Sunday, October 30, 2005

Gone Camping

See you in a few days. We take the 5th graders on a three day camping trip this week. Crazy, I know.

I leave you with one of my happy songs, "You Suck", in my sidebar. Be assured that none of you suck. You rock.

Update: I'm back biotch! I'm so freakin' tired. It was a cool camp. It kind of reminded me of Holes or some other crazy kid camp book. The counselors/teachers told lots of wild stories. Everything was well-organized. I'm just glad to be back indoors and not sleeping within close proximity to fifth graders who may come get you at four in the morning because someone has puked. There's no place like home.

To Frog With Love

Because you rock. You are a Warhol god.

The Unexpected Life of a Green Frog is the shit!

Flippin Sweet Palm

They gave me a PalmOne Zire 72 at school. I've been using it to take pictures of students for our class blog and newsletters. I just bought a memory card so that I could put some music on it. It's not like it's a freakin' iPod, so I had to be selective with my songlist. What I selected took up half my memory card. Here's what I chose:

The White Stripes- I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself- Elephant
The White Stripes- There's No Room for You Here- Elephant
Iggy Pop- Lust For Life
Chumbawamba- Pass It Along- Wysiwyg
Chumbawamba- I'm In Trouble Again- Wysiwyg
Moby- We Are All Made Of Stars- 18
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone- Prolougue
Rufus Wainwright- Hallelujah
Elvis Presley- A Little Less Conversation
Audrey Hepburn- Moon River
Shaggy- Angel
Jesse Spencer- Molly Smiles
Iron and Wine- Naked As We Came- Our Numbered Days
Sarah Mclachlan- blackbird
Dolly Parton- 9 to 5
The Beatles- Happines is a Warm Gun- The White Album
Barbara Streisand- The Way We Were- Live in Concert
Joan Osborne- One of Us- Relish (with the funky-ass gospil song in front of it)
Bethoven- Symphony No. 9 (so A Clockwork Orange)
Beck- Where It's At- Odelay
Etta James- At Last
The Blackeyed Peas- Where is the Love?- Elephunk
The Blackeyed Peas- Let's Get it Started- Elephunk
Hanson- MMMBop (so what.)
Indigo Girls- Kid Fears- self-titled album

Pretty eclectic. I changed the song under my profile pic to an Indigo Girls song temporarily and found it really funny that Pohler and Dratch on SNL made fun of that very song tonight. Too funny. They were dead on with their impression.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

For Carmen

This is Roxy! Roxy is my goddog. I am her Aunt Poo. I've only gotten to see these two pictures, but I luff her very much. Carmen had better bring Roxy to see me!

Roxy at flickr

What's on Your Desktop?

I saw this on ocb. Her desktop is a wickedly cool witch sceen. I likes. Hers is very neat and organized. Mine, is not.

So, I thought I'd participate. As you can see, my infatuation with Rufus Wainwright lives. I don't think it's ever gonna die. I do change my desktop fairly frequently, but this has been on there for at least a couple of weeks.

What's on your desktop?

Thursday, October 27, 2005


When I say the pledge tomorrow, I'm gonna pretend that Geena Davis is my president. If you don't like it, you can fuck off.

George Bush is not my president.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Power to the Peeps


"J, Where are the sentences with your Spelling words?" asked GrandPoo the teacher. "Oh, here they are. I forgot to turn them in," said J the student of GrandPoo the teacher. GrandPoo looked down at the paper upon where sentences with Spelling words lie. A slight frown spread across her face as she wrinkled her forehead and cocked her head slightly to the right.

"What?" J asked inquisitively, "Every word is there, and each sentence makes sense." K, who sat across from J looked down and shook her head. J looked at his best friend for support. "I told you that was not a good idea dude. She does not look happy," said his best friend.

"Well...," said J as he awaited GrandPoo's next reaction. "We'll see, J, we'll see," was her response as she lay the paper into the stack with the other, more conventional papers.

Here are some of J's sentences for your consideration:

1. Peeps are living on the brim.
2. No Peeps have prospered.
3. My Peep bowl seeped slowly.
4. Peeps think that whelk are ugly!
5. Peeps make no accidents.
6. We have an abundance of extra Peeps.
7. Some people pretend to be Peeps.
8. Peeps have been around for eons.
9. Joining Peeps is a wild adventure.
10. It is possible that you are a Peep.
11. Peeps take care of the environment.
12. Peeps make no accidents.
13. Peeps are in large quantities.
14. Peeps can't solve problems.
15. Limestone is carved into a "P" to honor Peeps.

If I Were In Love...

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This song would swim constantly in my head. I'm not a huge Lifehouse fan, and I know they play this song constantly on the radio, but still...Everytime I hear it I go numb.

It's ridiculous.

[I'm keeping it around a bit, because I like listening to it...when it's fucking working.]

Monday, October 24, 2005

One reason I kinda like my fifth graders...

Saturday, October 22, 2005


A while back, kirk posted this post with his old school photos. I knew I had to do likewise. This photo is framed and in my office at school. Check out my outfit. I always wanted to wear bright colors, and my mom always made me wear cackies, browns, and greens. I had all this Izod shit that I hated.

Also, I just went to my 10 year reunion (which sucked ass). I learned that the peeps I went to school with are just as shallow and lifeless as they always were. Too sad.

Nevertheless, I have fond memories of school. Mixed, of course, with so many weird memories. I read Paul Feig's Kick Me not long ago and was blown away at how well he tells the stories of those odd circumstances we tend to get ourselves into as kids.

