Friday, November 30, 2007

Anxiety Over

The arbitration went well. I won't know the outcome for over two months, but my part is done at least. Apparently I rock at testifying. The district's attorney was unable to rattle me or get me to stumble over my answers. That really pissed the bastard off. Union leadership now wants me to take on a leadership role so that I can help negotiate in the future. I so don't want to do that at this point in my life, but I might consider it one day.

And this concludes NaBloPoMo for 2007.


Thursday, November 29, 2007


I won't be at school tomorrow. At least not in my normal capacity. Which kind of sucks because Friday is my light day when I can usually get some work done.

It sucks for other reasons, too. The reason I'll be gone is that I'll be at the arbitration for my pay scale grievance. This grievance is so stupid I can barely believe it. Everyone who hears about it knows that it's simply another way that someone is trying to screw me. We are fighting over $1000 per year. It is costing $10,000 to take this to arbitration. Tell me that's not stupid.

I wouldn't say I'm really nervous about this because all I can do is state the facts. It's about when I took classes and what I took them for. There is no interpretation of anything I have to say. All the interpretation has to do with the contract itself, so I really have nothing to be nervous about. But, that said, I doubt it's going to be fun to be questioned by the school district's lawyer.

Even after tomorrow is over, it will likely be a few weeks before I hear the outcome. I'll let you know how things go.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MySpace Redux

So the MySpace incident came up during my social studies class yesterday.

Boy, are those kids uninformed. But on the plus side, they are uninformed. They really don't know what it was that I said that got everyone so riled up, so I was able to diffuse the situation pretty quickly. I used it as an opportunity to talk about being careful what you put out there on the Internet and knowing that it may not just be your friends who see it.

Of course, I then had to go do some CYA action with Principal, just in case he heard about the conversation through the grapevine. Particularly since the son of our school board president is in that class. He's a great kid who seems to really like me, but you can't be too careful.

*sigh* Perhaps one day it will stop haunting me.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's Just Wrong

Four full weeks (to the day) before Christmas and what was on TV tonight?

A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Seriously? I mean, I love me some Charlie Brown and all (that's where I got my name afterall), but four full weeks? I'm just not feeling it.


Monday, November 26, 2007


There's someone I'd really like to hear from. It's been since Friday. I know he's currently very busy, so I understand why he hasn't had time to send me an email, but it doesn't make the waiting any more tolerable.

Two more weeks and he'll be home. He's supposed to have a lot more free time then. We'll see.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another Sunday

Actually, I think I need to revise my dislike of Sundays. It's not the entire day I don't like. It's just the last few hours when I have to get all my stuff done to be ready for the next day. Plus it's the knowledge that I will have to be up early the next day and it will be five more before I can sleep in again. Even now, I'm sitting here watching TV, typing away, and my school bag is already packed and in its place on the washing machine, but I still have that feeling. I'm not sure how to characterize it. I wouldn't call it dread exactly. It's much more mild than that. I guess it's just knowing that the carefree-ness of the past two days (or in this case, four) is coming to an end, and, once again, I haven't accomplished nearly what I should have.

But will I ever learn to savor the weekends when they are here? I think not.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Now It's Just Getting Sad

Why is it that something that was supposed to get me more into blogging has instead left a bad taste for it in my mouth? Seriously. I just rolled my eyes when I realized that I hadn't posted yet today.

But I'm not giving up yet. Only six more days. Even a trained monkey can hang in there for six more days.


Friday, November 23, 2007

A Thanksgiving Weekend Meme

Okay, so I've been on the road the last two days and I'm wiped out. So I leave you with a meme.

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
I’m not sure how that happened, but it’s pretty cool!

2. Do you trust all of your friends?
Yes, although some of them like to gossip.

3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?

4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
I like to think so.

5. Can you make a dollar in change right now?
Oh, probably.

6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor?
Heather, because she likes that science stuff.

7. Are you afraid of falling in love?
No, but I am afraid of falling in love with someone who doesn’t love me.

8. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
Yes, but that’s a topic for another time.

9. What’s your most favorite scar?
The one on my lip from playing catch with sharp objects when I was three.

10. When was the last time you flew in a plane?
Coming home from Hawaii on August 1st.

11. What did the last text message you sent say?
Lol. Yes I see that. Mom and I were both looking for him. She was excited to see his name in the credits. lol

12. What features do you find most attractive in the preferred sex?
A funny boy with pretty eyes.

13. Fill in the blank. I love:
Being able to sleep as late as I want.

14. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future?
Paying off my credit cards.

