Thursday, May 31, 2007

Please NO!!!!!

I've been reading an article that has Frank Wycheck involved with Pro Wrestling. Ummm, yuck!! Please somebody tell me that he is just promoting the event and not actually going to join in on the "fun." I have to confess that I used to love wrestling when I was younger and could/did watch it for hours. I grew out of it though. Now it is just plain silly (I'm sure it was then too.)

How sad is it that......

I have watched the first two Pirates movies several times since Monday? I'm still feeling that after movie "letdown." I almost feel depressed. LOL I keep watching the first two in hopes of snapping out of it. It doesn't seem to be working though. I want to see the third one again! Maybe I can talk Michael into going with me this weekend or if Christian comes this weekend he and I can go see it. *sigh*

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

School is out!!!! WOOHOO!!

Well, not officially for us teachers, but the kids are done. Today was their last day. Tomorrow is a workday and then the kids come in Friday to pick up their report cards. They have to have them by 9am and then we get to leave at noon. I can't wait!!! I'm in need of a break. I'll be free for the summer. Kinda. I have a couple in services that I have to do and since I'm changing rooms I will have to go back to school and move my stuff. *sigh* I don't guess I get as much of a vacation as I thought.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I went to see Pirates yesterday!!

Warning!!! Major spoilers ahead! DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE!!!!!

Have you seen the movie? No? Then stop reading right now!!! It's too good to read the spoilers!!

I LOVED it!!! Although, I have to say that they ticked me off when they made Will captain of the Dutchman! UGH!! I'm glad he didn't die, but it may as well be the same thing. *sigh* I really thought that Calypso would come back and free him from the burden. Didn't happen though.

I thought the whole wedding thing in the middle of a fight for life was silly, but I did love it too!

I loved that they made Elizabeth the pirate King. Cracked me up when Jack voted for her.

I didn't expect Norrington to die.

The part after the credits was pretty predictable considering what had happened earlier with Will and Elizabeth.

I laughed out loud several times and I cried as well. LOL

They left it wide open for a 4th one and I really hope they do. I'm not ready for this story to end.

Can't wait to see this one again though!!

I'm having the same "letdown" feeling I have after a Bon Jovi concert right now. It's almost like I've lost my best friend or something. Kinda sad, huh? LOL

Sunday, May 27, 2007

If this is true..........

They need to throw the book at Michael Vick. It has been reported that he is a "heavyweight" in the dog fighting world. He is said to bet 30-40 thousand dollars on fights. This is information coming from an informant who says he saw this happen in 2000. I have to say that this really makes me sick. If it IS true then I hope he not only spends time in jail, but it also costs him his job. It's just disgusting that people do this to these animals.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Swimming lessons are expensive!

I've been looking into swimming lessons for the kids and I'm finding that they are quite expensive. I'm going to have to save money just for them. I've found several for around $150-$160 per child. I thought the YMCA would be a little cheaper, but not really. The Y is $35/session for private lessons, $30/session for semi-private lessons, and $60/session (4 lessons) for group lessons. I'd prefer private or semi-private lessons and that still adds up to a lot of money. *sigh* I did find a place in Hendersonville, Sea Star Swim School, that is somewhat cheaper. I'll give them a call tomorrow. They are $95 for a session (8-10 lessons) for one child and $90 for each additional child. I'd hate the drive, but it would be worth it if I could get my kids swimming. Plus it would make me feel better with them around water.

Do any of my Nashville readers know of anyone else who does private lessons for a good price?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ever have a day when you just want to go somewhere and scream?

I'm having that kind of week. Work is stressing me out and I'm not getting as much sleep as I should. That is never a good combination! I feel like this school year is never going to end and we only have 4 more days (with students). I'm thinking I may have an ulcer. It's been an extremely stressful year for me and I think it's starting to take it's toll. *sigh*

Friday, May 18, 2007

Titans QB has a birthday today!

Vince Young turned 24 today. Happy Birthday VY!!

My favorite news anchor is retiring

I've been in Nashville since 1995 and from day one I have watched him on News Channel 5. I'm going to miss getting my news from Chris Clark. I wish him well in his retirement.

Titans interested in Keyshawn?

Please tell me it isn't true!!! Tell me that the Titans don't really want Keyshawn! I DO NOT LIKE KEYSHAWN JOHNSON!!! I don't want to see him in a Titans uniform! I don't care how good everybody thinks he is. I don't want him in Titan blue. I'm also sure that if he proves to be an asset to the Titans I'll be reminded of this post. Especially by my wonderful husband who DOES like Keyshawn and would love to see him here. Time will tell, but I just don't feel really good about this one.

Down to only 7 more days!!!

Just thought I would throw out there that we only have 7 more days until....................................

I can't wait!!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

What the hell were they thinking?

I mean really! What were they thinking? How can educators ever think that this is a good idea? Haven't heard yet? Well, let me tell you! A school in Murfreesboro thought that staging a fake gunman on the loose to terrorize a bunch of 6th graders was a good idea. As a parent I would go through the roof if that were done to my child. As an educator there is no way I would agree to any part of that. How horrible for those poor kids. I can't imagine the nightmares that this stunt is going to cause those kids. I'm just floored that anyone, particularly people who work with kids on a daily basis, could think this was a smart thing to do.

