Humpday Confessions

May 28, 2014
My confessions of the week...

* Sometimes I'll be in a store and the cutest outfit will catch my eye.  The only problem is that when I walk closer to it, I see that it is in the little girl's department!  Oops...sorry that I like pink!

* I have a 25 minute drive on the highway in order to get to the school I work at, which is in the country.  Last week I spaced out and started daydreaming and when I looked up, I saw that I was almost about to pass my exit!  I tried to get over, but there were two semis in my way, so I had to drive out of the way and get off the highway at next exit.  The only problem with that was there was no re-entry to the highway that I was on from that exit, and I didn't want to drive even further out of the way since it was almost time for me to be at the school!  I was panicking thinking that I was going to be late and I had NO idea what I was even going to say.  "Hi.  Even though I've been coming to your school for two years, I'm lost this morning.  Could you tell me how to get to your school?"  I only drive out to the country to sub there, so I don't know my way around that area.  Luckily, I googled the school's address on my cell phone and then put the address into my GPS.  I arrived with a minute to spare and told no one (until now) of this embarrassing event.

* Every time I saw Peter Dinklage in X-Men Days of Future Past, all I could think about was how badly I need to see Season 3 (and 4 when it's released on DVD) of Game of Thrones!

* I don't dress that nicely when I work at the movies.  Stuff I wear there just gets ruined!  When I was going to meet a friend, I changed at work and my boss saw me and told me that I looked nice.  Then he asked why I don't wear better clothes to work, haha!  

* I keep trying to (unsuccessfully) dodge hugs from a student because she missed two days of school due to pink eye.  I also look at my eyes obsessively because she held my hand on the field trip last week when she was probably contagious.  I think I'm in the clear by now, though.

* I want to re-brand my blog sometime in the summer, and I just bought my new domain name!  Excited!!

* I'm so sad that today will be my last day working for a school that I really love.  I did part of my student teaching at the aforementioned school and also subbed there many times this year.  I honestly just love the students and teachers within the district!  It's funny that I fit in so well at a rural school, but it was by far my favorite school that I've worked at.  Unfortunately, there are just no jobs available and there won't be for awhile.  All of the teachers in Pre-K through 2nd grade are in their early 30's-late 40's and none of them plan on retiring any time soon.  If there was an opening, I would be applying, but there's not.  

* My skin is so white that I swear it glows.  The darkest I've ever been in life is this:



The pics are older and from when I spent a lot of time on the beach in Italy.  While I think tanned skin looks good, I opt to remain pasty white to avoid damaging my skin.  I might have to look into spray tanning this summer because my legs kind of make me sick right now!

* I love calling things "li'l" instead of "little" because of Li'l Sebastian from Parks and Recreation.  People who don't watch the show probably just think I'm a li'l weird, but that doesn't stop me! 

* I have an obsession with desserts and saw that there was some cake in the teachers' workroom.  I asked the aide working in there if I could have a piece and begged her not to judge me.  It was 8 AM.  I put a paper towel over it to hide to evidence and ran across the hall, took a bite, and then the other 1st grade teacher came into talk to me while my mouth was stuffed with cake.  #fattymoment  She told me she was the "biggest junk food junkie" (even though she doesn't look it) and that she completely understood.  It did make me feel better to see her with a piece of cake later on that day.  

* My professor wanted me to co-write a piece with her on the work of Dianne Case.  It's actually going to be published in her book that is coming out soon!  How cool is it to actually have something published?  

Linking up with Kathy!
34 comments on "Humpday Confessions"
  1. My skin is so pasty white as well but at least I know I am not damaging it!

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    1. Agreed...I'd rather be pale now and put off having wrinkles!

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  2. haha that must have been one heck of a daydream for you to miss you exit! That is so funny!

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    1. I don't even know what I was daydreaming about, but I was totally spaced out...probably because I was super tired. The ride is REALLY boring so that doesn't help!

