Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


We threw out our mayo last week because I accidentally left it out. As I made BLTs tonight, I forgot about that. So, out of necessity, I whipped up homemade mayo tonight. Don't worry, I pasteurized the egg.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 16: Miss Nigra was asking for a lot of attention from her mommy this morning, so Maeve felt left out. She also wanted to get lots of hugs from her Girl Human.

Interesting Characters: Eustacia Roach


While no one was looking, Eustacia took the victim’s finger from her Coach purse. It was wrapped in Prada, the ring on it — Louis Vuitton. The Tiffany Blue lining of her purse was unscathed. For this, she was thankful. A Tide pen wasn’t going to take that stain out.
She sat on the fountain’s edge in the middle of the park. Its elaborate marble edifice of lions roaring water soothed her. 
This was her first time. She got the leather gloves right, she was certain. But this part, her signature, this was going to be the pièce de résistance.
It was the middle of the day: work and school kept most people indoors. She laid the handkerchief by her side, pulling on the corner, unraveling her package. 
The long, white index finger spun around and slipped gently into the fountain, sinking to the bottom as tiny bubbles danced around it.
She stuck the kerchief in a plastic bag. She would deal with that later. After she put that in its pocket, she pulled out her lipstick and reapplied. It was time for some lunch.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 15: We went to see "The Sound of Music" at the historic Murat theater. This window, I've seen, so many times, but I've never really paid it any mind. It would make for a great backdrop for a backlit photo.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 13: I tried something new today: allow for the students to create how they should be graded.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Day 12: When the day tries to beat you with a leak in the roof, you peel some beets to beat it back.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 11: Frozen on the outside, foggy on the inside.

Photo A Day 2017


Day 10: I haven't been in charge of the clock and scoreboard for a basketball game in 2 years. I was rusty. When it came down to the seconds, the refs had me fix the time on three different accounts between 2 games. According to a student, it was like "eight, eight times Mr. Williams." Thanks, kid. If you can't stomach criticism, then teaching middle school is not for you. It keeps you humble.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 9: When I don't take any photos throughout the day and desperately attempt dim-lit photos with a fast-moving fluff ball.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

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Day 8: Cabin Fever is the realest thing when you live with Shelties. The realest.

Photo A Day 2017


Day 7: If books titled "The Ghost of Windy Hill" and "Chad and the Elephant Engine" can find success, so can my book. It may not be as riveting as "The Tree House Mystery," but I'm not giving up.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 6: You think your kid has too many Crayola products? Think again.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 5: With plunging temperatures, my evenings are going to become a little less relaxing. Mainly because of the fluffy ladies that live with us. You see, they love snow. So much. Like, it's borderline obsession. No, scratch that. It is obsession. The little one won't go to the bathroom because she's so distracted by eating God's snow cones. So, with the temps staying in the 20's and below, let the circle be unbroken.

Photo A Day 2017


Day 4: I'm the car person that cares about cup holders. Don't ask me about the engine and don't me about horse power, but you can ask me about the cup holders. Volkswagen is sadistic about cup holders in the Beetle. Traveling is nonsense because there's no place for my drink. Enter one of the best stocking gifts this year -- a cup holder that clips onto my vent. Traveling in the Beetle has just become easier. That old travel mug is another story for another day.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Photo A Day 2017


Day 3: For the past three years, Herff Jones has sent me ornament versions of our yearbook covers. This year's theme was a combination of a few different ideas from my students. I want quite sure what to expect, but when the theme was presented to the staff and they got to put their spin in it, the theme and design fleshes out. Each year, the kids bring new ideas to the table that makes the most recent book look so different than the book before.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

the Holidarian


Do you need to get away after the holidays? Book your trip to the arrid and cool Cloud City located on the gas planet of Bespin. #mbop #theblogidarian #StarWars #vintage

Thursday, December 22, 2016

the Holidarian


You better not shout, you better not cry, you better be good, and I'm telling you why: Maever Claus is coming to pest you! #theholidarian #maeveselfie #theblogidarian

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

the Holidarian


This is getting out of hand. #mbop #maeveselfie #theholidarian #theblogidarian

the Holidarian


Maeve really is getting into the holiday spirit this year. #maeveselfie #theholidarian #theblogidarian #mbop

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

the Holidarian


Naughty or Nice. Or Naughty. Really Naughty. Don't be fooled by her cuteness. #theholidarian #maeveselfie #mbop #theblogidarian

the Holidarian


Merry Christmas! #theholidarian #theblogidarian #mbop

the Holidarian


She really is cute. And has a shrill bark. Has terrible breath. Isn't very snuggly. Is bossy. Sasses back like it's her job. Is such a pest. Doesn't mind being held. Steals Nigra's ice cubes. But she's lucky she's cute. That's what saves her. And she'll rest her head next to mine on the same pillow. And then lick my forehead nonstop. #theholidarian #theblogidarian #maeveselfie

Monday, December 19, 2016

the Holidarian


It doesn't matter how cold it is outside, the girls still want to be out in it. #theholidarian #mbop #theblogidarian

Saturday, December 17, 2016

the Holidarian


In honor of the #RogueOne premiere (it's fantastic, btw) and the crazy winter weather, I created a #StarWars vacation poster. #theholidarian #theblogidarian #mbop

the Holidarian


Don't let this gross weather dampen your spirits. #theholidarian #mbop #theblogidarian

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

the Holidarian


Check me out next to the tr...HEY! Narwhal, you're in my shot! #theholidarian #photobombingnarwhal #theblogidarian #mbop

Monday, December 12, 2016

the Holidarian


Because let's be serious, this narwhal is one of the better holiday characters and his screen time is only seconds. Take that, Frosty. #theholidarian #theblogidarian #mbop #HappyBirthday