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my little sisters that goes to college. she is very special!


sorry for my LONG leave of absence.

My life has been crazy.  i would love to report that its because of a new mr. in my life but unforchantly that is NOT the case.  unless we are going to start counting gramps as my mister

how can i not love him??

since the last time i posted i have been to AMCs bachlorette party and houston for thanksgiving.  so what can i say my life is tres hard.

photo recap of the party that was fort lauderdale.  now if you follow me on twitter you saw that i missed my flight cried for 3 hours in the airport and beat out two gold teeth sisters for a seat on the plane.  when i finally arrived in FLL it was just what i needed.  fun times with my bffs!  i even got to participate in my most treasured college activity bench time (with AMC and KL)

returning home was so hard after such a great weekend (and becuase my flight was at 6am).

texas was also so much fun but much too short.  thanksgiving was a blur (i was drunk 90% of the time) but SO MUCH FUN!  cannot wait to see all my family espically little AJH again in a few short weeks.

i finally got my birthday gift from ajh.  here we are using it on dustythis could possibly be my favorite photo ever.

other then that i work 1000 hours a day and sleep.

oh and i have recently gained 500 lbs.  so i am off to the gym with my new iphone.  more on that next time i get a lazy moment!


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as you may or may not know i am obsessed with my sisters laugh.  she laughs so hard that she stops making sounds and thats when you know you have really done/said something funny.

saturday morning while i was hiding from the snow in my little apt i found this website: happy place

i started laughing so hard tears were flowing from my eyes.

i really want to start making these and hanging them up.  mostly at school.  but that would be HIGHLY inappropriate.  and we all know i am just the picture of appropriateness!

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tomorrow is the first time in the live of my sister that i will not be with her on her birthday.  i was the ONLY person in our family that has seen her on every birthday and i am not sure how i feel about her turning 22 with out me.

you may remember last year when i surprised her for her 21st birthday.

this year i will not be surprising her and i will not be sending her the supper GREAT present that i have been working on all summer becuase decorating my classroom has TAKEN OVER my life (and yes i love every moment of it).  so little AJH you will just have to wait for your extra special present.  and in the mean time you can treasure this:

hopefully by birthday #25 you can be this sweet.  only 3 more years to practice.

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you may or may not know that i am f*cking obsessed with squirrels.  so is AJH.  one time we played a game called squirrel vs. little girl.  AJH was the squirrel, i was the scared little girl.  she attacked me.

it was really fun.  sometimes we still play the game.  lisa does not enjoy it.

this little girl does not play squirrel vs. little girl.  but she DOES LOVE HERSELF A SQUIRREL.

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do you love her.  i do.  i would kidnap her but a. that’s illegal, b. her mom and dad would be sad, 3. she would not still have that squirrel.

also lets face it lisa and PaThug won’t even let me have a dog how could i handle this little nugget of awsomeness?

also, notice the dog and AJH share the same name!

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it has happened.  lisa and paThug have finally got rid of AJH and I.  we both graduated on Saturday from our respective universities.  if you are looking for pictures, google graduation.  i have none.

what you are shocked?, well for one i did not even attend my own graduation.  as you can see from all the times i talked so LOVINGLY about my time in grad school i was tres upset.

little AJH was also upset to leave her home of 4 years.  while she did not cry i know she was crying on the inside.  esp since she was held captive by our family, INC re and yo, while severely hung over.

i chose not to really drink bc SHOCKER i was not feeling well.  i think my problem is car trips with my family really upset my stomach.  i tried to webMD this disease but it did not come up.

in other news b.c i am now morbidly obese AGAIN (aka i don’t work out and eat shit b.c the doctor said i could) i am BUYING tracy anderson.  i feel like she will change my life.  mostly because MFAMB does it.  and well i would post pictures like this but then you would PUKE and that would be sad for your computer and your life.

also i am going to go on a run today.  i mean i feel like my hip should be fully healed by now, right??

in other news i need something to do with all my time until i get a big kid teaching job.  suggestions welcome!

