So last summer I took Jack to school to help me to prepare a powerpoint for my students that would show and explain basic classroom procedures and expectations. I posed Jack in all sorts of ways doing the things the students are expected to do and took pictures. Of course the kids loved this because Jack is interesting to them and they could not believe that he’d left his tiny bookbag and rain coat hanging up in the room in the same place they were to put theirs… ah, yes, and the best part is, I don’t’ have to worry about posting and reusing the pictures because they don’t have kids faces in them!
Okay, so I have NO idea if anyone will read this, but I thought I’d TRY to pick it back up again. If for any reason other than the fact that I am super bored this summer. Yes, I am planning a wedding, and I spend some time on that every week, but wedding planning is not life consuming… or at least I don’t think it should be. Sure, it COULD be, if someone wanted to let it consume them, but I’m not really that type. So, in order to give myself a task to do, I will make a list of possible posts I think I should make:
1.) Teacher-stuff posts. I’ll be straight up. I’m a nerd for my career. People like the stuff I’ve created (artistically and curriculum-orientedly), so I should probably do what everyone has been telling me to do for years and see if I can make something more of it.
2.) Crafty/Artsy-stuff posts. I was that kid who made friendship bracelets and loved those little beads you put on a pattern and melted with an iron. Now my tastes are more grown up… I have a Cricut Expression, a stock-load of scrapbook and card-stock papers, and a glue gun – all of which I use quite often. I also dabble in painting when the urge hits me. Twice now I’ve even been paid to do a custom painting for people’s houses! (still baffles me) So maybe I should post some of that on here.
3.) My life is not a Bravo reality television-worthy one or a Tina Fey “Bossypants” book-worthy one, but my dog does cute stuff and I have a knack for falling into some interesting situations… so maybe if I try to add some table flipping and clever-whitty comments someone will read this.
Ugh. Did I mention I’m just bored. Like, so bored I’ve been thinking about applying for a waitressing job, just so I can be degraded and feel anxious over nothing. This is the sad sad truth of a teacher’s summer… mind you, a teacher who is unmarried, already has her masters, has NO children, and no real responsibilities besides planning a wedding in September… which maybe I’ll write about too, because I do think I’ve done a pretty killer job of getting this little shindig together without much hassle or stress. Our minister says “just wait” and that something is bound to not work out, since its all been smooth sailing so far, but hey, I’ll just go with what we’ve got now: what I hope to be a lovely day that Peyton and I can remember for years to come!
Ode to my iPhone, for anyone who cares.
Dearest iPhone, How I enjoy thee, let me count the ways:
1. You let me check my email, facebook, twitter, and text messages oh so easily.
2. Your facebook app interface is ever so delightful to navigate. I wish the real facebook was as easy. [My only constructive criticism would be that I can’t read people’s “about me” section that usually falls under one’s profile picture. My disappointment rests in the fact that so many people write strange, witty, or completely irrelevant things there that often make me chuckle. I like to chuckle.]
3. While I do not go places that I am not familiar with too often, I like the gps features. I enjoy just watching my little blue dot orb around the land as I go. Who cares that I use my gps more to show it off than for functionality… purchasing something for functionality… yeah, whatever.
4. Posting photos from my phone to facebook has got to be one of my greatest summer pleasures in 09. Yes, yes, I know this is nothing new for the rest of the world. Actually, see “How I love thee #1” and most of that is not new… but one must remember (or learn) that I am “That Chick with the giant, black Zack-from-Saved-by-the-Bell-looking Tracfone”…. well, I was back in high school anyway. My iPhone is so distantly related to my Tracfone, I could number this admiration numbers 5, 6, and 7.
5. Walking Jack while rockin’ out to my favorite music without headphones is pretty exhilerating. I just hold that volume button down to turn the music up and away we go!
6. Have I mentioned the fabulousness of taking pictures and immediately sharing them with people. For example, Jack does something cute (which occurs at least 92.7% of the day) and I take a picture – bam! my mom knows because I sent her an email.
7. My iPhone has provided me the confidence and downright COOLNESS to BLOG about the fact that I have nothing better to do than muck about on my iPhone and then blog about it!
Little Paul July 1, 2009
Paul: The bald and effortlessly computer-literate little brother.
Seriously though, if you look back at pictures of my brother – he looked just like my dad and had a mop of hair on his head. We hung out ALL of the time together when we were little. Probably our best times together were riding bikes through our neighborhood in Anderson, SC, searching for snakes and other things in the creek behind Jay Caudle’s grandmother’s house, and wreaking havoc after church on Sundays. (We would grab the homemade bread on communion Sundays and drink grape juice while sliding along the back row of the pews in our church socks…)
Paul isn’t so little now…. and we haven’t hung out together in about a year…. little things like oceans and continents are in the way.
Check out his iPhone and iTouch application!!! I put a link to the website of the company he developed for: Red Rocket Games, Inc. My mom and I spent most of the day yesterday playing the game and trying to beat our high scores. It is rather addicting, not to mention cute… I am so proud of him!!!