Zombie Themed Treats!

This past weekend, I had a chance to attend my very first Zombie Prom. While the event itself was quite fun (who doesn’t like dancing and people watching with a bunch of undead characters in downtown Salem, MA?), I think the festivities preceding the dance itself were equally as delightful, so I thought I’d share withContinue reading “Zombie Themed Treats!”

Should I be a Teacher? What Should I do With My Life?

Recently, I got this message posted in my message-box on another type of blog I run. . . This poor person is in the same boat as a LOT of other 18-22 year-olds the world over, and I can empathize with their plight. SO, I am sharing a slightly-varied version of my response to them on this blog, inContinue reading “Should I be a Teacher? What Should I do With My Life?”

Party Hard with Some Classics

A good meme is a thing of beauty. (If you don’t know what a meme is and you happen to use the internet, you should probably go educate yourself. I’ll wait. . . ) I know I have written about memes before, but that is the beauty of the meme . . . and the reasonContinue reading “Party Hard with Some Classics”

Loquaciousness, Verbosity, and Siblings

Recently, somewhat out of the blue but much to my delight, my brother decided to throw down a challenge in my direction. . .   This was immediately followed up with a full-family-facebook conversation, complete with loving taunts. So, when faced with all of this chatter, I decided to attempt to meet my brother’s challenge.Continue reading “Loquaciousness, Verbosity, and Siblings”

Reflecting on the Message of Isaac Watts…

  When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them toContinue reading “Reflecting on the Message of Isaac Watts…”

GISHWHES Networking: Crazy Beautiful Extended Family!

I recently posted about my experience with GISHWHES scavenger hunts in both 2013 and 2014, and I know I’ve already talked about the brilliantly fun community of GISHWHES in the past, but I don’t think you all truly understand the ridiculously awesome group of people involved in this annual undertaking. Meeting new people during GISHWHES isn’tContinue reading “GISHWHES Networking: Crazy Beautiful Extended Family!”

GISHWHES 2014: Death To Normalcy

The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen   via Spicing up my summer for the second consecutive year (reppin’ the 2013 GISHWHES pride), I survived  another charitably insane week of scavenging mayhem this past August. Keeping a little of the zany GISHWHES spirit throughout the year is a life goal, and has beenContinue reading “GISHWHES 2014: Death To Normalcy”

Advice For Teachers

I’m not remotely a “veteran teacher” yet, but as I start off on year 7 of teaching, I have a few kernels of wisdom to pass along for those of you who find yourself becoming teachers. Or to those of you who need a refresher. 1- Most Importantly:  Enjoy it! Enjoy what you are teaching, because thenContinue reading “Advice For Teachers”

The Mascot Gavotte: And the Award Goes To . . .

via Recently, I was drinking my morning coffee and perusing my tumblr dash – you know: starting the day in a true summer-vacation fashion, and I came across a short blogpost (x) somebody had made about mascots . As you can see, the writer was basically saying that Mascots are a mockery of furries. Tangent: What’sContinue reading “The Mascot Gavotte: And the Award Goes To . . .”