15. If you were to wake up from being in a coma for an extended time who would you call?
Depends on who's there with me.

16. How many kids do you want to have?
At least one, preferably two.

17. Would you make a good parent?
I like to think so. I see the mistakes that others make at work every day.

18. Honestly, whats on your mind right now?
A cute boy I like.

19. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be?
Trusting someone from many years ago.

20. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding?
Amber was supposed to be, and now that we are closer again, I think I still would ask her to be.

21. What are you wearing right now?
Jeans, t-shirt, and a hoodie.

22. Righty or Lefty?

23. Best place to eat?

24. Favorite jeans?
Levi’s 545.

25. Favorite animal?

26. Favorite juice?

27. Have you had the chicken pox?
Yes, back in first grade.

28. Have you had a sore throat?
Yes, and I do currently, too.

29. Ever had a bar fight?
Nope, I fear pain.

30. Who knows you the best?
Heather or Amber.

31. Shoe size?

32. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?
Both, but mainly contacts.

33. Ever been in a fight with your pet?
Only when she chews me out for leaving her at home alone.

34. Been to Mexico?
Nope, but I’d like to one day.

35. Did you buy something today?
Just gas for the Jeep.

36. Did you get sick today?

37. Do you miss someone today?
I’m not sure if miss is the correct term since I’m not really around him that much, but sure.

38. Did you get in a fight with someone today?

39. When is the last time you had a massage?
About three years ago, I think.

40. Last person to lay in your bed?

41. Last person to see you cry?
No idea, I really don’t remember the last time I cried.

42. Who made you cry?
See #41 above.

43. What was the last TV show you watched?
Dirty Sexy Money (Amber’s brother was in it!).

44. What are your plans for the weekend?
Sleep in, go to the gym, catch up with house-cleaning and schoolwork.

45.Who do you think will repost this?
Anyone who wants to.

46. Who was the last person you hung out with?

47. If your significant other asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say?
Who are you? Don’t you think we should date first?

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Thursday, November 22, 2007


I'm thankful for:
  • The cuddly kitty-cat currently nestled up in the chair behind me.
  • The world's cutest beagle dog who went back to bed after going outdoors.
  • The first accumulating snow of the winter... it's so pretty out!
  • The health of my family... I know many people who aren't so lucky.
  • The love of my friends... I have more offers of things to do while I'm home tonight than I can do!
  • A friend who is willing to go way above and beyond if I ask him to.
  • Being able to see Drew again last night before he leaves for Iraq.
  • Having my own home where I can do whatever I want.
  • Rejuvenating old friendships with people I had grown apart from.
  • The possibility of something more developing from one of those old friendships.
  • Finally being in a job that I truly love.
  • The support of colleagues in that job.
  • The freedom to live as I wish (and all the men and women who are fighting to keep it that way).

I guess I have things pretty good. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Is It Over Yet?

Twenty-one down, nine to go.

What was I thinking when I signed up for this?


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Playing Hooky

Well, no, not really. I had a doctor's appointment scheduled, so I took my very first sick day of the year. Not bad seeing as we are in the twelfth week. However, if I had realized that Thanksgiving was so early this year, I probably would have made a point to make this appointment a week later when I scheduled it back in July. It seems a little silly to take a day off during a three day week!

Anyway, I had my appointment, then I did a bunch of running around town. I did some shopping and bought a couple of cute tops. I looked at dresses for New Year's Eve, but didn't find anything that grabbed me yet. I'll have to keep looking.

So tomorrow it's back to the grind. I have to miss my first hour class again because of a technology committee meeting, and then we are packing four sixth grade classes into two hours so that they can watch a movie in the afternoon. The good thing about that is that I will then have the afternoon almost entirely free!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

Amber and I met up at 5:00 Saturday evening and headed to Grand Rapids. Our destination was the B.O.B. (Big Old Building), which, in the words of the comic we saw that night, is "a four story, alcoholic Disneyland." Imagine our surprise when we arrived to find... cowboy hats? In downtown Grand Rapids? We started to get a little scared when, during dinner, people started line dancing in the next room.

