Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth’

Back to the Fyootcha!

January 5, 2010 3 comments

So I figured to commemorate the last months of this blog’s existence, I’d go back to the theme I started out with. Sweet memories. Or something like that.

This Christmas break was just awesome. Got spoiled with all the lovely gifts from my family, the future in-laws, and Jenn. Got the LEGO Grand Carousel, a safety razor shaving kit from Jenn (I am all that is man), some killer binoculars with a built-in digital camera, assorted gift cards, and some very comfy slippers, among other things. I got Jenn the Eternal Love Cross pendant from James Avery, and she wears it every day now. It looks amazing on her. Oh, and we got a Wii! And Jenn got Wii Fit+ and that Jenny McCarthy workout game that comes with a camera that watches to make sure you’re doing the exercises right. Kinda creepy, but it should be fun. Haha!

One of the best things about Christmas this year, hands down, was that we finally got a White Christmas!

It snowed like the dickens on Christmas Eve. Like, blowing sideways and prohibiting your vision… dickens. Yeah, anyway, it calmed down overnight, but it was still BEAUTIFUL for Christmas Day. That was such an awesome treat. Wish it would snow again, as cold as it is outside. We’re supposed to see the coldest temperatures in a loooooong time around here starting tomorrow night. Like, wind chills around 0 degrees in the evenings. Yay!

We went to City Streets in Sundance Square for New Year’s Eve. It was fun to do some dancing with Jenn (and Misty made a friend that she danced with all night, hehe). And at midnight, Jenn and I looked at each other and said, “Now we can finally say ‘We’re getting married this year!'” LOL

Speaking of that, we got the tuxes picked out for me, the groomsmen, the dads, and the ringbearers. They look pretty dang slick, I can’t wait to see how we all look together. Along with that, over the holiday, Jenn’s also been working on some paper mache letters for a couple of the tables at the reception. She has some that spell out “WE DO” for the cake table, and “love is sweet” for our candy buffet table. They look really pretty, she’s done an excellent job with them.

Got some pretty big stuff ahead of me in the next couple months. Not only am I applying to graduate, but I’m going to be taking the TExES on February 6th. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the state certification exam that all Texas teachers have to take. And I’m taking it a month from tomorrow. Whoa! Talk about surreal, huh? I can’t believe I’m finally at this point. I get butterflies thinking about it. After ten years of jackin’ around and not knowing what to do with my life, I’m finally about to step into not only married life, but a full-on professional life. I think I may go get some of those paper mache letters, spell out “paraprofessional” with them, and burn them in a celebratory bonfire. 🙂

Anyway, say a prayer for us. These five months leading up to graduation and the wedding are going to be completely crazy, and Jenn and I are gonna need all the support we can get.

Oh, and we saw Sherlock Holmes. Frickin’ SWEET movie. I so want the soundtrack.



April 30, 2009 2 comments

Another cold and dark day in Arlingtowne, as — Okay, that’s enough of that. LOL Apparently yesterday’s entry was considerably funnier than I thought it would be. Thanks to everyone who told me they loved it and told their friends about it. 🙂

So, I’ve spent the entire morning working on the foreign language lab here at work, because they’re getting ready to do AP Spanish testing in there next week and everything needs to be ship-shape for that. I was emailed a list of fifteen computers that had problems, which quite frankly scared the pants off me. Fortunately, only four of them had real problems. A lot of it was user error stuff, ie. improperly typing in the domain address, checking to see if the headset is actually plugged into the computer (there were five of those!), etc. Generally hi-larious stuff. But there’s one that says the hard drive has suffered physical damage, which… I’m not sure how that happened without the rest of the computer sustaining physical damage. o.O But I’m sure there’s a reason for it, and James, the district tech guy who comes out for the big problems, just has to swap the HD out with a new one. No biggy. And on the bright side, as I alluded to in the picture up there, there was no gum found in any CD drives this time around. Yaaay.

Tonight will be a moment of truth in the wonderful world of The Big C. I have a Trig test that could make or break my final grade for the class. I’ve not been doing well at all in there, so this test may be my only saving grace. Y’all make sure to say a prayer for me if you can, cuz I’m gonna need all the help I can get. From the looks of it, there’s gonna be a lot of Algebra on this one, which I am very proud to say I’m pretty darn good at. So hopefully that will contribute to a much better grade than every other test I’ve taken in there. I’ve GOT to pass this class and be done with Math for-freakin’-ever, so I’m praying and studying like a madman every free chance I get.

Oh, in case you aren’t aware, the Fort Worth Independent School District has shut down until May 11th because of the Swine Flu. That’s literally right next door to us in ye olde Arlington ISD, so we’ve been watching to see what’s gonna happen with that. Apparently, if a school or entire district has to close due to something like this, they can apply for a waiver from the TEA (Texas Education Agency) and not have to make up the days later on. With that in mind, I must ask… ARLINGTON: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 🙂

It’ll be interesting to see how TAKS is handled in regards to the schools that have been shut down around the state. This state is so ridonkulously anal about standardized testing, I’m sure the folks in charge are freakin’ right out about this.

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Tea, Anyone?

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

So, today’s Tax Day. It’s also the big day for the Tax Day Tea Party!

The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups/coalitions.

The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.

During Rick’s rant, he called for a “Chicago Tea Party” where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.

A few days later, grassroots activists and average Joe Americans began organizing what would soon become the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party effort.

On February 27th, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities accross the country in the first nationwide “Tea Party” protest.

Organizers of the February 27th events pledged to continue on with an even bigger and better protest to follow the first. With April 15th being “Tax Day”, it was decided to schedule the second round of Tea Party protests to ride alongside the tax deadline.

And with that, the “Tax Day Tea Party”, the second round of the Nationwide Tea Party protests, moved into reality.

Pretty exciting stuff. Congressman Joe Barton’s going to be at the Tea Party in Arlington at River Legacy Park, and Governor Perry’s going to be at the Tea Party in Fort Worth at LaGrave Field. One of the bigger shows, however, will be in San Antonio. Glenn Beck will be there, and so will Ted Nugent. Ted Nugent’s playing the National Anthem for the party. IN FRONT OF THE FRICKIN’ ALAMO. Seriously, how crazy awesome would that be to see? UGH. I wish I could go…

Alas, I have to go to stinkin’ school tonight. Lame.

At any rate, it’s an exciting time to be a conservative. Nice to see some action being taken. Our governor’s finally growing a pair, and our congressmen are listening to their constituents. Very awesome stuff. Let’s keep it going.

Currently listening to: Dvorak: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104 – 1. Allegro (performed by Jacqueline DuPré)

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Apparently, listening to Jacqueline DuPre makes me look special...

Apparently, listening to Jacqueline DuPre makes me look special...