Friday, July 30, 2010

This story is 100% true

Last night in my social studies class, I went on and on and on about how much I hate the movie Avatar. Really. I hate it.

Someone suggested that we should watch it because right now we are learning about native americans and how they were forced from their homes and stripped of their lives so the white explorers could make money for their land (no really, this is what the girl said in my class who suggested we watch Avatar).

I said hell no. Not only is that a copyright violation which we spent TWO weeks learning about but Avatar sucks and is the most boring, overrated piece of cinema of all time. 

I meant it not in a debate way but in like a, please let me recommend movies that don't blow kind of way. I think her point was awesome and this would be a great tool to make real life connections for students. But NOT for adults who pay to be in class and can watch this movie on their own time.

I come home from class and find this as her facebook status:

I try to respect people and what they say but I cannot stand when people think their opinion is a fact (especially when it comes to movies). Did they not learn the difference between fact and opinion? I should look on OPSI to see what grade that is supposed to be taught in.

I mean, really. I think what she doesn't realize that instead of feeling like I just got burned, it makes me literally laugh out loud. 

She's this mad because I don't like Avatar? Really?

Come on people. Let's review the rules of having the internet.

1. It's okay if people think differently than you. Actually, it's even kind of fun.

2. Don't talk shit about someone who you see FOUR DAYS A WEEK. 

3. Being pissy on the internet is just silly. Especially facebook. Especially when you are being obvious. Especially when it's over Avatar.

Avatar. Breaking up cohorts since 2009.

Return to Fill in the Blanks

I feel like it has been forever since I've done one of these. Here we go :)

1.  The last thing I do before going to sleep is     double check my alarm for the morning then turn my ipod on. 

2.  When I can't sleep I      read, listen to music or kill time on facebook.

3.  The first thing I do when I wake up is     brush my teeth. I hate the way my mouth feels all gross in the morning. 

4.  When I'm tired I     get really emotional.

5.  My dream bedroom would be     a combination of all the little things I have in my room right now that I love, a nice huge comfy bed and lots of books.

6.  If I could wake up anywhere tomorrow morning it would be   somewhere stressful and away from people (sorry guys) like a hotel right on the beach.

7.  The longest sleep I've ever had was      when I was really sick, I literally think I slept the entire day. .

8.  I sleep on my     my side. Doesn't everyone?

9.  When I sleep, I like to wear        PJ pants or shorts and tank tops  .

10.  My bedtime is usually      between 12 and 1 but last night I was so tired both mentally and physically that I went to bed at 11!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Harry Potter and Some Other Stuff

Doesn't it feel like I haven't been here in a long time?
I took the day off of work today which has been beyond amazing. No joke. It made me realize so much. Like, how important quiet, recharging time is for someone like me. It also made me realize how important it was to leave work at work and just be home.

I like things done a certain way and I have such a set routine and flow with my kids that on days when I'm not there, I spend so much time thinking about how I forgot to tell my coworkers about the little parts of my day, where our read out loud book is, that one of my kids needs soy milk, that one of my kids needs to be nurtured beyond belief instead of scolded (I forget to tell myself this sometimes too) . I'm working on that but I know it won't get any better when I get my own classroom. One day, I'll learn to not be there when I'm not there. 

Instead of being at work and raising other people's children, I had a super productive day. I worked out, got a costco card (all by myself like a big girl!) and got a head start on my homework for the week. As much as I had a hard time stepping away from my routine, I knew that my coworkers would be just fine without me and I cannot tell you how nice it was to hear crying kids or kids fighting and not have to deal with it. No joke.
My parents are out of town for the weekend so it's just my sister and I at home. We have decided to spend the time in our pajamas, eating junk food and rewatching all of the Harry Potter movies (she let me pick between this and Twilight...) We are on The Prisoner of Azkaban right now and let me just tell you, I have the biggest crush on Sirius Black. He's so adorable and all tattooed. Plus, I think he's ENTP which is my ideal personality type match. Just sayin'. 

Lastly, once a week I go out with my girlfriends from school and a couple weeks ago, I was wearing the same exactly colors as one of my friends. I know that's no big deal to you but in our world, this is hilarious and awesome. See?

We tried to take a picture showcasing our awesomeness but there was a horrible glare in my glasses. When we tried again...

It still didn't work. I also want you to know that the look on my face in that picture is pretty much how I look 95% of everyday. Worried and awkward. Yup, that's me.

I know that my background is gone and I'm not sure what's up with that. Eventually, I'll get around to figuring it out. 

Alright, I'm going to go live recklessly and turn the volume all the way up on the surround sound during the "EXPECTO PATRONUM" part. Take that, parents! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just Dance

I forgot to mention what has been really getting me through these days.

Knowing the most amazingly hilarious people on the planet. While Summer camp has been by no means easy, it makes it slightly better that our staff is wonderful and I really do adore almost all of them *really, that's a huge deal because I don't like a lot of people!*

Friday, July 16, 2010

Holy F.

This week has been haarrddd.

Filled full of trials and frustrations and just a little(more like a lot)  too much to handle.

But, we made it through and I'm alive.

Work has been hard and school has been stressful. This week was midterm week so I was studying as much as possible during the day (including on my lunch breaks) and just trying to make it through each and everyday. It felt to me like each day was like pushing a boulder up a hill in the pouring down rain, by myself with no idea how to do it. 

