Why I love my job . . .

There are several reasons of course. History, theatre and teaching are my passions . . . I love the students, etc, etc. But really I was just gonna post a few things that happened yesterday that made me happy.

One, is I was introduced to this song by Brad Paisley. Now I like Paisley just fine but he isn’t my favorite. However, I love this song. I love it because it shows how history builds the future, and I love the references it makes to the Civil Rights Movement. I feel like the song is a commemoration to Martin Luther King Jr who is one of my all time heroes. I mean how cool is that his dream came true. We’ve been teaching the Civil Rights Movement in class and I was reminded that MLK Jr started in the movement when he was 26. He was as old as I am now. It makes me want to do and be more. Anyway, I also like the song because Brad Paisley is super attractive in it. I’ve never really been into him but having him sing about history I guess just turned me on. I especially love it when he says the “look around and it is all so clear” line. He looks way good in those shots. Anyway, so here is that video.

Next great thing that happened yesterday is two of my girls in history class were super excited because they went to see Water for Elephants and apparently there are prohibition references and they understood all of them thanks to my class. They were thrilled that they knew what was going on and that they had made a connection. It made me feel so good that they are getting it and loving it. Moment!!!

I also was observed earlier this week by one of the vice principals and she had really nice things to say about me. That was nice.

Then yesterday during fifth something comical happened (it’s moments like these that make me so happy I am in high school). In my drama class the students have been doing their final duo scene performances. After each performance the class gives critiques/ comments/ suggestions. Well, two days ago after one of the scenes I had a young man (who is a jock– and not your typical drama student– but very talented) made a comment on one of the actors of the scene (a very typical drama boy, who can be socially awkward but is also very talented). Jock boy says “I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I think Drama Boy could be the next Robert De Niro.” This made Drama Boy laugh. And I’m not quite sure how serious Jock Boy was being. Well, yesterday Jock Boy performed his scene and afterwards Drama Boy raises his hand and says, “I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I think Jock Boy could be the next Megan Fox.” Now, that in itself made the class chuckle but what was really funny is what happened next. I have a young lady in the class who is autistic and says pretty much anything she is thinking out loud. After Drama boy makes his comment my autistic girl smiles and gives a confused look and says loudly, “But that’s a girls name!” The entire class busted out laughing. Good times.

Yes, I love my job. It’s pretty much the happiest part of my life besides family and friends.

I hate waiting for a week . . .

Great episode . . . as always of Vampire Diaries. Renbeth was right when she said it was kind of a building episode. It is clearly setting up for future intense things. Here are my thoughts 1)It is about time Jenna found out. It needed to happen. Now everyone knows and we don’t have to play these silly secret games. 2) Finally, Klaus is out of Alaric’s body. Amen. 3) I like Elijah. And I trust him. Does this make me as crazy as Elena? Probably. But I think she was smart to bring him back. 4) The Katerina/ Elijah possible love thing I find compelling. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Katherine could actually love someone. 5) Damon needs to take a chill pill and be smart about things. He’s gong into tantrum mode and I don’t like it. Granted, he’s still incredibly hot. But he needs to not make a mess of things. 6) So previews for next week … um ahhhhh! I wonder if Matt will try to kill Caroline and Tyler will save her. I mean they just slightly showed Tyler but I feel like it is kind of possible. And I just don’t want Damon to be dumb and get himself killed.
Sigh … I just hate having to wait. I get so caught up in the moment of it all.

My Dream Dress

Okay, so in trying to win a debate with Punk … Best Friend and I came across a picture of this dress. And I am like so in love with it. I know I would need to make it a tad bit more modest to wear in public … but … holy cow … I would feel like such a princess in this dress. I would totally have a soft curl in my hair and sweet blue earrings to go with it. And maybe wear like a tiara that Cinderella wears in Slipper in the Rose at the end when she is getting married which is like a tiara/head band. Anyway, I wish I could wear it.

