Saturday, February 23, 2008

W.W. part tres

this morning is the official start of women's wknd part three. we will be traveling to the hotbed of american wildness...ft wayne indiana.

we will visit all 103 members of ria's family (jk) AND see jon&kate+8 speak at a random church. a good time will be had by all.

full rundown and pics of engagement weekend should be up mid-week next week.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

and my girl is...

my pick for ANTM this cycle is whitney.

  1. there has never been a plus* sized winner before.

  2. she recognizes the same thing i do....most plus* size girls' flames flicker out as the cycle wears on

*plus sized in ANTMland is normal size for the rest of us. thus, i refuse to think of these girls as fat.

wascally wodent

on my way home from g'town last night, i almost hit a raccoon. he was actually kinda a fat cat. if not for the fact that he had garbage in his mouth, he might've been the perfect playmate for lilah.

Monday, February 18, 2008

goin' to the chapel

it's official. i am engaged! many, many posts to come.
it happened on saturday night in philly.
check facebook for pics of the ring/wknd.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

you wanna be on top?

the new season of ANTM (cycle TEN!) starts on feb 20. i'm thinking of hosting an antm get-together/show watching party that night. anyone interested?

gosh tyra is such a man. i can't stand her.

don't worry tyra, that's the same way we feel about you!

my early pick for favorite is lauren. but i will definitely have to wait until the casting special to project this season's winner.

careful, ladies, i am an accomplished professor of all things antm. i will not be out-fierced.

the rocket's red glare

roger clemens is a douche bag.

i'm ready for spring training.

i'm not ready for dusty baker. blah.

wknd wrapup, et al.

since today was a SNOW day, i figured i would update a bit.

i am so excited to hear that the writer's strike is over, but only because that means my most beloved show is coming back on. here's a hilarious tribute to my favorite cornell grad.

i had a great time in columbus this past weekend--except that it was freezing. enjoyed food and spirits at these fine establishments:

for all you teacherly folk, the reading recovery conference was great...even if you're not at a reading recovery school. i learned so much about guided reading, writer's workshop, and other such wonderful activities. i got to see regie routman, jeffery williams, and katherine paterson speak. all of these are ASTOUNDING educators and actually have applicable ideas for today's classroom. i would recommend this conference to any teacher i know.

this weekend, i will be in philly with my love. i can't divulge where we are staying b/c it is a surprise, but pics and stories are to follow, i'm sure.

stay warm!

Saturday, February 9, 2008


no matter your own personal political leanings, this video gives rise to the purest patriotic pinings within each of us.

yes, we can.

thanks to cameron's friend, emily, for this link

all apologies

i realize i have been missing from my blog for quite some time now. it's hard to describe how busy things have been lately, but i will attempt to do so now.

*NY trip: i traveled to west point two weekends ago for the 500th night banquet. i was greeted by chris at LGA. it was the first time i had seen him after his eye surgery and he sure was a sight for (and with) sore eyes. we had a MARVELOUS time just being together. i finally got to meet the anderson's and a grand time was had by all. and yes, i had yuengling while i was there. DEE-VINE.

*school: my fabulous teaching assistant got the flu this week, so that meant i was pretty much alone w/ 23 five year olds all week. not to mention that several of my students were sick, but their parents refused to come get them. apart from that, i am loving my job more every day. i absolutely love where i am, who i'm with, and anticipate what each day will bring.

*KTIP: not so bad...just annoying.
*yoga: i have been going to yoga once a week and THIS week...i halfway accomplished one of the goals i set for myself. i did a headstand!! it was so freaking exhilarating! if anyone ever wants to join me, it's only $2. thursdays from 6-715ish.
*columbus trip: this afternoon, i am leaving for columbus until tuesday. another teacher and i are going to a reading conference (all paid) and it should be a rocking time. i'll have my phone, but no internet access.

*philly trip: chris and i decided to take a random trip to a random city over prez wknd. i will be leaving lex around 5 next friday afternoon and won't be back until monday afternoon. who knows what we'll be getting into, but chris will be SURE to have his camera this time around.

*ft wayne trip?: potential trip to ft wayne, IN the next weekend to see jon&kate+8 and ria's grandmother.

*hofbrauhaus trip?: potential trip to newport for februaryoktoberfest the next weekend.
yes, that's right...i'm travelling for the next four weekends. thank goodness for my parents who are taking care of lilah during my jetsetting.

catch you all mid-week next week.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


has it been THAT long? holy moly.
look lively, folks. i've got a free night tonight and i'm not afraid to use it!