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The oddity of the internet

8 Jan

The online blogging world and resulting relationships are very strange waters to maneuver, if I do say so myself.

You see, there comes a point when you’ve followed the lives of perfect strangers long enough, you begin to feel like you actually know them know them.

Me, being the socially awkward freak that I am, will take it upon myself to randomly e-mail said bloggers out of the blue.

Take, for example, the message I sent Joy the Baker a year and a half ago, exuberantly exclaiming, “OMG, there is a customer at the coffee shop I work at, and I’m SO convinced she’s your twin! Every day when I make her latte, I want to be like ‘OMG you’re totally Joy the Baker’s twin’ LOL!”.

And Joy, God bless her, she responded with quite possibly the kindest and shortest response in history.  It was something to the effect of,  “Oh, you’re so sweet!”

I’m such a weirdo sometimes.  Please tell me I’m not alone?

Around The Chic Teach this week:


That’s a wrap!

31 Dec

Boy, oh boy, what a year 2011 has been, am I right?!  Some majorly, crazy things happened this year, as per usual.  Of course, there were the shoddy lows and heartbreaks, all of which molded me into an even better person, balanced out by the glorious highs and challenging life experiences.

Most importantly, I fulfilled my childhood dream and got a real deal, big-girl job teaching 5th grade.

Then I started this blog as a silly hobby, you know, a way to document my obscure and bizarre fashion as an educator.  Please don’t go back and read my first post; it’s disgustingly embarrassing!

And frankly?  Teaching is the single best thing that has ever happened to me.  I hope to do it for as many years as they’ll have me.  As for blogging, this “silly hobby” has turned into something much deeper and more meaningful to me than you dedicated folks will ever know.  I am loving every minute of it.  Seriously, thanks for consistently reading my musings and saying insanely nice things.  This blog would be super lame without all of you guys!

So, from my students who make this teacher tick, to my readers who, for some reason, keep coming back, I am so darned grateful and love each and every one of you.

Can we please keep this going in 2012?

Here’s your favorite posts of the year, as voted by the ever-reliable statistics counter:



Oh, and since this post was kinda sappy, please go watch this and laugh until you cry.