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The anniversaries of good ole willy’s death was a few days ago. Some say it was also his birthday. Regardless in his honor I will now discuss the tragedy that is my life.

Perhaps willy would write it as a comedy. The ending is still up in the air I guess. For a few years now little AJH and I have joked about our family becoming a movie/TV show. I think there is a lot of money to be made if anyone would like to buy the rights.

On this topic I was pondering who I would have play me in the true and unabridged version of this path I call life.
this led to a great twitter convo between lil’ AJH and i!/abbyjeann/status/62343356084256768

While I do see Blake lively, I am quite unsure about miley or maggie.

I posed this question to the people that held me captive in a vehicle close to 8 hours on Easter.

K$ chose the kid from parenthood who has aspergers, Max Burkholder, He has recently become very obsessed with having Austisim and aspergers and loves this kid.

Lisa chose sally field. I veto this and will not discuss it further. For her I pick Claire from modern family. I could also see heather mcdonald playing my mother. One has to get her sense of humor. I don’t think sally could take “give me that candy BITCH” with a laugh the way lisa can.

Pathug was very upset when I chose bruce jenner foe him. ajh chose Dennis Quaid and I agree. He wanted to know which Dennis Quaid.
Obviously the one from parent trap
He then chose tom hanks, and Tim Robbins.

what a collection of individuals we would be!

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i am finished!  i have successfully finished my masters program.  THANK GOD.  there will be no graduation pics as i will be celebrating lil’ AJHs COLLEGE GRADUATION in DAYTON this weekend and i don’t have a camera.  so much more important and a much better party!!!

i celebrated this weekend by going to an interview on saturday morning and partying the night away in DC!  the interview was not really what i expected but i ROCKED IT.  not i just have to stalk multiple schools to try and get a principal interested.

then the fun began.  i met up my with fellow graduate CWD and her husband, DD, and hit up tyson’s square.  Lisa had sent me off to DC with a list of gifts to pick up as we do not have the greatest shopping down here.  i quickly checked off all the items, picked up a few extra special thing for special birthday girl, and even celb stalked newt gingrich.  well i turned a corner in tiffany and there he was reading his kindle.  i quickly texted pa-thug who wanted me to get a pick and check out who he was with.

we spent the night celebrating a friend of CWD and DD’s birthday.  it was so nice to meet new people, and have a good time.  (i might have over indulged).  it totally solidified that DC is the perfect choice for me next year and got me very excited about stalking multiple principals begging for a job.



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Sunday (our last day in Houston) we YES WE ALL 5 OF US went house hunting.

I have only been house hunting one other time in my life. When Mr.match took me to see the house he was going to buy in Norfolk before he had to move. I was not well behaved that time and have decided to keep my opinions to myself this time. Because let’s face it no one cares.

This is very hard. VERY HARD.

Aparently as in most things my parents and I have VERY DIFFERENT opinions of acceptable houses. Good thing I will not be living with them… The past 25 years and this vacation have been plenty!

Lisa has decided she wants a small old home. I.e. a mini version of our home in Charlotte. Or perhaps just transplant the home from ft.lauderdale.

When I hear old small home I think of a home from the early century (1900 not 2000) Reminiscent of my college home or the homes of my relatives in the Chicago suburbs.

Not a late 1990 prefab home that’s only difference from the others in the neighborhood is the facade. Like seriously who thought this was a good idea?

But again I’m not gonna live here and aparently they are only living here for 3 years. I remember the last time I heard that. 1996. We move to Charlotte. Believe it was 13 before we moved

But I digress.

Lisa and pat want a home in a ‘hood. K$ wants his own bathroom and ajh wants to move in. I want to get my nails done. Out real estate agent wants to find her brain. So as you can see at least we all have a common goal…

Lord help me for when I have to find a house because from what I see they don’t build houses like I would want.

Now do not get me wrong. Any of the living spaces would be fine if they were gutted.  ALL the houses come with really nice things like this texas star glass door:

And really nice pink tile. I have an extreme hatred as in I DETEST tile. This pink tile made my skin crawl.

