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1. Okay, so I have a crush on Michael Cera - the kid from Arrested Development, Juno, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (and unfortunately, Superbad, which I haven't seen). Doug & I got hooked on AD about 2 years ago - part of me wants to say I like it better than The Office, and the other part of me wants to slap myself for wanting to say that. Anyway, I just saw THIS today - has anyone else heard the rumors that they may be creating an Arrested Development movie?! Because honestly, that makes me excited enough to pee my pants. And part of me wants to slap myself for writing that on the Internet.

2. Um, it's mini-Cadbury egg season. Need I say more?!

3. I dyed my hair this weekend with Debbie - a darker shade of brown. I should have realized that if I do anything to my appearance, my students are going to flip out. Which they did all day today. The responses varied from semi-oblivious sophomore boys saying, "There's something different about you..." to overly confident senior boys saying, "Your hair is dark! It looks good," to giddy freshman girls screaming, "MRS. PARTON - I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!!" to an incorrigible freshman boy saying, "Your hair looks awesome! I love it!" (and proceeding to move his desk next to mine to sit by me during the class...) to an undecided senior commenting vaguely, "It's pretty dark..." As for me - eh. I'm still undecided. It's taking some getting used to. I still jump when I see myself in the mirror in the morning. Although, that's not totally unusual.

4. I think it is ridiculous when boys go tanning. It's bad enough when girls do it (I speak as a girl who has gone tanning & still plans on tanning occasionally in the future), but boys? Please. Nothing says "metrosexual" like a guy who goes to the tanner. If you're a boy who tans, don't tell me, or I will probably judge you - I speak the truth in love. 

5. It was absolutely radiant today! I got home from school & did this:

(No, still not finished.)

6. I went to Barnes & Noble tonight! I dropped Doug off for his class and saw B&N on the way home and just pulled in. I had a gift card from Christmas (thanks, Ethan!), so I bought myself a new journal & a new book! Julie, I saw Ahab's Wife and almost got it... but I'm just a sucker for Salinger, so I went with Franny & Zooey. Now, the difficult part will be forcing myself to wait until I finish MD.

7. Music discovery yesterday: I had iTunes on shuffle and heard a song I'd never heard before. It's called "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova??? No clue. I think it must have been a Starbucks free download or something. Regardless, it's beautiful in the sense that it makes you feel like you're in the middle of a tragic movie scene.

8. My BFF here in Plymouth, Sara, is leaving for Africa tomorrow for 11 days. I'm so excited for her, and I hope she brings me back a little boy to adopt. I'm pretty pumped because our church is looking to partner with World Orphans & start an orphanage. 

10. I have a half-day on Friday - booya!


  1. Emily Hapner3/9/09, 7:27 PM

    regarding #8: I really want to adopt a little African boy. [maybe Sara can sneak one home for me too?!]


  2. Michael Serra actually already signed a contract for AD! Sooooo exciting, huh?!

    And... #4 is (well was really) Patrick. Look at pictures of P in HS or college... hahaha

  3. Oh Patrick. I'm so glad you've shed your girly ways. I will definitely be checking out the 2002 graduate pictures in the hallway! Haha!

  4. One day, I trust, you will be unable to resist Ahab's Wife. Maybe when you finish Moby Dick.

    And that looks like a seriously black tea. Serious beverage for serious reading.

  5. That song is from a great movie! I have the soundtrack and it's amazing. It's from the movie Once. Get in your car & go to the store or click on your itunes and buy this album (Once Ost - Glen Hansard). You'll love it.

  6. ..ha! i wrote about cadbury minis today also. trouble. those little eggs are trouble i tell you.
    ..it was absolutely not radiant here today. it snowed a little. cold+gray.
    ..what j says is true. buy it. wonderful. also, watch the movie. also wonderful.

  7. i was JUST going to comment that you should watch the movie "Once". but my comment idea was stolen already. definitely see it AND get the soundtrack.

  8. #2 - sooo happy for this season

    #3 - why do you tell us about hair updates & not post pictures?! such a tease!

    #4 - i can't handle tanning at all - the whole time i'm in there, i just think, "i'm getting cancer, i'm getting cancer"

    #8 - can she bring me one too??

    #10 - can mom's get half-days?

  9. Franny and Zooey. Classic. Well done English teacher.

  10. regarding #6... a new journal? and what would you do to someone who read it?

  11. Dad, is that you? Are you re-reading my 6th grade diary about Ray & Ted?! That is PERSONAL. Don't interfere with the tumultuous emotions of a 12 year old.

  12. I just wanted to let you know that Martin and I also have an unhealthy obsession with Arrested Development and I would go so far as to say that we like it better than the office. I got Martin all three seasons on DVD for Valentines Day/ for myself, and ever since I told him about the possibility of a movie he has been absolutely giddy at the idea