Much to the surprise of many, I was quite mischievous. I managed to get myself in my fair share of trouble. Not that much has changed. I'm just much better at masking it.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Why I Love Larry David

If you have not seen an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm go out and rent it. Start with the first episode. I have HBO just for this show. I cannot get enough of Larry David.

If you love sick, twisted humor mixed with foul language that's completly off the pc chart (and let's face it, who doesn't?) then you'll love this show. I dug into IMDb to find some great quotes to share with you in hopes of luring you into my sick world.

First, a little background: Larry is Jewish, so a lot of jokes center around his religion. His wife on the show, Cheryl, played by Cheryl Hines is perfect for the role. She usually just laughs at all of his antic. Larry David was the co-creator of Seinfeld, and this show has that same retarded humor only amplified. Also, Wanda Sykes is often on the show as one of Cheryl's friends. She's just plain butt-fucking funny.

Here are some quotes:

Larry: I am not obsessed with asses.
Wanda: Ok, assy. And what is all that shit all over your shirt? You been scrounging around, looking for ass?

[Larry has a flat tire in the city, and doesn't know how to fix it]
Larry: [to various passerby] You know anything about changing a tire? Wanna help me change a tire here? No? I could use a little help. I need a little assistance. I never took a shop class, and I need a little help. Ok, I'm just coming flat out and saying 'help me'. Anybody want to help a semi-retarded individual change a tire? 25, 30 dollars. 30 dollars to change this tire. 35 dollars to change this tire right now.
[People are ignoring him]
Larry: I'll give you 10 dollars for a verbal response. 10 dollars. Anybody want to make 10 dollars and respond verbally? No?

Larry: [Larry's house has been spray painted by trick-or-treaters he has offended and he's reporting it to cops] They don't deserve candy and I don't deserve this: "Bald Asshole"? That's a hate crime!

[Getting out of jury duty]
Larry: Uh... well, your honor, I believe it would be hard to remain impartial seeing as the defendant is a negro.

[Sometimes I feel like this.]

[Larry is on a bad trip, looking in a bathroom mirror]
Larry's reflection: What are you looking at? You see something? Huh?
Larry: Wh- What did I do?
Larry's reflection: What did you do? You know what you did! You did nothing!
Larry: If you want me to do something, just tell me!
Larry's reflection: You've got to change the diet, I've told you about that. I don't want the red meat, you're eating the red meat. I don't like that!
Larry: I'm doing the best I can.
Larry's reflection: Go to a doctor. Get yourself a checkup. Colonoscopy, you afraid to get a colonoscopy? What's the matter with you?
Larry: I'm sorry.
Larry's reflection: Everybody gets it! Get a colonoscopy!
Larry: I'm really going to do it.
Larry's reflection: You got your father-in-law's birthday coming up. You going to get a card?
Larry: [nodding] Okay.
Larry's reflection: You're not going to get a card! You're not going to do a fucking thing!
Larry: I'll try and do better. I will.
Larry's reflection: TV! TV! TV! That's what you like to do! Read a fucking book!
Larry: Okay, yeah, you're right! You know everything!
Larry's reflection: Who the fuck do you think you're talking to!

The Making of the Sun

I met my parents and my little sister for lunch. My little sister worked on this fabulous picture of two condos on the beach. Their names were Red Roof Inn and Suites and Surfs Up Inn. She's a trip. I think the kid travels too much, but I kinda like her.

We're friends. :)

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Mon chat est sexy.

My cat is so hot, she will tantalize you with her hotness.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

If You Can't Beat It...

Revamp it. Thanks to Caz. See credits in sidebar. What do ya think?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Underrated Pleasures

I'm starting this meme and tagging anybody who can think of those small things that make us happy. Here's my list:

-putting on a new watch for the first time
-good music on a morning drive
-a call or card from an old friend
-laughing buddha's

Moya T

-my little sister's laugh
-getting to know new people (that you like)
-really good sleep
-Rufus Wainright
-helping someone
-learning something new
-connecting with someone
-hearing a favorite song for the first time
-the perfect lunch (from my old town- a large iced mocha and a chicken salad sandwich on a croissant from the coffee shop, Poets)
-comfort objects

Don't underestimate the little things. :)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Je suis une rock star!

art by Sarina Tomchin

Yesterday I wore my hair curly instead of straight (cause I can if I want to). If I'd have know the commotion it was gonna cause I would've spared myself the embarrassment. My students were, however, very excited. The best compliment by far was from one of my 5th grade boys who said, "I really like your hair like that. You look like a rock star."

Rock on GrandPoo.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

23rd Post

Well, I did get tagged for this meme after all by Melissa who is always in progress. I had already peeked at mine because someone did it but didn't tag me and my curiousity got the better of me so I looked anyways.

The meme is to:

1. Go into your archive

2. Find your 23rd post.

3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).

4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

5. Tag five other people to do the same.

My 23 Post was My Mother Feeds Me Drugs which was a tasteless IM transcript between my sister and me about my mother supplying me with pain killers. The fifth line was:

grandpooofawesome: for drugs.

I'm not tagging anybody cause I just don't do that and probably you've already done it.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Come Over and Visit

"My Doorbell"

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it

-The White Stripes

I'm finally getting settled in.

Jack and Meg were the first one's to come over other than my parents. They're good company.

Harriet likes the big windows.

I like my space outside. I even have a guard dog.

I already have too much shit in my refrigerator.

And I bought some pictures for my appartment.

This one I got for $0.50. Sweet.

And this one is, of course, Cappiello. Mine's mounted.

Thanks for coming over!