Monday, October 27, 2008

So....I might have eloped this weekend...

Trying to plan a wedding and a reception is such a headache especially with all of that paparazzi on your tail, so we decided to skip all that garbage and went straight for the chapel of love. According to George's rep we are really happy together.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

All Things Pumpkin

I would like to take credit for making up this holiday, but I am no Seth Cohen, the credit belongs to my roommate Mindy. All-things-pumpkin is a great way to make a holiday out of the entire month of October. We just make and eat pumpkin things all month long. There are so many things we can do with a pumpkin besides scraping out the innards and carving a face in it. Here is what we have done:
Mindy made some mouth watering Creamy Pumpkin and sausage pasta sauce with pasta

She also made some pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes...mmmm.

And I made some Pumpkin Mushroom Soup. It got a thumbs up!

So to any of you looking for a great time, you should really try All-things-pumpkin. I highly recommend it.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Conversations in the Classroom

Boy J: How old are you Miss?
Me: Guess.
Boy J: 21...
Me: No. Older.
Boy J: 24?
Me: Nope... 27
Boy J: Mr. S. is 27 you guys should hook up!
Me: Just because we are the same age we should hook up?
Boy J: Yes Miss!
Me: Is Mr. S married?
Boy J: I don't know.
Me: Hmmm....kind of important information.
Boy J: (turning to his friend) If we get Miss Bybee to hook up with Mr. S. then she definitely won't leave!

I guess word has gotten out that I am leaving the middle school next week to start student teaching at an elementary school.

Girl 1: Miss you can't leave! I am going to lock you in a closet!
Me: Hmm....I am not sure if you could do that.
Girl 2: Ya, Miss I will help her.
Me: Hmmmm
Girl 1: Or if you do leave we will all just jump in the back of your car and come home with you!
Girl 2: Ya and we will eat all of your food!
Me: Laughing. You are going to eat all of my food? Oh no!
Girl 1: Or maybe we will just rent a house next to yours.
Me: Wow. With what money?
Girl 3: I make 25 bucks a week!
Me: You might need a little more then 25 bucks to rent a house.

I am really going to miss these kids.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Oh My Facial!

I just got a European facial tonight and oh my, it was amazing! The candles, the music, the massaging, the hot towels, the massaging, the lavender, the hot steam and oh did I mention the massaging....

If you have never had a facial, I highly recommend it. I honestly thought I might start crying at one point during this facial, which might be a little strange,but it was just so therapeutic. I think this hour of facial was a lot cheaper than actual therapy, so I might just use this to justify making facials a regular occurrence.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Student Teaching Favorites

favorite silly moment-

I couldn't remember this kids name, but I knew he was creating a comic book called "Lion Boy", so here is what happened:

Boy 1: Staring off into space, not working.

Me: "Hey Lion Boy! Get back to work."

Boy 2: "She just called him Lion Boy! giggle giggle."

Me: While looking at Boy2, "He is making a comic called Lion Boy. "

Boy 2: Giggle

Me: Lost it and started giggling too.

favorite compliment-

Girl: "If I paid you 5 bucks would you promise to never leave" (referring to when I am done student teaching.)

Me: "You would have to pay me a lot more then 5 bucks."

Favorite slang term-

"Balmy." I asked a boy who uses this term what it means and he said it is supposedly like garbage. They call everything they can Balmy.

Today I had a chance to break up the first almost-fight in my classroom. As well as deal with two students who ripped up one an other's artworks during class. Moments like this make me feel like a real teacher. It was a fun day!