so i teach junior high. i'm surrounded by this generation every day. by the way, what catchy phrase (or letter) has been designated to them? anyone know? today we were instructed to read a poem to our second period class. i think it's pretty cool. so, first read the poem like normal, from top to bottom.

the lost generation

i am part of a lost generation
and i refuse to believe that
i can change the world
i realize this may be a shock but
"happiness comes from within"
is a lie, and
"money will make me happy"
so in thirty years i will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life
my employer will know that
i have my priorities straight because
is more important than
i tell you this
once upon a time
families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
this is a quick fix society
experts tell me
30 years from now i will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
i do not concede that
i will live in a country of my own making
in the future
environmental destruction will be the norm
no longer can it be said that
my peers and i care about this earth
it will be evident that
my generation is apathetic and lethargic
it is foolish to presume that
there is hope
and all this will come true unless we choose to reverse it.

now, reverse the poem and read it from the bottom to the top.
pretty cool, huh?


Happy Anniversary to Us

Today is Tyler and my five month wedding anniversary! Woohoo! What rookies, you're probably thinking. And it's true. We're still very new to this marriage thing. But let me tell you something, new or not I'm loving life! What are those nutheads saying when they mention how hard the first year of marriage is??? First year of teaching...yes hard! Everyone is RIGHT when they say the first year of teaching is difficult. But these past five months of marriage have been marked with bliss. Now I can definitely not take any credit. Well, maybe some. The reason I've had such an easy marriage is because I married an easy guy! Well, that doesn't sound right. But you know what I mean. Tyler is the easiest person to get along with. I can't imagine having a hard day living with him. Because it's our (seemingly insignificant) anniversary and with it being love month, I am dedicating this post to Tyler. Here are a few things I've learned about him the past five months or so that you may or may not know...

He loves milkshakes.
Even more, he loves my milkshake dance.
He is more of a night owl than I.
He twitches A LOT when he's falling asleep.
He snores.
He purses his lips when he has a big snore.
He loves watching Criminal Minds.
He hates wearing his wedding ring.
He's never slow to emphasize how much older I am than he.
The first thing that attracted me to him was his arms.
He always finds the good in others.
He likes to read.
He loves learning about the founding fathers.
He's reading a biography on Benjamin Franklin.
He is money-wise.
He did not like me when we first met.
He loves breakfast food, especially french toast.
His favorite band is Mo-Tab (according to the survey done at my bridal shower).
His radio station is usually set to talk radio.
He's a great game-player and frustrates me because he (almost) always wins.
He's a beach-lover.
His intramural volleyball team won championships this year.
He'll put almost any dessert in milk.
He's got great hands for massaging (which I can't appreciate because I'm too ticklish).
He's polite.
He mumbles. (That doesn't go well with my lack of hearing.)
He loves movies.
He likes chick flicks.
He's a dedicated student.
He has this way of getting me to laugh my way out of bad moods.
He can read me far quicker and better than anyone I have ever known.
Lately he's been tearing giant holes in the crotch of his pants.
Maybe it's because he has a ghetto booty.
He proposed to me on a beach in South Carolina.
He proposed to me without discussing marriage first. At all. Ever.
His nickname on the mission was "babyface."
He has a hard time keeping his eyes closed during prayers.
His skin is unbelievably soft.
He's not afraid of PDA (within reasonable measure of course).
He would do anything to make me happy.
He is the love of my heart.

I love you Tyler.