I am having people over tonight for game night.

Tonight I will be social with people my own age!

Gif me.

ModCloth has a 70% off sale right now

ms-hyphenated:

girlwithalessonplan:

mrskaaay:

aredhat:

We’re talking dresses for $15

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Most of them are only available in very small sizes or very large sizes, at least at the lower price range.

I did find a wrap skirt to put in my cart. We’ll see how I feel about it around lunchtime….

I would recommend taking your measurements and using their sizing charts. I have had pretty good luck that way.

They don’t have my size but I know at least one friend that loves them msleahqueenhbic

Back to School Sales 2014 | Walmart, Target, Staples, Office Max, Office Depot

This site is great for comparing back to school sales and staying on top of who has what when.

I’ll be heading over to Staples for 17 cent notebooks.  I give each child one at the end of the year to use for summer.  I buy them know while they’re cheap.  

Woohoo! My ring was in Ohio. I also have my class rings.

So all the items of sentimental or monetary value are here.   

I feel like I may go on a costume jewelry shopping spree once we get our first pay check of the school year.

I am not going to be upset about this, because things have started going my way.

After my flood and all the repairs were done, I slowly had to unpack things that had been packed up.   One of the last things I unpacked was my jewelry.  Every piece that I kept in a jewelry box was missing.  I figured I must have packed those up separately. Well, I found the lid to one of those boxes today, and all the actual boxes were gone.  I packed these all together.  I’m fairly certain at this point that they were all stolen.  It could have been anyone.  I had tilers in, cleaners, vent people, water damage people, etc.  I only own two pieces of jewelry worth more than $30 bucks.  One item is still here, a necklace that belong to my mom’s mom, and I am fairly certain (but am going to have my mom check) that a ring that my dad gave my mom when she was pregnant with me with my birth stone is at my parents’ in Ohio (they gave it to me when I was 16, but it doesn’t fit me now).

I’m not going to be upset.  I’m not going to be upset.    I am going to buy a lock box and just keep all my jewelry — expensive or not, in there from now on.

emilys-list:

“Yes, women like to shop!” 
 Today GOP Summer School student Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers included this “observation” in her opening to the GOP “Solutions to Empower” photo op press conference: women “are making the majority of purchasing decisions, 80-85% of purchasing decisions – yes, women like to shop!”
FACT: Rep. McMorris Rodgers and her Republican colleagues are completely out of touch with the American women making those purchasing decisions. Choosing where to fill the car’s gas tank, finding a childcare solution for a working family, and buying groceries to put food on the table: these are not recreational activities for women. The GOP doesn’t have solutions to problems they clearly don’t understand. But hey, it got a laugh.
At press time, she had not stated her position on the deal with airline food.

Assignment: Write on the chalkboard 100 times: “I will not make women’s heavy financial responsibilities a punchline.”
BACKGROUND:
House Republicans Declare ‘War For Women’
WASHINGTON — A group of GOP Congress members led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Wednesday unveiled a package of bills aimed at improving women’s economic situations and attracting women voters.
The proposals include tax credits for childcare, a bill that prevents retaliation against employees who ask about equal pay and a bill that allows employees to trade overtime pay for paid family leave and sick leave. Some of the bills are ones that have already passed the House, while others are new proposals.
“You think about a changing 21st-century workforce and how women make up half of our workforce. Fifty percent are the primary income earners in their households,” McMorris Rodgers said a press conference on Wednesday. “They are making the majority of purchasing decisions — 80, 85 percent of purchasing decisions — yes, women like to shop. So our workforce has changed, but our laws also need to reflect what is a changing workforce.”
Republicans for years have faced accusations that they are waging a “war on women.” But Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said Wednesday he is proud to stand with his Republican colleagues in a “war for women.”
 
The GOP’s new women’s economic agenda comes more than a year after the House Democrats unveiled their own agenda — called “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” — which Republicans have consistently opposed. Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act earlier this year, which would have banned employers from retaliating against women who talked about their salaries with their coworkers and would have allowed women a longer window to sue their employers for pay discrimination based on gender.
 
House Democrats have also proposed mandatory paid sick leave and family leave, childcare tax credits, and a bill that would require employers to allow certain accommodations for their pregnant employees, but Republican leadership has not brought those bills to the floor for a vote.
Republicans desperately need to attract women voters to succeed in the November midterms, but women — particularly unmarried women — tend to vote for Democrats. And the polls right now are showing significant gender gaps in most of the tight races that are boosting Democratic candidates.
 
