space cadet.

I have never been a morning person. Sure, I love drinking coffee and starting the day, but I prefer to wake up leisurely and preferably after 8. So naturally, I have always been a night owl, an expression I always found odd but have become rather fond of over the years. After school I want … More space cadet.


In case you haven’t yet caught on, I teach 8th grade English in a very urban school. My kids say the craziest and most ridiculous things, and often times conversations become their own comedy show. My favorite is when they ask questions about me or something I’m wearing… 8th grade girl: “Ms. Powell, is that … More ?

basket case.

Sara really knows what she’s doing. I mean let’s be honest, I could listen to her sing her little heart out until the cows come home and still not get enough of her musical goodness. And yes, I listened to this song tonight in my car with the windows down and may or may not … More basket case.

Boys, take note.

If you want to make a girl smile, bring her Joe-Joe’s. Sure, roses are beautiful and they make us feel all girly and the object of your affection and what not, but they die pretty quickly. A box of all natural goodness that trumps the traditional Oreo picked up special for me – now THAT … More Boys, take note.