Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Countdown to Halloween -- 2014 Edition!

My favorite holiday, besides my birthday, is Halloween. I am drawn to all things Halloween/Autumn -- vampires, zombies, werewolves, cheesy 80s horror movies, dressing up, anything pumpkin flavored or scented, sweater weather... Just love it! With that said I thought it would be cool to do a COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN activities list. Most of this stuff will be done by myself or with friends/George. Yes I know there are dates attached but I am using it more as a check off list.

October 1st: Watch the movie Frankenweenie. (Done!)
October 2nd: Watch the movie Paranorman. (Done!)
October 3rd? Watch the movie Hotel Transylvania. (Done!)
October 4th: Watch the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. (Done!)
October 5th: Watch the German expressionist horror film Nosferatu. (Done!)
October 6th: Watch the movie Dead Still with George. (Done!)
October 7th: Wear skull hand hair clip to work. (Done!)
October 8th: Watch the movie Hocus Pocus.
October 9th: Attend New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center. (Done!)
October 10th: Make a Halloween playlist and burn it to a disc and send it to George.(Done!)
October 11th: Participate in the 8th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl. (Done!)
October 12th: Watch the Universal classic horror movies Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
October 13th: Watch the movie Nightmare on Elm Street (original with Robert Englund)
October 14th: Get candles with a cinnamon or pumpkin smell from Bath and Body Works for my room. (Had one saved over from last year so I did not need to get more. Score!)
October 15th: Watch the movie Beetlejuice.
October 16th: Watch the movie Psycho (original Alfred Hitchcock version).
October 17th: Watch the cartoon Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Done!)
October 18th: Try the pumpkin spice chai tea at Argo (Done!) and Sweetest Day with George. (Done!)
October 19th: Visit a haunted house.
October 20th: Watch the movie The Evil Dead (original with Bruce Campbell)
October 21st: Watch the movie The Craft (Done!)
October 22nd: Get a beauty treatment that is pumpkin/fall inspired.
October 23rd: Get some Halloween inspired stickers for my students. (Done!)
October 24th: Watch the movie Hellraiser
October 25th: Watch the movie Friday the 13th Part One
October 26th: Wear cat ears to work.
October 27th: Watch the original John Carpenter's Halloween on AMC. (Done!)
October 28th: Watch the movie Teen Witch (Done!)
October 29th: Get a fall inspired color manicure. (Done!)
October 30th: Watch the movie The Lost Boys. (Done!)
October 31st: HALLOWEEN!!!

What are you doing for October/Halloween?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things I Love -- September 2014 Edition

Okay.

Is it seriously the end of September?

WHERE DID SUMMER GO? Didn't I just pack up my stuff in my classroom? Well..I guess time goes by when you are having fun. With that said, here is what I am in love with for the month of September.

--Not wearing a watch. I know, this is weird but my battery in my fleur de lis watch from New Orleans died and I just haven't gone to replace it. I wanted to see how it would feel to not wear a watch; considering my cell phone has a clock and I wanted to live like Carrie Bradshaw when she told her Russian lover why she doesn't wear a watch -- if she asks someone, they will tell her.

--The official start of football season which means Fall is upon us, even though the official date of Fall is September 23rd.

--Planning birthdays in my fair city. I tend to go overboard about birthdays. Hope it is appreciated.

--A far fetched plan of mine actually followed through. Lets just say I hold my title of #QueenOfSmallTalk very proudly.

--Birthdays in NYC with the man I love. I have never been this much in love before...it is a great feeling.

--Actually finding out who is loyal and loves me through the power of getting injured at work. I slipped in some water in the cafeteria of my school building and had my bell rung/bashed the back of my head. Of course I took pictures of myself in the ambulance and in the hospital and sent them out/posted on Facebook. It goes to show that the cliche' is true -- in times of trouble/struggle, you will learn who loves you. I sure did.

--Having someone in my life who is just as much of a bookworm as I am.

--Receiving texts and messages from people who I haven't heard from in a while.

--Planning out Octoberween!

--That I can read 5 books at a time and not get all of the plots mixed up.

