Sunday, January 29, 2006
Guess that's it for now...
Monday, January 23, 2006
2. Wallet: I currently use a card case as a wallet. It's so much easier, with no pockets
3. Eyes: greenish, though they change and can be bluer some days
4. Toothbrush: lime green and white (weird that Frances and I have the same color toothbrush).
4. Cell Phone: Motorola flip camera phone that I dropped and scratched up the week I got it in September (despite not once dropping my old phone in 3 years)
5. Pillow cover right now: blue, pink and white design...it's flannel and from my childhood and the softest thing ever (I think we threw out the sheets)
6. Car: 1995 champaigne Mercury Mystique...I really need a new car
7. Bedroom: I like what Frances said--""Lived in" is a nice euphamism for messy"
8. Sunglasses: brown...
9. Cologne/Perfume: Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
10. CD in stereo right now: a mix I made
11. Piercing: One in each ear
12. What you are wearing now: navy sweater and brown cords
13. Wishing: that I could finally get rid of this over-a-week-long headache
14. Wanting: a new car
15. What are you doing after this: open my Amazon box
16. If you could get away with it and murder anyone would you do it?: wow, considering Pat Robertson said we should just go ahead and assassinate the Venezuelan president, maybe he himself deserves it...though I could never murder someone
17. Person you wish you could see right now: hmmmm
18. Some of your favorite movies: Empire Records, Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, In Love and War, Mean Girls
19. Something you're looking forward to in the coming weekend? sleep, I guess...now that the Skins lost. Ohhh, watching some tennis (though I hate that it's on such delay since it's in Australia)
20.Something you just ate: I hate when I fill one of these out and it happens to be on the day of my monthly visit to a fast food place...yeah I just had chicken nuggets (that is all I got though)
21. Something you are deathly afraid of: I don't know about deathly but I am freakin scared of bats, rats and snakes
22. Do you like candles: depends...I guess
23. Do you like incense: no way, it gives me a headache
24. Do you like the taste of blood: ew
25. Do you believe in love: yes
26. Do you believe in love at first sight: I believe some people can tell just by looking at someone that one day they will love that person
27. Do you believe in Heaven: yes
28. Do you believe in God: yes
29. Can you eat with chopsticks: when I want to be patient
30. What's your favorite coin: I like the 2 euro coins
31. What are some of your favorite candies: Reese's PB Cups, heath
32. What's something you wish you could understand better: what really is going on in some of my kids brains...cuz I think it's totally empty
33. Are you shy around your crush: yeah
34. Do you know what it feels like to be in love: no
35. Would you sacrifice your favorite possession for your best friend? of course
1) Who is the last person you high-fived? One of my kids
2) If you were drafted into a war, would you serve? I don't think so
3) Do you sleep with the tv on? No
4) Have you ever drank milk straight out of the carton? only if it's the school little cartons
5) Have you ever won a spelling bee? I don't think so but I do have to say I think I am a pretty good speller (though I can't spell those crazy ass words)
6) Have you ever been stung by a bee? nope
7) How fast can you type? no idea...not too fast, especially if you want my fingers on the right keys
8) Are you afraid of the dark? if I'm in unfamilar territory
9) What color are your socks? right now, they're gray with frogs
10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in? they exist?
11) When is the last time you chose a bath over a shower? probably like last year
12) Do you knock on wood? or my head...
13) Do you use mouth wash daily? No
14) Do you wanna Fanta? ew
15) Can you hula hoop? never could
16) Are you good at keeping secrets? it better not be too juicy cuz I just might pop and tell someone it wouldn't effect
17) What do you want for Christmas? that just happened
18) Do you know the Muffin Man? maybe...and I would know the song even if Frances hadn't had it typed
19) Do you talk in your sleep? I haven't been told that in years
20) Who wrote the book on love?ok I can't think of the rest of those lyrics
21) Have you ever flown a kite? I had a pink cat kite
22) Do you wish on your fallen lashes? I don't remember when I last had one
23) Do you whiten your teeth? no
24) Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? hahahaha...makes me think of Sarah
25) Have you ever asked for a pony? nope
26) Have you, or would you ever, donate sperm/eggs?? not sure...
