Monday, May 23, 2016


Whoo!  I'm officially on summer break!

After finals and graduation last week, I wrapped up the school year today with a couple of easy meetings and some thorough classroom-cleaning.  I was one of the last to leave the building (although many of the others are coming back later this week.  Not me, suckers!), but I still had time to clean my apartment, work out, have a visit from my home teachers, and cook dinner, all before my normal bedtime.

But!  Now that I don't have to get up at 0-dark-hundred anymore, I can stay up past 9:30 like a grownup!

I realized recently that I've crossed a few major milestones recently.  Namely:

1. I have officially been teaching at MTHS longer than any of my previous teaching jobs (7 school years as of today!).

2. I have lived in my current apartment for just under 8 years, surpassing my previous record of time-spent-in-one-house (6 years in Aurora) even if you deduct a year or so for all the nights I spend at speech meets/the mountain condo/Jason's/the far reaches of the earth.

3. Sometime in India, I posted my 2000th blog entry.

I feel like I should say something to show off all of the wisdom I've gained from such vocational, career, and blogging permanency; but I've got nothing.  Just, that's kinda cool, isn't it?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Living Art

The Indianapolis Art Museum has some of the best ridiculous paintings.  This pointillism one is a favorite, 

and when you're really sleepy you're easily talked into reinacting it:

But my favorite just might be Boobclopse:

They did have a cool book installation in the front entrance:


Friday, May 13, 2016

Back Again!

It's Midwest Pilgrims time again!

And this time I'm presenting: