I'm sure you know a handful of people (or more) who are in a band or dabbled in one before. I know at least a dozen people who've been bitten by the music bug, but I wanted to tell you about my friends who make up the band Pickens Ivey. They have serious TALENT. They would be one of my top ten favorite bands, even if I didn't know them personally. I listen to their CD frequently when I'm driving around or prepping in my classroom before the school day starts. I love their twangy style so much that I even asked them to provide the music at our wedding! Definitely check them out & watch them play "As Dead As It Gets" (my favorite song of theirs!!) below :]
#whatshouldwecallme is one of my favorite time-wasting websites. It's filled with funny gifs for neary every situation & I can easily get lost on this website for a good half hour. I included a few of my favorites below. So if you're looking to procrastinate on this Friday, you're welcome :]
WHEN I GET HOME & TAKE OFF MY SKINNY JEANS
WHEN I DECIDE TO CHIME IN DURING A MEETING AT WORK
How I think people will react:
How they actually react:
WHEN I BRING BAKED GOODS INTO THE OFFICE
PS; Check out this awesome review of the book with many more illustrations!
Hello, friends! Sorry I've been MIA, but the start to this school year has been a busy one! Our school's theme this year is "Anchored in Excellence" (hence the Sharpie tattoo) but it really should be "Anchored in Busyness". Not only have Burton & I been been teaching full-time, but we've also been working on downsizing & selling a lot of our stuff through craigslist & ebay. Oh yeah, & I've been going to night classes twice a week to become ESOL certified. Aaaaand we've also been working out (biking, crossfit, or yoga) whenever we have a moment & aren't too tired to do so ;] We're busy bumblebees! So I thought I'd give you just a mashup update of our lives lately:
I've never been a musical or coordinated person, but I've always wanted to know how to play "Fur Elise" on the piano. The music teacher at my school agreed to teach me, & I've been making a little bit of progress :]
Burton did the sweetest thing the other day! I tried on this dress at Anthropologie & fell. in. LOVE. It's seriously the most flattering thing I've ever worn. I looked HAWT in it. But then I looked at the price tag. So I didn't buy it, but I vowed to get it one day, when I'd be armed with a coupon or a steeper sale price. Then wouldn't you know it, I came home on Friday & my wonderful, thoughtful husband had it hanging, waiting for me! Husbands don't come any sweeter than him :]
Let the learning begin!