14 October 2013

The Good the bad...

Have you ever read a book that you just literally had to put down because it was so terribly written? This happened to me for the first time over my fall break. I had started a booked called Crazy Beautiful Love  by J. S. Cooper. 

When I say it was poorly written, I mean it was written like a high schooler wrote it! it didn't flow, jumped all over the place, and was totally unbelievable! I didn't make it past the first maybe 10 pages and quite frankly was stunned a book this bad was even published. 


Skip it! 

On the movie front, Hubby and I saw Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. It was WONDERFUL. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time. 


Rooftop A Captain's Duty

This is what the real Captain Phillips looks like.

Throughout the film, my husband I kept asking to each other and wondering, is there a law that doesn't allow them to carry guns to protect themselves from Pirates? Anyone know someone who has a family member of friend who is a captain of a ship? 

In other news... Today school resumed from Fall Break and I came into my classroom with a few holes.... IMG_2145



A squirrel somehow got in through the pipes or something in the ceiling and chewed his way through the ceiling tiles. 3 of which had to be replaced. He ate 30 marker caps and markers, construction paper and cardboard, and my fish diagram that I had up high. 

Needless to say I was super annoyed! I don't want the poor thing to die, but he's going to if he's been up there that many days without real food or water.

Thankfully my Principal has graciously offered for me to get new markers that the school will pay for since he did so much damage!

The bad news...

My students clay projects many of them didn't make it since the squirrel jumped on the counter and smashed them into pieces that are just to small to fix or glue on since they haven't even made it into the kiln for a first firing.

In other news...
You all know I'm very anti soda. In fact, the only soda I'd drink was Sierra Mist since it had no artificial sweeteners in it, and was only used with real sugar. 

I guess you could say the heavy content of sugar part was the part that stinks about drinking it. 

Let me introduce you to ZEVIA which is AMAZING! 

It has NO Aspartame or Fructose Corn Syrup in it the sweetener comes from Stevia which is not one that causes cancer or bad things! 

You can find this soda at healthy food places such as Whole Foods or Sprouts. 

Has anyone else tried it? I am currently digging the Strawberry flavored one, it reminds me of a Crush soda! :) 


  1. I really wanted to see that movie this weekend. People complained about it making them "seasick" but Michael and I both love being on the boat so I didn't think it would be an issue. I can't believe a squirrel got into your classroom. That is just not ok!

  2. I'm dying to see Captain Philips - Glad you thought it was good :) I hope the squirrel stays away from your classroom!


  3. I cannot believe that squirrel did that- what a sneaky little bastard! I'm going to have to try that soda- looks awesome!

  4. Ugh... I hate when that happens with books. That's why I will be at Barnes & Noble for hours searching for the PERFECT book to read! If I can't put it down after 3-4 pages... it's a winner. To this day, I know it's shameful & embarrassing, but "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" by Tucker Max had me laughing so hard I had to leave the store with the book. I cried because I was laughing so hard. Hillarious! Only book so far that's done that, and that was years ago. I'll never forget! ;)-

  5. I feel bad for your poor classroom! That was not very nice of mr or mrs squirrel...

  6. Will have to try that drink, thanks for sharing!

  7. I'm going to have to look that soda up! Does it have caffeine in it though? I'll have to check!


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