--Gluten Free Rice Krispies cereal. So good!

What are you in love with for the month of September? What are your favorites?









Thursday, July 31, 2014

Things I Love -- July 2014 Edition

HOW IN THE BLOODY BLUE HELL IS IT THE END OF JULY ALREADY??? TIME! CALENDAR! SLOW DOWN PLEASE.

Okay...enough of my demands. Here is what I love for the month of July

--Getting a reply tweet from Felicia Day that then became a favorite tweet from Joe Eisma, artist and co-creator of one of my favorite graphic novel series Morning Glories.

--Bridges. Yes, bridges. Not explaining. Just take it for what it is worth. This particular bridge, I am going to try my best not to burn.

--Good morning texts from 7 DIFFERENT PEOPLE. Feeling the love.

--That Weird Al, without knowing me, wrote me a theme song using the beat from Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke: Word Crimes by Weird Al Yankovic

--The pre-made playlists on Spotify. I enjoy "Beat Up Your Morning" "Have a Great Day!" and "Mood Booster".

--This cartoon featuring my two current favorites in WWE, Dean Ambrose and Wade Barrett

--Knowing that the feeling in my gut is usually always right.

--Volunteering for the Learning Ally which is a non-for-profit organization thats produces digital books/audiobooks for the blind and dyslexic.

--Losing weight even though I am not trying.

--Constantly being called gorgeous. I, hardly, hear that word and to hear it on a constant basis has me swooning.

--Stacks of magazines, a cup of tea, and solitude.

--Having a smile on my face ALL THE TIME.

--Believing the urban legend that if you have trouble sleeping, it is because you are awake in someone else's dream.

--Trivia nights with my brother in Hoboken. Lots of fun.

--This 10 year old girl playing War Ensemble by Slayer on ROCKSMITH2014 and simply killing it! Her little sister with the screams was an added addition of badassery.

--This is downright adorable.

--This article about how a different password for 30 days changed things in life. How a Password Changed My Life

--This parody video of CM Punk never ever getting back with WWE:

What are you in love with for the month of July?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Things I Love -- June 2014 Edition

How can it be June already? It has hit the half way mark of 2014 and it is the end of the month...so you know what that means??

IT IS TIME FOR THINGS I LOVE!

Here is what I love for the month of June.

--Sir Mix A Lot performing "Baby Got Back" with the Seattle Symphony. If you have not seen it, well watch it now:

--The Paris Daydream candle from Bath and Body Works. It has this fresh moss/mandarin orange scent that makes me daydream about living in the City of Light. Retourne visite a Paris en mon future? DEFINITE!

--That I am officially on summer vacation.

--Sudden bursts of creativity at weird hours of the day and night.

--Spreading radical self love to some new friends I met through the fandom known as professional wrestling.

--Seeing Lindsey Stirling in concert. She is amazing and inspiring.

--Taking Dan to his first ever TNA Wrestling event. He was beyond happy. It was nice seeing that.

--Rediscovering and learning more about myself each and every day.

--Strong arms that hold you to make sure you do not fall while standing on a train.

--Being told that I am a lucky charm.

What have you loved in the month of June?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Things I Love -- May 2014 Edition

The sun is finally shining...the air is such a cool breeze. Flowers are finally blooming and coats/jackets/tights are finally packed away. Spring has FINALLY sprung in the month of May and since it is also the end of the month it is now time for a...

THINGS I LOVE!

Here are the things that I love for the month of May.

--Being part of the 8th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl. This is my 8th one and it is a glorious time. Apparently I was featured on Channel 5 Fox News here in New York City as well as on their website. 8th Annual NYC Zombie Bar Crawl

--That the flower that my student gave me for Teacher Appreciation Week bloomed another flower.

--That there is a convention FINALLY just for bookworms! Book Expo America, an industry only event for book publishers, opened to the public for the first time this year with a one day event called The Book Con. Originally it was called Power Reader Day but I do not think it got as much press as it did until the name was changed. Mind you, I have stacks upon stacks of books to read but who can say no to BOOKS???

--Walking through a sun shower on a nice Friday night with lots of smiles.