Asked how the GOP planned to soften its reputation among women, McMorris Rodgers said the strategy was broader than that.
“We appeal to everyone by talking to them about our role in empowering them,” she said.

emilys-list:

“Yes, women like to shop!”

 Today GOP Summer School student Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers included this “observation” in her opening to the GOP “Solutions to Empower” photo op press conference: women “are making the majority of purchasing decisions, 80-85% of purchasing decisions – yes, women like to shop!”

FACT: Rep. McMorris Rodgers and her Republican colleagues are completely out of touch with the American women making those purchasing decisions. Choosing where to fill the car’s gas tank, finding a childcare solution for a working family, and buying groceries to put food on the table: these are not recreational activities for women. The GOP doesn’t have solutions to problems they clearly don’t understand. But hey, it got a laugh.

At press time, she had not stated her position on the deal with airline food.

Assignment: Write on the chalkboard 100 times: “I will not make women’s heavy financial responsibilities a punchline.”

BACKGROUND:

House Republicans Declare ‘War For Women’

WASHINGTON — A group of GOP Congress members led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Wednesday unveiled a package of bills aimed at improving women’s economic situations and attracting women voters.

The proposals include tax credits for childcare, a bill that prevents retaliation against employees who ask about equal pay and a bill that allows employees to trade overtime pay for paid family leave and sick leave. Some of the bills are ones that have already passed the House, while others are new proposals.

“You think about a changing 21st-century workforce and how women make up half of our workforce. Fifty percent are the primary income earners in their households,” McMorris Rodgers said a press conference on Wednesday. “They are making the majority of purchasing decisions — 80, 85 percent of purchasing decisions — yes, women like to shop. So our workforce has changed, but our laws also need to reflect what is a changing workforce.”

Republicans for years have faced accusations that they are waging a “war on women.” But Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said Wednesday he is proud to stand with his Republican colleagues in a “war for women.”

 

The GOP’s new women’s economic agenda comes more than a year after the House Democrats unveiled their own agenda — called “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” — which Republicans have consistently opposed. Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act earlier this year, which would have banned employers from retaliating against women who talked about their salaries with their coworkers and would have allowed women a longer window to sue their employers for pay discrimination based on gender.

 

House Democrats have also proposed mandatory paid sick leave and family leave, childcare tax credits, and a bill that would require employers to allow certain accommodations for their pregnant employees, but Republican leadership has not brought those bills to the floor for a vote.

Republicans desperately need to attract women voters to succeed in the November midterms, but women — particularly unmarried women — tend to vote for Democrats. And the polls right now are showing significant gender gaps in most of the tight races that are boosting Democratic candidates.

 

Asked how the GOP planned to soften its reputation among women, McMorris Rodgers said the strategy was broader than that.

“We appeal to everyone by talking to them about our role in empowering them,” she said.

I was tagged by wwwbioteach

Rules:

Rule 1: Always post the rules


Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 9 new ones.


Rule 3: tag 11 people and link them to this post.


Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them.

QUESTIONS:
1) Which band/artist have you seen the most in concert? (Or, if you’ve never gone to a concert…who do you want to see first?)  Geez.  I am not much of a concert goer.  So it’s going to have to be O-Town.  Yes, I was a teenager in love.      


2) Fallon, Kimmel or Letterman?  I go to bed too early for any of these, but I watch clips from Fallon most often.


3) Cable or Broadcast TV? Cable.  Love my Housewives.


4) Which relative of yours are you the most similar to and why?

I’d say I’m most similar to my Aunt Karen.  She’s very caring.  Always willing to jump in and help when she can. Emotional.  There’s a reason I take her out to eat every time I am home.

5) What was your favorite class in college? Tough choice because there were so many I loved.  I loved anything Prof. Havholm taught (English Prof).  I had him for my class on Literary Criticism and on Magazine writing.   We published our own magazine, and to meet our deadline hid from Security guards to stay in the computer lab past hours (Prof. Havholm didn’t know).   I also enjoyed my First Year Seminar (small class, topic was Childhood, group of people I was with on Sept 11th) and my Assessment course which only had 6 people in the class so my prof, Allison Schmidt, had us to her house for breakfast with class, and then Meghan Wereley taught a class about Fine Arts in the Early Childhood classroom that I also loved.   Actually, I liked the majority of my classes at Wooster.


6) Do you have an ex you’d ever consider dating again? 

Yes, “the one that got away.”

7) Have you ever contacted a local/state/national politician from your area? Well, growing up my dad was a local politician.  I also write letters to state and national reps.


