Friday, September 12, 2008


I saw this in my colleague's classroom today. I thought it was extremely sincere and sweet. 

Everyone needs a reminder of all those things every now and again.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I haven't done any form of exercise since the half marathon. On the up side, I recently moved my office to another building in the school so I'm walking five times the distance just to get to the bathroom. I'm sure that this will keep me in shape. ;)

All along the half marathon are photographers taking pictures. You may remember that my friends' picture made it in to the Disney annual pass holder magazine and they were also shown in this year's commemorative program. They actually made it a point to try to get their picture published during the race last year. Mission accomplished.

We didn't run together this year, so all I have are pictures of my lone self.

The one where I look like I'm way too happy to be running was actually in the last mile. I actually made the effort for that particular photog. I was so excited to be almost finished that I was pretty happy at that point. My friends made the shirt I 'm wearing with my name on the back. They're sweet. =)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I am a jerky fiend. 

My all-time favorite jerky is the Chinese-style, juicy, sticky pork jerky. My second favorite is the jerky that you buy from liquor stores or gas stations. The scary looking ones in the plastic bins that you have to grab with little tongs. My third favorite is the little black bags, labeled with the name of a company I can't remember. I only look for the outline of a cow and the word "Enjoy" scripted in red. 

I just found a fabulous bag of beef jerky at the market. It usually comes in those small 8 oz. bags. I had to buy one. I actually wanted to buy two. I am always amazed at how much jerky costs. 

I got my jerky in teriyaki.

I've been leaving it on my kitchen counter. I grab a piece to chew as I leave the house in the morning and I think about it on my drive home. I chew a couple of pieces as I prepare dinner. Then I chew one while I watch TV after dinner. I may even grab another one before I brush my teeth before bed.

Chew, chew, chew

Thursday, September 4, 2008


First, the bad news: I didn't get the job. I'll probably be at the school for the duration of this school year. Tear. I was pretty devastated when I heard, but thanks to God and encouraging words from friends, I'm about 85% back in business.

I came across these pictures and they cheered me up. 

I don't know why this cracks me up. It's something about the dog looking a cross between complete confusion or regal dominion. From Apartment Therapy.

A picture of Zoe Bradley's work. Her work is being displayed in Kate's Paperie in SoHo. Amazing, right?

Another Apartment Therapy picture. I don't think I'd ever use my dress as a lamp shade, but I'm glad someone else has. 

Have a great day!