--Walking to the Javits Center.

--Having an official countdown to the end of work. 19 More Days!

--Impromptu fireworks shows that you did not know was happening while out with your dark angel.

--Proving a theory wrong.

--My class having one of the highest reading averages in the entire school. Lets go Kindergarten!

--Sex and the City marathons. They always bring a smile to my face.

--Finding inspiration in the weirdest of places.

--Air popped popcorn with cinnamon sugar on it. Want to try it with cayenne powder for a little metabolism boost!



What are you in love with this month?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Who Was I In A Past Life?

Upon talking to one of my closest friends/current partner in crime about writing a love letter to myself in which I had asked him to help me -- he said that one of the things he loved about me was when he stares into my eyes he can read my soul and that it is beautiful. That got me to thinking and asked him exactly what he meant since doesn't everyone have a beautiful soul. He in turn replied that no; some are tortured and black and that every soul is different. Since it is my nature to do so, I asked him to explain and he asked if I believed in past lives. He was always taught that we all have past lives and that sometimes we re-live what our soul was in our past. So, if someone has a dark soul, it usually means they were not a nice person in a past life; take Charles Manson for instance, his soul is probably black and twisted. He then mentioned that I have a beautiful soul because I like to help people and interact with people and that my soul helped me pick the career I have which is a teacher.

So....what is the whole point of this? This led to an investigation. We were both curious about my past lives and he asked a friend of his to look into it. I was asked what my middle name was (I do not have one) and my birth year, which is 1978. Here is what was concluded.

According to her reading, my past life is during the Renaissance Era and I lived in either Germany or Belgium. I somehow had to leave or pushed to leave where I am from and relocate. The reading did not conclude if I originated in Germany and left due to the Protestant Reformation or if it is some other reason; for all that is known it might tied to the early witch hunts. But also my relocation is also connected to marriage -- either one that I was pushed into or one that someone else is involved in that caused my need to leave my home.

Apparently in both of my lives I am constantly getting warnings as to not let myself be cut off from something or someone by outside influences or people or because I feel this need to let go of something and start fresh. The number 2 kept on coming up, and that means that I work best in pairs and I am meant to have strong partnerships in life but I also have the number 11 floating around which gives me a great risk of karmic influences in my life who create issues. These issues could be mostly jealousy or false sense of righteousness.

Now while it is true that I do work best with partners/partnerships, I am able to tap into other influences and for this reason I am sure I do not run the risk of letting others make decisions for me. I always think things through -- nothing rash. Back in my past life, I needed to learn to trust myself more and to be fussy about who I listen to/whose advice I follow. Apparently, I need to do this in this life too. Also in this life I need to guard what I say, use caution, or I might lose my temper (hello Joisey Mode) and say something in careless anger that I will regret and it will be too late for me to take it back. It could code my friends or trouble in a relationship. Karma is playing heavy in my life right now, as it did in my past life. There is an important truth in my life that I need to face as well.

Have you ever wondered who you were in a past life?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Things I Love -- April 2014 Edition

Well...end of April....this year is just going too fast again. SLOW DOWN TIME! Before I know it, I will be getting ready for the holidays again!

Besides all of that, here is what I have enjoyed and loved in the month of April.

--The fun little quizzes on Buzzfeed.com or Zimbio. It is amazing how the descriptions of various characters mimic my personality.

--The new design on Gala Darling's website. So pretty and bright and shiny!

--Cultivating and bringing to life 4 butterflies in my classroom. Yay Science!

--Ghost stories and walking tours in New Orleans. It reignited my love of all things paranormal.

--The way my students say goodbye when they leave for the day. Love their sparkle in their eyes and warm smiles.

--Getting wanderlust feelings and feeling inspiration at every turn.

--Noticing signs concerning a certain man in my life that make me smile.

--Inspirational quotes that make you go A-HA! and smile.

--Learning and investigating my past life.

--This is pretty cool. Do you need a hug but no one is around? GO HERE -- Need a Hug?

--Rekindling my love affair with my boyfriend that is NYC by watching this video --

What were in love with in the month of April?