Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bonding with Blogs

Today was a good day! After work I attended my BTSA Collequium, and yeah, I have no idea what that word means either, but I am officially done clearing my credential! If someone had told me it would take two years to be able to breathe this sigh of relief, it would have probably spooked me from the teaching profession. Thank God for ignorance to pull me through. But now it's all over, and I can just sit back and enjoy the last few weeks of the school year.

On top of that, two of my students took first and second place in the spelling bee today! I might attempt to write more about it on my Dribbles blog, but I can't promise anything. It sucks because I'm always bursting at the seams with classroom stories, but I don't quite have a bond yet with my other blog, so I keep neglecting it. I know that sounds weird ("bonding" with a blog?), but I actually feel an attachment with my bubbles blog. She--he--it--has become like a loyal girlfriend who I can ramble endlessly to and she will always nod along with interest and never get bored (although she rolls her eyes a lot and sometimes tells me "okay, shut up now"). Dribbles is more like an acquaintance who I'm still trying to get to know.

Off topic (although did I really have a topic?), but according to my stat counter, my entry from way-back-when titled "Shaking Bed Syndrome" has more hits from Google key word searches than any other entry I've ever written. In fact, over 40% of my random Google visitors were guided to my site by that entry, using key word searches such as "shaking mattress?" and "my mattress is vibrating at night." I just find this so fascinating, because I really thought I was a little on the insane side for having such a disfunctional relationship with my mattress, but it turns out that there are lots of other people out there who have experienced similiar issues. It's nice to know there are other crazies out there (and P.S. We did replace our mattress shortly after I posted that entry. The shaking is now down to about twice a month).

I just spilled iced tea all over my couch. You know you are at an ultimate low in laziness when you're contemplating buying a new couch rather than getting up to clean the mess.