I give you the "Crab Grab"
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I give you the "Crab Grab"
Friday, April 24, 2009
Join in the fun of Six Word Saturday:
Other things that got me through the week (in no particular order):
Apple turnover yoplait yogurt.
Theraflu warming relief cough syrup
Crossfit workouts ("running jackie" was almost as RX!)
Vanilla Diet Cherry Limeades from Sonic Happy Hour.
Tuesday night at the Dell.
One Tree Hill & Lie to Me
Guitar Hero Metallica - which I might have played for over an hour by myself on beginner level
Archiver's coupons to finish teacher appreciation gifts.
The good news is I only have 4 more days to be under this tremendous stress. My kiddoes test next Friday and it's all over after that. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Teaching is never more stressful than during the No Child Left Behind period of state testing. If you have school age kids, you know I speak the truth. Things that I would normally just "breathe and let go" through have got me ready to vote people off the island. It doesn't help that every 5 minutes I find myself in the midst of a coughing fit. Needless to say I have no tolerance for anything.
Things I want to punch in the face:
The guy who stops completely before turning into the entrance lane of the tollway.
My stupid computer that wants to restart every 4 minutes.
The cough syrup that promises 8 hours of relief but falters after one.
The state education board for buying into incentive pay.
People unwilling to let me just teach my classes without the added bs.
The four easter crafts still in various stages of incompleteness on my craft desk.
My alarm clock.
Monday night games that start at 8:00 p.m.
The current pollen du jour circulating in the air.
The creator of the Burger King "Square Butts" commercial.
In my effort to not actually hit anything at the workplace, I found this blog. I totally agree with her stance on typing e-mails in all caps, and the horror movie trailer is so true for me right now while the Mr is in NYC. I'm sure he's glad he's not here to be subjected to "sleep hitting".
So if the furniture is a little roughed up around here, it's all in the name of keeping my sanity for the next 8 days.
Oh, and thanks Cate for offering to do any punching needed!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
One hit Wonders vs Sultans of Swing
Charlie Robison at bat
I should point out that the managers of the two teams are brothers (and founders of Reckless Kelly) and take the whole game pretty seriously. There were local celebrities, Austin-based bands, former professional athletes and a couple of national names (Kyle Petty). After a Harlem Globetrotter-esque game, we took our blanket to center field for some sun and sound. What a fabulous afternoon!
Oh, and I'm totally counting this as my item #15 .
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
First item out of the box was not one, but two band of brothers action figures. Just look at their tiny little rifles and handguns. They were from the Highway to Hell line, and looked like they barely made it back. His face says it all.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
But when I took them out, they were less like eggs, more like phallic symbols. Especially the peach colored ones. I tried to smooth out the mold lines, but then they just looked like giant suppositories. Yikes! No way could these be teacher gifts! And so, a quick trip to Michael's and a 50% off coupon later, and my melted down porno eggs were made much more presentable :)
So at 8 A.M. yesterday, I tackled the area at our gym affectionately called "the Pit". Yes it is as bad as the images that come to mind. After a group warm-up, we were divided into heats to complete the workout. Being in the last heat did not help me prepare in the least... in fact watching everyone else blaze through only upped my nerves. Without further ado, I give you Epic Challenge:
Single arm overhead squats with weight!
Burpee pull-upstire flips!
Rinse and Repeat in Reverse.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wish I could say more, but I don't know what it entails other than me being up at this indecent hour on a Saturday so I can eat an hour before doing the workout. I'm a tad bit scared, and still a little sore from last nights workout. But, I am the success story for this month at the gym, so I can't not do it. For more info on the challenge (and a pretty nifty video) visit Crossfit CedarPark.
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