Soon our questions were answered when the owner of a local country music station came over to chat. Turned out that there was a Brad Paisley concert going on that night right next door at the Van Andel Arena. Now, neither Amber nor I are country music fans, but even we knew who he was. The radio station guy was very apologetic because he said he wanted to give us tickets, but he had already given away his last ones. It would have been cool to get free concert tickets, but, honestly, I probably would have found the concert to be painful. I do like his song "Online," though. Because I'm so much cooler online, too.

Anyway, after dinner, we headed up to the comedy club on the third floor to see Greg Giraldo. I didn't think I knew who he was, but once he came out, he seemed familiar, so I think I have seen him on Comedy Central or something. After the show it was back downstairs where we mixed with some interesting young men. And I do mean young. It's a good thing we don't look our age. They thought we were younger than them, but they were mistaken.

And then the cowboys came back!! It was quite exciting. And thank goodness Amber takes her camera everywhere with her because the night was heavily documented.

Finally it was 2 a.m. (much later than I thought we would be out) and time to head for home. But the night wouldn't be complete without a drunk dial, so I did the honors. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess), my recipient's phone was turned off, so I only got to leave a silly voicemail. Still haven't heard back from him. The bastard.

I haven't had that much fun in way too long. Now I'm really looking forward to our New Year's Chicago trip. It should be a blast!


Sunday, November 18, 2007


Oh, but I have so many things I could write about. Last night was an absolute blast, but I simply do not have the time. I really need to go to bed since I didn't exactly get a lot of sleep last night. Hopefully tomorrow I will find the time I need to tell the story.


Saturday, November 17, 2007


You'd think that, with as little time as I have for blogging lately, I would have more stuff to actually blog about! I guess the issue is that I've mainly been busy with work, and I want to be very careful what I post about work things... for obvious reasons. Also, any intersting tidbits that I might want to share lately tend to not be my stories to tell. I want to respect the privacy of my friends and aquaintances. Why can't more random stuff be happening to me this month? I have no problem with ridiculing strangers!

Well, maybe things are looking up. I'm going out tonight with Amber, so maybe I'll have some stories to share tomorrow.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Not Ready to Throw In the Towel

Yeah, it's happening again. I'm only posting now because I don't think I'll have any time to post later. I'm leaving in just a couple of minutes to go back to school for an event, then likely over to a friend's house for a bit. Probably won't make it home before midnight.

What's really sad is that I probably won't have time to write much tomorrow, either. Maybe by Sunday I'll have something profound to say.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007


From the files of... oh, crap, I forgot to post today...

Spent most of tonight grading tests. Very exciting, I know.

Lots of buzz at work about a big figure potentially leaving. We should get so lucky. We'll know for sure next week. Let's hope we have something to be thankful for!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm a Running Fool

I can hardly believe it. I've actually wanted to run this week. I didn't get to yesterday because I needed to finish mowing the lawn, but I went both Monday and today. I still only did a mile today, just like Monday, but just getting out again is a bit of an accomplishment. I'm particularly happy that I was craving a run before I even left work. I hope I'm getting addicted again, particularly since I've started putting a bit of weight back on again. I knew the Hawaii metabolism hangover was bound to end sooner or later. And, since holiday eating is on its way (can you believe that Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow already?), I really need to start burning some of that off, plus get back into some better habits so that I won't have to go up a pant size after Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Game ON!

Just got done chatting with Amber about our upcoming trip to Chicago. We've had to change our dates on several occasions, but I think we are finally set for spending New Years in the Windy City! She's on the case for a hotel room and my job is to get theater tickets. I'm so excited that I get to see Wicked again! Amber hasn't seen it yet, so it was an easy sell. I'm also pretty geeked to actually have some plans for New Year's Eve. That hasn't happened in about five years!

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Random Recap

Yeah, yeah, I know I should just write about one tidbit per day during NaBloPoMo, but I've got all these thoughts in my head and, man, it's getting crowded in there!

Parent-teacher conferences were Wednesday and Thursday last week. I didn't have very many, which didn't surprise me now that I'm only in the classroom two hours per day, and one of those hours is only a marking period class. But I was still busy beyond all comprehension because this is when our book fair went on. We do it then so that we can get the parent traffic in, and did it ever pay off. Things were pretty slow earlier in the week, but we took in nearly $1500 on that last day of conferences. All told, we made enough to slide nicely into the 30% profit bracket, taking some in books and some in cash. Now I have to decide what to spend it on!

