Monday, November 30, 2009

Missing Link...

A few pics I forgot to post... let's be clear that there are no repeats.  Don't want to cheat.  

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Frye Boots, how I love thee. Let me count the ways...

One would think that after being at this for sometime now, that I would be able to melt away into a dreamy sleep after a week of restful turkey (and bacon) consumption.  However, it never seems to fail that the night at the end of a vacation leaves me wide-eyed and twitchy into the wee hours.  I preemptively planned this time around by attending a late showing (9 pm on a school night!) or Fantastic Mr. Fox.  That was some hilarious cussing comedy in that film.  Oh, Wes Anderson, always so delightful.  Despite my late movie move, I am still up with a nervous mind that seems to be telling my belly to do all sorts of anxious flips and a few flops.  Alas, still awake.  Perfect time for a delinquent blogger to get some shit up to date.

There are two things you may note here:
1. On Thursday and Friday I wore jeans.  "Shenannigans!"  I hear you thinking it, but don't you worry about my teacherly integrity about following dress code--they were field trip days!!!
2.  My sweet as black boots that made their debut on Wednesday!  Yeaaaaaah, new Frye harness boots in distressed black.  Tough enough to shut a kid up with jab to the shin (or groin), but light enough for me to still make my escape with a swiftness.  They are leather and sex and magic.  Does the fact that I can pick up and take home and sustain a relationship with a perfect pair of flat-soled black leather boots make up for the fact that I can't do any of those things with a male?....I didn't really think so, but I figured there's no harm in asking.

In other news, I have been slacking on my blogging because the non-profit biz-nass side of my life is actually becoming rather labor intensive.  In a most excellent and exceptionally fulfilling way!  Who knew I could find such joy in overloading my schedule with even more shit that leaves me no time to acknowledge my complete failure at dating and meaningful personal connections!!!  I think I am reminded of this now and the bitter is squeaking out after spending a lovely week at home with my Mother who wants nothing more than for me to wind up impregnated at my earliest convenience.  Actually, I don't even know that she minds if its inconvenient.  Oh well, I'm just going to keep towing the line with my do-gooding and hope that the universe or G-d or Shiva or someone will look kindly upon me one of these days very soon.  In the meantime, you can expect me to wear the shit out of those black boots with continued devotion to seriously stunner outfits on a daily basis!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Worst Blogger EVER

      Turns out that my daily commitment to Blogging is about as consistent as my students' attendance.  I'm trying here, but things are awfully busy in teacher land from October until Thanksgiving.  Granted, there were two snow days thrown in there that I did not really utilize in order to get caught up on work.  Instead I got caught up on drinking.  I figure one should play to her strengths, and I am an EXCELLENT drinker.  Snow days were followed by Halloween weekend and then the Deadmau5 show which was only further confirmation that dancing until your face sweats off is maybe the best way to deal with stress!
    Other effective stress relievers I have found over the course of the last two weeks:

  • Eating.  Amazing dinner with my sister at Brasserie on Saturday night.  Super excited for upcoming First Bite Boulder to enjoy some tasty meals at classy restaurants for cheap!
  • Running with doggy.  Had my first un-painful fun since hurting my back last week and it was AWESOME.  Perfect fall weather!
  • Planning fundraisers with the Ks.  Shocking that adding more work to my plate is actually making me feel more calm.  We're having lots of success with Boulder establishments offering to help us out with fundraising events for our girls at MESA!  Trying to raise 5 hundo to pull off a hut trip in February!
  • Remembering to be social.  Have had an excellent time getting out with friends more frequently this year than any other year of teaching.  Now that its off season, all my favorite buddies are done racing bikes and ready for the good shit!  Pie Off on Saturday, woo hoo!
  • Shopping.  Luckily, Mama Hilary saved me from myself a little bit this season by sending me boxes of loveliness from a trip to NYC.  Sales at Forever 21 'aint too shabby either!  Check out some of the new duds

Let's talk about the pink flats... I want to wear them everyday.  I just sit at my desk with my legs outstretched rocking my toes back an forth in awe of the genuine adorableness of pink satin flats with a purple velvet bow.  Sometimes shoes really can make a girl happy :)