Damon wins …

It doesn’t matter how sweet, honest, or sincere Stefan is. Damon will always win. Because he is the man. He will be the one to protect Elena. Will he get her? No. Because life is stupid. Something else I really like about Damon is that he associates himself more with all the others. He handles situations. When Stefan goes and talks to people he usually makes things worse. Like one relationship I love is the friendship between Alaric and Damon. And I feel like Bonnie and Damon are starting to trust each other more. And I like that too. And I like that Damon let Jeremy know the truth. Damon is just so totally the man. And who will she pick? The doofus. URgh. Anyway, last episode was totally intense. 1)Damon is a genius and beautiful. And I loved the Damon Elena moments. As always. 2) I’m so freaked out MAtt and Caroline’s mom are going to do something horrible to Caroline which completely breaks my heart for her. Why can’t they just see her for who she fetching is. 3) I want Alaric back. 4) I can’t wait until next week and getting more Klaus. I am so in love with this show. Which may sound total silly teenage girl of me. But since most of my friends who watch this are my age or older I feel better. People have to watch it to understand how truly marvelous it is.

My Beautiful Vampire Diaries …

I just don’t want Alarich to die!!!! Okay, so my show is back on. First of all, I am so mad at Matt. He sucks. How could he do that to Caroline? Caroline is one of my all time favorites and she keeps getting these stupid guys that betray her over and over again and it makes me so livid. Second of all, Damon is so delicious. Third, I don’t want Alaric to die just because Klaus has possessed him and I am so scared he will. But he just can’t. I love him and I feel like he is the real father to Elena. I wonder if Klaus will kill Catherine. That would be weird. Bonnie story lines don’t really excite me lately. It’s always the same old Bonnie gets or loses powers and she hurts herself using too much. Blah blah blah. Did I mention Damon is delicious? I like it when the brothers get along. I think together they totally rock it. Just saying. Oh I can’t wait until next week.

Back to school … two more months

My spring break is over and I am back to the old routine … which includes stress and trying to get a million and one things done. Very exciting. I had the best weekend. I helped throw a surprise birthday party for Best Friend with her older sister (whom I shall call Audacious– hee hee Love Her!!!) and Punk. So I am totally in love with Best Friend’s and Punk’s family. They are just beyond delightful and I feel like I am with family when I am with them. Best Friend was super surprised (I got it on tape. Actually something when wrong with the camera but I had Best Friend act it out again and I got that on tape.) And we played a bunch of fun games, and ate yummy food (like chocolate cover strawberries which is really like my most favorite thing to put into my mouth that is sweet) and then we chilled in the hot tub. I didn’t go to bed until like … three in the morning. And anyone who knows me knows how totally insane this is for me. But it was so worth it. The next day we went to the singles branch … and I thought the Wellsville ward had been small … so so tiny. And I was so so dead. But it was still quite delightful. And then we went and took a nap and then Best Friend’s mom made the most delicious dinner (she’s kind of this brilliant chef–just saying– I’d put her up with my mom’s cooking and that is saying something because my mother’s cooking is my most favorite–ooh and Renbeth. I love Renbeth’s cooking too. Now I’m hungry). Then we had a responsible and safe race home. Punk was driving with his friend and I had Best Friend with me. Best Friend and I totally won. There were times I didn’t think we would but then we so did. (Insert Freckle hand thing). Holler! True … Punk will claim we didn’t win the entire thing based off a technicality but he is wrong. We just won. : ) No, really we did.
Anyway, today I went back to school. And I graded papers, and prepped for class, and took care of stuff to get ready for state competition this weekend. And I am so now ready for bed. But I’m actually gonna go dancing with Best Friend instead because that’s just more fun. Granted I won’t be able to stay out quite as late as we did last time.
PS My students loved the stage. I must say I am proud of Punk and myself on our hard work.

Just a really good day ….

