Thursday, August 28, 2008

High School Tag

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Um… who else was there to date? I guess I “went out” with a few people for short amounts of time, but the only one that amounted to anything was Cass. We dated for about a year, and then I kissed someone else. I’m such a jerk.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
A sky blue slash rust Chevy Cavalier. I tried unsuccessfully to kill it. My best memories of that car involve stealing gas from my dad’s lawnmower cans when I was broke…. which was always, as I was too lazy to ever get a real job.

3. What was the most embarrassing moment of high school?
Farting – loudly – during silent reading in Mr. Hine’s class. In front of Jonathan Carlson. (Rachael just had to bring that one up the last time I saw her.)

4. Were you a party animal?
I attended parties, but no, I don’t think so.

5. Were you considered a flirt?
Seriously, I’ve NEVER known how to flirt… which is why I probably didn’t date much.

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
I was in choir for one year; my sanity couldn’t handle any more than that. My teacher was “Mrs. Washington U.S. Globe”, and reminded us of her title daily. She even gave us all 8x10 autographed pictures of herself, wearing her crown, on yearbook day.

7. Were you a nerd?
Well – I dabbled in drama, so what does that tell you?

8. Were you on any varsity teams?
Unless you count the two weeks Rachael, Shawna, and I were on the girls’ golf team (no tryouts necessary). We thought it would be funny. It wasn’t.

9. Did you get suspended/ expelled?
No. But I did go to detention for attempting to attend softball playoffs without my dad’s permission. It’s a long, funny story.

10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Did we have a fight song?

11. Who were your favorite teachers?
Mrs. Kimball and Mr. Harvey. Both crazy hippies.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?
At a table near the ASB room in the cafeteria. Unless it was $2.99 Tuesday at Subway!

13. What was your school's full name?
Camas High School

14. School mascot?
The Papermakers. Yep. You heard me.

15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with?
Once with Steven White and once with Jacob Englund. They were both shorter than me, but at least Steven was fun.

16. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
No! I seriously loved high school, but I feel like I learned from my good times and my regrets, and I’m much happier with who I am and where I’m at now. I always tell my students to live it up while they can, but there’s also so much more to life… it’s a fine line.

17. What do you remember most about graduation?
I was late to graduation practice (surprised?) so they wouldn’t let me sit by my friends at graduation. My “escort” and I (we got to choose who to walk with…it was like having a weird date to graduation) were pretty much by ourselves.

18. Where did you go senior skip day?
School. We were all way too scared of the attendance policy, and the fear of losing grad night, to attempt it.

19. Were you in a club?
I was in Key Club junior year for the free lunches on Thursdays, and I think I was in Drama Club by default for being enrolled in class. But I don’t think those count.

20. Have you gained some weight since then?
I’m taller. But my driver license was a lie then, and it’s a lie now.

21. Who was your prom date?
I went once with Cass Zawacki and once with Travis Eubanks. My parents had to lure Travis with a free refrigerator full of cokes to take me. Sad.

22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?
Of course! My chances of running into Camasonians in Payson is pretty slim.

23. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?
I would have had better relationships with my teachers. It’s interesting being on this “side” now… I am so much nicer to the kids who at least pretend to care about school.

I tag: Mandy, Jessica, any other high school friends who read this, and anyone else who just has some time to kill.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I think I've decided on a name for my daughter.

I have a student named Thor. Really. I can't say his name without thinking of Sara from Adventures in Babysitting, with her official Thor helmet, cape, and hammer. I'm urged to write one of two things on his next paper: either, "Thor's my hero!" or, "Thor's a homo." I can't decide.

Oh man, that's a fantastic movie.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sharpen your pencils...

Today is the first day of school. I'm talking too fast. I'm stuttering. I'm spitting. I'm running into my podium. I'm making jokes where I'm the only one laughing. I'm slacking doing actual "work" during prep and blogging instead. And I'm loving every minute of it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rites of passage?

So, I realized three things yesterday:
1) I officially can't fit into any of my pants.
2) I cry over hymns.
3) Apparently I pee a little bit when I sneeze.
Excellent.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So much to say, so much to say, so much to say...

Wow - these last couple weeks have been crazy. First, I went to Washington for a week. The day I got back, we had our 20 week ultrasound. Then Brad and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary yesterday! Let's go in order.

Here's my mom and me at Cape Meares near Tillamook, Oregon.


And this is me having a "razzle dazzle day" at the lighthouse. (Megan, my mom, and I were having way too much fun reinacting Pete's Dragon.)

Then Mandy and Michael's big day was the 26th!

The reception was at Fort Vancouver; I thought this carriage was so cool.


It was so much fun seeing all the girls. I'm bummed I have to miss Rachael's wedding next weekend.


Gotta love Jacqueline and Mandy gettin' down.


Red drink. White dress. Very careful sips.

On to item number two... it's a girl!

I think this picture is hilarious. How can that possibly be comfortable? But she refused to move from that position the entire time. (Of course I get the lazy baby... wonder where she gets that from?)

I had originally planned on doing my nursery gender-neutral, but the more girly stuff I see, the more appealing it is. I think I'm sold on this bedding... whaddya think?


And I don't have any pictures for my last item of business (they'd probably be dirty). So I'll just be vain and post a wedding day one. Remember this?

But I do want to say happy anniversary to my awesome husband. It's weird... it feels like three years have flown by, and yet I feel like I've known him forever. I love being married to my best friend! And he's been so great about my pregnancy. He was able to feel the baby move for the first time a couple days ago - and aside from being totally weirded out at first - he gets more and more excited every day. I can't wait to see him spoil his little girl. He is so sweet.

p.s. Jeff was right... I totally got the Juno quote wrong.