30 September 2010

10 Words to Delete from Your Vocabulary

10 Words to Delete from Your Vocabulary

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1. Can’t: The use of this word is primarily responsible for countless hopes and
dreams lying dormant on the ‘drawing boards’ of our lives. Completely
eliminate your use of this word and you will see a significant positive change
in your life.

2. But: When used as a conjunction,”but” negates whatever statement that precedes it.” I want to study law, but it wlll take a lot of hard work.” Your mind does not focus on your desire to become a lawyer or judge;it only sees the hard work you will need to perform.Replace “but” with ‘and’.

3. Should: Any statement that uses the word “should” generally elicits guilt.”I
should go to the gym,” makes you feel guilty for not going. Replace this word
with “choose,” as in, “I choose to go to the gym,or I choose not to go to the
gym today.

4. Maybe: This word indicates indecision,doubt,or uncertainty as to a course of
action. For example, “Maybe I’d better wait to…”
For those of us interested in personal development,”maybe” should be used very
sparingly. Use “I will” or ” I will not” instead of maybe. The mere sound of
the more positive words emit feelings of confidence and resolve which are so
important to our personal well-being.

5. Soon or Later: Both are indefinite references to time.They are also
non-commital.They should be replaced with a definite time and date.
When someone tells you he or she is going to do something “soon” or “later,”
there is no way to determine when “whatever it is” will get done. Imagine
what could happen to deadlines and your integrity when these words are used

6. Someday: Someday, like “soon or later”, is much too indefinite,and when it
is used, it shows the same lack of commitment.Replace “someday” with a specific
date and time.

7. Never: This word is absolute,and there are only limited situations when “never”
is absolutely true. The use of this word,in my opinion,suggests a closed mind,
which seriously hinders our self-growth efforts. The word “never” should be
replaced with a non-absolute term.

8. Won’t: The word “won’t” implies an unwillingness,reluctance, or closed
mindedness,and like the absolute term ‘never’, it is quite harmful because it
closes the door on many of the actions we need to take to reach our goals.

9. If: This is a small word that carries large doubts and uncertainties, and when
used often,it gnaws away at our confidence and intended actions, two qualities
necessary for any type of success.

10.Try or (I’ll Try): I don’t know about you, but each time someone has said these words to me,or the few times that I have used them in conversations with
others,whatever the subject of “I’ll try” was,rarely, if ever, got done.
Replace “I’ll try,” with ‘I will.’

And so my lovelies, my random closing thought for the day is

*Note I'm so not a cat person but this is a pretty cute picture that fits the quote!)
image via tumblr


29 September 2010

Just Because_

Just because Mister Wonderful hasn't bought me any flowers since living together, doesn't mean a girl can't buy some for herself right?  Walmart baby $5 dollars a bouquet. They just smelled to wonderful when you first walk in, so I couldn't pass them up!

I am feeling tired, frustrated. Work has worn me thin. Tomorrow I have a formal observation from my new Principal. eeek! Always a little nerve racking. 

I have been sorta kinda contemplating about MAYBE taking classes to get my masters?? I say that with a question mark because I am not so sure I could get a masters in what I want, let alone get into a Masters program.

I jumped onto ASU's website. The more I read, the more I got discouraged. The 2 things that I had an interest in said things like "Must have a 3.0 GPA" "Must have a portfolio"

Here read for yourself~
*You must have a bachelors' degree from an institution whose credits are acceptable to Arizona State University and GPA of 3.0 or better for the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. Credits from undergraduate degrees that are pending must have been completed by Aug. 15 of the year in which you enter the MA program.

*If you hold a degree in something other than art history, you must complete at least four upper-division art history courses (12 semester hours) with a B or better beyond such general survey courses as ASU's ARS 101 and 102. Upon the completion of at least six of these, you may be accepted with deficiencies, on the understanding that the remaining hours will be completed during the first semester in the program. The 12 hours of deficiencies will not count as MA hours.
You must apply to the ASU Graduate College as well as submit additional materials directly to the School of Art. Please read all details listed below prior to applying.
***courtesy ASU's website

I don't want to get my masters in anything Education. Education masters equals TONS of paper writing which I am so not down for. My paper writing days! I just have no interest to say the least, in education master stuff. sorry! I'd love to get my masters in ART HISTORY. I loved ALL my history classes in college. While everyone slept in the dark lit room going through slides, I was wide awake, highlighting my book, taking notes...etc etc. This pertains to what I do, since I teach art right? So why do they make it impossible for someone to get in??