8) What is your opinion on Reality TV? It is terrible, but I love watching it anyways.


9) What is your favorite part/aspect of your job? When my students get excited about discovering something new to them or the first time they can read a word

My Questions:

1.  What would be your ideal career if you woke up tomorrow and had to choose something else?   Travel guide 

2.  What’s your favorite book?  Harry Potter series and Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff

3. What kind of student were you in middle and high school? Always wanted that A.  Always read ahead. 

4. What’s the first thing you do when settling into a new house/ apartment/ condo (after unpacking and whatnot)?

Shower!  Moving always makes me sweaty.

5. Do you have pets?  If so, what are they and what are their names?

No.

6. What’s your favorite thing about your favorite season?

Fall in Ohio.  The beauty of the leaves and wearing hoodies.

7. You’re going on a road trip for 4 weeks and money won’t be an issue.  Where are you going and what are you doing/ seeing?

Well I’d start in Europe and I’d probably consult a travel book to see as much as I could and do the most unique/bizarre things I could find.

8. Are you close to your immediate family?  My parents, yes.

9. Favorite drink?  Used to be pepsi, but I quit it.  So, sparkling water with just a little cranberry.

PPT’s Questions:

1.  What worries you most often?

2. How do you “treat yo’ self”?

3. What song gets you pumped up for a night out?

4.  Tell a funny/embarrassing story about yourself.

5. Favorite sport to play?

6. Last book you read?

7. How did you get your current job?

8. Have you ever had any surgeries?

9.  What’s something you really wish someone would buy you for your next birthday (reasonably priced)?

I tag jbizzle329, listenlearninspireteach, fivecentwisdom, lamujerlife, hisnamewasbeanni, adiemtocarpe girlwithalessonplan windycitylibrarian, librarianpirate, heykkkkatie, thesnarkyschoolteacher

Karma

adiemtocarpe:

Remember my really terrible, awful student teacher who hated children?

She got a job as an aid for exboyfriend teacher.

That is all.

allisonunsupervised:

girlwithalessonplan:

wordishness:


New research shows that taking notes by hand instead of by computer greatly increases retention of concepts.
The picture above is basically what my undergraduate classes looked like. Oh, well. At least they’re using Macs.


I was at Indiana State right when they started having WiFi everywhere, and laptops were becoming more common.  I had a couple of profs who did not want me to use my laptop in class—and I was usually the only one who tried.  

By the time I went back for graduate classes in 2008-2012, the university was giving laptops as scholarships so the whole school was 1:1.  Still, the graduate classes—who were comprised of mostly older students—lacked in computer use.  I still found profs who were resistant to computers in the class, and for the most part, people listened.  

What I noticed, however, was in the classes which were more discussion based and included everyone, versus classes that were lecture based, no one used their laptops.  They were to busy, ya know, talking to each other.

Small, discussion-based classes are my girl’s number one college selection criterion.  Endorsed.

What Allison and GWALP just said makes me value my college so much.  We had small classes.  I had a class as small as 6 and no bigger than 30.  The professor for the class of 6 often held class at her house and made us breakfast.   I had the opportunity to co-author a journal article my senior year with two of my professors.   That wouldn’t happen at many places other than Wooster.

allisonunsupervised:

girlwithalessonplan:

wordishness:

New research shows that taking notes by hand instead of by computer greatly increases retention of concepts.

The picture above is basically what my undergraduate classes looked like. Oh, well. At least they’re using Macs.

I was at Indiana State right when they started having WiFi everywhere, and laptops were becoming more common.  I had a couple of profs who did not want me to use my laptop in class—and I was usually the only one who tried.  

By the time I went back for graduate classes in 2008-2012, the university was giving laptops as scholarships so the whole school was 1:1.  Still, the graduate classes—who were comprised of mostly older students—lacked in computer use.  I still found profs who were resistant to computers in the class, and for the most part, people listened.  

What I noticed, however, was in the classes which were more discussion based and included everyone, versus classes that were lecture based, no one used their laptops.  They were to busy, ya know, talking to each other.

Small, discussion-based classes are my girl’s number one college selection criterion. Endorsed.

What Allison and GWALP just said makes me value my college so much. We had small classes. I had a class as small as 6 and no bigger than 30. The professor for the class of 6 often held class at her house and made us breakfast. I had the opportunity to co-author a journal article my senior year with two of my professors. That wouldn’t happen at many places other than Wooster.

Verizon FiOS customer posts video that proves they throttle Netflix

bitshare:

imageIt’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience.

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