Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, Tuesday

Today was a nice, slow morning. We had a delayed start today due to the winter weather conditions, so I slept in until about 9am which was so pleasant! I left for school around 9:45am (our town is very small so it takes me just about 5 minutes to get to work), but immediately I realized that the school district definitely should have called a snow day like the college did. All roads were completely iced over and covered in snow, and accidents were all over the place. I consider myself a great driver, but these conditions made me a bit uncomfortable. To make matters worse, as I was coming down one of the larger hills, along with many other vehicles, one car decided to let a semi-truck cross the intersection, as there isn't a light there. Nice gesture, but when you have cars going down hill on ice, it probably isn't the best idea. I almost hit the truck in front of me, and most of the other cars were sliding all over the road. Scary. Once I made it to school, it was apparent that most of the students and teachers were having a hard time making it there. Classes were half full with no teachers in sight! Luckily as the day went on more people got there, but I still feel they should have called a snow day.

After work I came home to find that Hank had shaved his lovely beard off...and left only a mustache! This is a different look for him, and I'm unsure how I feel. About four years ago I went out to NY to meet up with Hank and the band he sang for at the time, Life in Pictures (click here to listen), while they were on tour and playing Hellfest. When my girlfriends and I pulled up to our hotel, the guys got out of the van and I was greeted by Hank and a huge mustache. I wasn't a fan then, and I think I may still be on that side of the fence. I find him attractive no matter what, but mustaches are weird and I'm still unsure.

came home from work to find a newly beardless, mustached husband!


After I got over the mustache shock, I made myself a nice little dinner while Hank was out with his friends. I had whole wheat pasta, fresh steamed veggies and a baked tofu slab. Oh, and lots of Sriracha! Yum. It was a perfect little "tv dinner," complete with catching up on The City and The Hills before the television was inevitably taken over by basketball.

"tv dinner"

Also, one of my readers Megan asked me a question in regards to my blog and being a teacher, so I thought I would address that here, since her comment wasn't linked to a profile. She asked:

Hi! I love your blog! I had a question for you. I am studying to be an elementary teacher, and our professors constantly tell us not to have any personal information about ourselves on facebook, myspace, blogs etc, just as a precaution. For example, if parents saw something and didn't like it. I love your blog and don't see anything wrong with it. I was just wondering if you have had to deal with anything like this and what you did about it. Thanks!:-)

To answer this question, I should first say that I have always been told the same things by my professors too. I've definitely seen my fair share of those news stories about teachers who get fired over a Myspace picture or Facebook post, and I've had my own teacher mom warn my sister and I about our online activity. With these warnings in mind, I still choose to have a public blog because I really feel strongly that I should be able to express myself however I want. I do feel that content has a large part of it though; at this point in my life I'm not out partying like crazy, and even if I was, I would never post about it. I think that if your blog is like this one; truthful posts about life, things that inspire you, pictures of friends and family...how could anyone cite that as a bad thing? I do realize that not all people agree with tattoos, and being a heavily tattooed teacher in the public schools isn't the norm, but I feel strongly that if any parent or member of the school board wanted to bring up my tattoos via my blog and cause issues, I would not want to work for that district anyway. In five years of teaching I've never had to deal with any repercussions from public blogging. The only weird thing is having to constantly deny students' friend adds on social networking sites. It's funny because when I was a student the last thing I'd want would to be friends with a teacher. It's so interesting to me. Overall I think if you just refrain from putting up party photos, sexually suggestive photos, etc...you should be just fine! So, I hope I answered your question. Let me know if you have any more!

I also received a question about how I include playlists in my blog. It's really easy! I just go over to Project Playist and make one, they have so many songs and it's a simple site to use. Once you finish your playlist, simply click on the link for "embed code" and it will give you a code to put into your blog. Some of you said it wouldn't fit in your post. but if you take a look at my last post, that's the standard size and the size I got without adjusting the code or anything. Good luck and let me know if you need more help!

So, now I am just relaxing, contemplating going to the gym. Like I mentioned earlier, our house has been taken over by the guys. Dustin, Addison and Matt are over to watch the Suns game, so our house is filled with boys yelling at the television. It's super cute though because they do this every week and cook a nice meal together. Isn't that adorable? They always go to the grocery store together and then come back over here and cook up some sort of homemade dish. Tonight they made what looks and smells like an Italian dish- some sort of ziti bake. Annnd, I just tasted it and I'm impressed. Not as good as my "famous ziti" ;) but pretty darn good!

As I'm typing this I'm getting sleepier and sleepier, so rather than the gym I may just drift off to sleep. I have been just a little more tired than usual lately and I think I just need to get to bed earlier. Regardless, I don't think I'll be able to sleep with this loud basketball game on in the living room! ha.

I hope all of you had a great day!

Tuesday

29 comments:

  1. what is that jacket you're wearing?? it's so cute!!

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  2. my manmate can't even grow facial hair, so i pretend to not love beards as much as i do :).