My final GPA was 2.79 in college. It is what it is. I used to be really shameful about sharing that because well it's no 3.0  
Will that really matter all these years later? Yeah, I was no stellar student, but I graduated! And I have a "real" job that I use my degree for. Doesn't that count for anything?

I'd love to call on some lovely blog advice from fellow bloggers, but many of you so it seems are still in college yourself just finishing your Bachelors which was so 5 years ago for me already!

Do anyone have any advice or know how Master Programs work?


28 September 2010

And the new Bachelor is.....

HOLD THE PHONE!! How many of you read Yahoo today and saw who our next season's bachelor is going to be!?!?! 

Y'all know I'm the biggest fan ABC has for watching all the Bachelor/Bachelorette episodes right?

well today, on ELLEN, there was a special guest by the name of Brad on. Yeah, that's right Brad Womack.
Womack, 37, appeared on the show's 11th season in 2007, angering fans when he left the final two women, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, heartbroken by not choosing either of them.

Did y'all get that? for the first time in ABC history, they are having a BACHELOR they have already had, on AGAIN to find love! Woop woop!!!

Come on Brad I hope you pick a gal this time dang!



27 September 2010

Extend School One more month into summer????

Mon Sep 27, 9:22 am ET

Obama calls for longer school year

By Liz Goodwin
President Obama said on the "Today" show Monday morning that American students attend school a month less than kids in other countries -- contending that the school-year gap puts them at a competitive disadvantage in the global economy. "The idea of a longer school year, I think, makes sense," he said, when asked if kids should go to school year-round.
The president also said that though per-student spending has gone up in the country, student performance has gone down, which shows that "money without reform will not fix the problem." He urged teachers unions not to resist his administration's reforms, which include evaluation of teachers based on their students' test performance and an emphasis on independent charter schools.
Obama has pushed for a longer school year before.
"We can no longer afford an academic calendar designed when America was a nation of farmers who needed their children at home plowing the land at the end of each day," Obama said last year. "That calendar may have once made sense, but today, it puts us at a competitive disadvantage. Our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea. That is no way to prepare them for a 21st-century economy."
[Photos: More images of President Obama]
He joked then that the idea was not popular with his two school-age daughters. Obama also said that his daughters, Sasha and Malia, would not be able to obtain the same quality of instruction at D.C. public schools (which are known for their low test scores and high dropout rates) that they get at  Sidwell Friends School. Advocates of education reform have called out the first family in the past for sending the girls to private school.

This whole article you can read here
I copied and pasted it for you all to read.

First and foremost, read some of the comments. They are ALL OVER THE PLACE. You can so totally tell who's a parent commenting, who's a teacher and people that don't have kids or give a crap about what's going on in our education system.

As a teacher, do I mind the extra month of teaching?
Eh..Not really. Only if they were not to pay us and increase our salary then I would have a problem because we already all know that teachers work pretty much for free it's ridiculous.

What bothers me about the article is how our President feels the need to compare our education system to students in China, Korea, Japan etc etc.....

Dear Mister President,
if you only knew that extending the length of school has nothing to do with education and the amount we receive, it has to do with the QUALITY kids get, not only from their teachers but from their PARENTS who are suppose to help guide them and teach them at home!!!

Some great comments I found on the forum:

"Case in point: Socialism is for the people not the socialist. The guy won't send his own kids to the public schools in which he is trying to fix? It's ok for "YOU PEOPLE" to send your kids to a broken education system which supports teacher unions but not my kids."

