January 28, 2009

Lost Theories

I am a Lost addict. If you haven't seen the show, you are seriously missing out on some drama and mystery. The new season started last week, and already the theories have been a brewing at our house. Here are a few ideas we have:

1. Faraday is traveling through time. There have been hints about it, but I think that he is traveling and not just from the bright lights these last two episodes.

2.. Richard is on a linear path. Locke revealed tonight that Richard is free to visit him after he is born.... 2 years from now. He does in Season 3 (I think) and says he's not ready....... OMG what does that mean?!?

3. *Hubby theory* - Richard is actually John Locke's dad. Could be, but I'm not sold yet.

4. Widmore gets booted off the island and that is why he is so desperate to find it. OMG a young Widmore was on tonight's episode!

5. Faraday's mom traveled back in time to be in the movie Grease.

6. Desmond will go back to the island to save Penny when he finds out Ben is trying to kill Penny. AND they named their son Charlie. Nice dedication.

7. Sawer is just meant to be hot.... and Kate will come back to the island and tap that.

8. Jin isn't dead. The island moved before the freighter blew up. I think he will be back.

9. Widmore is kicked off the island for something to do with Emma (I think that's her name). She was the chickie with the gun pointed at Faraday. BTW, what is up with the H- bomb?!?

10. Jacob is Locke in the future. Yeah, I said it. My wacko theory I've had since last season. Locke was the only one who could hear him.....

Things to keep in mind:

Jack and Claire are brother and sister.
Locke dies, but at his funeral he is listed as David Faraday
Where is Claire anyway? Jacob's cabin? And why did she leave Aaron?
Sayid is killing for Ben
Kate has Claire's son, who for a time was being raised by his uncle
Sun has taken over her fathers' business
The Oceanic 6 have to go back to the island, but why exactly?
Too many items to list here.

Once again, lost is the best show ever! I can't wait until next week to see the episode. Unfortunately (kinda) we have to watch it on Thursday because Cracker is playing an acoustic show at The Redstone Room here in the QC and we gots tickets! Great band and a good time will be had by all.

Lost Rocks!

January 27, 2009

What would you do?

I am pulling my teacher card here today.  I knew that there was a fight during lunch, the kids all blab as soon as its over.  Here's the deal.  Apparently a LARGE group of our 7th graders got up and applauded the student who started the fight.  If we would have known about it before the end of school, we could have addressed it today.  However, now we have to wait until tomorrow to address the behavior.  Here are some of the things I think we may do:

1.  Reprimand our lunch students and go over lunchroom procedures as well as what to do when there is a fight.

2.  All grade silent lunch.

3.  Have students write an essay about why it is inappropriate to applaud a fight.

4.  Those students who did clap, silent lunch for a week

5.  Make students sit in assigned seat during lunch.  Our class just got that privilege back today.  I don't think they will have it tomorrow!

6.  Your suggestions...

Let me just say that I was livid when I found out, as I am sure you would be too.  What would you do in this situation?

January 25, 2009

I've been busy.....

I've been thinking about opening up an etsy shop for a while and decided it was the right time.  So, I went into craft mode and made 24 more pairs of earrings this weekend.  These are just some of them.  I was getting ready to photo them to post on my etsy shop.
Later this week, I am going to start a giveaway centered around my etsy, but haven't decided what exactly to do yet.  I have some ideas, but if you have any suggestions let me know! 

Here's my problem.  I am having a great deal of difficulty getting the site linked on this page.  I have tried a couple of times, but I keep getting just words and no pictures.  I really want some photos on the sidebar so y'all can see what I've been up to.

So, If anyone knows how to post it so there are pictures would you please e-mail me or leave a comment.  I would really appreciate it.

If you would like to check out my etsy, click here.  Any suggestions, criticism would be appreciated.

January 22, 2009

Friday Foto Finish 1.23.09

For this weeks Fx4 I captured a couple or rare moments with my fishies.  These two love birds are cribensis.  The female is in the front, male in the back.  Right now they are pretty content, but when they are happy or mad their bellies turn a bright red of purple.  They look content together!
I think our loache is taking a nap on the leaves in the tank.  Lucky fish, he gets to laze around all day eating, napping and pooing.  Such is life when you are a fish!
Make sure to stop by Candid Carries and play along.  Its a lot of fun!

By the way, my etsy site will be up this weekend.  So, make sure to stop back check it out! 

January 18, 2009

Creative Juices flowing again.....

This past week I had a few days off of work due to being *ss smacking cold out so I decided to make a few pairs of earrings.  I have never made them before but I think I did a pretty good job.  Here are my favorites.
The above pair I made for a friend of mine.  They are labradorite, sterling silver and Swarovski crystal.  You can't tell from the photo, but the labradorite has a sheen to it that make them shimmer in the sunlight.  Very pretty stone.

This pair is all mine.  I absolutely love purple, so I figured why not.  They are Swarvoski crystal, cultured pearl, sterling silver and Czech glass.  

From top to bottom on this pair is a citrine tube, citrine chip, baltic amber tube and then an amber chip.  I am not sure if I like this pair yet and I have no idea what to do with them.  I think I may sell this pair.

These are a birthday present for my friend Emily.  Since she never reads my blogs she will be surprised when she gets them on Friday.  They are Swarvski crystal, garnet rectangle, sterling silver and czech glass.  I really hope she likes them.