Also interesting about homes in Texas: they all have fireplaces. Seriously isn’t the all time low here like 60? and again with the pink tile and carpet.  WHY??

About this house:
We walked in and out. Ajh’s comments “no. Fuck no. I’m not going in. You will not live here”. “there are snowmen on the WINDOWS”.

Conclusion: I don’t care because I’m not moving in.

I really just want my nails done.

And a pack or two of emergen-c.

And a xanax.


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we left.

on a jet plane.

be back on monday.


so not really like the song but i tried.

it was k$’s first time on a airplane and i am pretty sure that it was lisa m. hughes first time too.  she had us arrive at the worlds smallest airport 2 hours early because well shes neurotic.

this was wonderful because i was able to change my seat from sitting with lisa and k$ to sitting in the exit row with this individual:unfortunately i could not get a better picture but as you can see he was in a 3 piece jean suit and pimp hat.  he kept his hat (with feather) on the WHOLE flight.  he was also on our second flight to Houston but i did not get to sit by him.

we had a layover in Atlanta.  JOY.  it actually was not that bad and we got k$ a milk shake.  there was a moe’s across from the gate so i went there to get some chips for the next leg.  While i was in line they started boring the plane.  PANIC ENSUED.  both kevin and lisa freaked out as if i was going to be be left behind.  finally after waiting in line for 15 minutes we boarded.

i was being a nice sister and letting k$ take my exit row seat for this leg.  lisa and i settled in and all was well.


the flight attended came up and wispered “is that your son in the exit row?” we said yes and she replied HE CANNOT SIT THERE.  GREAT!  so i got all my stuff moved to the back and sat down.  halfway though resettling the lovely fight attented was back at my side.  “sorry miss there was a miss understanding you can go back to your seat”.

WHAT?!  so now i have to move again.  (NOW I HATE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS almost as much as real estate agents so i was already pissed.  further more i DETEST airtran flight attendants the MOST.  we were flying airtran) apparently the flight attendant assumed k$ was under 15 (actually she said 12) and without asking anyone made us all move.  once lisa told her he was 17 she made us move back.  SERIOUSLY????

so i sink back to my seat.  get settled and there is my LOVELY little firend again.  this time she wants to sit in the middle seat and have a chat with lisa.  WTF.  apparently during the exit row speech k$ said he knew what to do b.c last time he was in the exit row (NEVER B/C THIS WAS HIS SECOND FLIGHT EVER!!) he rammed the beverage cart into the door to get it opened.  so now he was a security hazard and had to sit with us.  GREAT.  now i have lost my exit row and have to sit crammed with k$ and lisa for 2 hours.

(not on the airplane)

oh and did i mention he listened to black eyed pea’s MY HUMPS the whole ride and sang OUT LOUD.  no fear i pretended not to know them for the majority of the flight and read my book.


FINALLY WE LANDED IN HOUSTON: as you can tell i took this as we were zooming though the city (thug drives like a bat out of hell).

poor k$ was so tired from his big adventure: so after our dinner at mission burritto we put him and bed and ventured to a new airport to pick up AJH!

she was so happy to see us:

i just LOVE family TIME!!!  tune in to twitter to see the latest!

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the better life is!

bet that is not what you thought i would say!  today is a really important day for me and NO it is not because it is ash wednesday!  (did you get your ashes??)

a year ago today i made a series of decisions that forever changed my life.  while i would not say that i am happy i did the things that i did, i am happy that my life has forever been changed and that these events helped me to become the person that i am today.

a year ago my best friend AMC, my sister and my parents helped me to see that i am a worthy and important person who deserves only the best in life.  without them i would not be here today let alone be the person that i am.  i had let other people tell me for too long who i was and what i was worth and a year ago all that changed.

today i will take time to celebrate me, to celebrate my family and friends and to celebrate all that makes me happy, because all too often i forget these things in the flourish that is life,  wont you do the same?

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