Monday, October 31, 2005


I just had to include this in my blog. Thanks Kel! I'm still laughing:)

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS -- A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a courtroom drama today when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible. The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and to confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary shared custody to the Virginia Cavaliers, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

what not to wear...

One of my students said to me the other day, "Miss, you know that show on TLC...?" I rolled my eyes and said, "Which one?" and he replied, "I don't remember the name but my mom watches it all the time. It's the one where they give you a bunch of money to buy a new wardrobe and get you all fixed up." I looked at my outfit, which I didn't think was that bad; gray slacks, black 3/4 sleeve sweater and loafers. I'm in desperate need of a haircut but I thought I was okay besides that. I guess I was wrong. I need a fashion makeover!!! Help!


It finally rained in Texas. It's only been about 3 months! The air feels so much cleaner now. I think Dallas has the dirtiest air of any place I've ever lived. Scary! It's so nice and cool this evening, I love it! I'm even wearing a hoody to stay warm. That rarely happened in Florida.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Hokie football

My beloved Hokies are #3 in the nation. I finally have cable so I can watch the games. I'm glad that Marcus is getting his act together and growing up a bit. I'm just waiting for USC and UT to fall...

I love Virginia Tech! As I was watching the game on Thursday, there were a couple of times when I got choked up looking at Lane Stadium. I want to be in Virginia right now, with the leaves changing color and the air getting cooler.

I went online to see how much tickets would cost to go to the Rose Bowl when the Hokies will become the National Champions. $600...yikes!!! I'll be watching that game on tv...

Go Hokies!!!


Okay, so it's been a while since the last update...but I have a good excuse! I just got internet in my apartment! I can't blog at school because 1) I'm at work and need to be a responsible adult and do the job I'm paid to do...and 2) the site is blocked. It's so sad, too, because there have been some truly great blog moments over the last few months that I haven't gotten to capture...