I hate throwing parties.
No, I really love throwing parties, but I always end up buying way too much stuff and then worrying about people not showing up or people not having fun… Ahhhh! At least this is for a good cause: My Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! It’s a pink party. Tim’s apartment looks like it threw up pink right now. He’s not so happy I think. :) Wanna donate?...
rosie.tint: SANDRA BULLOCK KEPT HER OWN NAME AND... →
Moral of the story? 1. Keep your name and win an Oscar. 2. Change your name and no Oscar for you. 3. This is all bullshit. This story from the Globe and Mail, “Married women should say ‘I don’t’ to changing their name, study suggests,” has me all sorts of annoyed. Among other things, it says: … You know what I can’t believe? Someone, somewhere, actually got paid to do this study. ...
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January 20, 2009 - A Poem
I used to participate in a group poetry blog. Did you know that? We wrote a poem a day throughout February 2009. It was a lot of fun, and I’d love to do it again. I was a creative writing major in undergrad. Did you know that? I bet there are lots of things about me you don’t know. Anyway, I was reading through my poems on that site, and there are a few of them I really like. ...
A study found hexane in soy protein. Should you... →
Soy processors use hexane to divide the beans into fat and protein (PDF). The beans are cracked, heated, and rolled into flakes, which are soaked in a hexane bath to extract the oil. Then the oil and defatted flakes are each steamed to evaporate the hexane. The crude soy oil is shipped to vegetable oil manufacturers—most vegetable oils are made from soy—to have the remaining proteins and free...
Some day, I might actually write a real piece for a real blog instead of just liking, sharing, or retweeting other people’s posts. That day is not today.
One of my biggest pet peeves
rosietint: Is when media of any kind refer to women by their first names when they do not refer to men by their first names. I. Cannot. Stand. It. If you ever see me doing it, please point it out immediately! (This is sometimes hard to catch when copying/pasting a passage from an article, I know it slips by me sometimes.) Ditto. So much ditto.
feministjillian: My macaron obsession is reaching new peaks. I just realized I am spending time watching YouTube videos in French on how to make them… my four years of French did not prepare me well enough to understand what he’s saying here. And the closed-captioning is also in French. Poo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4OkfhA0uK8&feature=fvw I *will* learn to make macarons! I will I...
The Blind Assassin
Oh. My. God. This might be the best book I have ever read. I stayed in my classroom after school was out to finish it because I couldn’t wait. And now I am crying. Just… Wow.
30 pages of The Blind Assassin left...
… AND I HAVE TO GO TEACH A CLASS!!!!! Arghhgghhhghhh!!!!
100 pages to go in The Blind Assassin...
… And I’m wondering when we’re going to find out that Iris is having an affair with Alex. Or that Richard has been abusing Laura. Or both! Am I right? Am I? Wait don’t tell me. Ohh I want to KNOW!!! I can’t finish this book soon enough…
8 months’ worth of groceries The amount a woman could buy for a family of four...– 12 Numbers Highlighting the Wage Gap - Newsweek.com (via ekswitaj)
Last night was a bad night. Tonight is going to be a much better night. I am going to go home, turn on the TV, eat some leftover Giordanno’s pizza, make some pink ribbon pins for my shindig in a few weeks, and then sit on the internet all night. Or read The Blind Assassin. I haven’t decided that far yet. But there will be no wedding talk or work talk. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. I mean it....
What's your quirk?
Do you have something quirky about your self or your personality that you’d like to share? My quirky thing is that I always count stair steps as I walk up or down them. I’m not sure why I do this, and I’m not usually conscious of doing it and I don’t keep track of all the stairs or anything, but I always count them. Oh, and I start over at 1 with every new flight of...
se-smith asked: What is the most challenging (can be good or bad challenge) thing about being a teacher, for you?
Totally sexist, but I think he’s joking. I hope, anyway. :) Also, I love David Boreanaz. A lot. Which is probably why I’m more likely to see this as a joke than an attack. And I love Bones, even though the show may have jumped the shark so to speak. But it is cool to see that their banter isn’t just an on-camera thing. As a former (and hopefully future) drama director,...
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.– David Russell
NCTE Inbox Blog: Everything I Know about... →
What if, in some significant ways, it is as easy as asking students, “What is your difference?” This article from Educational Leadership in which students share their answers to the question “What helps you learn?” is a compelling reminder that students themselves are often the best (and most underutilized) resource for learning about the variations in our classrooms.
I'm bored. Ask me things. →
I’m just warning you that I’m going to be posting lots of pretty pictures from my and Tim’s recent trip to the Morton Arboretum, so get ready. :)
I have a lot to do tonight. Blog posts for Witur & Equality 101, first and foremost. Also, many people emailed me today re: my latest Small Strokes post, which was wonderful, but I need to respond to those. And a little grading. And addressing save the dates. And making appointments for more wedding things. And reading. And fixing up a small paper. BUT MY PROFESSORS APPROVED MY THESIS!!!!!!...
Re: Gym Harassment
Oh, did I fail to mention that this gym of mine also frequently has men cleaning the women’s locker room during peak gym hours? I don’t ever change in the locker room any more because I’m afraid some guy is going to walk in unannounced to start cleaning. I drive all the way home to change and all the way back to work out. Is it just me, or is that not right?
Standard English Privilege and the Literate... →
It is not ok to discount someone’s argument because they don’t hold the same command over Standard English as you do, and this is why (in my humble opinion).
se-smith asked: You're a vegetarian, engaged to a non-vegetarian! Does that cause any friction in your relationship? How do you deal with it?
Re: The student quote I posted yesterday
I want you all to know, as this came up in another sphere of my internet, that I do know that “waivered” as it was used in the quote I posted yesterday is probably not what the student intended (in fact, looking it up using my handy dictionary.com iPhone app, is not technically a word; you cannot technically change the word “waiver” into a verb). However, it was a student...
I really like her. She is a young teacher, but she is not easily waivered and...– Anonymous comment about me from a student survey
This morning, I walked into the gym at 5:15 AM to get a short workout in before work. This is a normal practice of mine. I like working out in the morning for a few reasons: my days are long and my to do list gets longer by the end of them, I refuse to take two showers a day so if I do anything with friends after an afternoon workout I do so smelly, and - most of all - I like morning workouts...
What Makes a Great Teacher? →
What’s the etiquette for posting a song on Tumblr? Can I just take anything from my iTunes library and upload it and is that OK? Or do we have to worry about copyright laws?
rosietint: samsanator: Tim and I are getting married on what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The bridal party is walking down the aisle to “In My Life” and I am walking down the aisle to “All You Need is Love.” Recordings of the songs by the Beatles, none of this string quartet stuff. And the recessional is going to be a George fave of ours: “What Is Life.” This is what I call...
Tim and I are getting married on what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The bridal party is walking down the aisle to “In My Life” and I am walking down the aisle to “All You Need is Love.” Recordings of the songs by the Beatles, none of this string quartet stuff. And the recessional is going to be a George fave of ours: “What Is Life.” This...
annaoverseas: samsanator: annaoverseas: Been grading papers all afternoon. *weeps* I sympathize. And I would be finishing my papers up, but I rushed out of school to get to the car dealer on time and I left them in my closet. And now I am tumbling at the car dealer instead of being productive. /rant I’m so behind. I just want to give them grades without having to provide constructive...
annaoverseas: Been grading papers all afternoon. *weeps* I sympathize. And I would be finishing my papers up, but I rushed out of school to get to the car dealer on time and I left them in my closet. And now I am tumbling at the car dealer instead of being productive. /rant