28) Missing someone now? my hood girls
30) Do the chickens have large talons? what?
32) Are you ready to rumble? these are ridiculous
34) Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school? No
35) How do you spell relief? uh...
36) Have you ever crawled through a window? no
37) Have you ever eaten dog food? ew
38) Can you handle the truth? well...
39) Do you like green eggs and ham? I do, I like them Sam I Am. I will eat them in a boat, I will eat them with a goat...
40) Who is your daddy? Bill Greene
[Shoe size]9 1/2
[Parents still together]no
[Pets]2 Betas--Sapphire and Scarlett
[Drinks]Trader Joe's cranberry lemonade
[Book]I can't pick one...let's go with The Notebook
[Color your hair?]no
[Twirl your hair]sometimes but not too much
[Drink/Smoke?]drink, a little
[Like roller coasters?]yes
[Wish you could live somewhere else?]when it's January and there's no snow in site, I wish I lived up north
[Own a web cam?]no
[Know how to drive?]Yes
[Own a cell phone?]yes
[Ever get off the computer?]hahaha yes
HAVE YOU EVER
[Considered a life of crime?]No
[Considered being a hooker?]no
[Been cheated on?]don't think so
[Kicked someone in the nuts?]no but I do remember a time in elementary school when a girl kicked her brother in the nuts. I later went on to have a major crush on him through middle and high school
[Held a gun]No
[Current clothing]agree with Frances--Didn't I just answer this about 35 questions ago?
[What you currently smell like]..Beyond Paradise
[Current hair]bangs down, half pony
[Last book you read]I am currently reading Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber
[Last movie you saw]watched the lame JLH movie "If Only" Sunday
[Last person you talked to on the phone]Cari, telling her to move her stinking car ;)
[last text message]haven't received one in a while
[career plans]uh...do I have to answer this?
[what would you like to be doing right now, other than this survey]reading
[favorite song]currently it's "Wasted" by Carrie Underwood
[favorite shirt]Black sweater...I just got my "Donna Martin Graduates" one though...
[favorite person]my family, my friends
[favorite place]no question, Capon
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I just had to write on here something I've been thinking about. I was just looking around myspace at the people I graduated high school with. It was amazing to me who some people on there are friends with. Some people I didn't even know ever talked past elementary school. I think 4 people I went to elementary school with are on myspace and the one girl is friends with the other 3, one of who hung out in a totally different crowd. And they actually have commented to each other. It just seems weird.
But it got me thinking...I used to always think I would go to my high school reunion and have to drag Jodi to go with me. But now, the more I really think about it, I don't think I'd go. There are really very few people who I would want to see. For the most part, if I wanted to see them, I would be in touch with them. There might possibly be a handful of people who I would want to see that I am not in touch with. And with myspace now, who knows? They may find me or I might find them on there one day soon.
Which brings me to how much I appreciate my college friends. It was just so different in college, and I don't know why. There are so many people I would love to see again, including plenty of people I am not in touch with much. There were many people who I had classes with who I loved but I practically never saw outside of class so it was obvious we wouldn't keep in touch.
I await impatiently for the day we finally get notice they are having a reunion for my graduating class (and hopefully those right after: '02-'04). It's ridiculous that they set us for the year after we graduated but not now, 5 years later. How much of a blast would it be if we all were in the dorm together again? But now that it's boys only in Memorial, that might suck (and smell) so maybe we'd be in a hotel together. Or at my house...LOL
Thursday, December 15, 2005
We got out early because of snow/ice. Our school day consisted of an assembly at 9:15, lunch at 10:15, a little recess, spelling at about 11, then I read a book at about 11:45. And that was it. Easy day. And we had 3 of our most talkative kids absent so it wasn't too noisy. And of course that means we only had 6 kids. Yippee.
