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RinR: Brasil and Body Image

Think of Brasil and what comes to mind? Quick word association: beaches, waxing, caipirinhas, bottoms, futbol, bikinis,  Carnaval, Big Jesus. <-- those were the super scientific results gleaned from my roommates. I don't think it's a coincidence that many of... Continue Reading →

This weekend I hosted a friend from high school as she was interviewing for residency at Duke to become a head and neck surgeon. We met up with another girl from high school, who works as a death penalty lawyer,... Continue Reading →

I is Kind. I is Smart. I is Important.

When you're a child, you spend most of your time drawing attention to yourself. From your parents, siblings, friends. I teach junior high, and the whole thing is one big competition. It's all "look at me and what I did!"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Ingredients for a Summer of Awesome

10. BBQs - Summer has started when I drive home from work, get out of the car, and can smell BBQs in the neighborhood. Can't you picture really happy dads flipping burgers, kids running around everywhere, the dog sniffing around,... Continue Reading →

Its Friday, I’m in love…

........with Spring BREAK! - This teacher is so done with grading, progress reports, writing referrals, cleaning off boogers and gum, smelling BO, catching notes, making up assignments, and answering emails. She is headed to Puerto Vallarta for a full week... Continue Reading →

missing carly

Carly has just left us...I think I'm still waiting for it to not be real, for life to go back to the part where I could still think of her as someone I was excited to see again at our... Continue Reading →

59 – Monday Round-up!!

Favorite moment of the day - driving home one of my players, and she blasted "Party in the USA" as we drove through traffic down Treat Blvd., screaming and waving out the window at everyone we saw. Specifically yelling "PEACE!... Continue Reading →

45 – Vday.

Aside from a coworker cornering me in the copy room and asking, "so, being single, how are you handling Valentine's Day?" I had a most rocking day. As a junior high teacher, watching young romances think they are blooming is... Continue Reading →

35/365.25 – We’ve got spirit, yes we do, and a side of phlegm for you!

Five days of Spirit Week, 120 screaming junior higher, 30 girls at vball tryouts, 11 making the team, a dozen rounds of Theraflu, and seventy billion cups of tea and cough drops later, my battle with influenza or malaria or... Continue Reading →

30 – Facebook5 – The Art and Science of a Status Update, part 2

I've been exploring the facets and funnies of facebook lately. check out yesterday's post that has the first part of this list of different kinds of status updaters you might find on your friend list... the lush updater - punctuated... Continue Reading →

Facebook4 – The Science and Art of a Status Update part 1

When Facebook first started, when I was like a sophomore in college or something, it was very basic. You had a profile with one picture, a few lines about yourself, where you went to school, your piles of friends, and... Continue Reading →

Soup for you! …maybe…

Wandering through the florescent bright aisles of Safeway, wondering which can of tomatoes to get (stewed? diced? seasoned? unseasoned? mexican seasoned? italian seasoned? petite? what the what?!) and trying to decide between turkey and ground beef, 1 percent milk or... Continue Reading →

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