After conferences, we headed out for a night on the town, but the sheer quantity of drama took me back to summer nights on Midland Street. I finally couldn't take it anymore and ended up leaving early to watch one of my friends sing karaoke at a bar that was a lot closer to my house. Before the night was over, though, I drank more than I have since my class reunion (two shots?!?) and had quite the headache when I woke up Friday morning. A glass of water and two Tylenol later and I was back to bed for two more hours so that I could feel human again.

Friday was an errand day... oil change, hair cut, picking up a few things at the store. That pretty much did it. Saturday I've already reported on and Sunday was just a tad bit more productive.

Today was unseasonably warm when I left work, so I decided to finally make an attempt at cutting my grass. I only got the front yard done before it got too dark to go on, but it looks a lot better. I'll have to do it again when the rest of the leaves fall from my maple tree, but it will be just leaves now... the grass won't grow much more. I still need to do the backyard, but tomorrow is supposed to be an even better day. I'll get to it then.

The unsettling thing was how I actually had energy when I was done with the lawn! That's so unlike me! So I went for a run. I only did a mile, and I had to stop and catch my breath every quarter-mile, but I ran the entire mile, so I'm pretty proud. Not bad for not having done anything even remotely physical in over two weeks.

There are other thoughts, but I should save something for tomorrow!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

You Know You're a Blogger If...

You wake up on a Sunday morning to find a pile of beagle puke on the other side of the bed and you consider taking a picture of it to post on your blog.

Aren't you glad I reconsidered that photo?

Copper had been acting like she was about to throw up last night (walking around licking everything) so I put her outside, hoping she would take care of it out there. I watched her eat grass for a minute (another sign she was getting ready to throw up) before getting ready for bed. I let her in a few minutes later and thought no more about it until 8:30 this morning.

I can't believe I slept through my dog puking in the bed (under the covers, no less) right next to me.

Here's hoping she's feeling better tonight.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

I Think There May Be Something Wrong With Me

I can't believe how little I've done today. I got up about 10:30, did some Soduku puzzles, laid down and took a nap. Then I got up, did some more puzzles, and took another nap. I woke up about 5:00 and finally stayed up for the day, but I still didn't do a whole heck of a lot. I talked on the phone, did some more puzzles, watched some TV shows I had recorded from the last couple of weeks. That pretty much did it. I really need to be more productive tomorrow.


Friday, November 09, 2007

The Kid-In-Me Survey

In reality, yesterday offered me a good three days of blog fodder, but do you think I have the energy to type any of it up? Of course not. So instead, a survey...

Mark the things that you have:
[x] A mom
[x] A dad
[ ] Stepmom
[ ] Stepdad
[ ] A younger brother
[ ] A younger sister
[ ] An older brother
[x] An older sister
[x] Grandfather (but they are no longer living)
[x] Grandmother (see above)
[x] Cousins
[ ] Half-brother
[x] Half-sister
[ ] Stepbrother
[ ] Stepsister
[x] Brother-in-law
[ ] Sister-in-law
[x] Niece (and grand-nieces)
[x] Nephew (see above, substitute with nephew)

1. Are you a child of the 70s, 80s, or 90s?
I was born in the ‘70s, but I actually grew up in the ‘80s.

2. Where were you born?
Pennock Hospital

3. What city did you grow up in?
I didn’t… it was out in the sticks!

4.Did you enjoy your childhood?
For the most part, but I’ve never made friends easily, so it was sometimes lonely.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A doctor, a teacher, a Broadway actress/singer, a jazz singer, an architect, a teacher (again).

6. What do you want to be now?
Independently wealthy.

8. What was your first best friend’s name?

10. Can you name all the schools you ever attended?
Woodland Elementary and Jr. High, Lakewood High, Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, Mott Community College, Saginaw Valley State University, Wayne State University.

11. Were you closer to your mom or dad as a kid?
Probably my mom.

12. What was the first record, tape or CD you remember buying?
“Weird Al” Yankovic, “Even Worse.” Man that’s embarrassing.

13. How old were you when you first heard of Chuck Norris on
Apparently 33, as it was just now.

14. Are you scared of anything?
Not being able to have a baby.

15. How old were you when you wanted to get your ears pierced for the 2nd time?

16. Did you buy school lunch or bring your own?
Usually bought it. It really wasn’t bad most of the time and a lot easier than scrounging something up myself!

