Saturday, October 31, 2009

Red Ribbon Week

This week was Red Ribbon week. Yee-haw? Wednesday was 'To Smart to Start' and everyone was dressed like nerds! So much fun. I got told all day that I looked 'smart' and not 'nerdy'. I thought about just wearing my regular clothes and telling everyone that I look like a nerd everyday but decided to play along. :) I cropped a couple of the kids photos so you could see the outfits.

I am way too tall for my school buddies.

Nerd face!

The most awesome part is that I called for anyone dressed like a nerd to come up and i would take their picture. I didn't think he was dressed like a nerd since he's worn that sweater at least three other times. HA!

I love this kid! His pants were even higher, but they fell. He had on a belt with elastic waited pants, Harry Potter glasses with tape in the middle and his shirt pocket was full of pens, pencils and a calculator! Too cute! I wish you could see the look on his face!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Faculty Follies and Lotsa Pasta Dinner

Our PTO put on a 'dinner and a show' fundraiser this evening. Each grade level/area group was supposed to come up with an act of some sort to perform after/during the dinner. I missed get a picture of first grade, sorry girls! They sang 'Sweet Home Alabama' and changed the words to 'Sweet Home Wilder Elementary'. Here are the rest of the acts!

Are you ready for this?! Yes, that's my principal. The AP was on the other side of the stage.

Special Ed. and paras doing the chicken dance and telling chicken jokes.

Go Greased Lightning! - Kinder

The Do-Re-Mi's - Third Grade doing the skit/song from The Sound of Music

Leader of the Pack - Fifth Grade (Yes, Mr. K was on a motorcycle)

The Cupid Shuffle - PE/Music/Art

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Fourth Grade (They even got a standing ovation!)

Jeopardy - Second Grade (The gals playing our AP, Principal, and Edward, of course!)

Alexis Trebek

Wilder Jeopardy cast

Holly and I were the stage crew. (We set everything up and I ran the slide show.)

Thriller! - Office Staff

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

So last Saturday was the big 2-5. YAY?! I'm fine with turning 25, I just am not fine with thinking about being 30. Scary.
My birthday weekend consisted of the following: amazing weather for my long run, Law Abiding Citizen (movie), Froberg's, dinner at Patrenalla's, semi-intoxicated trip to HEB to get more wine, dinner and presents at Mom and Dad's. It may seem like a lame weekend to most, but it was just what I needed. I love a relaxing weekend and a wine induced buzz along with fantastic food. A few pictures since I obviously enjoy posting pictures with almost every post. :)

My parents sent me flowers and had them delivered to school on Friday! Blanca is nosey.

Nathan did well this year.

Off for delicious dinner and wine! We ate outside by ourselves and it was fantastic! If you ever want to go there let me know and I'll give you suggestions based on what we got.

We picked up a pumpkin at the store when we went to get wine. He fell off the bar so we carved him, screwed him back together again, and named him Franken-Dumpy.

Books! I can't wait to read them. I have to finish Bright Lights, Big Ass first.

I've been wanting to play for a long time. Nerdy, yes. Does it make me smarter than you, yes. Well, maybe.

Only a runner would want something that helps identify them if they get hit by a car.

Get one here.

I also got gift cards to Academy (running gear), DSW, Target, and Ann Taylor Loft! Chad and Jamie got me a cooking class at Central Market. I took my mom to one in May and it was lots of fun. Jamie and I are going to have a great time cooking Thai! (By the way Jamie, the class is full now. Good thing we singed up when we did!)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

He won WHAT?!

I hope Mr. Nobel is rolling over in his grave. I will try not to yell from my soap box too much. I think it is a huge load of BS that he won. Although they won't reveal the names of the others nominated for another 50 years, rumor has it that Greg Mortenson was nominated. If you haven't read his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, you should. It made me feel lazy, but he seems like a great guy doing an amazing thing.
An article posted on Yahoo from said it like this: Compare this to Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize by some members of Congress, whom the bookies gave 20-to-1 odds of winning. Son of a missionary, a former Army medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress.
I wasn't an Obama fan before and I'm sure not now. The Nobel prize is crap now. Boo.

By the way, I had a great 6 mile run this morning. Running in 60 degree weather is SO much better/easier than running in 80 or 90 degree weather. I was less tired today after 6 miles than I was after 4 miles in 85 degree weather on Thursday. Bring on fall and winter weather! (Rain, you can stay away though.)

Today: 6.1
YTD: 224.5

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Can't read my Poker Face

Krissy and I participated in the Pearland Area Runner's Club Poker Run this morning. It was a lot of fun. I got a newletter from them after I signed up for a Halloween 10k they are doing. You didn't have to be a part of the club to run so we decided to give it a try. We met at a local track at 6 a.m. (Boo) and the run began at 6:15. You put in $5 and every two laps you were able to pick a card. After 20 laps, Krissy and I both had trips and a pair. I'll admit, we did trade a card because we each had what the other needed. Krissy's hand was higher than mine but we'd already decided to split the money if either of us won. The hour went by quickly and we had a great time. Some really fast guy named Carlos won with four 9's. He didn't even take the money and let the club keep it. Lame. I wanted to go buy new running attire but it wasn't to be. Oh well. It was a fun run none the less.

Today: 5
YTD: 210

Thursday, October 1, 2009