Punishment for the ones responsible? The Assistant Principal and teacher involved got suspended for the remainder of the school year. Yeah, early start to their summer. (rolling my eyes here) I'm not sure if they will get anymore of a punishment later, but for now that is what was announced.

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all the moms out there are having a great day! Especially my wonderful mom and mother-in-law!

4 in 4 days

Well, that danged stomach virus that hit my family this week was horrible. It hit every single one of us. Ari had it on Wednesday. Joshua had it on Thursday. It hit Michael on Friday and finally me on Saturday. At least it held off on me until the weekend. I didn't have to miss anymore work. It was horrible though. Michael had to work the night I had it so I was dealing with it and the kids. Not fun! I guess I should mention that he worked for several hours while he had it too.......until they sent him home. I did get to sleep in this morning which I think helped me some. I'm not as weak as Michael seemed to be the day after. My stomach is still a little off though. I've still not eaten anything except a couple pieces of toast. That is about all I'm comfortable with right now. LOL

I think I'm in shock!!!

I never thought I would see the day when Brett Favre would ask for a trade! This will be his 17th year in the NFL and he has always been with the Packers. I just can't imagine him in another uniform. It's just not right!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Here we go again

It is Joshua's turn now. It looks like we will have another long night. At least we have the required medication and stomach settling (we hope) Sprite. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

One sick baby

My poor little Ari is so sick. She has thrown up 7 times since 6pm. It is now 8:40pm. I've talked to the doctor and he said to get her an over the counter medication to help with the throwing up. Only problem is that I'm home alone and Joshua is already asleep. We are going to have to wait until Michael gets off work at 11pm before we get any relief. *sigh* My poor baby.

Update: Well, she threw up until around 4am this morning. I was on the phone with the triage nurse around midnight last night. She asked me how many times she had gotten sick. I told her that I stopped counting at 11. I think my biggest concern was dehydration. She hadn't had a wet diaper in over 6 hours. She couldn't keep anything down. Not even the medicine to help her stop throwing up. We were finally able to get her to hold down very small amounts of Sprite. Luckily she had a wet diaper when she woke up this morning. She seems to be doing fine today and hasn't gotten sick again. I'm still giving her just small amounts of Sprite. She ate a couple bites of a peanut butter sandwich, but that is about it. Can't say that I blame her really.

Now I'm starting to feel nauseous. This could be bad with Michael working again tonight. At least I have phenagren if I need it.

I'm still hoping that Joshua doesn't get it. He just wanted to go lie down in his bed though. That is so unlike him. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Only 20 more days!!!!

Captain Jack is coming and I can't wait!!! The new Pirates movie comes out on May 25th. Granted, I probably won't see it on opening night even wanting too as badly as I do. It is just going to be crazy and I don't want to deal with it.

I'm not sad about seeing this guy either if you want to know the truth!!

I'm really going to enjoy watching these two sexy pirates when I get the chance. I'm thinking I will be watching the first 2 movies quite a bit until I get to see the 3rd one. ;-)

Here is the trailer is you haven't seen it yet or if you have and just want to see it again.

Friday, May 04, 2007

New Bon Jovi video is here!!

WOOHOO!! It's a good one too! As my friend Lisa says, "Tub, flowers, bed, Jon! Check it out!"

Enjoy! I sure do!! ;-)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Who watched Jon Bon Jovi on Idol tonight?

For those of you who know me well, you know that I do not watch American Idol. That is until this week! The star power this week is Jon Bon Jovi! Again, if you know me well you know my obsession with JBJ! I don't miss a tv appearance if I can help it.

Anyway, the contestants all sang Jovi songs. I was afraid all night that I was going to be ticked off because they were going to butcher some of my favorite songs. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. There were about 3 who really messed them up, but for the most part they sounded pretty good. The only one I really didn't like was the guy who did "You Give Love a Bad Name." He added some rap/hip hop to it and it just didn't do it for me. I think if he would have done it straight he would have done pretty well. He had a good voice when he did do it straight.

LaKisha nailed "This Ain't a Love Song." She went in not knowing any Jovi songs (okay, this amazed me. LOL) and she absolutely nailed it!! She was by far the best. I even had chills during her performance. Says a lot if someone other than Bon Jovi can give me chills while listening to one of their songs.

One of the guys (can't remember his name) didn't know all the words to "Wanted." How in the world do you not know all the words to THAT song?

I was made to feel fairly old. One of the girls told Jon that her mom loved them and that she was going to flip. Ummm, she is 17 and that really makes me old enough to be her mom!!! ACK!!

I think the women rocked much harder and better than the guys tonight. I wasn't impressed at all with the guys. The first one did okay, but nothing spectacular.

I'll be watching again tomorrow night. The band is supposed to perform tomorrow and I think they are going to sing their new single (you know, the one that NONE of the Nashville country stations are playing............I won't go on my rant about that one!).

Did you watch? What did you think?