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  3. Ahhhh finally, someone who doesn't love facial hair! I am so confused lately with everyone wanting to draw mustaches on things and making fake mustaches everywhere. I think they're creepomatic!

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  4. I am a high school Art/Photography Teacher and I totally hear you. I keep my blogs clean and safe...although I once had a feeling that someone from our districts office was reading my blog....it felt weird and I actually stopped writing about my personal life quite a bit. I have 2 blogs now one personal and one for my photo biz! Oh and I am all about Facebook and yes, I constantly have to deny students!

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  5. very interesting! and your christmas tree is so cute! :) you really like tofu? i can never make it right.. it's always so squishy and gross! :P

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  6. hey, thanks so much for following me!

    i love making lime cyanne dressing with srirachi, mix mayo, a bit of srirachi and a squeeze of lime! eat it on a toasted veggie sandwich! yum!

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  7. Violet Bella---thanks for the wonderful dressing recipe! Sounds great!

    And Danielle! Love the rundown...Glad you made it to school safely...I didn't venture out in the day until 4p... :) and the roads were still crummy! Hope tomorrow is better, tho with all this melt off I bet it'll be worse. :| Oh Prescott, love you soo!

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  8. I never knew Hank was in Life In Pictures! Too funny, Brian loved them when he was young. He wanted me to tell you that he was at their last show! haha :)

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  9. thanks for following me! i'm working on my teaching certification now to go with my art degree, so its interesting to hear about teacher stuffs! my boyfriend likes to do that surprise! no beard thing too, i prefer the beard!

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  10. i am a bit iffy about the whole mustache look, too. my guy was thinking about doing what hank did (shaving off the beard and keeping a mustache), but then he changed his mind!

    also, thanks for following my blog!

    :]

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  11. Mustaches are so weird. I actually like really scruffy full beards with facial hair, but shave off everything else and leave a mustache? Um, no go my friend. No go.

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  12. I LOVE beards! So masculine! And, I'm with you regarding 'staches. Not too sure how much I'd love it if my boyfriend went 'stache only. But then, I don't know that he could grow a full 'stache. ;)

    And good for you about your blog. There is absolutely nothing inappropriate about it. It's sassy AND classy! And that last line was not supposed to sound as cheeseball as it did, but you get the point.

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  13. Hank's mustache is silly, but pretty cool! I wish Scott's mustache would grow in more haha

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  14. Okay, I just had to say that I LOL'd so hard at Hank's mustache. My boyfriend Glenn does this to me ALL the time! I hate it lol. Mustache's make him look so creepy! But he's a goofball and so I laugh at it mostly. Hope Hank get the hint soon ;)

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  15. Well said (about the public blogging)!!

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  16. you and your hub are so adorable! even if he does look a little goofy with a stache :P love your blog!<3

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  17. Thanks a lot for answering my question! I appreciate it!

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  18. I'm going to school for teaching also, and am fully prepared to wear cardigans every day. :]

    My husband isnt allowed to have beard with his work, but can have a mustache. (lame) and always threatens to leave it, especially after a long vacation where he has a nice beard going. :]

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  19. haha that mustache! My husband grew one out once and was escorted to the bathroom to shave it off! yuck! and I have to agree the jacket is super cute your wearing and I only see a small part of it! Love your blog!!

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  20. Thanks for following me! I love some facial hair and some just give me the eeries! :) Do you have to cover up your tats at work? I have several myself and having to keep them covered at work always bugs me :{ I am glad you made it safely to work and home again!

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  21. My boyfriend grew a mustache for charity the whole month of November. It was cute at first...but then he just looked like a teenager growing their first facial hair. He couldn't stand it and shaved it off 3 days before Dec. Hanks is much better though! But I know where you're coming from! Haha.

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  22. I have to say, not loving the mustache. But, whatever makes him happy, right? Or something like that.
    Anyway, love this post as usual! You always have something sweet, inspiring, fun & helpful to say.
    Can't wait to see you!
    Miss you!
    Luvs!

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  23. this one time my boyfriend played a little joke on me.
    and he shaved off just the chin part of his beard/moustache.
    it might be hard to picture...haha, but it was really funny and silly. :)

    that sounds super dangerous, the whole snow day thing.
    i'm glad you made it through your day safely, girl.
    :)

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  24. I think you would be the neatest english teacher to have.

    That jacket you are wearing is adorable and so are you and your lovely blog!

    Xoxo
    Sarah Ann
    Stop by: shehasastorytotell.blogspot.com

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  25. Your blog is oh so cute! Love it!

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  26. I don't think hank looks all that bad with a mustache but he does look better with a beard. I may be biased. I've never seen my husband without facial hair except in pictures. When we first met he had a mustache with large chops. ha.

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  27. mmm spiracha is soo good. nice the hills and the city. i like the city more. you?

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  28. THE HOT SAUZE IS AMAZINNNNNNNNNNNG

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  29. wow! that picture of you at the bottom of this post is stunning. you're gorgeous!

    xoxo.

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