I win! My life is the worst!!

Whose life is worse? This is a game that I’ve noticed that people love to play at work, at home, at school, standing in the grocery line, or anywhere. It is a pointless and irritating reverse one-upmanship game that baffles me.  It goes something like this: Jane: Ugh, so tired. I was up with the…

Zayum! Your wenis is hella soft!

Excuse me?!?!? Being a middle school teacher, I am constantly hearing strange new words and phrases tossed about in my classroom. In order to understand what the heck everyone’s talking about, I am frequently running for my favorite dictionary: The Urban Dictionary. Below is a super-duper decoder guide which highlights all the newest middle school lingo. Read on to…

Around the World

When I began blogging one of the biggest surprises to me was the incredible community of people I became acquainted with. What really amazed me was the way in which I was easily able to connect with people from all over the world. Here is a roundup of blogs I have really enjoyed and learned…

The Bloom: All American Fun!

This weekend I attended the 87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. Growing up in Winchester, this was a staple of my childhood and I now bring my family in for the big event every year. The Bloom, as it is often called, is a weekend full of good old-fashioned, All American fun including…

World Book vs. WikiAnswers

Today I as I was driving into school I glanced over to the passenger seat and noticed that my daughter Sophie was finishing up her biology homework. Whenever she didn’t know an answer, she just looked it up on the Internet using her phone. Boy, have times changed. In the early 1980’s when I was…

Liebster Award

I feel honored to have been nominated for the Liebster award by Tiger Paws Junior. His amazing blog will undoubtedly lift your spirits on each visit with its positive posts and stunning photography. Be sure to check it out at http://tigerpawsjnrsstories.wordpress.com A big thank you to Tiger Paws Junior for the nomination. Here are the rules:…

Hello Spring!!

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)” ― William Shakespeare “She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young After the long and snowy winter here in Washington, D.C. we are so happy to…