I was awake at 5:15...who knows why. I am going with Jodi to meet Rachael Ray at Borders around 4 so I think I might go take a nap before. SO nice being able to nap during the week.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
OK, highlights from the weekend include:
*Sarah's windshield continually getting messed up by snow/frost/ice on the way up and us having to repeatedly stop and dump wiper fluid on it cuz the kind in the car was frozen
*taking tons of pictures
*getting lost on the way (about 20 minutes from Heather's)
*being told by the Rite Aid lady which way to go, only for it to be wrong, and then yelling out the window when we drove back past there
*seeing Heather (and Sarah, of course...but it's been 6 YEARS since I saw Heather)
*falling asleep Friday night to Clarissa Explains It All on DVD
*seeing snow (but not the driving through it)
* "I'm 'on bee chu"
*meeting Heather's friends
*hearing Sarah repeatedly tell the "yes, AND I fell down the stairs" story
*taking my time walking down those stairs so I didn't have a new "yes, AND I fell down the stairs" story
*5 hours of Asshole (during which I was president once and asshole once or twice...I was happy being in the middle)
*finally catching on to the thumb rule, after Melissa kept kneeing me every time it was in effect
*Jim laughing every time we said "Hood"
*Ryan's belt buckle, which spun AND had a bottle opener (which my camera couldn't get a picture of while he was using it)
*being known as "the one who wears colors"
*Heather finally seeing "the book"
*reminiscing about the old days...
*leaving our coats in Heather's coat closet cuz it had warmed up on Sunday
*listening to Mitch on the ride home
*getting stuck in traffic and being rained on, taking 9 hours getting home
I may add more later as I remember. I've been trying to remember things that I had to write down but we'll see if I have more later...check back...
Tomorrow, Molly has invited me to go to the Maryland basketball game and I am oh-so-excited. Yippee.
Monday, November 21, 2005
WE ARE GOING TO A BCS BOWL GAME. For those of you who have no idea about college football, there are 4 BIG bowl games. The bigger conferences have an automatic one college that goes (whoever wins their conference title) and since we got that, we are definitely going...which means WE are definitely go (my mom, Cari and I). I absolutely can't wait for January. I just don't want to go to Florida for the Orange Bowl (especially if we would play Miami) but with my luck, we will. I'd love to go to Atlanta, Tempe, or Pasadena (but the chance of the last happening are slim, though my hopes did get up Sat. night when USC was losing).
Two days to make it through the week at school. Molly was out today b/c she was in a car accident today and woke up and couldn't move. We made it through the day without her, but of course it isn't the same.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
I talked to Heather last night online. I miss her so. May go see her for her birthday. Would be such fun. oh how I miss college...
In the mail today came books I ordered a month ago. Eats, Shoots and Leaves is a NYTimes best seller from 2003. Her new book, Talk To The Hand, just came out, hence why I just got them in the mail. I haven't had much time to read this school year so far but we'll see...chapters are long but they're not set up in a way where you can't stop. I figured I would like the first one especially cuz I am such a stickler for punctuation (and word usage)
Parent conferences today. Two no-shows. One late. They seemed to go ok (I would've liked to be there for the last one, but it was moved to a different location other than our room and it was time for me to leave anyway)
Being parent conference day, it was a half day. And to make it even better, we only had 6 KIDS!!!!! The two squirmiest, talkative, bothersome ones were absent (it was a first for one of them), as was the more annoying girl (love her to death but she says "I love you Ms. Greene. I love you Ms. O'Brien" about 20 times a day. And I am not exagerrating. While it is nice, and shows she craves affection, it does get old day in and day out)
I guess that's all I've got for now...Haven't had much to say so I think blogging once a week is working for me now. It's always a long day so I am just so tired, I get home and do my routine on the computer (check email, check myspace, read Amy and Sarah's blogs, and mine for comments), that I just don't feel like typing a blog entry most days. I just want to do the stuff on here I want to do and get off and do other stuff. Not that I do exciting stuff...watch GH (this train wreck storyline is getting good...sooooo excited Robin's back!!!!!!), read the paper, do the daily Sudoku (if it's not too hard), read my mail, etc. Alrighty, I'll see y'all next week I guess...and in the comments!