don't even know where to begin but here goes. First of all Obama says he wants to get the best teachers in the classroom. Meanwhile people are trying to cut their salaries, cut their benefits, get rid of their pensions, and make the school year longer. How will you recruit the "best teachers" when you make the profession undesirable?
Second, how will you implement a system of merit pay when there is no real and reliable way to measure? Standardized test scores? This is how teachers will be measured? Please. What about the woodshop teacher? How will he be measured?
Third, the graduation rate of the high school in my distict is 97%. 97%! How is this explained? What are the districts like with a 1/3 drop out rate? My guess is that they are in communities that do not support the public schools. Where there is little or no accountability for the students at home. Where teachers are spending most of their time on discipline rather than teaching curiculum.
Fourth, charter and private schools cannot be compared to public schools. If they don't want a student at one of those schools they just kick them out. And where do they go? Public school where they cannot be kicked out.
The list goes on...

the problem is so much bigger then our education system. It has more to do with our culture. MTV, facebook, cell phones, the programs on television etc. I don't think there's really a way to combat this wave.

the QUALITY of education needs to go up, not the length of the school year. what will a longer school year for a student in a mediocre education system do? nothing.

Enough with this idea that teachers should evaluated based on their student's performance. They can't choose who is in their classroom, so how is it fair to fire someone based on the scores of some kids who could care less about standardized tests, or who have super crappy home lives and don't care about school, or who struggle academically?

There are many good teachers in the public school systems. Why are we always evaluating the teacher for the students failing, when the parents are not doing their job, and that has been proven, when the child has no discipline, that is FIRST taught at home.THE PROBLEM IS WE NEED TO STOP BLAMING THE TEACHERS FOR THE FAILURE OF OUR CHILDREN. Parents needs to work with their children's teachers, and shoulder the responsibility of their children 's education.
Not a teacher, but come from a long family history of teachers.

Oh dear lovelies. I wonder how many of you will actually read this and comment. No one ever likes when people blog about serious stuff but seriously this stuff is going on whether we like it or not and it involves my JOB! 

Your thoughts?

26 September 2010

In their Prime !

First, to round off my movie weekend, I did see yet ANOTHER movie this weekend! I did see Wallstreet Money Never Sleeps. And I must say, I rented the first wallstreet on I tunes hours before seeing the sequel. I'm glad I did. Made me freshen up on the movie I once had to watch in HS for my history teacher!

This is one Sequel I really liked. The stock market is a scary thing. the movie touched on MANY problems we are having since 9/11 and our economy. I really loved that Oliver Stone came back all these years and directed this movie just as he did the first.

Speaking of prime......
Did you know that Michael Douglas' dad is 92 and STILL in the business?

Here are the few remaining starlets that are still rockin way way beyond their glory days...

Betty White

Not too long ago...

And today...
Betty White is 88!!!! 

Remember this guy?
Christoper Plummer

The Hills are alive with the sound of music!!! :)
And today..

He's 80!

Eli Wallach

he's 94!

The first movie I recognized him in was that movie with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet where they switch houses....then he was just in WallStreet 2!!!

Clint Eastwood is also 80.


25 September 2010

Movie Marathon :)

The only good thing about Mister Wonderful being gone all weekend was C Mae time to catch up on chick flicks!

I rented this on I tunes.

Letters To Juliet

In my opinion, don't rent it! So silly over the top not believable in the slightest when it came to the love story or connection between Sophie and the lead male. Corny Corny Corny.

You Again

worth seeing in the theater. Not really one you take your boyfriend to or husband for that matter! Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigorney Weaver look FAB for their ages. Betty White of course steals the show esp with an ending scene with Cloris Leachman!

Easy A.
I am always hesitant to see High school aged movies. Especially when you know the majority of the audience is kids in the theater (the age that I can't stand) I say that because it's always the High schoolers that are loud, on their cells during movies..etc etc..
So anyway, my good friend Val went and saw it alone the weekend before and liked it so much she said it was a must see! I totally agreed!!!! It was hilarious and I laughed my a#@ off!


This was to me the funniest part in the movie Prolly because of how much I love this song and how "Olive" acts like she despises the song, then becomes in love with it!

Next up...

Can't wait to see this one....
I had to watch Wall Street in HS for my History class believe it or not. The famous Greed speech even got tested on it! ha! Anyway, I may need to watch the first one again before I dive into this one. I applaud Michael Douglas for making a sequel all these years later! Did you know his dad Kirk Douglas is 92 and STILL in the business? Yep! (that tid bit via The david Letterman show the other night with Michael was on it! )


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