Friday, October 30, 2009

Pure Joy!!

I'm feeling pure joy. Why? Because I'm a shallow, materialistic person. What does that mean? I finally ordered my new couch!! It's taken forever because I had to apply for a new credit card and I had to order it from the Portland West Elm store. It's being shipped to me via UPS and should be here in the upcoming week. YAY!! Plus, the best part is they're giving me a $600 gift card to reward me for my purchase. Another YAY!! To see more pictures, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You Know it's the End of the Quarter When . . .

You know it's the end of the quarter when:
  • You've spent the last 3 days doing nothing but grading papers.
  • You have students who are suddenly interested in their grade.
  • You have students who suddenly start turning in work.
  • You have parents you've never heard from calling several times a day trying to find out what their child can do "to be successful in your class."
  • You have parents who call to make excuses for their children.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Harry Potter Party

The Pettit's Harry Potter Halloween Party is always the best Halloween party of the year. They've been throwing this party for 8 years now. It took me 5 years just to get an invitation - The invitations have become one of the hottest and most coveted invitations of the Halloween season. We had a ton of fun with food, Quidditch, The Headless Hunt, and lots of trivia. Here are some pics:

The Pettit's go all out with the decorations.

Professor Trelawny and Moaning Myrtle
(aka Me and Christi) being sorted.

Yay!! We're both in Gryffindor.
Maybe we can be roommates.

Picture Time.

Professor Trelawny, the Grey Lady, & Moaning Myrtle
(aka Me, Lori, and Christi)

The Grey Lady explaining the rules for the trivia/Quidditch match.

Me with my cute Harry Potter cupcake.

Voting for the best costume.
Bellatrix LaStrange (aka Dusty) couldn't believe
I would vote for myself - she doesn't know me that well.

Two Trelawnys?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Love Glee

I love Glee!! It is totally my new favorite show on TV. I laugh when I'm watching it, I laugh when I'm thinking about it, I'm even laughing right now as I write about it. Below you'll find a short video about Glee and some of my favorite quotes.

Favorite One-Liners:
  • Puck: It was a message from God - Rachel was a hot Jew and the good Lord wanted me to get into her pants.
  • Will: We'll get you sobered up... find you some underwear. It's not too late for you.
  • Quinn: I had sex with you because you got me drunk on wine coolers and I felt fat that day.

Favorite Dialogue

Will: "Since 1992, 95% of your Cheerios [cheerleaders] should have flunked Spanish. And I, for one, am not gonna be a part of it anymore!"

Sue: "Ohhh, Will! We all know your devotion to that dying language!"

Will: "Dying language?!"

Sue: "Let me break this down for you, okay? I empower my cheerios to be champions. Do they go on to college? I don't know...I don't care. Should they learn Spanish?...Sure, if they wanna become dishwashers & gardeners.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun Weekend

I haven't been much of a blogger lately. I'm not sure why, but I haven't felt like writing or posting many pictures. I'm going to try to be better. I had a pretty good weekend. Zack and Mitch came over Friday night while Jeanine and Doug went to the Jordan River Temple. Zack, Mitch, and I decorated Halloween cookies. We also popped a ton of popcorn and watched Transformers. Jeanine and Doug came by and picked up Mitch, but Zack spent the night.

On Saturday Zack, Lesli, and I went to Cracker Barrel. We go there for breakfast every time Zack sleeps over. The kid loves that place!! He ate 3 pieces of French toast and an egg - this coming from a kid who never eats!! That afternoon Adam, Jackie, Doug, Jeanine, Zack, Mitch, and I went up American Fork Canyon. We BBQed and did a little fishing (I was the only one to catch a fish). We also went up to Cascade Springs and hiked around.

Overall, excellent weekend. Here's some pics:

This is how Zack sleeps. It's hilarious!!

Me and Zack at Cracker Barrel

Zack and Mitch scaring all the fish.

At Cascade Springs

I hate this pic of me and Jackie, but I thought I'd include it.

Adam and Jackie

Me, Mitch, and Zack

Friday, October 16, 2009

I Work with Idiots

I work with idiots (if I work with you and you're reading this, you probably are NOT included in the group of idiots I'm referring to).

This morning we had a professional development meeting. Our assistant principal divided us into groups, put a person in charge of each group, and gave us an assignment to complete. Unfortunately, half of my group was made up of idiots. This is what happened in my group:

The person in charge read the directions and told our group what we needed to accomplish. Half of my group (the non-idiots) started discussing the assignment, the other half (the idiots) completely ignored us and continued having their own conversations.

After we had held our discussion, we started writing down the assignment (something that everyone was suppose to do). The non-idiots began writing down the information. The idiots realized that they had no idea what we were doing. The following conversation occurred:

The idiots: "Wait!! What? We're suppose to write this down?"
Our leader (a non-idiot): "Yes, write it down."
The idiots: "Why? Can't you just email us the information?"
Our leader (a non-idiot): "No. Write it down. You'll learn the information more if you write it down yourself."
The idiots: "Wait!! What are we suppose to write?
Our leader (a non-idiot): "Okay. The first thing is . . ."
The idiots: "Wait!! I don't have any paper. Can I borrow a pen?"

At this point, I was LIVID!! I know I should take responsibility for my own actions and I usually never make a statement like this, but their idiocy MADE me say a string of curse words. SERIOUSLY - I have to deal with lazy, apathetic students all day. I shouldn't have to deal with lazy, apathetic colleagues (if you can even call them that) too.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod is a series of books written by Heather Brewer. The first book in the series is Eight Grade Bites, the second book is Ninth Grade Slays, and the third book is Tenth Grade Bleeds. The books follows Vladimir Tod, a half-vampire/half-human teenager, as he tries to live a normal teenage life - well, as normal as can be expected when you are a blood-drinking vampire. Not only does Vlad face the problems of an everyday teenager (school, grades, bullies, girls, etc.), he also has to deal with life as a vampire. And it's not an easy vampire life for Vlad - hiding the fact that he drinks blood, avoiding garlic, improving his mind-control abilities, and battling the evil vampire, D'Ablo. Fans of the vampire genre, will certainly enjoy these books.