Thursday, December 29, 2011

11 in 11

Okay, okay, okay! I know, I know. I'm totally breaking the "No blogging twice in a day rule," but Kristin got me so nervous. She mentioned in her last post that their linky party might reach capacity soon.  Not without me.......

11. Favorite movie you watched
Super 8: It is the only movie I've seen twice in the theater this year. I loved it! It made me cry, scream, and hide my head in Scott's armpit. That's my kind of movie!

Of course, there are sooooo many honorable mentions: Crazy, Stupid, Love - yummy Ryan Goslin. Kung Fu Panda 2 - I cried. I'm such a wuss. It was much better than the first film. X-Men First Class - James McAvoy and Micheal Fassbender were fabulous eye candy, charming, and strong leading men. There are others, too. I could on and on. I love going to the movies!

10. Favorite TV Series
Cougar Town: I love Cougar Town! I hate that it has short little seasons. I miss it so much and cannot wait until it is back on. I'm so glad I have a bunch of episodes saved on my DVR. They fill the void. Ellie and I could be best BEST friends! I'd spend my Margarita Mondays, Tanqueray Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, etc... with the whole crew. Even with the creepy neighbor, Tom.

Also, I started watching Archer in 2011. I know it is awful but I can't help but love it. It is hilarious!

9. Favorite Restaurant
Bangkok in Downtown: Sushi is my favorite!! It's deceiving because you think you can eat a lot of it and then after a while you start to hit a wall and there's still more left! I'm okay with leaving some on my plate, but my sweet husband just can't leave without polishing them off. Poor guy! 
Whenever, I'm feeling yucky with a cold or just with the blues miso soup calms my soul. It is my chicken noodle soup {since I don't eat chicken.} Plus, wasabi is the best thing on earth! For real, I love how it burns my nostrils and brings tears to my eyes. Such a treat! :)

I'm not scared of you Boat! I'll eat you up!
8. Favorite New Thing You Tried
Easy: Blogging! I started blogging in January and I really wasn't sure if I'd keep up with it. I did! I can't believe it. Okay, so some things I had to let go of {see ya Facebook} but I didn't mind. Blogging is way cooler and much more rewarding.
Also, using my Cricut is a close second. I had no idea what this little machine was and what it could do for me. It is super cool. Very fun!

7. Favorite Gift You Received
Our Grill: Well, this is a gift for my husband and me. We had been thinking about getting one for such a long time, but couldn’t find the perfect one. My parents ended our search by just going to Lowes and getting us one. You sneaky mom and dad!

6. Favorite Thing You Pinned
Oh Pinterest, how I love thee! So far, I've pinned a little over 2,000 things. Pinterest is great for everything. Yesterday, I recycled all of those magazine clippings I have been saving for years {and never looking through.} It was very liberating. Pinterest, you better stick around for a long time because I can't get those clippings back!
Here's one of my many favorites:
omg - I could just die!
5. Favorite Blog Post
My favorite blog post was the one about my rock lesson, A Rocking Good Time. We really did have a good time. I love when I can interrupt my normal day with science, writing and technology {my favs!}

4. Favorite Accomplishment
Getting picked to have a SMART board in my classroom. I wrote the grant on Labor Day and submitted it the next day. Then I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, I learned that I had been chosen the week after Thanksgiving. In the email, we were told that my new little toy would arrive in two weeks. Yep, still waiting. Longest two weeks EVER! But, I’m hopeful it will come before the end of January {knock on wood!}

3. Favorite Picture
This is my favorite picture for two reasons: #1 It's me with the giraffe. I freakin' love giraffes now. They are the coolest {next to cats.} #2 My hair. The color is just beautiful. My hair dresser is a genius! Just to let you know, I'd be totally gray if it weren't for Deedee.

2. Favorite Memory
My favorite memory of this year would be taking ballroom dance lessons with my sweet husband, Scott. Just a little background information, Scott doesn't dance. He doesn't like anything girlie at all. He spends most of his time practicing jiu-jitsu, reading about it on-line, or watching the fights with his dude friends.  I would have never in a million years thought he would do this, let alone be the one to suggest it. Learning the merengue was difficult and fun. I can't wait to start it up again with the West Coast Swing in January!

1. Goal for 2010
In life:  Get the landscaping completed in our front yard (and fix the sprinkler system.) Scott and I pulled all of the ugly plants out last spring break and we were going to fix it up during the summer and... um... yeah.. it never happened. We've got to get some curb appeal STAT!

In school:  I want to be able to teach this stupid wonderful phonics program without the  teacher's manual like a boss. Also, I can't wait to start making lessons for my SMART board so that I'll have them year after year after year...
One more: I'd like to create something for TPT or teachers notebook and actually make some bank. But I know I won't. I can just be jealous of everyone else. :)

There's my 11 for 2011! I hope I make it in time.


  1. Hooray! Thanks for linking up!
    Loving that you love that pic of you and the giraffe because of the giraffe AND your hair color. Don't we just all love our stylists? I would die if mine ever left.
    So impressed with the dance lessons!!!!!! WOW!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. I'm glad you made the linky party. And I'm laughing about your hair comment. Not because it's funny, but because you said it! :) BTW, it is stunning. I couldn't live without my hairdresser.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  3. That is seriously like the cutest stinkin' picture of kitties I have ever seen...

  4. Jealous about the giraffe for sure! I also agree about the hair color - beautiful!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  5. Lovely hair color. I have no idea what color my hair really is - probably various colors just like the giraffe. I have some giraffe pictures I love too - like feeding one lettuce. Their tongues are over 1 foot long. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit my blog.