17. Broken any bones or had any freaky accidents as a kid?
No broken bones, but I have a scar on my lip from playing catch with a sharp object and having to get stitches. I was three.

18. Were you a mean kid?
I was the chubby girl that others were mean to.

19. Favorite board game of all of time?

20. Did you play house or pretend to be a super hero?
I did both, but probably house a bit more.

21. What was your favorite class in elementary school?
Reading… I have always loved to read.

22. Seriously, are you still just a kid at heart?
I’m more of an immature, awkward teenager. I usually have the sense of humor of a twelve year old.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Cop-Out Post

Sorry folks... I'm hoping this will be the only one, but it must be done. I have parent teacher conferences all day, then I have to pack up the book fair, and then I finally get to go out and play with my friends. I have no intention of being home before midnight and there's no way in Hell I would attempt to post from work after the Great Internet Witch Hunt of '06.

On the plus side, with the massive amounts of alcohol that I expect will be consumed tonight by me and my friends, there's bound to be an interesting post brewing for tomorrow.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Perhaps I Should Rethink This Sweater...

The scene: a middle school library in the midst of the fall book fair

The time: fifth grade lunch recess

The players: A stunningly attractive media specialist, her fabulous library aide, and numerous ten year olds.

The action: One of said ten year olds, a little boy with hair so blond it is nearly white, approaches the stunningly attractive media specialist and asks, "Are you Mrs. C-?"

"Yes," I reply, with hesitation, as this child should know darn well who I am, seeing as he has been coming to my library for the last nine weeks. I consider correcting him with, "Ms. C-" however, as "Mrs. C-" is my mother. I decide to let it go.

"I heard you were pregnant."

A stunned look of amusement pass between me and my aide while I successfully contain my hysterical laughter.

"Well, I'm not," I reply.

"Huh... I heard someone around here is," and with that, he turned and left the library.

Begin hysterical laughter.

I really wish it had been a seventh or eighth grader who asked, because I would have replied with something along the lines of, "What?!? How did you hear that?! No one was supposed to know!" but I really wouldn't feel right teasing a fifth grade boy with that.

And if only that were really the case. *sigh*

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

All Warm and Fuzzy

I got a good news update that I thought I would share (plus, I was scrambling for a post topic).

Back in September I wrote about my co-worker friend who had just given birth to her twin boys at just under 30 weeks gestation. Well, I realized that I hadn't passed on any of the news that has been shared with me over the past two months. Obviously, I want to respect my friend's privacy, so I don't want to share too many details, but in a nutshell, things are going well. Baby A came home about a week and a half ago and is nearly six pounds. Baby B is still in the NICU, and gave his parents a real scare about a month ago when he developed the MRSA infection. But he is testing negative for the infection now and is continuing to grow. He is nearly two pounds over his birth weight of 1 lb. 13 oz. and the neonatologist expects that he should be home with the rest of the family by Thanksgiving.

In the words of his mother, "Now, that's something to be thankful for."

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Read? I Don't Have Time to Read! I'm a Librarian!

Ironic, isn't it? I'm sure there are people in the world that think it's easy to be a school librarian, and, to be perfectly honest, it's not a terribly difficult position. It's easier for some than others... it all depends on how you do the job. But my point here is that, anyone who thinks that all a librarian does is sit around and read is sorely mistaken. I've actually had less time to read since school started because my day is filled with administrative duties, which means that the lesson planning and paper grading for my two core classes all has to come home with me each night. Sometimes I do it, sometimes I don't. But the point is that, I'm not finding myself with a lot of time for just plain reading!

I'm currently working on the book Extras by Scott Westerfeld. It's the fourth book in a trilogy. Yes, I realize what that says. See, Mr. Westerfeld apparently found that his trilogy was so lucrative that he needed to add a fourth book to it. I thorougly enjoyed books one (Uglies) and two (Pretties) in the trilogy and the third one (Specials) was okay. It was okay with me that the trilogy was complete, but when I found that there was another book I thought that would be fine as well. The jury's still out on this one, but so far I'm thinking that he should have left well enough alone.

