Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cool video I found

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another anthem for my life

Curiousity Killed the Cat

If ever there was a song that expressed every fiber of my very being. This would be it. Seriously. I've found the title song for the soundtrack to the movie of my life.

More Fabulous Top Tens

Top Ten Things To Say in an Interview for an Infant Room Teaching Position That Might Betray the Fact that You Know Crap About Babies

10. "...Will there be feces?"

9. "What would I do at floor time with the rug rats? Crap if I know... HAHAHAHAHA. ...Shoot myself? Wait....was that a trick question?"

8. "Well, if faced with a floor full of babies, I a jig and hope for the best? Talk about Sesame Street and how awesome it is to be able to talk?"

7. "Well, what do you want me to do with a floor full of babies? Quote Shakespeare?" Discuss Homer and the Odyssey? You can never teach them too early!"

6. "Your Baby Can Read. That's what we would be doing. Your Baby Can Read, Theory of Hegemonic Decline, classic lit--you know, the usual."

5. "What can possibly be so hard about a room full of babies? You pop in a tape and let the music do the rest...right? Um, thank God for Raffi--know what I mean?""

4. "You mean there's a wrong way to slap a diaper on that little fella? Who knew?"

3. "She's so TINY! Are you sure I won't break her? So, how hard could I squeeze her? I mean, theoretically..."

2. "You mean that little have do what? You are asking me to do what now? I DON'T THINK SO BIOTCH."

1. "What if I run out of formula? Is there a snack machine in this place?"

Top Ten Saturday

Maybe I've posted these before, but they're too good not to post again.

Top 10 Worse Things You Could Have Said About An Activity At Americorps Training Than, "Who wrote this??" When The Creator Was Present In The Room
by Emily

10. "Say, is that the stench of incompetency I smell lingering on the pages describing this activity, or did somebody let one?"

9. "So what was the inspiration for this activity? Someone up at headquarters have a colonic?"

8. "Who threw together this hot mess of a useless exercise?"

7. "Shoulder to shoulder? Bitch, please. Don't make me pop a cap in yo' ass."

6. "I think I speak for all of us when I say, 'What the fuck?'"

5. "We have to touch each other? Well, I just want everyone to know before we begin--I have cooties...hey, don't judge..."

4. "Are we gonna sing Kumbaya, too?"

3. "From what blocked up bureaucratic lower intestine did this activity drop?"

2. "I bet whoever wrote this can't even spell 'bureaucratic.'"

1. "I think this exercise is a prime example of what we on the trainee end would call 'bureau-squeeze.'"

Happy Song!

Maybe, in the Future

I will come back around to myself. Feeling a little like a vision of my former self lately. Anyhow, good song:


Prompt courtesy of THE STORY OF A GIRL. Because sometimes we all need a little help and along with this one too if you wish! I know I am struggling lately with motivation to write anything of substance. Maybe this will help. Maybe not.

currently...stoked from the awesome day with the girls around Seoul
worried about my future and life after Korea
reading Jhumpa Lahiri--Unaccustomed Earth
creating some new blog posts, oragami masterpieces, doodles in my sketchbook, and a few poems, maybe some crocheted pieces later
loving This new Holly Brook song I discovered on the blog mentioned above called CURIOUS. Absolutely beautiful.
hating the fact that my sink is piled with dishes, I have to take the trash out, and do laundry tomorrow. Sometimes being a grownup sucks. LOL.
wondering if I'll ever find a career that makes me truly happy or if I'll settle for the next ten years and also loving my haircut that I got today
craving attention, at the moment and love long term
listening brad paisley "little moments" (same blog playlist, I'm loving it!)
watching true blood on mute this show is visually stimulating!
netflixing the tv shows I've missed when being in Korea over the course of the year when I get back: Dexter, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, as well as this Year's academy award nominees including True Grit and The King's Speech. Can't wait!

3 Things About Me: Play Along!

3 Things About Me. Please don't break the cycle. It's fun to learn different things about our friends!

Three names I go by:

1. Jennifer Rose (always since elementary school since being a double!)

2. Rosie

3. Bubbles (Girl Scout counselor name, that Girl Scout camp friends still call me, over five years later!)

Three places I've lived:

1. Atlanta, GA

2. Minneapolis, MN

3. Seoul, South Korea

Three places I have worked:

1. Dekalb County Parks and Recreation, Tucker Center (camp counselor)

2. University of Georgia Library

3. Minneapolis Public Schools

Three things I watch:

1. Glee

2. Big Love

3. Sex and the City and Gilmore Girl re-runs

Three places I've been:

1. British Columbia, Canada

2. New York City, New York

3. Mexico City, Mexico

Three people who email me regularly:

1. Emily

2. Mom


Favorite food:

1. Pasta with pesto and shrimp

2. Sushi

3. Lately it has been pizza cravings in Korea

Three people I think will respond:

1. Emily

2. Kathryn

3.Renee if she's not working? LOL

Three things I am looking forward to:

1. Leaving Korea April 15th!

2. Being able to actually know what I am buying (price and nutrition facts and ingredients) at the grocery store

3. Not teaching for a while and being a student again!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


March 19, 2011

Dear Diary

I need to write a book. I need to write anything that will let me escape me at the moment. I’m 29 years old, and I’m living in Korea. I won’t be living here for much longer, that much I know. I won’t be teaching for much longer, that much I know. What I will be doing is out of the picture. I have no idea what my future holds. This scares the shit out of me. Why someone chose me to come to Korea I have no idea. I don’t believe in God, so I can’t say that there’s a massive plan for me. I don’t believe in me, so I can’t say what I want to do. I just know I want to make a difference with my time here on the planet. That’s all I know. Is that too much to ask?



I am a loser, and proud of it

Re-post if this hit a little close to home in a good way. I love this show, and now that they are doing original songs, they totally earn a few more brownie points with me. This week's episode was fantastic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another meme thingy....

From this blog:

1. The phrase or punctuation I overuse most is ..... I don't think I have a phrase I use in speaking very often. I know I use LOL way too much in online communication with people. But when it comes to speaking, if you people reading this can think of something I use all the time, let me know!

2. Today I am thankful for my job and the ability I have to engage children in learning. It's Saturday, so I can say that safely. LOL. Ask me that on a Wednesday (my longest teaching day) and I might have a different answer for you.

3. My best friend is incredible and always there for me, even when I am in Korea. G-chat is amazing stuff.

4. A quirky thing about me is that I LOVE Broadway musicals and will listen to them on repeat to get me through a stressful day at school.

5. This weekend I am relaxing...and working on some online class stuff.

6. Something that worries me is what I will be doing in five years and if I will be happy.

7. On my night stand you would find books, a water bottle, my laptop, and my iPod.

You can't NOT laugh...

...when watching this:

A Minneapolis friend and now blogger buddy posted this on her site and I thought it was too cute NOT to share. LOL. Sometimes you just need a good LAUGH. At the world.