I don't know why these came out blurry, but they are pretty much the same as the pair I made for myself, just green.  I really liked how they turned out.

This last pair is all kinds of crazy.  I am still on the fence with this pair.  I like how they dangle, but I think I need something else to add a contrasting color.  Maybe some rose quartz chips or something else.  Any suggestions?

I have also been thinking about selling things on etsy.  If there is anyone out there who has used etsy would you let me know what you think.  I currently sell things in a couple of stores in the Quad Cities, but I have been thinking about expanding.  Let me know your thoughts.

January 14, 2009

Back to back snow days!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I woke up this morning.  I looked outside to see beautiful white, fluffy snow on the ground.  I could tell that it was just light and fluffy as the sun glistened off of it.  Better yet, I checked the internet to see that I didn't have school today.  Over six inches of the fluffy stuff fell overnight in Illinois and in Iowa, where I work, they had even more.

So, I spent my day lazing around.... aka spending 4+ hours updating IEP progress into the system.  Thank god I grabbed it on my way out the door on Tuesday!  Then finished up the movie Eagle Eye, did some wii fit for an hour and caught up on a good book.

Then my mommy called to say "Congratulations, you don't have to work tomorrow!"
"Bull shit, your fucking with me"  (yes ladies and gents, I swear in front of my mommers)
"Yep, most of the Quad Cities is closed due to -40+ windchill factor for tomorrow morning.
"Holy Shit, forty below!"
"Yep"  I was surprised she didn't ask me to stop swearing....

From there we went on to figuring out if we want to go out to lunch tomorrow, their pursuit to find a wii (they just have to follow in my footsteps) and other random conversations.

So, now what am I going to do with my day tomorrow?  I think I will try to work on finishing up Sheldon the Turtle.  I need to make a couple of birthday presents for my January birthday buddies so I will probably work on that too.  I am sure I will find something to do.

BTW, I have been thinking about doing a necklace give a way for my recent 100th post.  Give my some ideas on a contest....

January 11, 2009

New Toys!

I have been a bad blogger lately.  I have been too busy playing with my new toys that I have neglected to blog.  What new toys you ask?!?  My wii and the game Spore.

I absolutely love my wii.  I had no idea how much fun they could be.  I have recently started doing the wii fit game.  I just love the fact that it tells me my body type every time I step on the damn thing, but it keeps me motivated to use it so it can't be all bad.  Here is my avatar for the game.
Don't I look so smart and sassy with my glasses.  Oh, and check out the junk in the trunk I got going on in the back.....
I really like the yoga and aerobics on the wii fit.  I just recently opened "free step" where you can set a timer and use it like step aerobics while watching something else.  Pretty sweet.  

We have a few other games, but I highly recommend the Shaun White snowboarding game especially if you have the wii fit board.  It is hella fun.  I took some photos of my hubby playing, but I'm not allowed to post.  Maybe one of these days I'll sneak one in...

The other new addition to my geeky computer world is the game Spore.  I think being a science nerd really helps me make it soooo much more fun.  The premise of the game is you start out life as a single celled organism and you evolve through the different stages of life.  You can constantly change your appearance, special skills, coloring, etc.  Right now I just started the Tribal Stage where I am the head of a tribe and I have to keep my tribe alive while others begin around the world.  Very cool stuff.  

I am pretty sure it isn't going to be endorsed by the Catholic Church (it reminds me of the Scopes monkey trial for some reason) but it is a lot of fun to play.

January 6, 2009

He loves me, he really loves me.

I came home from work today to find a 1" long little green puffer fish in our small fish tank.Isn't he so cute! It was going to be my X-mas present, but the pet store was out. So we had to wait. We are thinking of names... stumpy.... booger.... Mr. Green Jeans....

What would you name this little guy?

January 5, 2009


I have been teaching for 11 years now. I have made it through whooping cough, walking pneumonia, the flu, chicken pox, lice, full moons, you name it and never got sick..... Until today.....

I took off my cardigan and heard a colleague say "Um, I think you have ring worm on your arm."


"The back of your arm, it looks like ring worm"

"Ring worm, how do you get ring worm?" I have never had it before so I had no idea what it looks like or how to treat it. Oh yeah, its massively contagious so I now have the areas bandaged. I already found what looks like the start of another ring by my wrist.

I currently look like I am a triage patient. And, do you know how hard it is to tape gauze to the back of your arm. I'm having the hubby fix it when he gets home.

By the way, do you know what the pharmacist gave me to treat it?

Jock itch cream. Yep, jock itch cream.

At least I got a good laugh!

January 4, 2009

Hi Ho, Hi Ho its back to work I go....

I am so dreading tomorrow.  Getting up 2 hours earlier than my body has gotten used to.   Driving to work in the  biting cold.  Dealing with the aftermath of Christmas and the crankiness of the students who aren't ready to be back yet either.  Hope they spent their time off wisely.  Maybe some of them finished their Titanic projects or studied for the end of term assessments.  I highly doubt it, but we can always hope.

January 1, 2009

Friday Foto Finish 1.2.09

Today's entry for Carrie's Fx4 is this little doosey taken New Years Eve.  Don't we all look so sober?    
On the left are two soon to be world famous QC Ashtanga yoga instructors, then the hubby and me on the right.  We were giving a midnight shout out to our favorite Moroccan Peace Corp volunteer N.  Take care, we miss you!

Make sure to stop by Carries place and play along.

Happy New Year!