Friday, November 04, 2005
We had a deer jump through the window of our local Giant and run around the store yesterday. I just read the article that said they shot it cuz it was very injured. How sad...and crazy.
HAHAHAHAHA woohoo! While trying to find that link above, I saw this mentioned on the main Washington Post page.
While we're adding lots of links today, have I showed you all the link to my school? If you move your mouse over students or parents, and click on "wmes pictures". Then, click on first day for teachers. The picture in the bottom row, middle has me in it. Looking at the camera, it's L-R: Kathy (Special ed K/1 teacher), Stacey (our special ed coordinator), me, Maria (Kathy's IA) and Molly (the teacher I work with). Also, if you click on "staff list" under parents, you can see my name in print. It makes me happy that I am a part of something now...
I took my contacts out last night cuz my eyes were killing me and I had a migraine. And my eyes still hurt a lot this morning so I wore glasses to school. I didn't get too many comments. I expected a lot cuz no one has seen me in glasses (I wore them once 4 years ago when I was long-terming and no one probably remembers that). I hate my glasses...I need new ones. Mine are 7 years old, and I mean the lenses too--I can see fine but I am sure it's not exactly my prescription. I just can never find glasses I like on me.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Mom and I went to Bailey's last night to watch the game. It was Pay-Per-View, so we figured, hey, I have a free entree coupon, lets save the money on buying the game and go there. Plus, it was fun 2 weeks ago, despite the loss.
About 1/2 hour after we got there, some weird guy walks in. We knew immediately that it was Cari's stalker (Cari worked last night so didn't get to watch the game). He met her through her work and showed up at Bailey's last week and drove her crazy (and she left there before halftime). He was WEIRD during the game with us and the other people in there. But I won't get into that...
I called my father's cell when we left the bar following the game. It was off. This wasn't much of a surprise, because he was supposed to be at the game and would be on his way home. But he doesn't check those messages so I called his house to leave one. Imagine my surprise when Eric answers the phone.
"you're not at the game?"
"no" (like it was obvious)
"well, dad didn't go either"
"WHAT? WHY NOT?"
"did you sell the tickets?"
"well, we didn't know til this morning. we didn't not go because dad is sick, he also didn't sleep last night and if we went and he fell asleep driving he would have killed me and i don't want to die."
ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME????????
I CANNOT believe they just let the tickets go. I HATE when people do that shit. There are certain extenuating circumstances that I will agree people can do that but this is ridiculous. Reminds me of when Stacey in college didn't go to a Tim concert and they just didn't use the 4 tickets. What goes through people's minds that they would rather the money go to waste than just GIVE them away to ANYONE???????????
On top of pissing me off about that, I called to ask about getting together today (for my birthday).
"are we still getting together tomorrow?"
"well, what time?"
"dad says he's not coming to Germantown"
"why? I came to Pennsylvania last year for my birthday!"
"dad says he wants to go to Olive Garden".
I should add, in case you don't know, that anytime we want to get together, my
dad always wants to go to Olive Garden. Needless to say, I am now
sick of it. Plus, Cari, mom and I just went about a week ago.
