Saturday, February 28, 2009

Are you a Good Mom?

After teaching high school for 14 years, I have encountered many different types of moms. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths a mother has gone to get benefits for their child. I thought it would be fun to come up with some different classifications for moms. Read more & Take the QUIZ

Thursday, February 26, 2009

So what's your Sign, Baby?

Years ago, way before my daughter was born and I went into recovery, after a long night of clubbing with my friends, I stopped into a 7-11 for some coffee and a bite to eat. When I handed the young man behind the cash register a twenty, he took my hand, gently yet aggressively and asked, “Do you mind if I read your palm?” Drunk and feeling no pain, I replied, “Sure, why not?” As he examined the lines on my palm, he stated what I can only call the obvious. “You are confidant, energetic and need to be the center of attention.” Duh! (especially in my early twenties.) Read More and Get your Daily Horoscope...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Bowling we will GO

My parents are moving out of our childhood home (very sad). Since my daughter and I do not own a home of our own (we rent), we had to go to their house and pick up the junk we had accumulated over the years. There were yearbooks, cap and gowns, diaplomas, photo albums and trophies -- yes bowling trophies. Read More & Play Bowling Game...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Impossible Quiz

Warning -- this quiz is an interactive quiz that is a lot of fun, but addictive. Suggestion: Keep a pencil and paper nearby and write down any hints you have accomplished. It worked much better that way. Well, I warned you. Don't forget to share how far you got. Go to the Impossible Quiz...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Are you a Good Kisser?

Are you a good kisser?
Kissing? Does it get any better than that? I think of kissing as the appetizer that one should savor throughout the main course. I think of kissing as an art. I dated some wonderful men in my youth -- charming, handsome, funny, intelligent. But I could have been out on a date with the most gorgeous, rivoting and stimulating man in the universe. If he was a bad kisser, he was history. Read More & Take the Quiz...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And the Oscar goes to...

Do I care who wins the best picture of the year, actress, actor, make-up or editing? Am I going to subject myself to hours of repetitive speeches, overdone dull sets, and boring banter?
Will I belittle myself to red carpet gossip and the Barbara Walter’s Oscar special? Hell yeah, it’s the Academy Awards. Take the Quiz and See My Picks...

Are you smarter than a Middle School Math Student?

When I tell people I’m a high school math teacher, I usually get one of two reactions.
“Ooh, I hated math in school,” or “Cool, I was awesome at math.”
I don’t know what it is about this discipline that gets such vast reactions from people.
Me? I love teaching -- in fact, I’d go as far to say that I’m passionate about my teaching. Athough I think math can be fun, I chose to teach this subject because I was good at it. I do admit, however, I did get teary when Lindsay Lohan spoke of her love for math in Mean Girls... “I love it because it’s the same in every language," her character said. Read More & Take the Quiz...

I Need Chocolate

When I was pregnant with my daughter a million years ago, I walked to the local Genevese Drug Store and bought myself a chocolate bar every day -- ususally a Mars bar. Sometimes I'd freeze it then savor it that evening, but most of the time I couldn't wait until I got home. I was crazed when I missed my daily chocolate -- obsessed with it's creamy goodness.What is it about chocolate that make people go wild? Read more & Take the Quiz...

What is your Body Image?

I’m a teacher, mother, author, and a recovering alcoholic/addict (over 6 years). Frequently, female addicts or those who possess an addictive personality are cross-addicted. As young as the age of five, I remember having an unhealthy relationship with food -- an obsessive attraction and compulsion to eating, unlike friends my age. Often, I felt like a freak in my own body. Read More & Take the Quiz...

What Color are you?

"Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life." -- Wassily Kandinsky, 1911
After I stumbled on this quote, I understood the reason I was incredibly attracted to Russian artist Kandinsky’s abstracts and glorious use of geometry and color. More than an artist, as an accomplished musician, Kandinsky claimed he heard music when he saw colors.
Intrigued by his correlation between color and music, I decided to research the meaning of different colors, and see how different colors affect people. Read More & Take the Quiz…

Do you know Men and Women?

Two marriages, five engagements -- it’s no wonder I failed this test. - 55% - ouch! I guess Mars and women are from Venus, and I don‘t know anything about either of those planets.
Perhaps, I still have stereotypes imbedded in my brain…
Men talk less than women, men are less emotional than women, and a man rarely asks for directions when he’s lost. When a man expresses his opinion he’s strong and assertive, but a woman is just a bitch… Read More & Take the Quiz…

Stimulate Me

Stimulus Plan -- Brings me back to my college days when I popped Dexitrims to stay up all night and study for my exams. Okay, federal government -- stimulate me.
There is one thing I have learned in my 45 years on this Earth -- don’t discuss religion & politics. I’m a teacher -- you’d think I would be a die hard liberal -- shouting at the top of my lungs about the problems with our educational system. I do soapbox about education every opportunity I get (but that’s another rant.)
I don’t affiliate myself with just one party. Sadly, I still believe that we can live in harmony as a bi-partisan society. Ah, but a part of me still believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Bigfoot and the Lock Ness monster. In these very scary times, times that rival the great depression, my hopes, prayers, and respect are with President Barak Obama and congress. But this $789 billion stimulus package -- is this really the solution? Read More...

Does Reality Bite?

When I checked my email this morning, I noticed an article called Worst Husband Ever.
“They interviewed my ex-husband?” I quickly thought to myself.
Apparently, on an episode of WifeSwap, a show I had seen once or twice, one of the husbands was dissatisfied with his ‘wife swap’ and requested a refund from the producer. He was used to an uptown sort of gal and spending $40,000 a year of tuition for his young children -- not a go-carting, junk food eating and ballgame watching woman. Read More...

When DiD I Get so Old?

I walked into my faculty room the other day and stumbled into a conversation between two of our newest and youngest teachers of our department. -- whose combined age nearly equaled my own.
Normally, I truly enjoyed the opportunity to indulge in some girl-talk, but this time -- something was different. These girls were just starting out -- nervous about classroom observations -- talking about their spring weddings and size 2 wedding dresses. I felt uncomfortable and detached -- I felt old. Read more...