Thursday, November 26, 2009


happy thanksgiving, all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the week of duessa

in order to (hopefully) break free of a string of sucky birthdays, i am mixing things up this year.

in homage to an old coworker of mine, i am titling this week "the week of duessa" and documenting the whole thing:

Day One: it all started. my classes went well. i got to lecture on fairy tales (which excites me more than it probably should), and my students seemed into it. i love ending the semester on a good note, and this project seems to do just that.

we have three weeks until school is out. THANK YOU BABY JESUS!

i discovered tons of new and great music that i have been rocking out to all day. it's awesome. really.

i love itunes. genius rocks!

until tomorrow~duessa, out.

Friday, November 6, 2009

life adventures

things i hate:

1) evil scantron machines.
mr. scantron,
i don't use you very often. when i do, i would love it if you could work. the first time. not the twelfth. you don't get to pick and choose which of my students' exams you would like to grade. you have to grade them all. this is your job. your purpose. your destiny. buck up!

2) high school english teachers who can't communicate intelligently through e-mail.
ms. know-it-all-who-actually-knows-nothing,
you suck at typing and spelling. no wonder my students come into class unable to write complete, effective sentences.

3) music research papers.
i loathe you. you destroy my mood and make me want to drink. a lot. please show signs of improvement.

4) my bestie having to work all the time.
best friends job,
hire some freaking people already so i have my best bud/hang out partner back!

things i love:

1) the new train album.
you rock. keep on rocking. never change! xoxo

2) apple danishes.
you are delicious and cinnamony and oh so good on a crisp fall morning.

3) Jon Ronson.
mr. ronson,
you are a hi-larious writer, and i very much enjoy your books. please write something new soon.

3) anticipation of upcoming events
concerts/plays i will be attending soon,
i'm really looking forward to you. please be great!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

halloween and spooky things...

it all started at 8. an assortment of characters showed up: kittens, rednecks, midgets with attitude, ewoks, and more.

it was, simply put, a hot mess.

we managed a few group pics.
the kitten.
the redneck. check out that mullet.

the goth fairy.
the american loathing, wine guzzling, chain-smoking frenchie.

the mad scientist who's trying not to laugh.
the midget with 'tude.
the midget giving the fairy a little thrill.

the ewok.

my creation. six legs. oh, yes. six legs.

happy halloween, all!