Hit the Ground Running 🏃🏻‍♀️

Preschool Prattle

It’s time to get this show on the road, my friends and fellow educators!

Weeelllll, maybe not yet exactly, but I’ve always suffered from (been blessed to find myself with?) excitement over subsequent semesters. I’ll return to working at the middle/end of January, but I’ve been thinking about what changes to make in my classroom (“courses,” Shoujo, come on, higher ed now, remember?) since like… November? Maybe it’s part of the ADHD, but I just get so enthusiastic about trying new ways to reach my students and teach them what they need.

I’ve started writing an FAQ, and I’m working on my policies/assignments/syllabus. (How GREAT is it to have more than like 2 days to prep this time around?! It’s amazing!) After teaching PreK for a few years, I had grown confident in my curriculum/lesson building abilities, and I’m sure I’ll get there in ESL eventually, but I’m…

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“Gosh, I was so emotionally invested in these cells.” — Episodic Commentary on “Cells at Work”

Cells at Work is all about the daily lives of busy cells within a body (“the world”). These cells don’t always understand the whys of their world or what exists outside of it, but they do fully understand and embrace their jobs with admirable devotion. My back went out again on Thanksgiving, so my husband … Continue reading “Gosh, I was so emotionally invested in these cells.” — Episodic Commentary on “Cells at Work”

Apparently the Midwest is a Different Experience

Author's Note: Apparently, I didn't post this it's just a bunch of Tweets I saw on Buzzfeed and thought were absolutely hilarious. As stated in the header, I hope they don't sue me. I don't own the tweets or the Buzzfeed article, guys. Obviously. I am just the commentary, the peanut gallery. (^^)b I started … Continue reading Apparently the Midwest is a Different Experience

So Far I’ve Come, and Gratefully — a reflection 1.5 years post-injury

Author's Note: This was a post in my backlog of drafts written 1.5 years after my back injury. I don't know why I didn't post it, except maybe that I felt it was self-centered? But? It's my blog? Anyway, I am now 3 years post-injury and going through my 103 unpublished drafts. ❤ I was … Continue reading So Far I’ve Come, and Gratefully — a reflection 1.5 years post-injury

Gingerly: In Response to the WordPress Prompt

Author's Note: This short post from the backlog was written in 2017 when WordPress used to provide single word prompts for bloggers to fill. Do they still do that? I don't think so? And in twilight, it almost felt like she could count the innumerable, white-lit pinpricks in the uppermost western sky. It almost felt … Continue reading Gingerly: In Response to the WordPress Prompt

Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List <3

You've probably never looked at a title and wondered, "Is this shojo?" and let's be honest; you'll also probably never need to ask. The hallmarks of shojo are usually pretty obvious on sight, but at some point I began wondering if anyone ever bothered to make a master list of the tells, tropes, and subtropes. … Continue reading Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List ❤

I kinda watched “Sweet Tooth.” – a short review

If you are of a mind to watch the Netflix original* show Sweet Tooth, you may be tempted to think it a fantasy based on appearance alone. The title screen is going to display an uncanny little puppy-baby hybrid creature which, yea, is definitely huggable, but is also kinda bizarre in the most dreadful way? … Continue reading I kinda watched “Sweet Tooth.” – a short review