Sunday, January 31, 2010

Two More Days

Me reading my LOST Magazine

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Did You Find Everything All Right?

Today I went to Target to get a few things, one of those things being a copy of Entertainment Weekly. I couldn't find it anywhere in the magazine section, and they had some really odd magazine selections. Anyways, I gave up and went to check out. The cashier asked, "Did you find everything all right?" And I responded as I usually do, "Yes." But then I got to thinking, that's not true so I said, "Actually, no. I was looking for a copy of the magazine, Entertainment Weekly. Do you know if you carry it?" She looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. She then started muttering, "Uh, I, Well, I'm not, Uh . . . " Finally, I just said, "Never mind. It's not a big deal."

After Target, I went to Harmons to get a few groceries. I decided to look in their magazine section to see if they happened to carry Entertainment Weekly. They did not. Again, when I went to check out, the cashier asked, "Did you find everything all right?" Again, No, but this time I'd learned my lesson and replied, "Yep, I sure did."

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Night Facts and Commentary

Fact: Tonight Christi, Lesli, and I went to Red Robin for dinner.
Commentary: It was crowded. I haven't been out to dinner on a Friday night in a long time. I forgot how much I dislike having to wait for a table.

Fact: At Red Robin our waitress welcomed us by saying, "Hello. You look familiar. I think I've waited on you before."
Commentary: Until that comment, I hadn't realized how much I eat at Red Robin, but come to think of it, tonight was the third night I've been there in the past 10 days. It's just so damn conveniently located.

Fact: After dinner we headed over to Rocky Mountain Chocolates to get a little snack for the movie.
Commentary: Why do I continue to buy chocolate from Rocky Mt when I know how expensive it is? Eleven dollars for a bag of chocolate covered gummy bears is ridiculous. I know this, and yet I continue to purchase them.

Fact: We met up with Ali, Amy, Sandra and Steph to see "When in Rome."
Commentary: Not only do I hate crowded restaurants, I hate crowded movie theatres. (Commentary on the Commentary: When did I turn into my dad?)

Fact: Josh Duhamel stars in "When in Rome."
Commentary: Holy Crap, He is totally hot. (Commentary on the Commentary: I sound like a 13-year old girl)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What? You're Listening to Me?

Two weeks ago, in my reading class, we read the Greek Myth about Theseus and the minotaur. Because I'm too lazy to recount the myth, click HERE if you want to know more about it. Then last week, I book talked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. When I finished my book talk, a student raised his hand and stated, "Ms. George, do you know what this book [The Hunger Games] reminds me of? The myth we talked about last week about the minotaur. Remember how they had to send kids to the island every year to face the minotaur? It's kinda the same, huh?"

My thoughts: Holy Crap. You listen to me? And make connections? You have made my day.

Interestingly enough, Suzanne Collins was inspired by the myth for her novel The Hunger Games (well, at least accorrding to wikipedia).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

According to the LOST countdown, we have 11 days & 21 hours until LOST returns. As many of you know, I love LOST, but the extent to how much I love it was unknown, even to me, until today. Today as I was catching up on a little TV, an advertisement for LOST came on. I reacted by:

First, audibly gasping,
Second, doing a little happy dance,
And Finally, crying. That's right, CRYING.

At first, I didn't know what this said about me. I didn't know if I should be proud of my complete devotion or a little mortified regarding it. But after much contemplation, I've decided I'm proud to be a loyal fan and advocate for what I believe is the best television show ever created.

A similar thing happened to me the first time I saw Morrissey live in concert. I got so excited I cried and threw up in my mouth. Later that night, I also crashed my car. Again, loyal fan and advocate for what I believe to be the most lyrically gifted musician ever. I guess I'm just a very passionate person - at least about TV and British pop music.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Hunger Games

This weekend I read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I loved it so much, I also read the second book in the series, Catching Fire. Needless to say, I didn't get much done this weekend.

