September 14, 2013

funny stuffs.

Well, hello there.  I've pulled my head out of my 2 grade reading manual long enough to find this post saved in drafts and hit publish.

Hopefully I'll be back on schedule this week.  Last week, aside from pulling together a classroom in FOUR days (Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.) and then beginning the whole teaching thing, I also decided to stop cooking. 

I had a birthday dinner with friends, a Papa John's pizza on the couch, an anniversary dinner with Scott, and then a Mexican dinner with his friends (just call me a meal-planning failure, it's okay).  

I'm tired.

Anyway, see you Monday for Skirtember!

I feel like I've taken a million trips across the midwest.  In reality, it's been 8 times that I've driven through Ohio/Indiana/Illinois/Missouri/and/or/Kentucky.

Something I've found amusing is the way they all fight over Abraham Lincoln.
For example, they boast:
Kentucky: Birthplace of Lincoln!
Indiana: Boyhood Home of Lincoln!
Illinois: Land of Lincoln!

During Labor Day weekend's marathon drive, we discussed this.  It was decided by us that where you are born is your ancestral home (i.e. Scout's is Indiana...poor dog).  

Therefore, Kentucky can claim Lincoln.

For the record, out of those states, Kentucky is the prettiest, but West Virginia is prettier.  We decided, if given the choice, we'd just settle in Wheeling, WV.

Actually, if given the choice, I'd move to Boston.  There's no contest there.  I don't understand why we don't have military bases in New England.



Scout gives me this look when he's ticked off.

I hope I never see this.

It's interesting to be in a state that sells alcohol in the regular grocery store. Apparently it's not good for everyone.



For me, it's a spoon for stirring coffee.  I can never decide if it'll be one cup or two.



Whether it's at work, helping someone move, or participating in daily life...there's always one person who stands around and expects others to carry the load...


For example, we have a ...friend..who comes to our house to do laundry whenever he feels like it, using our detergent of course.  

This probably wouldn't work in elementary school.



Don't forget:  Monday is the 2nd Skirtember link-up!  If you haven't worn a skirt/dress yet this month, try one on today and take a picture.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's outfits! 
We'd love to have you stop by for the link-up (more info here).  Chantal and I are thrilled by the interest in this challenge, and thanks to those of you who linked up last week.  THANK YOU to everyone who's been spreading the word!



19 comments:

  1. hahaha these are great. I can't tell what my poor little Rhode Island has for a chain! My roommate used to do that thing with the spoon all the time, but put it (still with coffee on it) on my K cup holder (and stain it)... I used to want to kill him!!

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  2. Those are hilarious and congrats on the teaching job! I've been so busy with school stuff I keep meaning to read my favorite blogs! You'll do great.

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  3. I have never ever heard of the Great Alaska Pizza Co...?

    It's sad that I can instantly think of who "that guy" is in our neck of the woods!!

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  4. those pencils are too funny! i know of a few students in my jr/sr high school that would freak out if they were given them.

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  5. MO sells alcohol all.the.time! And every time I put a skirt on, I think of your link up ;)

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  6. Thank you for the laughs today! The "decisions were made" photo was too funny!

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  7. I seriously LOL'd at the cat in the sink.

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  8. That cat thing would freak me out, and I have two cats, and I love them. But I actually have had nightmares about random cats in my home....in addition to mine. Weird.

    Unfortunately, the Justin Bieber pencil thing would totally backfire in an elementary school....except maybe with 4-6th grade boys. Maybe.

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  9. That knife one - I do that but with the ice cream scoop ;-)

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  10. oh gosh, that cat one was kind of hilarious! I'd be freaked if it happened to me though!

    Yay, I'm glad you think Kentucky is pretty. I find it rather nice here. ;)

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  11. I feel like I went to so many Abraham Lincoln-related sites when I lived in KY, so I'm pretty sure your judgment is correct. And the cat in the sink is hilarious!

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  12. Oh that face that Scout makes, I love it! :)

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  13. Born, raised & still working in KY, but living in Indiana, its quite the Lincoln war around here. My uncle? OBSESSED with Lincoln... like weirdly obsessed. Luckily, those genes skipped me.

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  14. Born, raised & still working in KY, but living in Indiana, its quite the Lincoln war around here. My uncle? OBSESSED with Lincoln... like weirdly obsessed. Luckily, those genes skipped me.

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  15. Born, raised & still working in KY, but living in Indiana, its quite the Lincoln war around here. My uncle? OBSESSED with Lincoln... like weirdly obsessed. Luckily, those genes skipped me.

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  16. Born, raised & still working in KY, but living in Indiana, its quite the Lincoln war around here. My uncle? OBSESSED with Lincoln... like weirdly obsessed. Luckily, those genes skipped me.

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  17. There are states that don't sell alcohol at the grocery store?! I had no idea, I guess because I've always lived where they sell alcohol.

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  18. I'm also a teacher and the pencil idea is a great one. And be glad you got 4 days, I got hired the day before school started. I'm still behind! Thanks for the laughs, I love reading your blog.

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  19. I do the coffee/tea spoon thing all the time, and that cat thing is straight out of some horror film.

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