Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I was on the phone with my mom tonight, and she was talking about Herbert Hoover's granddaughter being on Bill O'Reilly's show. Okay, my mom watches Bill O'Reilly, so you all know what direction this is headed. She said that the lady was "a real liberal. She is in favor of gay marriage and crappy stuff like that, you know." Guess we know where Mom stands. Don't be shy, Mom. Say what you feel. Hmmm, that was directed at us. YA THINK????
I started writing a list tonight so I won't forget to pack anything. I am a last minute packer; I do better that way.
My assistant quit today, and another teacher quit on Monday. I believe the school is imploding.
Well, if I don't have any time to write tomorrow night, I will see you when I return, and I will post photos!!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
J: I'm leaving.
J: What's wrong?
J: Something's wrong.
J: Why are you crying?
B: I'm rehearsing the wedding vows.
Ha ha. I can't even think them in the shower without crying. Hmmmm. Maybe I should change them?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
2. Do you have hairy legs?: sometimes :o(
3. Have you ever changed your own oil?: no, but I've added some
4. Have you ever changed a tire?: yes, but only with help (remind me to tell you about the time J and I were out in the middle of nowhere and we had a flat)
5. Do you have a favorite football team? no, but I watch the Texans lose on a regular basis
6. Do you own boys jeans? no
7. Do you wear boxers?: no, ha ha
8. Have you ever owned a rodent/reptile?: yes, gerbils and an iguana
9. Have you ever owned a truck, SUV or a Subaru?: I guess the current Saturn Vue would count
10. Do you wear sports bras?: I did until about 8 months ago
11. Do you go by your last name?: no
12. Do you prefer beer?: yuck, no
13. Have you played sports since high school?: yes
14. Do you carry a wallet?: nope
15. Have you ever watched the L word or queer as folk?: nope
16. Have you ever watched Sunday football?: yes, love it
17. Do you wear baseball hats?: not right now
18. Do you chug beer for fun? no, see above
19. Do you prefer straight shots over girly (mixed) shots? only if I'm freezing
20. Do you hate George Bush/ Republicans? starting to
21. Do you like Ani Difranco?: okay, shoot me. I have no clue who this is.
22. Have you been to Lilith Fair? no
23. Have you ever punched, or wrestled with a friend for fun? no
24. Have you ever worn a strap on? no
25. Is your watch wider than a half inch? Don't have a watch anymore
26. Do you wear shorts that hang below your knees? lol, no
27. Do you own a fleece vest?: no
28. Do you own a motorcycle?: no, but i wish i did!
29. Ever dressed in drag? no
30. Do you play video games?: yes
31. Do you have a tattoo that matches a girl you dated, or says her name?: no
32. Ever moved in with someone within the first month of dating?: no
33. Ever said you loved someone you were dating within the first month of dating?: no
34. Do you wear cologne? no
35. Do you wear men's deodorant?: no
36. Do you listen to Melissa Etheridge?: yes
37. Do you have gauged ears?: no
38. Do you have tattoos on your arms?: no
39. Have you ever worn a tie?: no
40. Do you own GIA?: okay, shoot me again, no clue what this is.
41. Do you own Better Than Chocolate? no
42. Do you have a star tattoo?: read my lips -- no tattoos!
43. Do you have a rainbow tattoo?: what, are you deaf?
44. Have you ever made out with a roommate or best friend?: yes
45. Do you wear wife beaters?: don't know what this is. If I'm a lesbian, I must be a stupid one.
46. Have you ever taken a women's studies class?: no
47. Do you wear men's button up shirts?: no
48. Have you ever asked a stranger their sign?: no
49. Have you ever used a sex toy on someone else?: yes
50. Do you wear tennis shoes or skate shoes regularly?: yes
I'm pretty sure I flunked this test!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
***DISCLAIMER*** This was written under the influence of Ambien. The letters were moving, and now the whole page is moving.
One week from tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., J and I will have our commitment ceremony. We are just now starting to work on vows (lol). Seriously, I was afraid that if I started too soon, I would be talking too long. I have an incredible talent for memorizing pages and pages of writing thanks to my old days in Rainbow Girls. (Oh, don't throw things at me. I was under 13; I was naive) We picked Endless Love to walk down the aisle. J wants to wait at the end of the aisle for me. On the way out we will walk out slowly to You're My Everything. The ceremony will be at the Flamingo Hotel where we will be seeing Osmonds perform Saturday night.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I teach Kindergarten and first grade. Sometimes I want to say to myself, "These kids aren't going to remember this anyway." But that's not true. I still remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Durhaps, and when we churned butter. If someone were to play her in a movie, it would be Sally Field.
