This is the blog I meant to post over the holidays, but, alas, I was stuck in the land without internet. Dad’s completely cut the cord. He only really ever used the ‘net’ for his online banking needs, and to check the lottery numbers. At first I was like, “WHYYYYY? HOW? BUT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT AND SO I CAN NEVER COME HOME AGAIN UNTIL YOU GIVE ME MY INTERNETS BACK!”
My Ellen video is complete, my friends! LOOK!
Isn’t it so great?! I’m crazy-excited about it!
Now I need your help to make this dream come true! Share it with your friends, your family, strangers on the street–anyone and everyone! If you’re posting on social media, please use the #2ndDanceWithEllen hashtag!
Big things–wow things–are happening! I have such an amazing feeling! Go forth and spread the love, peeps! Have I used enough exclamation marks yet? I’m not sure! Here’s a few more!!! 😀
Tomorrow is December.
I’ll let that sink in for a minute.
Some of you might be dreading the arrival of the final month in our calendar year, but I’m so darn relieved. Sure, I have tons to do before the holidays–presents to buy, assignments to mark, books to write–but it will get done. I just want this year to be over. In fact, I’ve written a poem about it. Ready? Here goes!
I had a very different post written and scheduled for today, but in light of recent events, I needed to write and share this instead.
Don’t lose hope.
I know it might seem like your world has shattered, like everything you thought you knew has spiraled into a pit of uncertainty, and nothing makes sense anymore. But don’t lose hope. He will thrive on the fear, the anger, the apathy. Those emotional responses will make him stronger. But if you hold on to hope, your hope will trump hate. As Hillary, the rightful president, often said, America is great because America is good. Keep being good. Be kind to yourselves. Be kind to your neighbors. If 2016 has proven anything, it’s that life can be unfair and oh-so unpredictable. We’ve lost incredible people and important elections, but we won’t ever lose hope. Hope and love will always trump hate. We’ll get through this.
We’ve got your back.
Your Neighbours to the North
Heyyyyy, my peeps! As promised, I’m here to share some pics from the Musically Macabre Halloween Hootenanny I attended on Saturday. It was a BLAST AND A HALF! We kicked things off at Adam and Roxy’s place, some teacher pals who throw the absolute BEST parties. I met a ton of celebrities while I was there.
Yo, Halloween, ‘sup? I’m ready for you! Well, not really. But I totally know what I’m gonna BE! Or who, rather. That’s half the battle, right? Now all I need to do is hope I can scrounge up an outfit in time for the Halloween Karaoke Extravaganza I’m attending on Saturday!
Last year, I went to the same party and knocked everyone’s socks off with my Sandy Olsson costume. I was ‘bad’ Sandy with the leather and the tight pants and the at-ti-tude. Oh, lookie here, I have a couple pics!
Okay, you guys, it’s time that I confess. I am not cut out for camping. I’m just not. I’ve tried to like it, tried to pretend that it’s something I’m totally capable of doing and ROCKING, but it’s no use. This last trip to the Adirondacks proved it.
Hey, all you fabulous people!
I can’t come to the blog right now ’cause I’m Adirondacks-bound! That’s right, for three exciting days and two starry nights, I’ll be totally off the grid. Soaking in the beautiful scenery, hiking, camping, and bonding with all the outdoor ed. students who are lucky enough to ditch school for the remainder of the week! And, best part of all, I’m actually getting paid to help supervise this group of teens with several other teachers! Saaaweeeet!
Ahh, the Adirondacks in the fall. I took the liberty of Googling images and here’s my fave:
When you think of me this week (as I’m sure you will), imagine me here in this very spot, and try not to miss me too much. Hopefully I won’t freeze my buns off.
Take care, brush your hair, and I’ll see ya next week!
It’s World Teachers’ Day! In honour of this day devoted to teachers, I want to quickly mention a few of the teachers who inspired me to enter the most rewarding profession in the world.
Well, you’re in luck! That is, of course, if you live in the Ottawa area. I’m participating in my first author panel! Check this out!