Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh Brown

Had a wonderful chat with this lovely lady tonight.

{photo taken Aug 2007}
I miss her.
I miss all of the TANCD house roomies
and also senior year of college
when there was not a care in the world.
when we would fountain hop
and eat queso for every meal.
When football games ruled our weekends
and I could keep my eyes open later than 10pm on a weekday
Take me back to the simple life.

Monday, October 26, 2009

La Gentleman Debut

So this is Randy. He is one of the greatest men I know and any lady to ever meet him will gladly testify likewise. The rest of the "boys" in this world should take lessons from "la gentleman". He is fantastic.

But that was just an important side note. 

"la gentleman" introduced me to a great new artist (which I am always looking for) with this refreshing new music video from MoZella

I love the upbeat, simple beauty in her voice. LOVE IT. Excellent find!

Thanks Randy! Yay for Thanksgiving and Christmas hangouts 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday ELISE

Today another longtime friend is turning 24. Ugh. Droppin like flies.
The older we get the more memories we make. And here's to many more!
Happy Birthday my beautiful friend. Missin you.
Love. Love. Love

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This weekend Im visiting brother in sunny Florida! 

Have a fantastically beautiful weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Antony

Look how many kids made cards for Antony's birthday! I hope he felt loved.

We sang happy birthday and even had cake. It was glorious until the chillens realized that the cake was on a slide under their microscope....microscopic cake. Genious.

Im horrible.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meet Antony

Antony has attractive hair and an attractive scarf and a horizontal attractive mustache and is the most attractive scientist to date. Antony also invented the microscope and I have to teach about him.

Well what 12 year old is going to look at this picture and think "YES! Let's learn about Antony"? ummmmmmm none.
So instead I made his life story a bit more interesting (of course by speaking in a British accent, because I dont know Dutch) and by talking about his luscious locks of hair.
When discussing his age we noticed that he will turn 377 on Saturday so naturally we are throwing him a birthday party tomorrow.

I even bought a banner.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The post that never was

This week last year I was shaking as I stepped off the scariest flight I had ever been on. AirItalia was like a well worn t-shirt that had never been washed. Aka. Disgusting. Body odor and all. Also, a chair was missing and another one was only being held together by duct tape. Sketchy. I felt as if the plane was to fall into shambles at any second during the three hour flight from Rome to Cairo.

When we arrived, 17 year old police men lined the airport with guns, cocked and ready. Everything in Arabic, nothing familiar. Everything scary. terrifying.  I remember questioning my sanity.Who in their right mind would come with another female blonde American to an Arabic country without men?
I remember finding comfort with this verse

"The fear of man will prove to be a snare: but those who trust in the Lord shall be safe. "
Proverbs 29:25

The hagglers, oh the hagglers. I denied speaking English and all other languages but they were so persistent those persistenters. Egyptians know way to many languages. Finally I sheepishly lied that I only spoke Finnish and was from Finland. He threw his hands up giving in and walked away.  Dont get it twisted- I used that one the rest of the trip. Worked like a charm. 

Egypt was beautifully disgusting. If it wasnt for all of the filfth and waste and dead donkeys in the Nile Egypt is incredible. Palm trees sprinkle the desert accompanied with patches of green. Ive never seen more beautiful sunsets. Thanks God :)

The pyramids are unreal. The thought that these have been in existence before Jesus walked this earth in mind-blowing.  

One year later I finally get around to compiling my video clips summing up my dream vacay. Filth aside it was FANTASTIC!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Jessica

Dang, we're getting older.
I tried to find pictures from high school but none were awkward enough to post.
10 years of fantastic friendship and counting.


This morning my alarm went off at 5 am
I looked like this

(reject photo taken at James Morrison concert in April)

Then I fell back asleep into my "work"mare.
My alarm went off at 6:20.
I looked like this

(same reject photo from James Morrison concert. It was so good I had to put it twice)

I really really really did not want to get out of bed this morning.

My down comforter and heavenly pillows had never felt softer.

The fan quietly squeaking didn't even bother me like it usually does.

Alas, it was time. I was already running late.

To be honest, I'd rather go to work then live in a "work"mare anyway.

As tired as I was I would have started my day sooner if I only knew the gloriousness that was about to come

1st period, I dreaded. I was not as prepared as normal and I wasn't in the mood for kids.

(hate to admit that)

Then it happened. My character of a student walks in. Her long brown hair fluttering behind her.

Her tiny leggings and converse high tops skip on in with waaaay too much energy for 8 am.

She stops in front of me, holds out her arm straight towards my stomach with the brightest most precious offering.

"Yo Ms Terry"

I look at her. I look down at her offering. I look back at her.

and then I looked like this

(actually taken in London when I found 20 pounds cash on the dance floor but it still has the same emotion)

Today. I received my first apple as a teacher and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Not even the incident during third period when I was called a "B" spoiled this perfectly planted seed.

What a GLORIOUS day!

**note. I love my job. I love my kids....so much that I have worked myself into exhaustion trying to be the best teacher I can be. Sometimes you just have mornings like this morning :) **

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lovely Sundy

Thanks to Pandora my new musical obsession is Ernie Halter. His voice is beautiful and his creative talent is perfect for fall.

Today is close to perfect in my book. Ernie Halter on in the kitchen while I bake cupcakes. The Cowboy game mumbles in the living room. My new anthro candle scents the whole house. The rain makes it perfect for slippers and hot chocolate. The only thing missing is me in an oversized sweatshirt that belongs to a boy and this nonexistent man watching the cowboys game on the couch waiting to eat my fresh baked cupcakes.

I think...dating...might be somewhere in the horizon. These thoughts of oversized boy scented sweatshirts are proof enough. Ehh... we will see.

Also, Im a little confused as to why the Kansas City Chiefs are wearing their old "Texans" uniform. I understand they used to be the Dallas Texans back in the early 60's but they are NOT anymore so why wear their throwback uniforms? Must be some important day in history. oh well.

Ps. Cowboys, you better pick it up.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I COOKED THE OTHER DAY. Like with the oven! And I cleaned the kitchen good. Im horrible at cooking. I dont know how and never have time and am lazy and wait to long to start cooking until Im absolutely starving. And then Im too hungry to wait for my food.
Check out our adorable kitchen. And when I say kitchen I mean stove ;)


So I have been beyond busy lately and havent had time to post anything about my non exciting workaholic life but I WILL say that I had a delicious cheeseburger tonight at funky hamburger joint in South Austin. It was scrumptious and the live music was a perfect addition to the night. GLORIOUS

BTW...la bet is off. La russian came to town a few weeks ago and we went to dinner together and broke the bet at the same time so I dont have to read Harry Potter. thank.goodness. I dont have time for wizzardry

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the board of chalk

If I must have chalkboards, I might as well make them aesthetically pleasing. Sick of the plain old white I splurged for some neon colors to match my electrifying color scheme. Boy am I having a grand old time with my new sport.
Ladies and gents...I bring you Chalkboarding.
The creative art used to bring up class morale and as an outlet for Ms. Terry's teacher stress.

I promise I will put up pictures of my classroom soon. Things have semi- slowed down a bit so I have time to post. Huzzah!