I remember my first day of first grade, when we practiced writing capital "M." Once, I was almost spanked. I remember being in line in the hall to get spanked. I can't imagine what I had done; I was perfect. LOL One kid would go in the room, get spanked, cry, and then the line would move. Next kid would go in. For some unknown reason, when it came to my turn, the teacher did not spank me, and I never asked why, and I was never in the spanking line again. Also, in first grade, I was given whale meat to eat. It was served on a paper towel. Came in a can, like tuna. Some of it got on my desk, and I swore to my mother all year that my desk still smelled of whale meat. Sometimes even today, I can still smell it. Also, in first grade, I was in the slow reading group, until they found out that I needed glasses, and, wow, then I could read fast! If someone were to play Mrs. Armbrister, it would be a heavy Estelle Getty.
Second grade - Sitting under a tree, listening to Mrs. Reagan read "Charlotte's Web", which I happen to be reading to my class right now. Man, she was old even back then, and she lived a lot longer. There is no actress alive who could play her, she was that old. Also, she was a World Book Encyclopedia salesperson, and I remember being horrified when she showed up at my house and sold my parents a set of encyclopedias. I have to thank her, though. We used those encyclopedias for years and years. They were a great investment back then.
Third grade - there was a boy in my class who was a dead ringer for John F. Kennedy, Jr. That year was an absolute joke. I got sent to the principal's office (me and the boy) because there was a dog on school property. The girls tried to put it into the girls' bathroom because they thought it was a girl ( I know, how naive); the boys were tugging at it, trying to get it into the boys' bathroom because they said it was a boy. Somehow in all the tug-of-war between lots of girls and boys, a girl's head hit a post, and he and I were blamed. Just the two of us were sent to the principal, and when we got there, she told us to march back to class, that our teacher shouldn't be sending us there for something like that. If someone would play her, Mrs. Mayfield, it would be Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker. She was a dingbat.
Fourth grade - moved to a new house and school. It was rough. The first "C" I ever made in my life, in science. Man, was I ever in big trouble with my dad. Supposedly, I was accelerated, so my teacher let me go to a third grade class downstairs and read to the kids. I think she was just trying to give my self-esteem a boost, because let me tell you, that was the year that I started feeling really bad about myself. Also, that year, I had to write 100 times, "I will not play on the pile of sand while my teacher is away."
Fifth grade - that was the year we started "switching classes" for math, social studies, and reading, so I actually had four teachers. Our school received a microscope that would project on the wall, and one of my teachers was in charge of that machine. I got really tired of looking at amoebas and parameciums (sp?). Also, that year we studied the Tasaday cave people in the Phillipines. I was obsessed with them. National Geographic did a HUGE campaign about them. Now, I am sad to say, the Tasaday were a total hoax. Google them if you want to learn more about it. Very interesting. If someone were to play my homeroom teacher, it would have to be someone classy; she always wore business suits and heels.
And, finally, sixth grade - Mr. Jones. Hmmm, he thought that me and this girl named Shelly were the smartest in the class and made us enter the spelling bee. Instead of playing outside, we had to study every day. Shelly was a Jehovah's Witness and would not pledge to the flag. She was teased a lot for that. I was her only friend. It was also in this class that I started my cycle. How embarrassing, to start your period in a man's class; but teaching sixth grade, I guess he was used to that. LOL If someone were to play him, it would be Morgan Freeman.
So I really can remember my elementary years, and I think a lot of my students will, too. I try to make each day of school fun and worth getting up for. Who would play me in a movie? Haha. Don't tell me; I don't want to know.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
My heart has been healed. I will be with my love this Valentine's Day for the first time in 23 years. I am soooo excited! At midnight, I am putting a roast in the crockpot. Hopefully, we can spend a lazy afternoon together.
I am sad because I will not see my girls AGAIN, but even if I was there, they are both during their own thing, so I wouldn't see them that much anyway. Have to make this short, but I hope that this Valentine's Day finds you with the one you love.
To my true Valentine: <3
Sweetheart, I love you with all my heart. Nothing makes my heart as happy as when I wake up next to you each morning. You are my angel.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"
Yes, I have a lot of love to give.
Not sure I agree with this one, either.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Your Home Says That You Feel Settled and Calm
Okay, I know I'm not super smart, but once I scored a 153 on my IQ test. On second thought, I am sometimes too serious and can appear to be a goofball if I am with the right person.
