Monday, January 31, 2011

“The magic of reading aloud isn’t 'once upon a time;'
it’s once upon a dad, once upon a mom, once upon a teacher.”

-brad wilcox

photo of my father reading to me, 1990

Saturday, January 29, 2011

i have the best big brother.

This is just one of the many reasons why.

He told me yesterday that he was going to be making calzones. So naturally, being the annoying little sister, I told him he should also make me one…or was it date? Yes, it was a date. But he said I could stop by his apartment if I wanted to [we live in the same complex]. I told him maybe after work…and if he had any leftover food to save it for me.

Later after work I texted him and said I was bored and asked if I could come crash his date for a bit. 
His response?

“Yeah, come get your calzone, girl!”

look how beautiful it is.

Yeah. My brother and his date made me a calzone.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

writer's block.

i am going to write a children's book. and get it published. 
ok. only halfway published. aka my children's literature professor is going to send it in and i get one copy back. still. pretty cool.
the only problem is...i have no idea what to write about!

it'll come to me.
 brainstorm brainstorm brainstorm. 
isn't that what i teach all my students anyways?

image here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

who wore it best?

Once upon a time SM had a birthday party.
A hipster birthday party.
One man showed up wearing a thrift store coat.
Three people ended up wearing this coat.
Jenkerr, KyeKye, and myself.

thrift store clothes are the best. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Please Help!

Pepsi is sponsoring a Project Grant Program that will award $250,000 to the public organization that demonstrates the most commitment. Here in my college town is a place called the Food and Care Coalition. Recently, they received money from a church to start a homeless shelter, but have been unable to finish it. Currently, this county does not have a homeless shelter so those people must travel an hour or more to find sufficient shelter.

“This morning I helped a youngle single divorced mother of two children who had failed to graduate from high school. When you realize the need these people have, it really makes you want to do more for them…if everyone knew how critical the need for this shelter was, they would enthusiastically support this effort.” 
-J. Merrell Hansen

Please help in this cause. You can vote three times everyday—by texting, facebook, and on the website. Below I have listed how to do this. It will only take a few minutes out of your day, but it will be an answer to someone else’s prayer.

1.       Add Pepsi as a contact with 73774 as the phone number.
2.       Text 105571 to Pepsi

1.       Go to and search “Pepsi Refresh Voting App”
2.       Click “Go to App”, click “Allow,” then “Like”
3.       Click tab “Pepsi Refre…”, click “Support ideas on Facebook”
4.       Search “Friends of the Coalition”, “Vote for the idea”, “Confirm”

1.       Visit
2.       In upper right, search “Friends of the Coaltion”
3.       “Vote for this idea”
4.       You may need to sign-in

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Just a quick thanks to my wonderful friend Erin for giving a shout out to me on her blog! Love you girl! :)

p.s. she just started up blogging so give her some support and check it out here!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a letter.

dear self,

why do you always give up the best thing that you have?



Monday, January 10, 2011

thank you, rory

So I found out recently that I LOVE pro/con lists.

And yes, I’ll admit my source of this love.

Rory Gilmore. From Gilmore Girls.

My most recent pro/con list: Student Teaching vs. Internship.

The pro/con list has helped me not freak out so much, but I am definitely open to any other suggestions for making decisions. 

How is it that you make decisions? 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

start of a new semester.

15 hours a week of work.

20 hours a week of class.

Homework. Readings. Papers. Tests. Lesson plans.

Class before the crack of dawn. Until after the sun sets.

Am I scared? Yes.

Can I do it? You bet.


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