Monday, February 10, 2014


I am linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for February's Currently. 

I adore NPR News Radio. I downloaded the app to my phone so I can listen to my favorites shows on Saturday: The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment, All Things Considered, This American Life, Radio Lab and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's episode of Sound Opinion focused on Musical Couples: Sonny & Cher, Biggie & Faith Evans, ABBA, and Erykah Badu & Common, just to name a few.  Basically, Sound Opinions serves as a platform for two music aficionados to engage in music criticism & conversation of all genres. It's worth checking out.

Well, I finished the Divergent Trilogy. I promise not to spoil it for you, so I will shut my trap. I wanted to read the trilogy before the release of the movies. I have this weird thing about reading the book before I see the movie. I feel if I see the movie first, I ruin the opportunity for reading the book...even though the movie and the book are sometimes different.

Last night, I experienced my first bachelorette party complete with party bus and stripper pole, a dream come true:-)This is the ensemble I rocked. I found both the skirt and sweater at Forever 21, or as I refer to it, Forever Hoochie or Forever Ratchet...LOL.

After last week I need several STRONG cocktails. Let's just say, last week made me question my decision to become a teacher. A few times I felt a tinge of regret about now pursuing a career in Speech Pathology. Sometimes I wish I would have went to school and majored in a career that would have yielded a return on my educational investment. But as we all know, you don't become a teacher to make marry rich. HA!

I am needing Spring Break to get here: quick, fast, and in a hurry. Last week I earned it. Speaking of breaks, I just heard that our district plans to make up those two ridiculous ice days on Good Friday and our scheduled Memorial Day holiday. So looking forward to that.<---sarcasm. 

2 Truths and a Fib...
Truth #1: Yes, folks. The first time my kids attended the Monsters of Hip Hop dance convention I entered the parent battle. I heard the winner received a scholarship for their kids to attend another conference. A free $200 scholarship, I'm in. Long story short, I made a complete ass out of myself, but I won that scholarship. I beat out the other moms and dads in the Houston area for the title. I lost the following year to a mom who felt it was appropriate to grind on another dancer's dad. I may have lost my title, but I still had my dignity and self-respect. 

Truth #2: You So You Think You Can Dance fans will appreciate this. My boys participated in a flash mob to promote the movie Step Up 4. On the day of the flash mob, Travis Wall flew in and worked with the dancers. That is an awesome addition to their resumes. My boys as well as the other dancers were even on the local news. How cool is that!?

My boys have also met Napoleon and Tabitha of NAPPYTABS.

Fib #1: I loathe Valentine's Day. This fabricated, over-commercialized "holiday" serves as a platform to make single folks feel like losers, and for business to make more money selling crap like plush stuffed animals encased in balloons. And don't me started on the the cheap, tacky gifts. For a humorous story about one of many useless Valentine's gifts I have received, check out one of my old post titled, Would You Give A Crackhead Crack?


  1. Found your blog through Farley's link up! Understand what you mean about Valentine's Day! I always do something for my two kids, but to my husband and I - he knows if he ever got me anything too extravagant, I'd ask him "WHAT did you do???" LOL

    Check out my blog as well - Adventures In Second Grade

    :) Chrissy

  2. So you finished the Divergent series? I was just about to finish the 2nd book and bought the 3rd until my silly man bought me an apple TV. Now I'm addicted and my poor books are sitting on my nightstand collecting dust.

  3. Divergent was my favourite series, though the ending was not what I had expected at all! I recommend the Legend series if you like those sort of dystopian books. Although I've only been following your blog for a little while, I'd like to nominate you for a Liebster Award. If you accept, please go check out my blog and read about what you have to do.

    Butterflying Through Teaching

  4. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the hottest virtual strippers strip-teasing on my desktop.