why ask why me?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

putting me first

i have always wanted to travel....

as a kid, the kids around me went on vacations to many different places such as disney, mexico, myrtle beach, and europe and various exotic islands.

for many years i didn't get why we didn't go to these great places (ESPECIALLY DISNEY).

eventually, i realized that i had gotten to go to many historical places in the country along with all the figure skating trips my parents financially sacrificed for me during my childhood, and ultimately i have phenomenal memories that i would never have had if things had been different.

but now what do I do for me?

well, part of my traveling, er, lack of traveling issue has been the lack of money.

the other problem is that i like to do SHARE my experiences with other people.

but since i am 30 and STILL single.... and still broke ----- well, i have decided that i am going to start traveling alone to the destinations that the guys that i am interested in are at....

now, i know you are all going to post comments that that is CRAZY.... give me SOME credit - i am not just going to get on a plane and go somewhere just to meet someone who is probably going to end up being a freak like the guy in december.....

these are going to be places that i WANT to go to..... with the possibility that i may also get a date out of it too... but not necessarily - and it is is a good or bad date, that is besides the point (but lets hope for it being a good one)

my first trip is going to be to washington dc in a couple weeks... i have been wanting to go to DC as an adult (the last time i was there i was 15) for YEARS but haven't gone for all the above listed reasons... and a friend of mine moved there @ 18 months ago and has been trying to get me to visit...

and i have been getting to know a guy who lives in the DC area.... and we were joking on the phone and, well, the words "when we visit" came rolling out of his mouth w/o a second thought

and then the next time we talked i found a way to slip it into the conversation again and he commented that he knows, being a teacher, i have a structured schedule and then asked about my spring break....

well, i made my reservations today....

i know i am going to go to the monuments, and the smithsonian, but where else should i plan on going?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

my visual DNA

what about you?


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

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ummm... yeah... i got nuthin'

it's one of THOSE weeks....

you know - the kind where you want to squeeze you eyes closed and make everything backup so you can have a do-over....

or you want to wake-up and find out its all been a REALLY REALLY bad dream...

suffice it to say:

1) i STILL haven't sent my tax stuff to my accountant

2) i have a ton of laundry to do and i may not have enough clean underwear to get through friday night

3) i disciplined a physically disabled kid on monday who made accusations that aren't true and i got questioned

4) i flipped my lid on tuesday on another kid when, after acting up for 30 minutes and NOT following his behavior plan, called me a cunt....

now i am in trouble.....

when did kids stop being head accountable for their bad behavior? i am not denying that i was in the wrong, but he has been allowed to get away w/ so much crap all year and i have gotten ZERO administrative backup...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

my personal hell

the number one thing i hate more than anything in the world is clothes shopping

yes, you read that right, i am a woman who HATES to shop - i loathe it, detest it, cringe at the thought, it has been known to make me weep...

but, even i have to admit that it was time....

some of my clothes are actually

yes, i said it, too BIG!!!

so last weekend, i let my coworker/friend drag me to the mall...

i wasn't ready to try the real store yet - i was realistic and went to layne bryant ONE MORE TIME...

and i am right - it was the LAST time i will EVER have to shop there again.

because layne bryant's smallest size is a 14, and guess what - i am the official owner of size 14's!!!!!

so next time i need new clothes, i get to go to a NORMAL store