s what she said”.  i’ve seen plenty of colorful drawings.  i’ve taken up lots of notes being passed between students. i used to get so embarrassed when they would giggle at something they heard… Continue reading teaching tip 38. boys are perverted.

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teaching tip 34. keep it light.

i’ve already talked about how humor goes a long way with the kids and other teachers.  but you need to know something else too… keep it light.  don’t take yourself, your colleagues, or the kids too seriously.  this will help you from getting too stressed. yes, we’re responsible for a ton of stuff.  but if… Continue reading teaching tip 34. keep it light.

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1.10 | high five for friday!

(ONE)  back to school and back to my routine this week!  it’s a blessing and a curse… i kid.  i love my job.  it’s infuriating and annoying at times, but i still enjoy what i do.  it’s even fun sometimes.  i worked in a little “rolling stones” music into my economics lesson for today.  if observing a… Continue reading 1.10 | high five for friday!