Sunday, January 23, 2011

No Pants Friday!

1.)  Remember how I was complaining a few weeks ago about how cold it was (50 degrees at noon.  APOCALYPSE NOW!)   Well, the reason why I complain is because I generally live in what we're experiencing right now.  75 in January.  Beach weather in the dead of winter.  I buried my feet in the warm sand after enjoying tacos for lunch.  I was chatting with Amanda, who lives in the Frozen North, and she told me that it was -16 the other day.  And that wasn't even factoring in the wind chill.  Don't be jealous, Good People of the Frozen North.  We've all made our choices.

2.)  Camille and I drove past our alma mater - dear old Chino High School - as the kids were getting out and noticed that it was No Pants Friday.  Because every girl we saw was wearing what looked to be a pair of underwear disguised as shorts.  Coupled with a pair of knee high boots.  Keeping it classy, kids!

3.)  Grammar Confession:  I struggle with passed vs. past.  In the sentence above, when I wrote, "Camille and I drove past our alma mater" I originally used "passed" and then had to look it up to see if it was right or not.  It was not, but now I think I have the rule down.  And I'm that much closer to being an insufferable bore.

4.)  It's that time of year again.  Book recommendation time!!!!  Please tell me what your favorite books of 2010 were.  And you don't have to limit yourself to just one.  Mine:  The Grave Yard Book, The Hunger Games series, These is My Words, The Book Thief, Run, and, despite it's ridiculous title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.


Lou Ellen said...

You don't know me, I read Erin Peters blog, who doesn't know me either, ha. You are so fun to read. Had to comment after I read about your favorite books for 2010 - some of my favorite too. Keep writing~

Camille said...

No Pants Friday...a great way to encourage learning and growth in high school. At least the girls covered the bottom half of their legs.

Amanda said...

My hands down favorite book this year was The Poisonwood Bible. It was incredible. Love, love, loved it! So much to think about, great characters (to love and hate) and one that I wanted to start reading again right away. I also liked The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo. I hesitate in recommending this because there are several quite graphic/disturbing scenes, but the writing is so great and I love the main character. There you have it.

Rach said...

Oh, No Pants Friday...good times. It's nice to know that fashion is moving onward and upward, even if it's just in the hemlines.

Favorite books of 2010: Pretty much the same as yours. I loved These is my Words (speaking of ridiculous titles) and the Potato Peel one (I'm not typing all that), and The Help. I just finished reading "Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me," and while it's not as awesome as the first 5 books, it's still fabbity fab.

Valerie said...

Gilead, lady. All the way.