Monday, August 31, 2009
Two of my all time favorite things...the beach for a long weekend and Alabama Football!
Taking Friday off so we can be on the beach for 3 full days! If you are in the parking lot of my school on Thursday around 3:15...you better watch out! Lisa and I will be screeching out on 2 tires and headed to the Gulf! Small group this time but everyone is very excited...it is a great way to end the summer!
Was very sad that Jacob was not going to be at the beach - he is my football buddy...however, due to some extreme cooties....he can't go to the soccer tournament so I will have him for at least one more season opener! We will go watch the game at Jalepeno's in Gulf Shores and enjoy the comeraderie of other bama fans! Roll Tide!
While I thoroughly enjoy the summer I do believe Fall is my favorite time of the year! Football, leaves changing, sleeping with the windows open and halloween!
Stay tuned to see who the "monsters" are for this years visit to the Atrox Factory...www.atroxfactory.com
Sunday, August 16, 2009
32 years ago my mother remarried and we moved to Vestavia...4 days later my absolute favorite singer/actor died...Elvis Presley! Even though I wasn't even born when Elvis was "the thing" I used to stay up late on Saturday nights to watch the late movie which was always an Elvis movie! This was when I was 7-10 years old and no one knew I was awake! I'm still very much a night owl!
I have always been a huge Elvis fan and I am solely responsible for my nieces and nephews being fans as well...I have taken most of them at least once and some twice to Graceland....they first have to proclaim themselves true fans and then the fun is on me! Now my students are being slowly but surely converted to Elvis fans! Elvis surely lives in my classroom!
My senior year in high school I chose not to do the Panama City Beach trip and instead went to Graceland...Lisa Marie had just opened it to the public and it was awesome...Aunt Minnie was still living upstairs...there were no ropes or plexiglass...we actually sat on the white sofas in the living room, hung out in the jungle room...somewhere I have a picture of me in the pink jeep from Blue Hawaii!
I know I am a dork and I don't care :)
Long live the KING!!!