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Okay, so I did a bad thing. The other day I came in the living room where Ben was working on some homework on the couch. I sat down at the desk and asked if I could borrow his computer because I wanted to check on my bank account online. He said sure and then handed it to me. Right before I could take his laptop, he jerked it away and said "wait, I have to close this window." And of course, I couldn't just let it go, I wanted to know what he was looking at that he didn't want me to see? I mean, wouldn't you? Exactly. So I yanked it back from him and saw that he had googled "Football Game Proposals." Whoops... My bad. Background info: My first date with Ben was at the ULM Homecoming Game two years ago. ULM played FIU. So then he says "Well thanks for ruining my idea! Did you know ULM is playing the same team from our first date?" So then I feel like crap. I have been wanting a ring for quite a while now. :( Oh well. I didn't even know he HAD a ring. Anyway, our two year anniversary is near (October 20th), so I may be getting a ring soon!

Anyway, teaching is great! My favorite grade is 3rd. I love the 3rd graders. I also love my new car (I think I told yall I bought a 2009 Hyundai Sonata). I don't love the fact that SO much money in taxes was held out of my first teacher paycheck. It's ridiculous to be punished for not having children or a husband. Screw them. Just because I don't have kids doesn't mean I don't have a car not, rent, insurance, credit cards, students loans, etc. Guess what? Single and child-less people need money too!

Oh well.

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I haven't updated in a long time. Mainly because I only have like three friends on here lol. But anyway, here is a bulleted list of my life recently:

-Got a job in Caldwell Parish at Grayson Elementary teaching K-4 Reading.
-Bought a car; a 2009 Hyundai Sonata
-Still with Ben; not engaged!!! ugh.
-Shelly (my 17 year old sister) is moving in with Ben and I (we have a 2BR apt) in a couple weeks as she is starting ULM.
-I LOVE my job.
-I wish I were engaged.
-Ben and I are parents to an adorable hairless rat named Henry. We used to think he had a mental problem, but now I think he is just blind in one eye.
-ULM starts back in a couple weeks. Ben was accepted into his professional program and begins that. I lost my 4.0 this semester with 2 B's. I plan to graduate in May 2010 and Ben in May 2011.
-I need a microwave and a teacher-chair for my classroom.
-I got a $600 sign-on bonus for being Highly-Qualified; it isn't much but I'll take it.
-I'm going to bed. I have to wake up every morning at 6am to get to school for 7:30am; tomorrow is the first day for the students and I need my sleep!

Goodnight!

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Okay Prop. 8...

I'm neither for or against same sex marriage. I'm straight, so I really don't care either way. I don't think gay marriages are going to bring disease and pestilence to the world, but I just don't feel strongly toward it either because honestly, I don't know ANY same sex couples at all! So, its more difficult to feel very strongly about an issue that doesn't really affect you on a personal level. For instance, I'm sure not all of you get emotional about One Nation, One Language campaigns, right? You know you don't. lol :-p But I care, because I have a Spanish degree and similarly, how much do you all REALLY know about NCLB? I've learned quite a bit about it throughout this last semester and now I think it is a terrible plan that desperately needs revising. But I digress...

But the reason I rant is this... if the decision was going to ultimately land in the courts, what was the point of the election? Elections are sooo burdensome on taxpayers.

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I am unhappy with my weight and it is time to make a permanent change.


More on this tomorrow as I am very tired.

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So I'm updating because I'm waiting for Hulu to work. It's been buffering for like ten minutes! Hulu has been so slow lately, and I just don't know why... Oh well.

Ben's in the shower and I'm (attempting) watching Hell's Kitchen. I still read yalls entries everyday! I'm sorry I don't really comment. I comment when something really appeals to me. I rarely just comment for the sake of commenting. But I guess I'll try to do that more often.

Anyway, Ben are I are still together (obviously, why else would he be showering in the next room). It's been about a year and half, I guess. Pretty good for me! I really really love him. He is the greatest thing since sliced bread, honestly. We also went on our first vacation this year to Walt Disney World!! We went for Mardi Gras break. I go a great deal on everything! The flight was $128 round-trip from Jackson,MS to Orlando,FL. AND it was a nonstop! How lucky, right? I also got the tickets half off through a touristy website and we stayed in the value resorts on disney property. People say it's cheaper to stay off property, but it really isn't. You'd have to get a rental car to take you to the hotel and the parks, pay for parking at the parks, etc etc. Plus I would get lost.

Graduate school is kinda blah. Classes are so-so. Nothing difficult. Honestly, my undergrad was harder than this. I also am starting teaching this fall. I don't know where yet. Hopefully somewhere nice. It would be nice to work for one of the nice MOnroe City Schools because the salary is $39,000 as opposed to Ouachita Parish Schools where the salary is $33,000. Big difference. I really don't need a lot of money. Our rent is $550 and my only other bill is my cell phone bill... Although I would like to have some good health/dental insurance. I need a crown and they are way expensive without dental. I'm still on my parents' health insurance, but it's nothing to brag about....

And in the weird department, I haven't had a period since November. Yeah, Ben and I have sex, but I'm not pregnant. I'm also not on any medications (including birth control) and my last pap was normal and about a year ago. The NP at the student health center is making me have another pap before she'll go any further, so it's Thursday. She already did a thyroid test and it was normal. Do any of you know what could be causing a missed period for 3 or 4 months? I'm not stressed, I'm very happy right now in my life, in fact. I'm not sick or have any other health problems, so I'm kinda stumped. I mean, unless like 5 home pregnancy tests are wrong.... which I doubt...

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