Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The luck of the Irish

I think the luck of the Irish is starting to rub off on me. For the past couple months I have stressed over many things, mainly being overworked, guys and fear of losing my job. Well, things are all starting to fall into place and I couldn't be happier.

First off, I found out I will be asked back next year to teach at my high that is a huge load off my mind. I have more bills that I can possibly pay right now so knowing I will continue to be paid is a big relief. That and my sister moving in with me in May will help as well.

Perhaps the biggest change in my life lately is that I've met someone and become a "smitten kitten". He is a 24 year old student teacher in the Industrial Technology Dept. at my high school. Yeah, I know. I graduated high school in 1997 and he did in 2000. I talked this big game on here how I will only date older men because they are established, have their lives together and are not in transition.....which I always seem to find. Well when I met this guy he had a girlfriend for 3 years, was living with her brother, and had no idea where he would end up jobwise (his family lives hours away down south). I was dating the guy from Chicago who is moving to USC.

Next thing I know, he's broken up with his girlfriend, I said goodbye to my guy, and we started hanging out. It started off as just talking at lunch, then attending sporting events together, then building a friendship. Now it has taken on a life of it's own and we are dating. I did not expect this and was not looking for it, but it happened anyways. He's moved out from his ex's brother's place and in with a couple fellow teachers only 10 miles away, and has basically been offered a full-time teaching position and coaching position here at my school for next year. It's a lot easier dating someone who lives nearby and works with you than 50 miles away in Chicago! I work an ungodly amount of hours and it makes it more bearable knowing I get to see him 3rd hour, 6th hour for lunch and then sometimes at practice after school!

It's funny how life works, I go from being a complete wreck to being completely happy in a matter of a month. Everything is coming together and I'm truly enjoying the ride for fear that it will end, as it usually does. This teacher and I are such a good fit, it's scary....not to mention he's gorgeous and 100% Irish Catholic Republican (finally, a Republican for me!!!!!). Our first date was breakfast, then church. Good sign maybe? I've already met 2 of his siblings, he's met my parents and I'm going to meet his next week when the come into town.

The question is, how fast is too fast? I was concerned that we were rebounding but I don't think that's it at all. It just feels right to both of us and we can't explain it. The pace seems natural and while we feel like we aren't going too fast....are we? We've been dating for only a few weeks and have met family, made plans for the summer, have talked about things like kids, religion and families, and basically haven't left each other's side......which is a lot easier when you work and coach with the person! We talk a lot about our last relationships....what worked, what didn't work, why things ended, etc. My mom says that we need to be careful so it doesn't get "boring" too early. What do I do? Do I cool things a bit when neither of us wants to or do I just go on doing what feels comfortable? Has anyone else out there experienced this? I'm just soooo happy for the first time in soooo long :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

wooooo hoooooo

I just had my summative evaluation meeting with the Principal and I was asked to return to my high school to teach the 2006-2007 school year, wooo hooo. I am so relieved and thankful that I have a job next year. Man it's stressful not being tenured!

Thanks to all of you who listened to me freak out during this long process. Now I'm just praying for an Industrial Technology vacancy to be posted.........I'll explain later.


Monday, March 20, 2006

Can Muslims be Good Americans?

I received this forward from a coworker. Let me know what you think:

Good question-food for thought:

Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?

Consider this:
Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of

Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of
Islam and the Quran (Koran).

Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he
turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make
friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual
leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America,
the great Satan.

Domestically, no, be cause he is instructed to marry four women and beat
and scourge his wife when she disobeys him.
(Quran 4:34).

Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah
except Islam (Quran, 2:256)

Intellectually, no, because he cannot accept the American Constitution
since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to
be corrupt.

Philosophically, no, because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not
allow freedom of religion and expression.

Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either
dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually, no, because when we declare "one nation under God," the
Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as
our heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99
excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be
very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot
be both good Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you's
still the truth.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

More fire!

More fire!
Originally uploaded by seanhorgan.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Poor Wrigley!

My sister's pug Wrigley had an allergic reaction to his vaccinations this morning and had to be hooked up to monitors, have his paw shaved and have a catheter put in. He has an oxygen mask on there that's meant for dogs with snouts, not squishy-faced puggies! Say a prayer for the little guy. Thanks from Teacher Tori, Ranting Republican and Crossingguard69!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Would you rather Part 2

Would you rather......

#1 have sex with Bert OR Ernie?

#2 have a website broadcast of all your showers OR all of your bowel movements?

#3 have the power of invincibility OR the power to produce sparks from your fingertips?

#4 every time you entered a room, Darth Vader's theme song played from your crotch OR have genitals that glow like E.T.'s heart whenever you are attracted to someone?

Monday, March 06, 2006

24 and The're driving me nuts!

2 of my favorite shows: 24 and The Apprentice both have my Sprint phone (shown below). The people on The Apprentice even have the red one like I do! What is driving me nuts is that they both have the same ringer on their phones that I use so every time it goes off on the show I grab for my cell phone! Sure the logical answer is to change my ringer, but I like says "Incoming call from -----" and says the name. I love that and I refuse to change it

And why the hell do they have to be on at the same time? Donald Trump, Jack Bauer, Donald, Jack.......Jack Bauer wins!!!!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Would you rather?

I was playing this on one of those trivia games last night at Buffalo Wild Wings and would like to know your thoughts on a few of these:

#1. Would you rather.......have the ability to fly or the ability be invisible?

#2 Would you like Yoda or breathe like Darth Vader for the rest of your life?

#3 Would you rather.......walk in on your parents having sex or have your parents walk in on you having sex?

#4 Would you rather.......cheat on your partner or have your partner cheat on you?

I think I may make this a regular occurance and post these frequently.