Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Book Nerd
I've had several people suggest that I start a blog. I've always resisted. However, as of today I'm playing with a full deck with two marvelous jokers on the side, so it's as good a time as ever to give it a shot.
Because we are having a family gathering today to celebrate some out of town & mostly out of the country family members visiting the area, Steve and Ian took me out for a wonderful birthday celebration last week. I had been upset about missing my beloved Tom Hank's latest movie, "Larry Crowne", in favor of the most boring summer movie, "Cars 2". "Cars 2" is the type of movie where you keep asking yourself "how could a movie that looks so good, be so bad!!!!" Anyway, "Larry Crowne" moved on quickly, but Steve managed to find it playing at a cheap theater in Pasadena. Neither of the guys told me where we were going, so when we headed out toward the area I was completely left in the dark. Pasadena is not a hangout for me. I was thrilled when I found out what they were up to. First we saw the movie, which was wonderful. Afterward, they set me loose in a local bookstore and told me to get anything I wanted. Being a library fanatic, I ended up with a "Book Nerd" t-shirt and a couple of buttons suitable for wearing to work. We ended our trip at a Mexican restaurant for a full round of cheese enchiladas. Mmmmm!
Today also marks another occasion, aside from my birthday. It is the last day of summer break. I was expecting to go back to school August 15th, but to my surprise I was called in early to attend faculty and department meetings, and no doubt I will be running around like a crazy person afterward, helping various friends get their rooms set up. A couple of rooms went through asbestos abatement over the summer, and some teachers were told at the last minute that they have to change rooms. I'm not looking forward to starting the school year a day early, but I am looking forward to seeing some old friends I haven't seen all summer.
Anyway, this blog is being started on a lark. I'm sure it will contain funny stories about things that happen at school, family stories and outings, and lots of Operation Write Home cards. I'll rant and rave on stupid things in the news. I'll post great recipes. It will be eclectic. Be brave, and follow along...if you dare.