Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas traditions

This is the first time I've been with family for the entire Christmas season in many years. I have never once in my life played touch football, whether holiday or not. Yet, this morning I awoke with such a desire to have a bunch of people over, throw the old pigskin around, and then come into the warm house to some spiked eggnog and eat some dinner. My family and the odd guest or two coming for dinner will not be enough to play the game I've envisioned. Is it wrong to be saddened by not partaking in a tradition that has never been ours? I'm pretty sure no one even has a football.

what I want for Christmas

Last night I was caught off guard. Out at a bar a friend asked me what I want for Christmas. Through some kind of miracle I didn't just point my finger at the boy across the table.

I was able to recover my senses and tell her I wanted not just a keyless entry for my car, but a remote engine start to get her all heated up.

Maybe I should have just pointed across the table?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

on remembering

Lately I've been remembering a lot of random information. Maybe it's living back with mom that brings old forgotten memories flooding back? But in addition to this, I've been pondering the things I've forgotten.

I can't remember the name of Becky's girlfriend from when I first met Becky.

I don't remember Andrew's last name yet he played such a large role in my life for those months.

But I do remember the only time I've ever been skiing, snowboarding or on a snowmobile.

I remember my dad and Buzz Manzer standing next to that giant pine tree between the houses, the tree that they raised on beer, stories and urine. I always walked up at the end of a joke that they promised to tell me "when you're older". Yeah...I'm older...but no one remembers the jokes like I remember they're owed to me.

I can't remember the sound of my dad's laughter....but I can remember the feel of the skin on his arms.

I remember my first license plate: CA 3JUY619 and my first driver license number but none since. Great joy when I moved back to CA...they gave me back my original driver license number! The only one I've ever known by heart!

remiss in my duties

I have been terribly remiss in my blogging duties.
I have left Czech Republic.
I spent 10 days in South Carolina lolling on the beach.
I spent a few wonderful days with friends in NYC and CT.
I was reunited with loved pets.
My mom, Kiyomi, Kazimir, Charlie Parker and I drove across the USA in a truck full of my stuff.
I am now living in Redding CA.
I go to school to be a teacher.
I have completed one semester with one more semester of schooling then one semester of student teaching and then I'll be a teacher, certifiable.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Where was Jeff when I needed his urging to post the most important thing in a long time....I HAVE MY CZECH VISA!!! I'm currently living in the Czech Republic LEGALLY! I travel in and out of the Schengen Zone! Finally!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

about a missing post

The other day on the way to work I wrote an entire new blog post on my iPhone on that cute little yellow lined paper note section. The problem is....on Monday afternoon my phone froze. Normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal, just hold down the top button and the home button and shazam, the phone restarts. top button doesn't work. So, this is a short post about a post I wrote the other day (that I can't remember anything about but I know it was good!) that is currently locked inside my phone.

If you, or someone you know, can help me restart an unlocked iPhone with a broken top button....please let me know!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is the thanks I get!

I'm sick....again. I feel really bad about it. I actually HATE canceling my classes and disappointing the kids! Some of them actually look forward to my class!! How great is that? (Last week, during a wave goodbye type song, a little boy started crying. After the song I asked his mother what was wrong...she said it was because HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO!! I love my job!)

However, I'm fairly certain that it is because of THEM that I am sick...AGAIN!

My friends recently took over the care of 4 children. They went from 0-4 in one day. And it was her recent status update that made me feel better about being sick. She said: "There's an exponential increase of sickness at our house from pre-kids days...unbelieveable." That's why I'm sick! I went from being around 0 kids to being around roughly FIFTY. And it was her friend's comments that added to my happiness....that it gets better! Every year you get more and more used to being around the germ piles and stop getting sick as much. Yippee!

So I guess the thanks I get for teaching young kids that this picture means "cow" in English is to get sick every couple months....well then...I'll take it!