ringsandcoffee: (Emma2009 There you were)
After work: getting stuff done (the fun list items before the more necessary, of course) --> talking to Susan --> did more work --> feeling of want to leave NOW hits --> say goodbye to Jill and Anita --> leave at 4:20.

Craving: Starbucks --> toffee almond bar (sniff, they haven't existed in over a year) --> coffee ice cream shake --> McDonald's chocolate shake --> McD's for dinner --> long line at McD's, over to Carl's Jr --> banana chocolate chip shake maybe? --> Western combo --> maybe food was what I wanted --> cookies again --> fries --> eat fries --> nope, want cookies still.

Decision time: 6 p.m. --> cookies, yes or no? --> YES --> walk to fridge, only 1 stick of butter --> sadness ensues --> post sad situation on FB --> realize, half batch, duh! --> 2 people comment suggesting half batch --> make an 8x8 pan cookie instead of small ones --> eat a generous dollop of cookie dough --> bliss --> cookie done, cooling in pan.

ETA: Checked 15 minutes later --> cookies were way undercooked --> popped back in oven --> still seem soft, take out anyway --> taste some --> taste yum!
ringsandcoffee: (P&P going in LJ)
-Shiny cookware is shiny! All 13 pieces are washed and dried. Now, to use it.
-When I want a Seattle's Best coffee ice cream shake, I should just get one. My 2 attempts at a substitute just didn't cut it.
-Why do I eat fast food like it's nothing, the read the ingredients on all the different ice creams to find the least scary brand? Shocker of the day: the generic Wal-Mart brand was the most natural, pretty much the same as Breyers, and it tastes way better.
-I have huge recycling piles and Goodwill piles. I hate carrying all that stuff out to the bins and my car.
-Why am I so enamored with cheap plastic storage bins?
-I'm weird about certain things (see above for examples) but I've decided that everyone is weird in their own ways.
-Cold and rain, I really do like you. You'll be fondly rememebered come July. Keep in mind that cold here = the 40s. Ha ha ha.
-Staying up the next three Sundays to watch Emma on Masterpiece Theater isn't really feasible; Luckily, I can watch it online! Or just wait for the dvd on 2/9.
-Teaching parts of speech all year long, and I still get asked what verbs, nouns and adjectives are.

Examples of things students do that make no sense (happens multiple times daily)
Me: Take out your reading books and read any story you want for a few minutes (or do XYZ).
Student: Can we read any story we want (or do we do XYZ)?
Me: Did you *really* just ask me that?
****
On the way back from lunch
Student: May I go to the bathroom?
Me: Yes, when we pass by.
Student: (as we pass the bathrooms) Can I go now?
Me: o_O
****
Math question: Which shows the fraction in order from greatest to least?
Student: Oh, I thought it said least to greatest!
Me: But it says greatest to least.
Student: Yeah, but I thought it said least to greatest.
Me: That's like you saying "My name is Bob" and I reply "Oh, I thought you said your name was George!"
****
Me: *gives directions*
Student(s): *doesn't listen to directions*
Student(s): (2 seconds later) What do we do?
-or-
During reading centers, at which time I work with one of the 4 groups.
Student: *walks over to me from group across the room, holding paper* What am I supposed to do?
Me: Did you read the directions?
Student: No.
Me: Read them.
Student: *reads* Ohhhhh! Ok I know what to do!
Me: You couldn't have read them to begin with, or, you know, asked someone IN YOUR GROUP?
ringsandcoffee: (book beaux)
I like my feet. I may not love most of the rest of my body, but I think my feet are attractive. Size 9, right now my toenails are painted for the first time since May '08, and there's just nothing gross about them in general.

I want a brownie or chocolate cake.

I could drink 3-4 Peet's iced lattes a day. Seriously yummy.

Tomorrow my dad and I are going to San Francisco. It's a chance for me to spend time with him, and I miss seeing the ocean. The only definite plan so far is going to the Golden Gate Bridge. I also need to call Alison and see if we can drop by or have lunch or dinner. Short notice, but I'm just not really into seeing everyone I know on this trip.

Speaking of seeing people, I saw my brother and sister-in-law without thinking I was going to. They were over when my mom and I got back from the airport, then we had a Father's Day bbq here. My brother is a step-grandpa, so he got to celebrate too.

Lucky the dog is cute, even if he does poop in the house. He will crawl under the covers with you if you let him. He'll stare at you with this sad face till you throw his ball, but he doesn't bring it back to you. He chases it, plays with it, then comes and sits near you and just looks at you, waiting.

So many things in my life I wish were different, yet those that are in my control I'm often too lazy to change.

I still hope I won't have to teach a 4/5 combo class next school year. Ha, school starts again on July 27th, so it seems absurd to say next year.

Tahoe on Thursday! Yay!

I bought a new dress at H&M today. Maybe I'll post a picture of it, once I take one. I also bought 2 more v-neck shirts on sale at Gap. Now I have 5 different colors. Silly me.

I also like my hair, even if it's flat because of the different water/climate/whatever. I like the color too. Oh, and my hair is way cuter than Kate Gosselin's. Ok, it's just less weird, since I don't have the spiky deal in the back.

I watched maybe my 3rd episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8 tonight. I can only watch when I'm at a place with cable, plus the whole "big announcement" we all predicted. I must admit, the kids are adorable, and the show is addicting aside from the whole marital issues. I find the breakup sad, and yet I sat there, analyzing with my mom what went wrong. What went wrong, I don't know, but I agree with what [livejournal.com profile] joyfulmelody brought up - what about marriage vows? For better or worse, till death do us part? I don't believe the tabloids, and I wish them the best in this next, very difficult chapter of their lives.

I want to get married.
ringsandcoffee: (P&P 95 lovehatemarryokay!)
Well, nothing I really wanted to do. So, I read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Austenland-Novel-Shannon-Hale/dp/1596912855 I saw it on cd at the UCD bookstore, then bought it at Borders. It was an easy read, and cute, and not too predictable.

Have I read the other books I brought with me? No. Haven't even finished listening to Bleak House, but that's also for the drive back home. And what do I want to do now? Watch N&S. Maybe Mom will watch it with me, though she'll fall asleep.

New years dinner was steak, baked potatoes, and broccoli. ate those foods in the reverse listed order. Yay for orderly cooking!

Happy new year, y'all!
ringsandcoffee: (ack)
I want chocolate. That is all.



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