Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You gotta love people...

Today, I was at Books-A-Million with my father. We were drinking a cup of coffee and this guy goes up to the cash register. He had just finished reading the newspaper or something because he was really worked up over some local news. Anyway, he is going on and on about it, rather loudly, and then just ends by saying: "Well, that is just the sort of thing that really winds my clock."

With that statement, he grabbed his coffee and marched out. I know it was one of those things where you just had to be there to really appreciate it, but it made my dad and I laugh and he suggested that I put it on the blog. So there it is. (!)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Some Quirks...

(Tagged by Katie G.)

Okay, so the goal is to write things about myself that are strange or that most people would not know or just things that reveal something about me...


1. I have always wanted to adopt a child. I think it started with my completely irrational fascination with the Cabbage Patch Kids. I memorized everything from each birth certificate and my parents bought me CPK's of all races. (Related to this: I actually miss babysitting!)

2. I absolutely freak out when I have to wait for any kind of news from doctors.

3. I cry when I read the cheesy sentimental parts of Dickens's novels...but only when I read them out loud. (Note: This is not very convenient when I am teaching Dickens.)

4. I am totally addicted to t.v. shows about the paranormal. And, it may sound stupid or irrational, but there are three people that I can sense will call me before they actually do.

5. I actually read (and enjoy) fan fiction. In fact, I read lots of nonliterary stuff...as I also encourage my students to do! In fact, my Harry Potter obsession has led to the ultimate fan event: a HP conference in Oxford this summer!!! I am so excited!!

6. I think I scare a lot of guys...but that is okay.

7. I am with Katie on checking on a sleeper (whether or not he/she is breathing)...only I do that with my dog.

8. One of the most ridiculous things I have ever done: Once, I got into an insult contest with a tough-talking five-year-old at the park. Doesn't sound strange? I was 19. He was messing with one of my kids (that I used to babysit)...I can be horribly loyal.

9. I can't stand crowds. I will walk a mile around a group to avoid it. That being said, it relates to my discomfort at parties and any type of group gathering that isn't primarily people I know. I am not a mingling type of person.

10. I have read all of the original James Bond stories by Ian Flemming.

Okay...that is it. I don't really know who to tag...I am a bit antisocial! So, I guess anyone who reads this who hasn't been tagged yet should complete this list!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Prince Caspian...

Totally rocked my world!!! It was an awesome movie! I really wasn't thrilled with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but this movie rocked. All must go and see it!