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!