I've had Twilight by Stephenie Meyer sitting on the coffee table for several weeks now. I wanted to read this series this summer when its latest installment arrived in stores, but I waited until I had access to the school library again, thinking that we had a copy. As it turned out, we don't own it so I thought I might buy it for us, but I started hearing mumblings that, perhaps, it wasn't appropriate for our middle school library. I finally broke down and bought a copy to read for myself, and if it does turn out to be a good choice, then I will donate it to the library. But in the meantime, I need to find some time to read it!!

And today I brought home another selection. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray arrived last week with a shipment of books ordered by my predecessor. When our student aide was starting to process them, she commented that her mother wouldn't let her read it. This surprised me as our aide is a mature, avid reader. If her mother didn't want her reading it, perhaps there is a reason. I checked out some reviews online and found some that said ages 12 and up, another that said grade nine, and still another that said grades 11-12. The book looks really good to me, but it's now on my list so that I can determine if it is indeed appropriate for my library.

Anyone have any input for me on these two titles?


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Blue Sunday

I can't remember a time when I really liked Sundays.

My family was never religious, so it has nothing to do with having to go to church or anything. In fact, I've gone through phases as an adult when I've thought that maybe, if I had a church, I might like Sundays better.

Actually, now that I think about it, the problem I have with Sundays isn't with the entire day. It's really just with the last few hours of the day. Because by that time it has dawned on me that the entire weekend is gone and, not only do I have to get up and go to work the next day, I haven't accomplished nearly what I needed or wanted to.

I had such grand plans today. I actually got up about 8:30 this morning, which is unheard of for me on a weekend. Okay, so it was only 8:30 because the time change was last night and my body felt like it was 9:30. But, at any rate, I was up and thought, "Fantastic! Now I have all day to get my school work done and clean the house and go the gym!"

Here it is, twelve hours later, and which of the above actually happened today? That would be none of them. Instead of going to the gym, I sat on the couch and watched disc three of season one of How I Met Your Mother. Instead of getting my school work done, I sat on the couch and watched... damn, I don't even remember what I watched. Oh, yeah, it was an A&E show on haunted houses. Instead of cleaning the house, I sat on the couch and watched (notice the trend?) Spiderman on TBS. I'm so lame.

On the plus side, I did get to the grocery store, and I did get my laundry done, so I have clean clothes for the next week. But that's it. It's a good thing I won't be going to bed for a couple of hours because my grades are due tomorrow, so I must get that last assignment graded. Probably wouldn't hurt to do a little planning for the week, either.


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Once Again Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

MSU 24, U-M 28

I realize that my team really didn't deserve to win this game, not after all the penalties and giving up the two touchdowns at the end, but really, when are we going to get a break? The loyal Spartan fans deserve to get one now and then, don't they?


Friday, November 02, 2007

In Case You Were Hoping for Something Profound... Look Elsewhere

Honestly... I just got home a bit ago and was checking MySpace (damn MySpace... bane of my existence) when I remembered that I needed to post again today... crap!!!

Alright... today. Well, Fridays are the days I try to get stuff done in the library, but it usually doesn't happen because my aide leaves at noon. It was also another book fair day, so I had things to do for that, plus I had to draw and announce the winners for the MSU v. U-M reading contest. It's very strange to hear your own voice over the building PA system. I'm not at all like my predecessor, who could talk and talk until the PA finally cut her off, then she'd come back on just to say goodbye. But I think that's one of the things the staff likes about me.

And then it was off to choir practice, and it was a long one. It was so long I had to call my neighbor to let Copper out. I don't like to do that very often, but I think It's been a month or so since I have.

Tomorrow is the Michigan/Michigan State game. I think I'm going to watch it at a friend's house so that I have an excuse to drink during it. I love my Spartans, but man, can they ever stink it up on the football field.


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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Start With a Bang

I thought about it on the drive home from work today, but promptly forgot. Then I spent an hour and a half on the computer paying bills and budgeting for the next month and just remembered again... it's the start of NaBloPoMo. Crap!

So I know that today's post is incredibly lame, but at least it's here, right?

Oh, during that hour and a half I also chatted with Drew for a while. He's currently in New Mexico training for his deployment and will be there for quite some time still. He's incredibly tired, but at least I know he's not in danger yet. He's supposed to be home for a couple days over Thanksgiving, so I'm hoping I'll get to see him then. I can't believe he's been gone for a month and a half already.

Okay, I'm going to eat dinner. Hopefully I'll be more entertaining tomorrow, or else it's going to be a long month!

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