But did I mention I survived? Because I did. And this weekend, holy hell you better believe it's going to be full of fun and relaxing.

I've missed two weeks worth of blanks which makes me sad but at the end of the summer, things will return back to normal.

For now, I'll just provide you with this:

I took this the other day when I was sitting outside at school and it's just perfect. Maybe I should make it my background and look at it everytime I start to feel overwhelmed.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

As I'm Living It

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I was hanging out with someone yesterday (oh yeah Constance, I'm talking all about you) and we were talking about how different I've been feeling about and handling things lately.

For some reason, without my knowledge, I slipped into a totally different state of mind. Things seem so much easier to handle. Moments seem sweeter and life seems to be not necessarily what I want but what I need. 
I don't know the reason for it. It could be the weather or the limited interaction with people who aren't worth my time or energy but I like the way things are right now and I hope it stays this way for awhile.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fill in the blanks

Happy Friday everyone!

I don't have a whole lot of time but I had to do the blanks for this week!

As always, they can be found here. 

1.  My favorite thing about this week has been   laughing. Laughing hard. This week has been insane both at work and school and if it wasn't for all the joking around and laughing, I would not have survived. 

2.  The weather this week has been      HOT! Uncomfortably warm, especially for Washington. But I have air conditioning in my house and as soon as I get off work today, I plan on retreating into my Whitney cave.

3.  The last (interesting) item I received in the mail was I got really sweet cabochons in the mail yesterday that I'm going to turn into earrings sometime soon. 

4.  The last movie I saw was  in the theater is Eclipse but at home would be Clue.

5.  If I could be doing anything I felt like today I would    at the beach. Taking lots of pictures and just relaxing. If only.

6.  As a teenager I was     exactly the same except maybe a little more insecure (I know right?). I had a small group of amazing friends and tried hard to keep to myself but always felt dragged down by other peoples issues (again, I know right?)

7.  I wish I could trade lives for the day with    as hackeneyed as it sounds, I don't know who I would trade with at the moment. I like how things are, even as crazy and stressful as they get. If I was someone else for the day, i would miss out on so many awesome things. I mean, who else gets paid to dance with small kids, or blow bubbles or play dodgeball? Who has the friends that I do?

Monday, July 5, 2010


I've talked a lot about how choosing your family and the people you surround yourself with is just as important (if not more so) than chasing your attitude.

I come from a huge family that is currently in shambles. Certain people don't talk to certain people. I have relatives that are so set on trying to recruit everyone to their "side" that it makes me feel so uncomfortable and awkward, I avoid hanging out with them. Family drama and issues are heartbreaking and something I talk about a lot in my hand written journal because two of my cousins have had babies in the past few months that I know I will probably never see. It's even harder around the holidays. But you know what, you choose your family and the people I choose to be around yesterday made the fourth of July one of the best ones yet. 

Look at how cute and festive those snacks are!
My grandma was rocking a sweet uncle Sam pin

Mom and sister
Mom and uncle
I took this for a number of reason, first I LOVE food pictures and second, that vegetable salad in the top corner was amazing. So many different vegetables and seasonings and just so good.
A serious game of uno
Taking a picture of sister taking a picture
This is the one day a year my town totally kicks ass.  A few hours later, that parking lot was full and there were all sorts of food booths and things going on.

Around this time, the skies opened up and it started pouring.

The moral of the story is, yeah, sometimes things go differently than planned. Sometimes life hands you nothing but shitty cards. But you choose who you surround yourself with and your make your own family and life, sometimes it's good. Really good.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Where I teach you how to behave like an adult

I am currently (meaning all quarter long) working on a group project. Now that my hours at work have been cut (see, a lot), we have been planning weekly study groups every Tuesday at 4:30.

I just got this email:

"Hi guys,
can't make group meeting this week. Forgot I have a appointment to get my hair colored. see you in class :)"


I couldn't make that up if I tried.

"a appointment"

You are missing our group work time to get your hair colored?!

No way.

I just can't wait to write on her evaluation at the end of the project "Was unavailable for our group meetings but I must say, her hair color is out of this world".


Friday, July 2, 2010

I like my whole house

No fill in the blanks for me today as I'm running late for work (See: still in bed when I need to be at work in less than an hour).

Instead, I want you to watch this video. I have literally watched it like 10 times, I love it so much.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Thanks to the powers that be, I am off work 3 hours early and now have time to post pictures from the midnight showing of Eclipse instead of doing it this weekend like I originally had planned. We decided to go see Eclipse at the drive in instead of the movie theater because the drive in is 180921 times better.

 It was the perfect night out!
My sister and I in the van.
I was worried I wouldn't have enough time to get snacks and go to the bathroom before the first movie started.

My sister and her best friend since kindergarten doing crazy things with sour patch kids.
Mom and Aunt

Movie theater nachos are one of my favorite foods on earth. can you tell?
sweet set up.
The first movie was "Letter from Juliet" and it was such a huge giant yawn.
how cool is the moon? seriously.
Ignore Bella's dumb face and look at the moon! Seriously. 

It was an amazingly fun night. i can't wait to go to the midnight showing of harry potter in november. I watched the trailer for it yesterday and it looks sooo good.

Oh! Expect a huge updatey type post coming sometime this weekend.