Sunday, October 31, 2010


I was excited for my costume this year, only to be foiled by my tendency for eccentric dress. Since no one knew I was dressed up, no one bothered to guess who I was. So who do you think readers?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Science Teacher Rule #52

Students should not be allowed opinions in the naming of a child.

"If you have your baby on Christmas, you should name it Jesus."

And I'm sorry for breaching my student anonymity a bit but this student's name is Jesus (as in "hey zeus")

Science Teacher Rule #31

There is such a thing as a stupid question. It is the one answered immediately before that you weren't paying attention to.

stupid questioner upon hearing this rule: "Huh. That's the second time a teacher has said that to me today."

She didn't understand why I was laughing.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New York, Neeeww Yoooooooork *must be sung*

As it happens, I DO love New York in the fall! Two days after we went to Balloon Fiesta, we hopped on the plane to New York. Ends up flying was easier than the car ride because I could stretch out in an aisle and pee at any given moment. Both doable at 31 weeks, however, I have decided that I will be keeping my adventures to those with minimal travel time. And stairs. Stupid subway entrances are now worse than a triathlon.

Anyways, here is a pictorial representation. With lots of belly shots this time. It's getting hard to have anything without the big belly these days.

My best friend from 8th grade, the famed Pëtra (wow I still remember that it's alt 0235 for the ë, well my fingers do) is living the dream in Manhattan and we celebrated her bday in this super swanky restaurant that I wanted to take pictures of because it was so Manhattan . My green sweatshirt was definitely out of place in the coat check :)

30 Rock anyone?
Top of the Rock(efellar center)
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
FAO Shwartz, biggest toy store in the world, next to the Apple store, biggest toy store in the world (yes you take an elevator down into it)
Empire State BuildingLong exposure at sunset
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (totally worth going up into the pedestal for the "making of" museum)
Natural History MuseumWe saw Promises, Promises with Sean Hayes (Just Jack from Will and Grace), Molly Shannon, and every other week except when we went Kristen Chenoweth. Fun show, go see it)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
And a little Central Park.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finally, a chance to see me fat! aka Balloon Fiesta 2010

When I first told my best friend Suz I was pregnant, she mailed me this card. Proof of her awesomeness.

So at last you can see some pictures of my big fat belly. This was 29wks. We went to Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM to visit my buddy Brian and to introduce my parents to the wonder that is having hundreds of hot air balloons go up all around you.
We also went up the Sandia tram for the first time. Before the $20 ticket seemed pretty steep to my college budget. I didn't realize how incredibly cool it is! And how cool my parents are who refused to let us pay for it. A tad windy, and made my heart lonely for Flagstaff. Got to love the hair though :)

It was great for my soul to be up in clean air and hike around for a bit. The view was excellent and there was much more to do at the top than I thought.
Then the next morning we got up at 4:30 to see the Dawn Patrol. The first two balloon in the air were actually boobs, complete with darker circle at the top, for breast cancer awareness month. And I thought my chest was big.

The early morning light makes all of the hot air balloons glow when they use the flames. Plus it makes all of your pictures turn out well, even if you just have a point and shoot. Then the shaped balloons start going up.Her name is Aribella and if the wind is bad, she falls over because she's HUGE!

All the balloons inflate right next to each other. You are so close that you can go up and touch them. My favorites are the bees. Normally they launch holding hands and then fly apart. This year they added a baby bee :) Balloon Fiesta the first and second week of October every year. Definitely something you should add it to your bucket list. My parents agree that pictures cannot truly do it justice.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Science Teacher Rule #52

Rain to desert dwelling children is the equivalent of a sugar rush.

A microburst during lunch hour is the equivalent of a hit of methamphetamine.

There is an accompanying deterioration of physical appearance, screaming, inability to focus, jitters, munchies, and the restating obvious facts.

"It's raining!"

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