Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So, I turned 25 on Monday and decided to host a game night this past weekend in honor of the quarter century. My boyfriend decided to make the cake and being the creative type he came up with something quite unique. Enter the dinosaur graveyard. Four layers of white and chocolate cake, strawberries, crushed oreos and dinosaur bones made out of white chocolate. Oh yea, and that's my name on there spelled out in bones. A bit morbid, but seeing as a I work somewhere dino related and its almost Halloween its also pretty darn cool.

Nothing says you're my girl like a giant chocolate dino cake.

On point(e)

Today I was a high school social studies teacher. They watched Cinderella Man in US History and Crash (with TV edits) for Current Issues. These are both great movies that I would never have watched otherwise. Being a sub is sometimes really really easy and sometimes the kind of nightmare that makes you wish you were asleep just so you could wake up. Today was easy, but I needed 2 shots of espresso and 16 oz of coffee to stay awake. For me the balance is not so much about how to handle the class, but how to pace my infant-hamster-sized bladder.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cat O' Mine

Maverick: (n)

1. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.
2. A large orange cat who gets up extra early for breakfast but makes up for it by cuddling on the sofa (which is invariably covered in orange fur).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I love this rusty orange color. I love mums. The crab tree outside my window is still my favorite thing about this apartment. There's a woodpecker bouncing around in it right now, trying to find a likely looking spot for a snack. Tonight I turn some of the two bushels of apples I picked this weekend into apple sauce. Tomorrow I get my hair cut.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Proposal

M -

Shall we continue with another photo round due next Wednesday? A new longer term idea for a project that I had was this: find a book that you haven't read before and pick out five quotes to post (mini review of the book also a plus if so desired). Due in a few weeks? What do you think?


Notes from an Audition

I was assigned to warm up in the women's bathroom. This is highly unusual to say the least. After my audition, I went back to get my case. There was a guy there, warming up.

"I'm sorry. I'll get out of your way," I say.

"That's ok," he says with a hint of irony. "I'm in the ladies' restroom."

This is very bizarre. And probably illegal. It's possibly good that I didn't get the job.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In Pursuit

That's my orange game piece full of pie. This game is impossible to win in my experience, but somehow (whether the wine, the good company, or the winds of fate) I gathered enough pie and actually managed to land on the center space and answer a question correctly to become the winner. A most (mini) momentous occasion.

The Project - Week One

First assignment was given out about a week ago - to take and post a photo and write a little bit (about the photo or not as desired). Due date Wednesday, October 13.