09 June 2010


Glee just can't go wrong with Journey and Queen. I've even begun listening to the Glee Cast versions more than the originals (and I LOVE the originals).

I told Ryan that next season they really need to start singing some Billy Joel. Glee + Billy Joel would be completely brilliant.

Jen...remember this?

Of course you do....drunk old(er) people all around us. And while Billy himself is pretty inappropriate (sad that we learned this) his music is spectacular.

I'm pretty gleeful right now, if you can't tell. I get to join Ryan in D.C. tomorrow and it is my last day of work for a while as well.

Go summer breaks!

01 June 2010


I wish I had a Kit to be a lum with

Ryan has a made-up word that he likes to use sometimes -- lum. If you think about it for a second you can probably guess what the word "lum" means. Lum is actually two words combined - lazy, bum. I use this word in my head quite often. Sometimes I think it when I'm staring at a student who is completely shocked that I expect him to bring a writing utensil to class. Sometimes I think it when half of a class does not study for one tiny millisecond for a test. Lately, however, I think "lum" when I get home from work and don't feel like doing anything. It's the end of the year and I don't have a lot of planning to do, my husband is MIA, (in the district), and it seems like every other day I have a headache. My headaches knock me out. For the past couple of weeks I have only succesfully prodded myself to go running once, I am only cooking for one which means I don't really cook, and I am currently too much of a lum to even paint my toenails.

Come on Megs...it only requires a little wrist action!

And yet, I still don't think these nails will get painted tonight.

Through all of this I've concluded that I am ready for a completely lum-less summer break. Summer break is typically the time to be a lum but I intend to be out and about all the time. I want to run and swim and practice cooking and improve my world history lessons. I'm attending a conference on teaching with technology a week after school lets out. I get to go home to spend time with my family and Mama Jena. I also get to spend the summer in D.C. with Ryan who I kind of (understatement) miss right now. There are countless D.C. activities to take part in and I will take part. Then at the end of the summer I get to go on vacation and to Lindsey's wedding with Ryan. Yay.

I kind of also have to give myself a break for my current lumness (so many ways to use this word) because teaching is tiring. It really is. Especially when you teach practically all freshmen and it is almost the end of the school year. They are nuts. They can be fun but fill my day with complete craziness.

I think tomorrow I might even break out of my lum streak early and work out. I can't think about that right now though. I'll think about it tomorrow. Afterall, tomorrow is another day.

Line loosely taken from which film?