Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tag...You're it!

Okay, so I've been tagged. I think I was technically tagged by Deb when she did her post and tagged everyone reading it, but I ignored it. But, Anon officially tagged me in my comment section, so here it goes. 8 interesting facts...I just want everyone to know that I put A LOT of effort in to coming up with these. It took me an hour and a thought provoking re-run of Dawson's Creek to come up with these.

#1 - I could eat mashed potatoes everyday. I know this explains alot for some of you. Why can't I lose weight? hmmm... let me think. It's really quite ridiculous how much I love them. Just to clarify, I DON'T eat them everyday, but I could.

#2 - My perfect day is laying by a pool reading a romance novel. Not too much to say about that one. I got to do that in Florida a couple of different days and it was heavely.

#3 - I'm addicted to Little House on the Prarie. I probably watch 3-4 episodes a day in the summer. I love this show. I find though that it feeds my melancholy. When I'm depressed, this is not a good thing. Nearly every episode makes me cry. I've been a little down this week and every time Sue calls to see what I'm doing, I'm watching Little House and sniffling. So, I'm not going to watch it today. I'm feeling pretty good and don't want to mess it up.

#4 - I was in Florida for Hurricane Charlie. A quick little trip to Florida the weekend before school starts turned into quite the adventure. Sue and I watched the hurricane go through from our hotel window. It was very exciting. There was a ton of damage but we were lucky. Our rental car was missed by the falling trees. We saw others that weren't so lucky. The airport was damaged, but we were able to fly out which was a good thing since school started the next morning.

#5 - I'm terrified of needles. I know most people don't like them, but I avoid doctors at all costs. It's really not healthy. I should go, but my fear of needles overrules all common sense.

#6 - When I was in H.S., my friend's sister tried to drown me at the city pool. Sadly, this is true. The worst part is that she was my friend too. She actually used to be my babysitter. They were an interesting family. I'm pretty sure she was high when she tried to kill me. I thought she was joking around at first, but when I was running out of air and she wouldn't let me up, I began to realize it wasn't a joke. Her sisters had to pull her off me. So, I guess you all are lucky to know me.

#7 - In my alternate life, I am an FBI agent. Clarise Starling from Silence of the Lambs is my hero. I love to read and watch these serial killer mysteries. When I do, I imagine myself being brave and strong and taking down the bad guys.

#8 - I skipped school 18 times my senior year. Close your mouths. I know you're in shock but it's true. I was very good though. I kept track and made sure I didn't miss more than 7 times in any class per semester. That was the limit to pass. I was usually in school, just hiding out in the auditorium with my friend Mindy. One time we had to jump behind the curtains and hide because Mr. Kline came into the auditorium and I was supposed to be in his class right then. It was pretty intense. I felt a little like Ferris Buehler.

Well, there you have my 8 interesting facts. I hope I have provided and new and interesting view of me. Cousins John, Kim and Carolyn...consider yourself tagged!

TaTa for now!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


How do you get experience, if nobody will give you the job until you've had some???? This always baffles me. Well, as you can tell, I didn't get the job...again. I'm trying to remain upbeat and positive. I only shed a few tears. No major breakdown like last time. I guess that's good. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I appreciate your prayers. I'll keep you posted.


Monday, June 18, 2007

We had a MAGICAL Time...

Well, it seems like ages since my last post. Since that time, I have finished up the school year, spent a week at Disney and have been back floating on a raft in Sue's pool for a week. Okay, about Disney. Sue and I took her neice Amy to Disney World for a week! We stayed right on the Disney compound at the Pop Century Resort. We had a fabulous time. I of course LOVE disney! When I taught elementary, my entire room was decorated with all the disney characters. The fun part of this trip, was taking Amy who had never flown or ridden any kind of rides. She loved it! By the end of the week, I even had her flying upside down in the dark on the rockin roller coaster with me at MGM studios! We failed to convert Sue into a roller coaster lover, but 2 miracles in one week might have been alot to ask. :) The above picture (not state the obvious) is of the 3 of us with everyone's favorite mouse, Mickey!
Best friends, Sue and Kelley, with best friends, Pooh, Piglet and Tigger. Aww!
We got a little worried by how much the characters loved Amy. They were always hugging on her and wanting her to kiss them. Must have been those killer dimples!
This was the Hippy Dippy pool in our 60's section of the resort. It was awesome! Each of the decades was decorated with phrases and memorablia from the pop culture of that decade. Below you'll see some of our 60's phrases.

It was a full, fun, but exhausting week. I felt like I walked 100 miles. If you've never done Disney, this is the way to do it. Unlimited access and freedom to come and go is the way to go. Now I can start looking forward to the next vacation to Hilton Head with my fam! I'm hoping this one will be a little more relaxing! Hope everyone's having a great summer!
Interview at Madison Grant at 8:00 Tuesday morning. Please pray! Thanks!