Class talk, part 3

Student 1: Ms. J, you look beautiful today. Student 2: Idiot – Ms. J looks beautiful everyday. Me: Ok guys, what’s going on. Student 1: I forgot my homework. Student 2: Yeah, me too.

Turkey on Friday

Yesterday I cooked my first-ever Thanksgiving dinner. It was the day after Thanksgiving, but we unfortunately had to work on Thursday, so Friday was the next best thing. Back in September, D (friend and fellow teacher) and I decided that cooking Thanksgiving dinner would be fun. To be honest, I really didn’t think we would…


If any people have actually followed my blog since its beginning, they’ll realize that it started Thanksgiving of 2010. It’s funny to think how a year has passed since then, and I am in a completely different country with a completely different job than what I had expected. But, I’ve realized that I am thankful…


I suppose there are many “firsts” that I’ve gone through in the past few months. I got my first full-time job, I started teaching full time, and I applied to grad school. But the biggest first ever? I bought my first turkey yesterday. I know. Serious news. But for real, how do you cook these things?

Losing my mind

It’s happening. Today I was working during my planning period and realized I was out of staples. I walked into the teacher’s area and it was a full 30 seconds before I realized that I was looking into a refrigerator. It was another 30 seconds before I realized, “Wait, they don’t have staples in the…