Thursday, December 30, 2004

my friend's fambly came over for a little post christmas gift giving. her daughters were SO excited about their presents. they kept saying book! book! the cuteness is undeniable Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

my brother's computer makes me feel like i'm going blind. what is it with nerds and 1,004,984 x 878,0349 screen resolution, anyways?

mom and i went to a drugstore lunch counter in orange today. we were trying to go to tea in the hideously purple victorian tea place, but it is, alas, closed on monday. we'll try again tommorow, and i should get to eat my cucumber sandwiches and silly crumpets or whatever they are.

Monday, December 27, 2004

well! back from the big family gathering... last night we watched some great old family videos.

highlights included:

sarah being bashed into the couch lovingly by her cousins

sarah screaming in the ocean, trying to claw her way back up daddy's arm

the most insane christmas pageant ever conducted

this little play was the zany idea of my aunt. she got 7 of us cousins, ages... oh... lets say 1 1/2 to 4... dressed up and as some guy read the story in the bible, my aunt pulled us on stage, tried to stop us from crying, and gave us "cues."

i was the best behaved one. i was the angel, and i stood obediently on the hearth until i got tired and sat down. there was a little incident when the star of bethlehem tried to take the baby jesus doll and mary hit her and the star cried until an arm pulled her offstage.

it degenerated further when we all tried to sing "away in a manger"

we laughed so hard watching it- it was classic.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

my dad had this surgery on some nerve tumor-like thing in his foot, and for some silly reason didn't do any shopping for my mom before the surgery. so he's been hobbling around malls with a foamy foot brace on, wincing. tonight we did some last minute shopping, and i actually convinced him to let me race him around kohl's in a wheelchair. wheeee!

and i didn't even run him into something.

although i did make racecar noises and stop sharply in front of the cashier.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

i am in orange county! flew in just about an hour ago.

our christmas tree is in the WRONG place, and the furniture in our house is all different. i think my parents are gearing up to be grandparents, because seriously it is starting to look like grandparents live here. what the hell?

our furniture is no longer of the "i will shed feathers and you can use them in a collage" variety. bummer

as long as the ugly 70's linoleum remains in the entry way, i will be happy!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

so, the decemberists are awesome

here is an interview where they talk about playing at the now defunct "Z pie" nasty pot pie establishment in slo. and like........ it says that one of the band members got sick from there. i SO had the worst food poisoning the one and only time i darkened their basement-like door.

z-pie suuuuuuuuuxors! haha

pow pow power wheels! Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 16, 2004

i hate beauracracy and i hate that my job is filled with it.

i wish i could teach on an island

an island filled with free school supplies and pizza

Monday, December 13, 2004

well, yay

i made that big effort a few months back to make it so you wouldn't be able to easily find my site by searching for my first and last name. google is evidently insanely nefarious and far reaching, because now i am the special number one search result for "sarah - - - - -"

i mean, if you put in my name and press "i feel lucky" it TAKES YOU RIGHT HERE. and uhhhh if i wasn't hiding from my students parents then that would be just fine and dandy, but the fact is that i am.

thank you, google, for making this website so nice and EASY to FIND.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

we went to church AND went shooting. it was great!

and i hit one thingy. it was a "rabbit" meaning that the clay thing rolled down a hill while you try to shoot it to bits.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

today i was lazy. well, i wasn't as lazy as i could have been cause i went over to my apt. complex's excercise room for the first time ever and worked out for thirty minutes. i need to get back in shape, regain those sexy muscles and try once again to hit the elusive goal of 137 pounds.

the school nurse in junior high was my mortal enemy. she used to tell me that i should "drink shakes." yeah, and she was obese. i, even though underweight, have never been told by a doctor that i needed to gain weight. yet i valiantly try! maybe that giant box of trader joes truffles will help. later i shall post the total saturated fat in the whole damn can. that will be wonderful.................

Friday, December 10, 2004

i just realized why i feel like crap right now. i haven't eaten anything but ice cream since 3.30 and i am sooooooooo crashing. i need meats.

you know... it is "jewelery," isn't it. i love that i am a spectacularly bad speller, and i teach spelling. haha, i suck.

why the hell would you want "candle jewlery"? cause i was in pier one and they have these retarded things that you stick into your candles to make them prettier and i just don't understand. i get the jewlery. ME!

i think i agreed to go shoot things on sunday. why did i do that? i was going to go to church.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

today is a good day. a good day!

thursdays are minimum days at school- kids leave at 12.45. after they were gone, i sat outside my classroom and graded papers in the sun. my hair got hot, like in the summer.

no more rain until sunday!

i have enough time to take a nap this afternoon, after a bit of christmas shopping

i will see steve tonight, and he's here for good.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

happy christmas on my dining room table

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

i said

don't you ever want potato chips so bad that you could just rub the grease all over your face?

and she said

uh. no.

and gave me a funny look

look! an insane person! Posted by Hello

Monday, December 06, 2004

cold in this apartment, and i have the window shade open. its getting dark. just waiting for that cold rain the weathermen keep telling me about. the asphalt and cars and tile carports are waiting for it...

i'm going to blame the storm for the fact that i'm not going to go to that bible study. there is no way i am going out alone in the dark, during a "cold rain."

and i'm also not going to get my groceries. not carrying around wet paper sacks from across town. no way.

just going to hide in here

Sunday, December 05, 2004

i wish the world was flat like the old days
then i could travel just by folding a map
no more airplanes, or speedtrains, or freeways
there'd be no distance that can hold us back.
there'd be no distance that could hold us back
so this is the new year
-"the new year" by death cab for cutie

one last week. i can do this

Thursday, December 02, 2004

took a three hour nap!

sometimes in my dreams, i live with all the teachers at the school and their families in some sort of indoor-outdoor castle dorm thing that has no doors in between the living spaces. i live with my mentor teacher, her husband, and their son, who does not exist. also he is just way too old to be thier kid but i dunno.

there aren't any hallways, so we have to walk through all the rooms.

today we decided to rearrange the furniture to try and find a way where there is more sleep-time privacy. my principal lives next door to me, and he was telling his roomate to make sure there weren't any ladies around before he got up.

oh, and i got attacked by this goat/horse thing that bit my head a bunch and it sucked.

and steve, i think it happened at your parent's house.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

me at age uuuuuuuuuh... 19.

Gidget1300: of course i was completely innocent right?
Hobbes Q: yes of course
Hobbes Q: you can tell by the short hair
Gidget1300: and the beer
Hobbes Q: right
Hobbes Q: and that
Hobbes Q: i just assumed it was diet coke
Hobbes Q: see how innocent i think you are?
Gidget1300: really?
Gidget1300: you did?
Hobbes Q: yup