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  3. GIRLFRIEND - two words: SELF TANNER. for real. since i started using them, it's like i'm walking right under the sun and i love my sun-kissed glow. no more scary ghost white body/legs!

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. I haven't used self tanner for about 10 years. I was really bad about missing spots, and apparently did not scrub my hands enough after applying it because I ended up with bright orange palms for a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll be better now than I was before??

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  4. haha my skin is so pasty too, i used to love to tan but now i want my skin to not resemble a leather bag in a few years.
    i have been there with the missing exits before! oops! better pay more attention whilst driving lol.
    omg yes, i kept thinking of GOT when I was watching X-Men too haha. loved it!

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    1. Pass on leather bag skin and on having a raisin face!

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  5. Yep I'm right there with you on pasty skin. I cannot tan to save my life!
    And can I have cake too?

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    1. I can tan, but I usually just burn the first few times. When I was younger I had "olive skin"...what happened!?

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  6. I'm super pale too! And it's never too early for cake.

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    1. Haha, I'm glad you feel that way. I was just sorry I got caught!

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  7. Im white white white too and I try to tan and it just doesnt take!
    When I was interning at my fave elementary school I ate cake or whatever extra early in the morning too!

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    1. When they have it right there tempting you, it's hard to resist!

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  8. The same thing happens to me with children's clothes, haha! They make cool leggings and dresses for little kids, I swear! Not a weirdo. :P

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    1. They really do just have some adorable clothes!

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  9. Cake is perfect anytime! I've been craving cake for days. :) Also, some of the kids clothes are so cute.

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    1. I had another piece of cake today! The lady that retired made some and put it in the teacher's lounge.

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  10. Lol, I LOVE desert in the Morning!! Its theee best! Everyone used to think I was crazy but I love it lol! ;D

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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    1. I always wake up craving something sweet, but isn't it better to have it in the AM so that our bodies have time to burn it off? haha

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  11. I put on white tights for The Color Run a few weeks ago and my roomie said, "Did you put on tights or are those your legs?"
    #Pastyandproud

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    1. That's pretty funny! I'm right there with ya!

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  12. Love cake for breakfast! And lunch... and dinner!

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    1. Don't forget for snacks and for 2nd desserts!

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  13. How awesome that you're going to get published!!! That is amazing news! So proud of you!!! :D

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    1. Thanks! All the other authors have Ph.D's and higher or else have worked in children's literature for years and years. I hope my article isn't the weakest link since I was just a lowly Master's student and have the least amount of experience!

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  14. Love the cake story! It's probably because you spent time in Italy - the Italians love cake and sweet pastries for breakfast! Can't beat a bit of cake. : )

    www.lululovesfilms.wordpress.com

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    1. YES...I would have Nutella on bread for breakfast almost every day!! When I worked on the beach, I'd have really fresh cornetti con crema!

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  15. Love love this! I do that all the time at a department store. Wishing I had like a tinier body so I could buy cute little kids clothes lol And I think you have beautiful skin! But if you really want it darker, we can trade! haha :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. Girl, you have not seen my legs!! I wouldn't wish them upon you. ;)

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  16. ha i love l'il sebastian too! that whole thing on the show is so hilarious. and i missed an exit on the turnpike driving home one day since i was on the phone, so don't feel bad!

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    1. Haha, thanks...that does make me feel better! :D

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  17. You're skin is gorgeous the way it is. I don't think anyone should worry about changing the color of their skin by damaging it with tanning beds, UV rays or spray tans that make you orange! Some darker people even lighten their skin...love the skin you're in, that's my motto.

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    1. Yes! In Korea, many used whitening cream to make their skin lighter. I even got a bottle of this cream as a gift from one of the parents of the students I taught, hahaha...Needless to say, I did NOT use it. I am mostly okay with being pale, but in the summer I'll admit to always wanting that sun kissed (PASS ON THE ORANGE) look. :)

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