+The above picture serves only to remind me how much I love Harry Potter and dressing up for movie premieres. A part of me died when all the Harry Potter books and movies have been released and I had no more Harry Potter madness to look forward to. But what an era, huh?
+ Greg really hates pranks and I just absolutely adore them. Before we married he made me promise I would never do any pranks on him. I've really missed doing some good old fashioned pranks since I've been married but I told Greg one day we will have children and those children will be half me and full of spit fire and spunk and together we will prank you to our heart's delight. He is speechless. Who wouldn't be?
+ I am one hundred percent loving the new place that Greg and I live. We have been lived two and a half years and this is the fourth place we've lived. First we lived in a haunted apartment in a terrible neighborhood for 6 months, then a crappy teeny tiny apartment for 12 months and then my mom's basement for 12 months. Now we live in a beautiful spacious apartment and freak, I'd say we've earned it! All I want to do is clean it. Is that weird or what? It's just that the carpet makes such beautiful lines when I vacuum and it is so warm and clean and inviting. I don't even want to go anywhere, I just want to chill in my apartment ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Also I got some sick Halloween decorations. Freak, with my own place all decked out and a puppy sleeping at my side I'd dare say I feel like a grown up!
+ I am also one hundred percent loving "No Sponsor October." It's not really "No sponsor" as I had a paid post the first week of the month and will have three coming up in the next couple weeks. But still, it has felt so good and so needed to cut back on the sponsored posts and giveaways and just focus on the writing. I love when I think about my post each day I don't have to think about what is "scheduled" to go up, what commitment I have to fulfill, what I have promised someone I will do for the post that day. Instead I can write whatever I want. FREEDOM!!! After this little "experiment" for October I will be cutting down on my sponsorship offers quite a bit, just don't quite know how yet. Blogging is a constant balancing act, is it not?
+ I so appreciated your comments on yesterday's post. The longer I live the more I realize that there are so many good people in the world. Everywhere you go, everywhere you turn, people are good.
+ Some people are still bad. Like the lady who hit into my car 2 months ago. I didn't file a police report because I'm a moron and didn't know I was supposed to. She acted real nice though and gave me her number and told me to get a quote for the damages and she'd pay it. I got the quote- 1100 big ones. Ouch. Guess who hasn't been answering my phone calls or texts ever since I gave her the quote? Ah, people.
+ In spite of the above mentioned incident, I maintain my belief that people are good.
+ Greg and I teach the class of ten year olds at my church. They are hilarious. I tell you what, these kids can give my high schoolers a run for their money on the crazy stuff that comes flying out of their mouths.
In a getting to know you game,
Question: "What is something you are looking forward to in your future?"
Answer: "Owning a gun"
Question: "What is your favorite thing to do?"
Answer: "Eat candy."
Question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Answer: "An astronaut or a professional basketball player" (because there are so many similarities)
Also, on Sunday one of the kids came into the class, sat down in his chair and looked around eagerly for everyone to pay attention to him. He had gotten a new hair cut and looked very clean cut in his Sunday best. He sat for a few minutes before anxiously interrupting, "Hey! Does anyone notice anything different about me?!?"
+ That being said, my students aren't going to give up their rein as ridiculous quoters on my blog easily. A couple of days ago we were talking about metaphors. "An example, an example- I want an example people!" Max raised his hand and with all the confidence in the world shouted, "It's when you ask does a bear poop in the woods?" I laughed until I was blue in the face and then answered, "No, but your answer made my day." Where does this stuff come from?
+ This dog stuff is harder than I thought. I tried to take Maverick for a walk today and he couldn't figure out what the freak was going on with the leash. I practically had to drag him and then when he did start to walk he was so close to my feet that I kept tripping all over him. I guess I assumed that just came naturally for pups. You're telling me I gotta teach a dog how to walk? Come on! Also we clipped his nails too short and one started bleeding which completely freaked me out. Also he cries all night long. Pup, it's night time! The glorious time where nothing is expected of us but to lie for hours and hours in a bed. Go to sleep! Both Friday and Saturday night he slept "through the night" (I do realize how ridiculous I sound. I know he's not a kid. Or is he?) but then last night he was at it again, crying and whining every two hours. Someone help me. I have tried hard to keep him up at night but as soon as it's seven o'clock he wants to pass out. His circadium rhythm is miserable off (the only thing I remember from 10th grade biology.)
+On Saturday I went to an AP Conference at East High School Can you say High School Musical anyone? I was pretty desperate to go to this conference even though missing out on 8 beautiful hours of a fall Saturday felt like a crime. I learned a lot, but not as much as I wanted to and I suppose hard things are just hard. I do feel confidence, though, in my ability to get these eight students to pass the test. Lots of things he said we should be doing with our class I am already doing so that always makes someone feel good.
+ Saturday night Greg and I went with his parents to see Captain Phillips. Amazing movie. Tom Hanks is the freaking man. His performance, especially the last ten minutes of the movie, is breathtaking. We also saw Gravity this week which I only kind of liked. Too much hype going in which was met with mostly lots of banging around and dizzying special effects and a plot that was just too slow. Also there were only two characters in the whole show, and freak, I need more people than that in my life- even if it is just a movie.
+ Only two more days of school until fall break. Teachers might be underpaid, but we are over vacationed, and I'm certainly never going to complain about that. Any time I wonder if I should have entered a different field I remember that I teach 180 days a year. BOO YAH!