Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Blog

Just wanted anyone who actually reads this blog to know that I now have a new blog - Thanks!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The First Day of School

It's the first day of school. I'm waiting for the bell to ring. Ponder on what that feels like.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Holy heck...

I decided I didn't like the look of my blog. I need to upgrade apparently. I'm looking at everyone's blog and thinking to myself, "Yours is way out of style, Gina." It's late. I am going to bed. Get ready for a change, though!

By the way, why is it snowing like crazy during my spring break? I am NOT ok with all. Half of my conversations with people today have been my complaints about the snow. I will try to sincerely be grateful for it. Or, maybe I can just be OK with it. I don't have to be grateful for it, right?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sweaty Milk

We were beginning to draft biographies today and I interviewed one of my students who told me a story about having to drink soy milk when she was little. I asked how we could turn "drank soy milk" into a complete sentence. A student raised her hand and said, "The doctor said that she needed to drink sweaty milk." I tried not to laugh, but couldn't hold it in after another student said, "Sweaty milk! That's gross!" Luckily, she wasn't embarrassed; she thought it was funny too.

Friday, March 13, 2009

So, I was just giving a spelling test and my student was playing with his eraser. So, it was sitting on his desk after I gave him a look of "Stop playing with that or I will take it away." Then, I took my pen and whacked the eraser and hit it off his desk. He watched the eraser fly off his desk and looked up at me shocked with fear in his eyes because I never do stuff like that.

Then I started laughing because I was being a little silly and he started laughing too because he is really silly. That's all and I'm glad it's Friday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aloha and Mahalo!

I love smelling exotic flowers.

and lifting heavy barrels
and standing next to hot Polynesians
and getting beachin
and not looking into the camera

So, I went to Hawaii. It was seriously EVERYTHING it's cracked up to be. I just can't get over it. Everyone should go at least once. We went to the PCC where I got a picture with a girl from High School Musical 3, Pearl Harbor, beautiful beaches, yummy food, lots of laughs, the Dole Plantation. Of course, I got tan. I love being tan. Sun is the most amazing thing ever! Oh! And we rode scooters around a lot of the island during which my phone, Chocolata, fell out of my pocket and smashed to the ground somewhere along the way. So, I've been phoneless for a few days and my textual relationships have come to a complete halt. Oh well. It's good to not be textually active for a bit. I'm back to real life, but at least I've reguvenated myself. Mahalo, Hawaii! (that means, thank you, Hawaii).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Poem

little tree
by e.e. cummings

little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don't be afraid

look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i'll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy

then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"