Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dressed up

When I went to see The Producers at the college theater a couple months ago:


Dressed up with Megan to see Alice In Wonderland:



(My hair was way better both nights than it looks from the pictures, I swear.)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

If I...

If I had a Volkswagen Beetle,
it would be cherry-red
and a convertible
with a black ragtop
and black leather seats
although I'd put covers on them,
plush, with ladybugs.

With a scarf in my hair like a headband,
I'd carry a wallet in my back pocket,
phone in my front,
and keys clipped to the belt loop
of my low-rise faded jeans.

I would invest in the perfect pair of sunglasses
and wear cheap Old Navy flip-flops
and little tank tops
that flashed my tattoos when I slid behind the wheel.

My hair would always be stick-straight,
even just out of the shower,
and I wouldn't ever think of
waxing my eyebrows or
painting my toenails.

Occasionally, I'd introduce myself as
or Lisa
or April
just for fun
on those long road trips
where you stop at the same gas station
every time,
see the same family in a silver minivan
at every scenic outlook.

Big silver heart earrings
would flash in the sun
along with my white, yet crooked, smile.

If I had a cherry-red
ragtop convertible
with black leather seats
and ladybug covers
(and fuzzy dice in the mirror!)
Volkswagen Beetle.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

200th post

Dear Sune,

Stop being so freakin' adorable. I just want to throw the squeaky giraffe for you over and over again instead of doing work. You look so earnest when you "ask" me to play!



Dear Dog Next Door,

SHUT UP! There is NOTHING out there to bark at, and even if there is, clearly you're not doing any good since it's still there! Seriously, my husband is about to go over there and offer you hamburger with rat poison in it or something.

Much frustration,


Dear April,

Can you be over, now? If you're over, that means my portfolio and my 4 units will have been turned in and I won't have to worry about them anymore. That means I'll be three weeks closer to the end of the school year, and maybe, just maybe, the weather might be somewhat more predictably decent.

If you're not going to be over, then at least go really slowly so I have loooootssss of time to work on these big projects, okay?

Frazzled Student Teacher


Dear Husband,

I love you sooooooooo much! You are amazing for cooking, cleaning, shopping, and bill-paying during these last few really hard weeks. You've put up with me crying for no reason, encouraged me, and done all of this without complaning. I owe you this summer and will make it up to you!

Love love love,
Your wife


Dear Students,

I'm totally not jinxing it or anything, but you've been pretty good the past couple of weeks. Keep it up, eh? Much more enjoyable days for everyone, all around.

33 more days!
Mrs. N.

P.S. I really am going to miss you when this year is over, as amazing as that may seem to you. I might even get a little teary the last day, just to warn you. Please come back and say hi when you can. That's what teachers live for.


Dear Coffee,

I love you with a loyal and undying passion. Never leave me.