Furry Frenzy

I had planned to write a witty post this morning about how I quit my job and the how trying to find someone to replace me has my former coworkers in a frenzy. I was going to gloat about how Mrs. Garrett runs late to meetings and curses the day I walked out the door. […]

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The Last Supper

I don’t know how it happened, one minute I was emailing my friend Wheaties about our upcoming trip to Philly and the next I was committing myself to run a marathon with her in November. “With” should be translated to mean, we’ll both be running on the same continent. See, Wheaties has been a marathoner […]

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Gawk-her

I am not a celebrity gawker. The main reason being that in my fourteen years as a New Yorker, my brushes with the glitterati have been limited to spotting that guy who played Paulie in the Rocky series. Yeah, I’m not even going to look up his real name on IMDB because really, would you […]

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Beer, It Isn’t Just for Breakfast Anymore

Oh my holy hell, y’all, I have a stock tip for you.  Ibuprofen.  Yes, sales of ibuprofen are going to go through the roof within the next few months.  When I’m lying on the apartment floor after a run, Mr. Dingo thinks I’m practicing my visualization — you know, “seeing” myself completing the marathon, imagining […]

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When Bad Fashion Attacks

I so wish you could see what I see when I am out for my run. A few days ago I talked about the lady running in high heeled sneakers and lest you think I’m lying, I will take my camera with me on one of my “off” days when I’m walking. I did not […]

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Delete, Backspace, Repeat

When I return my students’ papers to them today via email, most of them will quickly scroll to the bottom of the screen to find their grade. What they won’t find are the comments and exclamations of disbelief that ricocheted around my apartment this week. They will see my suggestions on how to improve grammar, […]

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Ow! Ow! Ow!

You would think that, knowing about this yoga class for the past week, I would have made sure I had my yoga clothes ready. Was I wrong to assume that since I haven’t been to a yoga class since Paris Hilton was a virgin, I would have some clean, folded, and well-fitting yoga clothes just […]

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Finding My Chi

I am going to a yoga class this morning. I’ve been doing yoga off and on for the past several years — more off than on due to time constraints, but I love how regular practice makes me feel. I also love the non-competitiveness of yoga. A competitive person by nature, yoga is not a […]

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Ten Year Olds Inside

The other day, there was a situation. After lunch as the three teachers walked back to our classrooms, we noticed that one of our students sat in the hall. The hall monitor came up to Mrs. A and told her that the student poured his milk on another student in the cafeteria. Mrs. B went […]

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Brain Mold

You know how you have those weeks where you feel overwhelmed and behind all week and you never really get caught up? I’m having that week. Add to that one of the worst migraines that I’ve had in over a month. One where I had to go to bed at eight and I could actually […]

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