Breaking up with teenagers sucks

Today, I broke up with my students.A few weeks ago, my supervisor asked me to take over a college-level writing course when another teacher leaves to teach abroad in the new year.  The catch is that I'll be trading two of my periods for the two periods of this class.I had to wait for different approvals to go through, and for different red tape to be crossed, but, at the end of last week, the change became officially approved.I knew it was coming, but that didn't stop me from crying in my car the entire commute home....more

What I learned with NaBloPoMo 2014

I took part in NaBloPoMoBlahBlahBlah 2014 because I've been neglecting GingerSass for GayBrideGuide and I felt like my older blog-child was feeling the wrath of my accidental favoritism.Actually, it totally was.This past month, I learned that my sassy followers have actually missed my sass, and that they Google the weirdest shit....more


Today I received my "All the Nopes That Ever Noped in Nopeland" tshirt from Awesomely Luvvie, and it put a much needed grin on my face after a stressful few weeks.I ordered this tshirt for it to become my designated shirt of choice to wear when essays are due and students are trying their best excuses out on me....more

Six years

Six years and one day ago my cousin was born.As the oldest of 13 cousins, new babies aren't something I'm unaccustomed to. This one, however, was different.She was the first baby born since my grandpa passed away.She was also the last new grandbaby my grandpa knew about....more


Today was Twin Day at school, and I was honestly kind of hurting that my twin from last year, Sara, wouldn't be there to twin with me. (She's teaching in a different district this year.) So, I bribed my students into twinning with me. I told them I was wearing all black, and if they dressed in black as well that I'd give them extra credit. ...more


I haven't been looking at the November NaBloPoMo prompts this month, which is pretty spectacular considering I've been struggling to blog for the past few months. Today, however, I gave the prompts a gander, and today's prompt made my heart stop. If you could permanently get rid of one worry, what would it be? ...more

13 Things I Can Say That Taylor Swift Can’t Even Though We Are the Same Age

Taylor Swift's new album, 1989, came out on October 27th. It was a very Monday feeling Monday so I ran to my local Target, bought the deluxe version, and have been blasting Taylor's album during my commute for the past two weeks. One of the first things that struck me about 1989, other than how catchy it was, was how Taylor reminisces about Polaroids. (Fun fact: the deluxe album gives you a random pile of Polaroids "from Taylor" to enjoy.) ...more
I totally know what you mean about getting perspective on your life! I look at Taylor Swift all ...more

Long weekends are short.

In New Jersey, we're finishing up a 4 day weekend. There was the annual NJEA Convention in Atlantic City on Thursday and Friday, which meant teachers were split into two groups:1. Attending the convention2. Taking advantage of the day off**by which I mean either grading, lesson planning, writing letters of rec because it's college application season, sleeping, spending quality time with friends/loved ones/and/or family, or binge watching Netflix...more

Ramblings about a diner and my love for IRL people who read my blog

I went out to lunch today with my teacher soulmate bridesmaid lady, S. Being the indecisive individuals that we are, we Googled a town exactly halfway between us and ended up at a diner that S has been to a few times before. (We're in Jersey-- diners are the obvious answers to any indecisiveness.)It was delicious....more

I can't quit you, BlogHer.

I have this weird relationship with BlogHer. In an odd sort of way, BlogHer is like an unexpected first relationship....more
I think it would be more of a problem if you WERE the same person you were two years ago. I ...more