So, yesterday was just a solid good day. On Monday and Tuesday Punk and I were working on refinishing the stage. Conversation and company was enjoyable and I did learn some mad painting skills but not gonna lie it was hard work so I was ready for a day of pleasure. And that is just what Wednesday happened to be. It started out with a lovely Temple session with my old roomie. It was a nice relaxing way to start out the day. Then I went home and ate a delicious lunch of cottage cheese, French bread and a pear. Not gonna lie. It made my tummy happy. Then I went clothes shopping with my dear dear friend UK (we’ll call her this because that is the nickname my students came up with for her. She is my choreographer). Oh my gosh, I felt so much like a girl as we shopped and chatted about boys. It was so great. My two favorite moments is when UK told me on Saturday and that she ate a lunch of asparagus and rice krispy treats. For some reason this lunch made me happy. MY second favorite thing is we bought matching pleather jackets for 1 dollar. Best dollar I have ever spent in my life. Ha ha! I got so many cute clothes! And I don’t feel bad about it because I haven’t gone real clothes shopping in months and months. And I love hanging out with UK. Oh and we ran into my hair dresser who I just completely love.

After shopping I went home and watched Bones. Hee hee Enough said there. I think we all know how glorious I think Bones is. One of my all time favorite shows. I am in love with Hodgens and I just want him and Angela to be with each other. They are so so right for each other. I think back on their first kiss at the swings. Oh my goodness. So cute. Oh and I watched an episode with Zooey Deschanel (my celebrity look alike) guest starring. So funny.

And what makes me really happy is Renbeth started to watch Bones. And she likes it. And now I can talk to her about it. And I love talking to her about things. And I love talking about Bones. Holler!
Next I decided I needed to start writing. And all of a sudden this idea came to me for a murder mystery/comedy play. I am kind of giddy about it. And I may get Juan to write music for it. Not a musical or anything. Like soundtrack music. I’m not gonna give up to much about it. But just know there is a plane involved and death. Maybe I will include some Bones. : )

After that I went to Zumba. Which I also love. We learned some new songs. That was fun. But I got this horrible headache/ nausea near the end. That was not pleasant. Anyway, I went home showered, got into a new outfit, dressed up all kinds cute and went to pick up Best friend for Country Dancing. Now let me just say that country dancing … not my thing. I have tried to go before and usually ended up hating it. But I adore hanging out with Best Friend and thought I would give it a try. I also invited my friend MS (one of my most dear guy friends) to join us there. That way I knew I would have at least one person to dance with. We get there and boom! Right away Best Friend’s friends came over and asked us to dance. So much fun. And I’ll be honest I danced almost every single song. MS showed and I danced with him several times. Fluffy was there and I danced with him several times. And I danced with several of Best Friend’s highly attractive friends. Phorist was there and I danced with him. And a guy I had never met named Jake asked me to dance twice. It was great and he was cute. I had a couple guys I didn’t know ask me and they were nice but not intriguing. I saw several graduated students. I loved the “Miss Freckles, you go dancing?!” I should tell them to call me by my first name. HA ha. MY favorite was when I ran into one of my old graduated boy students. He looks at me and says, “I’m not sure we should be here at the same time.” I was all “Dude, this was my age group first.” We both laughed and went our separate ways. Oh my dancing was so fun. Oh and that cute Jake boy I talked about found me before he left and told me he figured out who I reminded him of …. Zooey Deschanel. I feel like I should get on some celebrity look alike thing. Ha ha. We stayed until one. We were the last people on the dance floor. At the end I was dead tired and I kept having to dance with this guy who was nice but so a no go. But I danced with him so Best Friend could dance with one of her hotties. I am such a good friend. Ha ha.

But yeah overall, super great night. And I felt pretty and confident. Renbeth would be s proud of me because if a guy didn’t ask me I would ask him. Oh I even danced with this guy from my ward that I have always thought was kind of cute. : ) Go Freckles! For the record I wish there was a dance club that played more my style of dance. : )