The Hunger Games takes place in a post-apocalyptic country called Panem. This country was formed after the countries of North America were destroyed. Panem consists of a rich Capitol, and 12 surrounding, poor districts. Each year the Capitol holds a lottery in which a random teenage boy and girl are chosen from each district to be sent to the Capitol to compete in The Hunger Games. These Games are a large televised event in which all 24 tributes are dropped in a large outdoor arena to fight to the death. Not only do they provide entertainment for the rich residents of the Capitol, but they serve as a punishment to the 12 districts for a rebellion that occurred 75 years earlier. The message is clear - Don't mess with the Capitol. Each year we kill your children, put we could do much, much worse.

The Hunger Games
follows Katniss Evergreen, the girl tribute from District 12, as she fights for her life in the arena. Not only does she fight for her life, but in her own way, she fights against the Capitol by refusing to play the Games their way. By doing so, the Games become even more deadly.

I highly, highly recommend this book. It is one of the most riveting books I've read in a long time.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

mi mamá y yo

My mom bought me this hoodie for Christmas. She also bought one for herself. Yesterday we went out to dinner and we both wore them (not on purpose). I thought it was an excellent opportunity for a photo op.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Weekly Walk/Weigh In

So I don't really write new years resolutions. I do, however, think the new year is a good time to re-evaluate life. Well, this year, while re-evaluating life, I realized I could do better in some aspects so I set some goals . . . so, I guess I do write new years resolutions. Anyway, in the physical realm of my life I've decided I want to walk more, drink less soda, and eat more veggies. To help with this goal I asked for (and received) a pedometer for Christmas. I've heard that a person should walk 10,000 steps a day. I have no idea where this number came from or who set it, but that's what I've been measuring myself against. I'm not reaching that number everyday. I think it's because of the cold, crappy weather. I refuse to walk in it so that leaves me to walking in buildings that I frequent - my house, my school, Target. Yep, that's about it. Anyway, here are the numbers from last week:

Monday - 12,057
Tuesday - 6,138
Wednesday - 6,306
Thursday - 13,327
Friday - 6,433
Saturday - 7,680
Sunday - 3,440

Weight Lost - 2 pounds

Friday, January 08, 2010

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

I haven't written a book review for awhile so I thought I'd write one about the book I read today. Today I read Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs. I bought this book about a year ago, but for one reason or another it kept getting pushed to the bottom of my pile. Well, I couldn't put it off any longer - I had to read it. This week I started teaching Greek Mythology. I have some books about Greek Mythology that I recommend to my students, but I need more. Because of this, it was time to read Oh. My. Gods. I'm glad I did because I liked it a lot.

Phoebe Castro is the main character in the novel, Oh. My. Gods. Phoebe is a 17-year old girl who loves to run and is banking on an athletic scholarship for college. She has it all mapped out - all she has to do is maintain good grades during her senior year and continue doing well in cross country. All that is put into jeopardy when her mother announces she's remarrying and both her and Phoebe are moving to Greece. Things get even worse when Phoebe learns her new step-father is the headmaster of an exclusive private school with only has one admissions requirement - students must be a direct descendant from one of the Greek Gods. Reluctantly, the school makes an exception for Phoebe. Needless to say, in a school in which the entire student body has the blood of the Gods coursing through their veins, Phoebe has a difficult time fitting in. She has run-ins with the popular descendants of Zeus, the Goth-like descendants of Hades, and cheerleader descendants of Aphrodite.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read about Greek Mythology with a little twist.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

2010 Mocktail Party

Last weekend I attended the annual mocktail party. Now I'm not a huge fan of dancing, but I am a huge fan of an open bar - even if it is only serving "mocktails." Here are a few pics:

Me waiting patiently for my drink.

I love this picture of me and Aly.

Christi, Me, and Aly.
I got stuck holding Dusty's drink so she could dance.

Monday, January 04, 2010


What are you looking forward to most in 2010?