Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh I forgot! # 2 of the day...

Thanks to everyone (all two of you) who participated in my "guess what we're sitting in contest."
Close, Dave. But, it was peanuts!!
yay Shannon!

So...shannon gets a poem:

there's a lovely girl
who answers
to "Noodle."

she has two cats,
but sadly,
no poodle.

while the kitties play
she works hard all day

teaching kids a song called

is that age appropriate?


Stop, hey what's that sound?

This is the sound of me sitting on the couch in the living room, and writing a blog. The sound of of something I haven't done in a long time! My feet are up, and there is a cold Dr. Pepper within arms reach. Happiness. 

I've been contemplating many things lately, mainly about what I want to do professionally, and where I want my life to be heading in general. 

A few ideas that have been rollin' around up in the ol' noggin': 

I really like teaching, and have thought about getting certified to teach middle school and/or high school band. Even if I choose to go back to school to continue bassooning, this would probably be a positive, and lucrative, endeavor. 

I really like playing and teaching bassoon, and will attempt to get an adjunct position at the community college here if I see one come up again. 

I wish I had pursued the Theory Pedagogy certificate while I was at FSU,  because that would make me  more attractive for college positions, and would make me feel more qualified, but I have been looking around for an alternative to that. If I go back for my doctorate,   I will definitely try to get one! 


Time for cleanin up, Reese is coming to town tomorrow with my cousin, so maybe I'l lhave some interesting pictures for my next post!

Oh yeah... Brad had a beard for a while. Whoop!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Not Much of a Contest

Whoever guesses what Brad and I are sitting in gets a "prize"! Yay!

Please don't let the fact the prize is in quotes deter you..... 

Monday, October 20, 2008

You are not welcome here. (Get outta my head.)

Sickness is not my friend!

I keep saying it's allergies, because I really thought it was...but this head thing isn't going away yet. 
I have many students to teach this week, and no teaching means no paying, so I must not be sick when I wake up tomorrow.

I needed to get some reeds ready to sell to students, but I'm pretty sure they don't want any from me right now. I could rinse them w/ disinfectant, but I'm not sure that is good enough. Don't want to risk getting kids sick, and then they'd get me sick again when I saw them next week, creating a perpetual cycle of sickness. It could happen. 

I had a really great weekend in Oklahoma with Brad, my parents, and his brother. His brother  and sister-in-law have some really adorable kids, and it was really fun to spend time with them. 

I really need to get up to Milwaukee soon, I miss my sister! And need to see Owen!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Goodnight, Moon.

I'm in Oklahoma for the weekend. 
I'm no longer on Tallahassee time, apparently, for I am very tired right now. 

There is a pleasant mix of Obama/McCain supporters around me. 

Over the past few days I've started noticing the comings and goings of the trains in Fort Worth. 
Something about their double stacks of faded blue, green, and red boxcars makes me feel a bit sentimental, perhaps for a life that I had no part in. I guess I feel like they have been around for a long time, and I like them. I like them even when they make me late for a lesson I'm supposed to be teaching.  I like them the most when they are on bridges, slowly rolling by, and not interfering with traffic at all.  The contrast between this antiquated looking transportation and the hurried, shiny, and often oblivious traffic around me heightens the sentiment.

Insert something HERE about a sentimental heart. 

Is it called a trestle when talking about train only bridges, or is that only if it is going over water?

Sunday, October 12, 2008


So OU lost yesterday, but I still love them. is an awesome video :Remember the take on me video? Here's a new 'take' on it. har-d-har. Right here.

Weeks go by so fast now with actual working going on!! Up to about 30 students now, and really am enjoying it.

Anything new going on? Hm... I think it's time for some reader participation.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Game

So my new favorite game is phone tag. I must laugh about it, or it might start to upset me.
Not really.
It is always fun.

That is all.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Monday, Folks!

Happy Monday, Folks


and where have i been?
sun shines even in the rain
the world is rosy

1) OU is still #1
2) At Petsmart, saw a kitty fitting the requirements of Shannon, called her, and she has a new kitty now! yay Bean! I'm sure I'll post a better picture as soon as possible. Kitty not so happy at Petsmart, but is very happy at Shannon's.
3) It actually is raining today. I like it.
4) Yesterday was my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I know all of you are dying to see pictures of Owen, my new nephew! I haven't seen him yet, but I stole some pictures from my sister's blog, and my dad's facebook. Yay!