Saturday, September 28, 2013


Have you ever had something you resisted for years and then actually ended up doing it and loved it? Maybe for you, it was riding a roller coaster or trying Thai food. For me, it was Old Navy, Foster the People, and more recently Lana Del Ray.
I tried to listen to her about a year and a half ago when she first started to become popular. I listened to about thirty seconds and I immediately turned it off and swore this dirty hipster off forever. 
Last week, I put on my Spotify radio and then promptly fell asleep. When I woke up there was this awesome song playing, so since I was still drowsy I just laid in a tiny colma enjoying the music. Two more songs came on that I was loving. I could tell all the songs were by the same artist but I was too sleepy to look at who it was. When I finally looked, I was mildly horrified that it was Lana Del Ray. Since the songs were so good, I ditched my previous judgment and now I am welcoming her in with open arms. 
However, I do have the opinion that her music is something you are never specifically in the mood for. For example when it's raining you are naturally going to turn on Bon Iver but I have yet to decide what mood you need to be in for Miss Del Ray. 

Joanna Goddard was the first person I heard about Montessori from. Basically what it is is a way of educating children with an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Joanna started doing simple things with her toddler at home such as giving him a small pitcher of water and teaching him to pour his own glass of water or she would leave the peel on his banana put slice it up and he would peel it and then eat it. This little boy is like barely two and he is doing all of these awesome things by himself! It just shows what children can do if you give them the chance. So I am reading Maria Montessori's book. She was the creator of this method. I am excited to use these methods in my classroom and my home.

Currently Laughing At.... 
I first saw this a few years ago while I was still a business major (for the two weeks I was one) and I did NOT get it. Then I saw it again when I was almost done with my English major and laughed for seriously about twenty minutes. I saw it again last week and died laughing. I want it for my classroom! I am a huge proponent of the use of Oxford Comma. It's a very hot debate in the English world, don't ya know.

Currently Eating...
So normally my dinner meals look like this:  

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a connoisseur of Ramen Noodles. However that also means I am not getting nutrients and other good stuff to help my body run. Freshman year Riley had so much energy that she was like "Eh! Who needs it!" But fifth year senior Riley needs like six caffeinated beverages to get her through the day. So I discovered these Stouffer Skillet Meals at the grocery store the other day. They are DELICIOUS and so easy. They have a ton of different types of meals as well. There is a coupon here for $2.00 off, making them only $1.50! They are well worth it, they have meat and veggies and they are so yummy. 

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