"well, I don't want to go to Olive Garden"
"well, where do you want to go"
"well, if we have to go to Frederick, I have to think about it. I will call you in the morning"
Cari thinks I should have said either they come to Germantown or I won't go out. But, with my dad, we have to be the adults. He's always been the freaking child when it comes to getting his way. But I REFUSE to go to Olive Garden. I don't know where I want to go still...and I should call them soon about it. I'm just so mad.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
|You Passed 8th Grade Math|
Friday, October 21, 2005
- my birthday
- pumpkin cookies
- changing leaves
- cold weather (and anticipation of snow)
- going to football games
- shopping for Christmas presents
- finally getting to wear my jersey since it has been sitting in my closet for 9 months
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Banned books I have read (there are probably very few...)
Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (I just bought it so this may change soon)
Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Sex by Madonna
Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
The Goats by Brock Cole Kaffir
Boy by Mark Mathabane
Blubber by Judy Blume
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (I don't think...)
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
Final Exit by Derek Humphry
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (also just bought)
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
Deenie by Judy Blume
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
Cujo by Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
Fade by Robert Cormier
Guess What? by Mem Fox
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney (though I saw the TV movie)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Native Son by Richard Wright
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday
Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Jack by A.M. Homes
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
Family Secrets by Norma Klein
Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Private Parts by Howard Stern
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford (seriously? this?)
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
Sex Education by Jenny Davis
The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
geez, 13. And plenty of them I haven't heard of...
Thursday, October 13, 2005
We're going to Olive Garden to eat in an hour or so. It's such a tragedy we don't have one in the county that we don't go much because of traffic (it's either Frederick or VA).
Starting tomorrow, there's educators discount at Borders. I just have to bring in my ID, which I have. So that's oh-so-exciting.
Cari and I have THE BEST time Saturday at the Penn State game. It was CRAZY. I was dancing crazy after we scored each time. And during the "bounce bounce" during this one song, I was totally into it. We don't usually stand in our section--just the students' section--but people were standing. It was driving me nuts cuz I wanted to sit (it was RAINY) but after a while, I was used to it cuz I was so into the game. The problem was there was a jolly green giant in front of me. He was like 6 foot a million and I had to look around him, which wasn't that easy either. And Cari sat against the rail, which is where I sit when I go with mom, so I finally interacted with people around us. The guy who sits on our right is really nice. And the guys who sat behind us were too (they aren't those seat holders though)--they helped me pull my poncho down when it was starting to rain harder. And of course what made the day was the win. What a weekend.
And last Friday we saw OAR and Alternate Routes. They were awesome. Some assholes were chanting "OAR" during AR's set, which pissed us off, cuz they rocked. And there was a drunk/high guy near us who was dancing like a freak and we thought he was going to fall over the wall and go splat on the ground below (our seats were 2nd row, but not from the ground. Those ground seats were folded up). And we smelled pot.
Field trip to pumpkin patch tomorrow! Yippee!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
When we were at Jammin Java last weekend (24th), we browsed the City Paper and came across this ad. I cut it out and hung it on my wall. It's so powerful and true and may be my favorite ad I've ever seen. So what does everyone think about the new justice appointee?
Sunday, September 25, 2005
We saw Dean last night. He's so fab. And Cari had a friend from high school and her bf there so we got Dean some new fans. There was a girl behind us with loud bangles that were driving me crazy. Makes me remember freshman year at Hood when I was taking an exam and someone in the room had bangles and she was taking an essay exam so she was writing like crazy and all the bangles did were bang on the desk. Grrrr.
Another Hood flashback? Last week, a kid said "what are you dumb or something?" to me. You know I don't like to be called dumb. And not only did he say that to me, but not 15 minutes later (after Molly had talked to him about the word), another student's mother came by and he said to her "you know, so-and-so (HER SON) is dumb". And she's the one parent we have been worried about cuz we have heard things that happened with her last year.
We are going to see OAR and Alternate Routes in 2 weeks at Penn State. You may remember me mentioning my mom taught some of OAR. And we saw Alt Routes in July at Jammin Java. And now we will see them in a HUGE venue! It will be crazy! I can't wait.
Penn State squeaked out the win yesterday. So nerveracking. but we made it. Now we have to do well next weekend!