Yes, I would agree with this. I mean, how much more honest can one be than I was on October 10th? Humble and responsible, yes, I think so.
Well, today we tried in vain again to find the off-white slip, blouse, garter, and shoes. To no avail. I am NOT going to freak out about it. I know it will come together. And like J said, in about a month or so, when everyone is getting their Easter outfits together, there will be off-white blouses and shoes in abundance. That's what really gets my goat.
I have CPR training this Wednesday night. Can't wait, ha ha. It really is useful, though. I saved a kid from choking on a peanut butter sandwich once. It was the week after training, and I can't believe how calm I was. It just popped right out on the first try.
I cheated yesterday and wore the ring all day and all night. I didn't wear it to church because I didn't want people to think that I was married and J wasn't. It is extremely important to me that people know that we are a couple. Two men in front of us had matching rings on. I love the idea of matching rings!
J printed our invitations yesterday and we started addressing them tonight. Gentle reminder, honey, to have your pants hemmed up.
Well, our Sunday is almost over, and you know how much I loathe Sunday evenings. I look forward to the Sundays when I don't get emotional. I am going to go spend some time with J before it gets too late. I never take for granted the time I spend with her, never.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
J and I played hooky again yesterday and tried to get some of this shopping done. We had no luck. I did find a pair of off-white shoes that I know will rub a blister on my heel so I didn't buy them. May have to go back. I mean, it's better to have blisters than not wear shoes at all, right? Mmmmm, maybe Julia Roberts had it right. Can't see me walking around the Flamingo barefoot, though. There is no compromising on the blouse or slip. I guess I could cheat on the garter.
Off to dust, vaccum, mop, etc. Then to the hospital to visit L after her surgery. YOU GO, GIRL! Hope you liked the flowers (They were J's idea, as always. She is sooo thoughtful.) Oh, and tomorrow night I will be going to see my 15-yr-old in a dance showcase, so I probably will not post again until Saturday. TGIF, y'all.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
You Communicate With Your Body
This isn't as bad as it sounds, it just means that you're a "touchy-feely" person.
You need a lot of affection in your life. And for you, this means both giving and receiving little touches.
Warm hearted, you bond with people easily. In fact, you often feel a little sad when you're not in the company of others.
A little moody, you tend to be controlled by your emotions. But a bit hug always comforts you!
Monday, February 2, 2009
I guess you youngsters don't remember these machines that were supposed to tighten your flab. Every Friday night, my mom, grandmother, and I would head to Slenderbolic, a health club in Houston. I used to watch them on these machines. LOL They even let me try. If I were to do this today, I KNOW I would pee in my pants.
Another place we used to go was Lohmanns clothing store. What I remember about Lohmanns is that there were no doors in the dressing room. Everyone tried clothes on in a huge room. Man, I always hated that. The dresses my mom bought there were beautiful, though.
Ever hear of Pipe Organ Pizza? That is another piece of nostalgia I remember, although on not such a regular basis, and it came later anyway. I hear they still have restaurants like these in some parts of the US. Give my dad a pizza, a beer on tap, and a pipe organ, and he would be happy for days afterward.
Wow, if I could only come up with something unique to make a buck on, that would be great. The girl who invented Makin Bacon was around nine years old. How cool is that? To me, it's one of the finest inventions ever! No grease on your bacon, easy to clean. Don't have one anymore, but when I see one, I'm buying it. And what ab out the woman who invented the Topsy Tail? Now, THAT was a GREAT invention in my book. My daughter's hair was almost hip-level. I could make soooo many hairstyles in five minutes or less. The possibilities were endless. The lady made millions! I made a prototype a few years ago that ya'll will probably think is stupid. See, everytime I tried to put chips in a sandwich bag, some of the chips would fall out of the bag onto the counter. Plus, I'd have to hold the baggie open with one hand and the entire chip bag in the other. Since I am a klutz by nature, it was not a good combination for me. So I made a contraption with a cup. You put the baggie inside the cup with the the outside of the baggie folded over the rim of the cup. It is much easier to aim the chips, and very few, if any, fall out. It could be used for any snack, really, that you would put in a lunch. Peanuts, raisins, etc. Anyway, I never did name my invention. Haha!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
What Your Taste in Music Says About You
Your musical tastes are upbeat and conventional.
You are an easy going, optimistic person.
Family and friends are very important to you.
You enjoy caring for and helping other people.
You thrive in a tranquil environment, and you do your best to keep things peaceful.
You enjoy your life. You have your priorities straight.