NY Times: In Public School Efforts, a Common... →
positivelypersistentteach: For a while it appeared that the Republicans were way ahead on the reform front, but in 2007, Whitney Tilson, a hedge fund manager and Democratic fund-raiser, founded Democrats for Education Reform to help his party catch up. By all accounts, it has worked. Today, the consensus is that there is little difference between President Obamaand former President George W....
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world...– John 16:33 (New International Version)
the-little-mrs asked: How do I leave a comment for you? I have a great suggestion for honeymooning :)
I need your vacation ideas… because WHEN my husband gets a job, we are planning to take the honeymoon we put off when we got married two years ago. Where have you been that is relaxing and wonderful?
On the mind.
When you’re driving, and you make eye contact with someone and you hold gaze for just a little bit longer than you should. Not for a creepy reason. Just because when you lock eyes with someone, it’s almost like magic. Makes me want to make more eye contact. How do you know when it’s time to try something new? Is it worth the risk when I’m the steady worker in our...
This Week at Lincoln Center: Striking Sounds I:... →
lincolncenter: Thomas Hampson is hot. Sings so amazingly well. Gorgeous. Like the George Clooney of classical music. And, he’s old enough to be my dad, but still hot. So hot. ;)
When people post conversations that are supposed to be funny but aren’t, I always think it must be me…
Re: the orange(s)
I sort of ate two oranges for lunch. But I just found another orange in my purse “for emergencies only”. And I want to eat it, too. I have a problem. Or a Vitamin C deficiency.
readysetblog: I just noticed some new followers (because I don’t really keep good track of that sort of thing) and found that my amazing and beautiful IRL friend has joined the tumblr party! THIS is my beautiful newlywed friend and she is one of the most genuine, witty, and hilarious people you will ever meet. (She’s also an excellent writer and a member of the grammar patrol.) LOVE her. My...
…In reference to the old adage, “Pull yourself up by your...– Fed Up With School Lunch I get frustrated when people don’t understand the importance of making schools FOR ALL KIDS. This explains it.
Sometimes when it’s GPOYW or GPOY-anyday I wonder to myself, “Just how many times did you have to try at that picture to get the perfect ‘I’m not trying to look sly/cunning yet cool’ look? I <3 tumblr. :D
Happy Birthday to me!
in my belly: a Panera Pastry Ring from my work husband in the am. Chinese delivery for lunch with the girls, plus a piece of surprise flourless chocolate cake! in my ear: choral music from my alma mater… making my heart happy. in my hand: iPhone, responding to facebook birthday well-wishes, texts, and voicemails. in my heart: a fullness of a life well lived surrounded by amazing...
"God gives us people to love and things to use,...
Our job is not to save people; our job is just to share, to love. God saves, not...– (via Bible study with Jessica Breeden) SO SO TRUE! (via notaneasierlife-astrongerman)
I was going to take a picture of my piece of corn casserole leftover from dinner at my friend’s last night and brag about my lunch (that, plus snap peas and hummus). But I just ate the last bite and smiled and sighed because it was yummy, so you’re going to have to use your imagination!
Eyebrow Threading Deal!!!
STL people. I got my eyebrows threaded a month ago, and my life was forever changed! Never again will I risk wax burn! BOO! If you’ve been wanting to try it, there is a Groupon deal in STL for the threading place in the Galleria. I bought two. This will help me get through the summer, since I get all three months of paychecks at one time in May and I have to hope and pray that I can pay...
Makeup for a Wedding - THIS SATURDAY
My friend is getting married on Saturday. Her makeup appointment fell through. She was going to have it done at the MAC counter in Nordstrom at West County Mall. Any ideas on where she could go to get it done, earlyish on Saturday? She’d like to get a trial done on her eyes with the new person if possible.
Stop beating up on teachers! →
Here are a few things I know about teachers. 1. We don’t do it for the money - After almost 20 years in the field, with an Ivy league undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree plus 60 additional graduate credits, I still make less money than a first year associate at a major law firm (in Boston). 2. We work really hard all year long - We stand on our feet for most of the day, get limited...