Archive | May, 2013

Huuummmp Day!

29 May

I love Hump Day, especially when it’s on the second day back from a three day weekend.  I kinda feel like this camel…



What’s the best way?

28 May

The best way to spend a Monday off from work?

Well in my case it was not leaving the building (we got breakfast, but we were still technically still in the building) and watching the new season of Arrested Development…all 15 episodes.

I gotta say, it was pretty fantastic.

Season 4 of Arrested Development is showing on Netflix, so we hunkered down and followed the meandering path of the Bluth’s as they try to reconcile (maybe not successfully)with each other.

Some high points for me:

George Michael kinda grows a pair and sticks up for himself.

There were a ton of cameos.  Including:

MTV has a pretty good list as well.

One of my favorites was the Buster Lucille Bluth storyline.  Buster even got his own episode and it was ridiculous as expected.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I took the road less traveled

26 May

“…And it hurt! Not cool Robert Frost!” Actually, it was pretty spectacular…




In other news, apparently the Big Lebowski is living in our apartment complex:

All he needed was a White Russian and a rug that really tied the room together.

Five Thing Friday

24 May

Hey look at me, actually posting a Five Thing Friday…on Friday.

1) Every Bill Hader impression!

I love Bill Hader and am super sad that he’s leaving SNL.  Who will play Keith Morrison with all the right creepiness!?

2) We had a meet and greet at out apartment last night.  It was a good time that included free wine and Italian food.  All was going well until someone broke an entire bottle of red wine on the brand new tile floor…whoops.  THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!!

3) We are still taking state tests.  Ok, not really we, just one specific grade level.  On one day this week a child took about 2 hrs and 40 minutes to solve 27 math problems.  Two hours!  It’s ridiculous that she was that stressed out about the test, that it took her that long.  I mean really.

4) This isn’t really a thing for this Friday, it happened about a week ago, howevah…  I’m going to have a sister in law!  Woohoo!  Welcome to the craziness Sarah!



5)  Three day weekend!  That is all.  Especially when you have to deal with a child all week who continues to tell you they are going to Pennsylvania on Friday and she needs to pack up now…on Monday…


It’s only Wednesday!?

22 May


It’s only Wednesday??

Time seems to have slowed down.  I feel as though we should be in the last week of school,not the Wednesday before Memorial Day.


Anyway.  Like I mentioned on Monday, my motivation has been lacking.  So I tried switching up my workout on Tuesday.  I’ll usually go to the gym and run/walk and do a couple of weights.  This time I did a circuit workout that I found on  Gotta be legit, right?

20130522-184449.jpgSo there it is.  I pretty much followed it except for the lack of leg curls (I just ran/jogged again).  I also added another three minutes of running to the end of the workout.  I liked it and I can feel it today.  Not a bad way and I definitely do it again.

I also found this great picture over at Hungry Healthy Happy:


If that’s not motivation…I don’t know what is!

Motivation Monday

20 May

Yes, that’s right people.  Motivation…on a Monday…  Couldn’t we all use a little?

There are only three Monday’s left in the school year, 3!

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers! is starting a new series about Motivation Monday (hence the idea).  I love the picture they used today.

Truer words have never been spoken…right!?

My motivation has been a little lacking as of late.  Even though there is a gym two floors below me, I still find myself trying to think of excuses not to go.  Dumb.  It doesn’t help that my Runkeeper app doesn’t get good reception in the gym and marks my pace as 30 minutes per mile.  Ummm no.

I’d be dawdling to use a new word study word.

This weekend was filled with going to a beer festival, good food, and art projects…



Long story short, don’t leave me with a sterno pot and chopsticks…


My day in photos

17 May

It’s Friday!  The first week of state tests are done.  There are still two more weeks left to go.

I’ve seen this on some other blogs and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too.

So here it is, whether you like it or not, my day in photos!

Wake up! 6:00 AM

Drive to work.

School!  I got to take all the butcher paper off the alphabet, so it was an exciting day indeed.

No talking!  One of the other teachers had this pig in her classroom.  It’s a pig (obviously)that oinks songs.  It hasn’t oinked a song all year.  When did it decide to?  Oh on the one day where if anything out of the ordinary happens it’s on your head as a teacher…

Math inventory.  It’s amazing that there was an abacus in my closet and I didn’t even know it.  Does anyone know how to use an abacus!?


I love my student’s spelling skills.  That would be dog, skank, swkank, and school.  Of course the word they all wanted to repeat was skank…

Recess…kind of…

Gliding while eating…  This is at Rudee’s in Virginia Beach.  I had not known about these gliders.  It was pretty spectacular.

Good night!



Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!

Oh The Office…

16 May

Tonight is the finale of The Office…I am very saddened by this…

So I thought, my not share some of my favorite Office moments…err people…something…

False, Black Bear

I am really sad that The Office is ending.  It’s like the end of Friends.  I don’t like it.  Nope not one bit.  Why can’t the show just stay on forever?

I will be watching the finale in real-time, crazy I know!  All I gotta say…is that Michael Scott better make a dame appearance!



Ta Dah!

14 May

I tried a new frozen lunch today.  I was a little wary since it was a frozen falafel.  Nine times outta ten a frozen falafel is a fail.  Ooo, I love alliteration.

Howevah, after eating TaDah, my mind has been changed.  It was flavorful and delicious.

Oh and they provide good advice and warnings:

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I had a pretty awesome weekend, if I do say so myself.  We traveled down to Raleigh to celebrate my brother’s girlfriend’s Masters degree. Woohoo, Sarah!

It started off with some baseball:



ba4dc8f8b9e311e2bb0922000a1fbf4a_6The Durham Bulls have a pretty cool ballpark. It was a great night and there were fireworks soooo…

My brother’s gf graduated the next day

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It was a great weekend visiting with family and meeting new family members.

This week is a testing week  which = not a lot of fun.  Our tests are all online which means I get to walk around a watch them click through answers.  Not really, my group has been good about actually trying to answer the questions.

Good job kiddos!




To all you Mothers!

12 May

Happy Mother’s Day!

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my mama and it was wonderful 🙂

Kid President knows moms are important:

My mom is the best.  Of course I’m a little biased, but it’s true.  I mean who else would walk 10 half marathons with you?

1025She put up with my brother and I and all our crazy shenanigans.

She helped instill my love of UofM

022My love of wine

Jackson2011 005And of course that’s so Raven

P1000112Happy Mother’s Day to my and all the other wonderful women in my life who helped me become who I am today!






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