Sunday, March 25, 2012

because you can.

It's within your reach.
Go get it.


Be brave.
Do it anyway.

we are us.

I don't ever feel the need to explain myself...
Either you get me or you don't.
Explanations are too time consuming and troublesome.
Maybe that's why I'm often misunderstood.
 Normally, I wouldn't bother clarifying information
but today the need is too strong, 
especially when it involves the the husband.
So, let me clear up a few misconceptions you may have.
I have absolutely no interest in traveling.
None. It's just not my thing. I'm far too practical.  
Yes, the sights are lovely and the food is great.
I know...but I'm fine just hearing about everyone's adventure
or reading about it on the back of a postcard.
I prefer the solitude of my books. That's just who I am. 
Tommy is a traveler.  He loves to snowboard.  
He loves to visit various casinos.  He loves grand adventures.
He goes often. That is who he is.
We are very different but very alike. That's how we work.  
Best friends for more than a decade,
Tommy and I know the importance of a compromise.
Why should he have to suffer because I don't care to travel?
So, the next time you decide to make an off
comment to a large group of people about 
Tommy leaving Meme at home again...
know that I will not tolerate it or refrain from speaking my mind.
You can say anything you want about me
but don't ever taint the husbands name ever...
Especially since you have no idea how our marriage works.

safe and sound.

I always dig a good instrumental cover.
Did anyone catch Hunger Games in the theaters?
Was it what you expected?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012


If there's just one thing you can do...
Be honest, at least with yourself.

it counts.

Effort......sometimes that is all it takes.

weekend/spring break wrap-up!!!

Chan in the house!!
The crew came in from 
Louisiana for the weekend!!!
Don't talk to the husband.
He can not drink 
and think simultaneously.
I am God of Gambler...
Next stop...Macau, the husband says!
Poor delusional thang.
Thuy's infamous Sangria!!
Claire and her mommy 
enjoying the festive atmosphere!!
Truck Sliders!!!
Strawberry jam on a burger???
Yes, seems like it is possible!!
Kimchi fries....
St. Paddy's Lucky Charm Cupcake!
Umm, yes, it's green but it's red velvet.
I know, right???
Cuong was not impressed 
with the Nasher Art Sculpture Center.
I don't think he quite figured out why
this piece was called the "Spoon Woman."
But Cuong knew why 
this piece was called "The Kiss."
Emma beans can color in the lines!!

And with spring break is officially over =(
Time to get the students ready for the STAAR test.
Happy Monday y'all!!!!


i like her voice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

let it happen.

One day at a time, friend...
One day at a time.


Go ahead, put your foot in your mouth.
Just do it, we'll wait.
Perhaps then you'll refrain from saying anything stupid.

pity that.

Sadly, spring break is almost over.
My affair with the books are quickly coming to an end.
Good times, good times....


i am amused ;)

Monday, March 12, 2012


Growing up and growing apart...
To see it happening but 
being powerless to stop it.
Saddening, isn't it?


"Are you gonna bark all day, 

little doggy, or are you gonna bite?"

- Mr. Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)

face it.

The problem with running is that 
you're eventually going to get tired.
It's inevitable.
Sooner or later, your problems, 
they'll catch up.

somebody i use to know.

I dig this cover!!!
Thanks Secretary Kim!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

i am


roll with it.

You need to stop taking yourself so seriously, yo.
It was embarrassing, yes, but you've got to learn to laugh it off.
I's either with you or at you, right?

shy that way.

i'm such a sucker for a good song cover.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
— Unknown

the blues.

Today I was informed by a few of my students 
that reading is much too time consuming.
 Movies are the new books, they say.
And that makes me kinda, sorta, a little sad.
To see our future generation reading less,
and missing out on some of the grandest adventures.....
It's a tad bit disheartening, don't you think?

no better than strangers.

currently playing.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

tis true.

Had to make sure, huh?

lazy days.

The husband was in Reno and
the best friend was in Colorado this weekend.
As for me, I was with this kiddo.
The Tiggster doesn't play well with other dogs
but he likes to watch me read...
so a win-win situation for us both ;)

somebody i use to know.

strangely, i'm drawn to his voice.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

own up.

Everybody, soon or late, 
sits down to a banquet of consequences. 
-Robert Louis Stevenson

save it.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. 
-Rhett Butler

the reason.

I forgot how much I liked this song.