Friday, December 7, 2012


There is a small child voice coming from the street below repeatedly yell/singing, "P-U-P-P-Y, P-U-P-P-Y, THAT SPELLS PUPPIES!"  ...I currently find myself torn between what My-Imaginary-Self should scream out to the tiny high-pitched creature who seems to be located directly below my bedroom window...

First off, no it doesn't.  That is your first issue right there, kid.  Secondly, old grumps are trying to sleep in this neighborhood and your post-dinner-sugar-induced-overtired-night-out-with-mom-and-dad-who-are-still-trying-to-have-a-life cheerleading is not appreciated at this ungodly hour, (9 PM! Come on, this is prime flop/collapse-from-exhaustion time for any self-respecting, overworked/underpaid educator)...And lastly, will whatever cosmic force that may or may not exist in the Universe please take pity on my fragile ears that are, (not to be too overdramatic),  pummeled by little child voices everyday, allow me the peace and quiet of my radiator hum and no-child-left-behind-in-this-house (take em' home with you!) Friday night sanctuary.


*If this is offensive to any baby-makers out there, I truly apologize.  It is just that this week has been particularly grueling in the world of "Rrrr" vs. "uhhhh"  ....yes, the dreaded "Rrrr" vs. "uhhhh" for the one hundred thousandth time and STILL, just when you think you cannot possibly have any more tricks/tips/magical-potions up your sleeve to get that cursed R sound out of this kid....


...Like a horrible beast in the night.

                                                                           "WHY. CAN'T. YOU. JUST.SAY.IT"

*Morning edit (after a good night's sleep):  I actually do love my job/students....And taught 3 a "good r" this was just very difficult!  Just sayin'

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


When my mom taught 2nd grade and brought the gingerbread houses her students' made home to store them...I would eat all the candies : (

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blu & Exile

Really diggin this album from Blu & Exile.  Here's a favorite track:

yeah yeah yeah yeah

...Whole album is super sweeeeeeeeeeet

Friday, July 20, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I'm Still Here!

New Favorite:

it's like...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Haven't Updated In Awhile...

...But this picture pretty much sums up my life from Monday to Friday:



In addition, two students tried guessing my age today. One guessed, "26," to which the other objected, "Miss A. isn't THAT old!" Dang. Everyone's a critic.

Friday, February 3, 2012

10 PM on a Friday Night

...Looks about right.


The perfect ending to my wonderful week:

Some rat fink cut me off on Cottman Avenue on my way home tonight, (and oh what a lovely avenue it is, filled with the most intelligent people on the planet!), causing me to spill my coffee ALL OVER myself and the car. This, in turn, caused me to turn up Misfits as loud as possible and drive like Cruella De'Vil for the rest of the ride home...

*Side note: it is quite possible that there is nothing more dangerous than a disgruntled early intervention therapist on a Friday night...


Monday, January 23, 2012

Pumpin Tha Mega Mix

Also, I wouldn't mind taking a little tropical holidaze right about now...


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sick Day

This is the third time I have been sick with the same cold virus this year, but at least I got some rest today and got to play around on the computey.

Here are some musical gems I enjoyed listening to/watching on the youtubulars. Check em out!

Back to bed with ye