Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Spring Break

I made Faith a crochet hook/needle/scissors holder.

Wye Mountain with friends. This is "the mom" shot.
Jeff, Bethany, Faith, Thomass

Faith's "Beatnik-Croquet-Poetry Slam-Shepherd's Pie" B-Day party!

Jen had her baby!! I met Evelyn at Faith's B-Day Party. Caught Jen being a mommy. Beautiful.

Mom and I went to Memphis, toured Graceland.

Future ceiling? Eh...maybe if I didn't have allergies ;-)

Our awesome steal--a 4.5 Star Westin Hotel!

Blues City Cafe and my beautiful mother.

Memphis Zoo, my first Panda!! SO CUTE!!

Ever been here? Go there soon and eat their ribs!!

I got to hold baby Evelyn for an entire hour!! 

Faith's "real" b-day party. Thomass, Faith, Jeff.

Lemon poundcake.

French Onion Tart

I made decorations!! Faith made her outfit!! 

Silly ladies ;-)

I went all out!

This Spring Break I burnt myself with the curling iron, which bounced twice on my arm. I later conceived a lie and told my brother that someone stabbed me at Juanitas, and I had to go get a tetnis shot. No stitches. He went along with it for a little while until Mom spoiled the fun. 

The prodigal son returned with Lance. 4 months. 35 pounds of awkward teenage clumsiness. He's so beautiful! 

I later wrastled him with my thighs just so I could get him still enough to kiss his head. Crazy dog. He's strong! Just think. He's gonna be 3 times this size. DANG!!

3 generations.

Monday, March 14, 2011


I think I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in my hands.
I'm not that old...right?
WRONG!!! Apparently, I am!
That's it. I'm swearing off crafts. And writing. And typing.
Maybe I'll start taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?

Check out the assignment I gave my 7th grade Pre-AP class today ;-)
I definitely blew their minds with my example ;-)

"In a single sentence (well, it'll turn into a paragraph!) write at least 3 independent phrases with at least 3 conjunctive dependent clauses attached to them. Hint: your sentence should be just like the two examples that I gave on the board. 
Remember, here is one of the examples: 

'My robotic arm continued to make connections to my human nerve endings; even though, it was unconnected, and the battery was dead, thus this freaked me out so much that I raised my hand in class (my real hand), yet the teacher didn't call on me when I waved my hand in the air; I suffered silently, and I started to cry because my robot arm started flipping me the bird; this rude gesture was all it took for me to run out of the classroom screaming with my possessed robotic arm still attached.'

(There are 3 independent phrases here and 7 conjunctive, dependent clauses! Luckily, you only have to have 3 of each!)"

Ha, we'll see what happens tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hades-Still Gross

To continue the "mythological gross-outs", though to add some humor and "urban decay", I give you this:
"Kids, if you want to get a better picture of Hades instead of the rendition in 'The Odyssey', you should go and find the movie 'What Dreams May Come'". (It happens to be one of my absolute favorite movies!)

In response I get a: "Wet Dreams May Come"!!!!? "Gross Ms. Jones."
Urban Decay. When students equate wet dreams with a creepy uncle who marries his niece.
Ahhhhh, the youth of America.
Maybe next week I should focus on how to think before one speaks ;-)


Okay. The Huffington Post published another one of their "7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Your Time on Right Now".
This one cracked me up ;-)
Go here.
I typed in: "Would you love your neighbor as yourself?"
She told me: "No sir, let's talk about your mamma, who's so dumb she got hit by a parked car."

Disclaimer: Now, I realize this is a stupid website, and the responses are computer generated and can change every time you push "Whoopinate", but still...
I gotta go watch those movies soon ;-)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Absence. Ancients.

When you let almost a month pass on your blog, it's almost the death of it.
I'm alive and kicking.
Let me prove it.
This post will be dedicated to The Ancients and teaching about them.
I am so getting a kick out of teaching my students about Greek/Roman Mythology, mostly for the "sick" factor. It's a gross topic at times, and my kids get grossed out.
I love every minute of it. I'm so glad that I can get away with teaching this stuff!
Call me morbid.
#1: Mother Zeus: Dionysus, born of Zeus's thigh/testicles.
#2 Uncle Incest: Uncle Hades kidnaps niece, Persephone, and makes her his queen. Ugh.

#3: Cronus's Bits Grow "Love": Cronus is cut up by Zeus, thrown in the sea, out comes Aphrodite, Cronus's granddaughter (and daughter??)...

#4: Hungry Dad: Cronus, hungry and fearful father, eats his children in front of their mother, Rhea. Later, he vomits them out.