Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday 2010

I am so proud of myself! Even though I wanted to go shopping at the butt crack of dawn I made myself sleep in and skip all the crowds. I am also proud of myself because I spent less then 100$ on the whole day and I visited Walmart, Target, Scrappin' Time, Dollar Tree, and went out to eat with my good friend Staci. I even got all the rest of my Christmas Gifts.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


As a teacher in Las Vegas I only got Thursday and Friday off of work for the thanksgiving holiday; so driving 9 hours each way was out of the question so I got to stay in town. Yea! I know that looked like a sarcastic "yea", but it wasn't. I got to spend the whole weekend lounging, some light black Friday shopping, making yummy home made crescent rolls, packing boxes for the move in December and crafting. What could be better than that? Oh yeah! Thanksgiving Dinner at Staci's house!! Staci is a good friend that has completely revived my love of scrapbooking. She is my number one crafting friend and she and her husband invited my roommate Shanna and I over of dinner. It was yummy, fun and a great all day event.

Here's the real kicker. Even though Staci and I are avid scrapbookers we didn't take any pictures of the day. FAIL!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1000 Random Acts of Culture

My dad sent this video to me and I just love it. Shoppers at the the Macy's in Philadelphia (the old Wanamaker building) were surprised when over 600 choristers who were there mingling with regular shoppers suddenly burst into Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. It's pretty awesome.

The Opera Company of Philadelphia was instrumental in bringing it together to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "1000 Random Acts of Culture" which they'll be doing over the next three years across the country. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the singers burst into song at exactly noon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Movies tonight

Shanna and I went out to the Orleans for a movie tonight and were so disgusted by the smell eminating from the theater that we were supposed to be in. We were trying to see Unstoppable, but ended up seeing Megamind. It ended up being a really cute movie, but I still want to see Unstoppable.
When we told the manager, told us that it had happened the day before, Hello! if it smells like the sewer is backing up, then you shouldn't put people into that theater till its fixed. I dont think I will be going back to that theater anytime soon.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Sorry People! I have been so busy that I have been just going crazy, but something funny happened at work today so I thought I just had to share. It was 8th period and the kids were creating travel brochures for different countires in South America and a kid that I could tell was getting frustrated with something he was working on was motioning for me to come over, but I was already helping another student and I made a motion to the first student that I would be there in just a moment. After a minute more the first student must have gotten to his limit of waiting because he turned to me and said very loudly " Mom! I need help with this!" He quickly realized what he had said and began turning red.

So funny!

I wish I could say that this was the first time I had been called "mom" by my students.