Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

free associate with me 8

  1. Unwanted :: hair
  2. You’d better :: get busy livin'
  3. Woman :: mother
  4. Weighed :: scale
  5. Upright :: bookcase
  6. I feel :: tired
  7. I'll :: finish the laundry tomorrow
  8. It’s like :: that
  9. Poor man :: rich man
  10. Great :: googly moogly

Saturday, January 24, 2009

from the peanut gallery...

Kenin: Yeah, I stopped by the grocery store today and got some chicken gizzards for lunch.

Hunter: Uh, Dad? Um, isn't that chicken groin?


What's the scariest thing I've heard lately?

After seeing the trailer for the upcoming Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus movie, the following words were uttered by my dear husband (who I'm positive was at the time possessed by no less than Lucifer himself):

"That movie looks pretty cute."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

the horse whisperer

The Great Western Stock Show

Friday, January 9, 2009

here he is!

Paul Anthony, meet the internet.

brand new Nana

At 7:54 pm CST on January 9, my grandson was born.  Paul Anthony weighs in at a healthy 8 lbs. 4 oz. and is 19" long.  According to his very tired mother, he's got a head full of dirty blond hair and big feet.  And having already seen a picture, this brand new Nana says he's perfect!

what not to do when applying for a teaching job

The other day one of my students needed to take a break from work so we headed up to the office to do some shredding. My kiddo shreds a variety of things such as old tests or memos or whatever needs to be done away with and it just so happened that on this occasion, it was resume shredding time. The following is a list of things I noticed that you should not do:

1. I don't care if you are an elementary teacher or not, don't send your letter of interest and resume in on kiddie-themed paper. You may love kids, but you're still an adult, so present yourself that way.

2. Don't misspell the name of the school or the name of the person you're sending your resume to. Attention to detail? I think not.

3. Don't use incorrect grammar and punctuation. After all, you're supposed to be teaching kids, not needing to be taught.

4. Don't include a photo (no matter how cute it is) of you, your family and your dog on your letter of interest. No offense, but no one cares. And if your family is so important that you need to share them with a potential employer, then you may want to consider being a stay at home parent.

5. Don't continue to apply for positions at a place where they obviously don't want you. If you've been thank-you-but-no-thank-you'd the past 5 times you've applied, save yourself the embarrassment (I can promise you the folks in the office - and those of us shredding your resume again - are wondering if you'll ever get a clue) of being turned down. Again.

Good luck in your search for employment.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

free associate with me 7

  1. Confirmation :: Catholicism
  2. Verse :: Bible
  3. Authorize :: Allow
  4. Blog :: Her
  5. Thirty :: Something
  6. Heir :: To The Throne
  7. What are you doing? :: Thinking
  8. Complaint :: Department
  9. Leave :: Go
  10. Tune :: Out