Sunday, July 29, 2012

Because someone told me I should.

1. What is your Boyfriend/girlfriends name?

2. What color underwear are you wearing now?
Really? I’m too old to be telling people that.

3. What are you listening to right now?
Rise Against- Wait for me

4. What are the last 4 digits in your phone number?

5. What was the last thing you ate?

6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?

7. How is the weather right now?
Sunny and warm.

8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

10. Favorite type of Food?
Ice Cream

11. Do you drink?
I am an alcoholic. Not really. I enjoy my wine.

12. Do you smoke?

13. Ever get so drunk you don't remember what you did?
Unfortunately. I learned my lesson.

14. Hair color?

15. Eye color?

16. Do you wear contacts?

17. Favorite Holiday?
Whatever. Holidays just mean putting crap up and then having to clean it all in 2 weeks, pack it away, and spend money.

18. Favorite Month?

19. Have you ever cried for no reason?
I’m a woman. We cry. Apparently men do, also.

20. What was the last movie you watched?
Earth Girls Are Easy.

21. Favorite Day of the Year?
The day I do nothing.

22. Are u too shy to ask someone out?
Probably. I’m not sure. I haven’t had to think about that in a while.

23. If you can say something to someone right now what would it be?
…No idea…

24. Favorite Flower?

25. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to?
Of course.

26. Are you taken or single?

27. Have you ever loved someone?

28. Who would you like to see right now??
Old friends and new.

29. Are you still friends with your exes??

30. Have you ever fired a gun?

31. Do you like to travel by plane?

32. Right-handed or Left-handed?

33. If you could be with someone right now, who would it be??
I could really go for some good friends and a bar.

34. How many pillows do you sleep with?

35. Are you missing someone?

36. Do you have a tattoo?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Elaina Saves the World": Wrapping up 2011

"Elaina Saves the World": Wrapping up 2011: Can you believe 2011 is already over? It was an interesting year for me to say the least. One of the highlights has been the time I have b...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Today I am thankful for pillows, because I know I am going to sleep well tonight!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Today I am thankful for my Snuffleupagus who wakes up and smiles at me every morning even though she has cancer and a bulging aorta.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Today I am thankful for the safety of my sister Mindy, niece Aubrey, and friend Jenn when a brutal murder occured at the Walmart that they were all at.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome

I am reaching out to all of you who might happen across this page.

Last year, my beautiful niece Aubrey was born with Down Syndrome. The diagnosis brought a lot of different emotions to my family.

This year we are participating in the Buddy Walk to help raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. With this money, the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County will help people with Down Syndrome reach their full potential, as well as provide activities, seminars, and support groups.

My niece was born with a blockage in her stomach, two holes in her heart, as well as the need for tubes in her ears. She has made great strides and is doing amazing since her surgeries. The DSAOC has helped my sister and her husband (as well as my whole family) through this time period by providing support and information that we should know.

My wish is this:
If you have the means, please support this wonderful and amazing organization by making a donation. The Buddy Walk is November 6th. Your donation is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

Monday, October 10, 2011


I’ll be straight. The place I work is full of negativity. Every day there is something new in the bad news pile. Last week, the death of a student. Last month, the most caring teacher this school has seen was not brought back after being laid off. Seeing people who don’t give a crap about what goes on with the students that they are in charge of is aggravating to say the least.

Today was my first day back in the middle school classroom. It is a big adjustment for me, going from high school Biology and Environmental Science to middle school Physical and Life Science, English, History, and Math. Yes, Math. The pressure to contain what comes out of my mouth and bring myself back down to the middle school level as opposed to talking to 19-20 year old students is immense.

I am stressed out. It is evident by the amount of nail biting I have been doing. I have had to relearn how to teach middle school, learn the habits and idiosyncrasies of my new students, and figure out what a function is.

I am one of those people who plans, has things worked out, is prepared for what is going to happen. I have been thrown into a situation where I don’t know what is going to happen next. It is a scary place to be. I am trying to bring my students happiness, but it is difficult when decisions have been made that affect my ability to do that.

My writing has always reflected how I felt on any given day. Hopefully tomorrow it will be more cheerful. Hopefully tomorrow better decisions will be made.