Monday, August 30, 2010


Reminds me of the first time I got ma'am-ed:
After moving to southern Maryland, I was in the classroom and one of my 10th graders said something borderline rude. I gave him the hairy eyeball and a warning that he had crossed the line. He answered back, "Yes, ma'am." It seriously took me a minute or two to figure out if he was messing around. Having come from New England, I had never been "ma'am-ed" before. It continued to drive me nuts for a while, like not being allowed to open my own door if I got there first, but eventually, it wore me down. Now I just resent it because I still want to be a "miss," which is an age thing, not a politeness thing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010


It's been a while, huh? Much like some friends who are recommitting to the blogging, I shall try, I shall try. Latest accomplishments?
- A few good dates. Though said dates ended in the classic, "You're great, but...", I still had fun. :)
- Sewing to fix some clothing issues. Bought a skirt a few months ago which is now too large in the waist, thanks to losing some weight from running. On the advice of friends, I made two button holes in the waistband & threaded through a piece of 5/8" double-faced satin ribbon. Ta da! Drawstring & skirt that fits better.
- Bought a different skirt last week, which promptly had an issue with one of the side seams. Now, however, it's also fixed. Whipstitch, dude.
- Scheduled an audition for a local choral group. Yes, I'm a choral snob (thanks to my high school & college choral conductors for that one), but I'm also ready for the fun and companionship of singing again.