Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Benchmark Teacher of the Week: Christie Haffner

Check out this week's Benchmark Teacher of the Week!  Our very own Miss Christie!  I was so hoping she'd look into the camera and whisper "Fergus Lamaze"...but it was not to be.  ;)


ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Monday, March 25, 2013

Outlander Chat Tonight!

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.  **Tracey and I may be a little late...but we'll be there!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It's The Little Things

So my 8 year old son (Wee Ian) is in the Cub Scouts, and served at the pack's annual spaghetti dinner tonight.  And as I was sitting next to him after the dinner, I looked at his shirt and realized it was cause for a blog post.

"Why", you ask?  Three reasons:

1)  MOBY.
2)  This awesome post on DG's blog.
3)  The patch on Wee Ian's left shirtsleeve:

There are times...like now...when I'm so full of wanting for MOBY that I scarcely know what to do with myself, sassenachs.  I miss the heck outta being immersed in Gabaldonville...I really do.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Top 10 Unionist Myths About Scotland's Independence

This is a fantastic video that dispels the "Top 10 Unionist Myths" about what could happen if Scotland gets its independence in 2014.

I try reallyyyyyyy hard NOT to wax on about this topic, because I'm an American, born and bred, and have no business waxing on about a country I do not live in, whose customs I don't deal with on a daily basis.  I also would never want to come off as anti-English while trying to convey my pro-Scottish beliefs.

That said...HELL YEAH I want Scotland to have their independence!  JE SUIS PREST!!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Whiskey in a Teacup

Sooz mentioned this in MOP Chat last night...and I had to post and share.  :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEW Diana Gabaldon Fairfax Event Info

Received two emails with the following info regarding the NEW venue for Diana Gabaldon's Fairfax event on April 12th: 

Email #1:

Thanks for registering for the Diana Gabaldon event on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.  We have secured a new venue for the event:

Gymnasium, Ernst Community Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

Please follow this link for directions to the campus:

Also, please note that free parking for this event is available in lots B-8 through B-15 and B-17.

We have a long waiting list for this event.  If your plans have changed and you can no longer attend, please cancel so others may attend by clicking on the link in your confirmation email or call 703-324-8428.

Thanks again, see you on April 12!

Email #2: 

After we sent out today’s message with updated venue information for the Diana Gabaldon event, we received the same questions from many of you – so we thought we’d send the answers to all in case others are wondering.

·         Rest assured, we will send additional updates as the event date draws closer.  In particular, we will tell you the plan for the book sale/signing when it is finalized.  Given the huge audience size, we will surely have to limit the number of items signed and also have attendees line up in “waves” to prevent crowding.  Please stay tuned for this information.

·         We will also let you know what time the doors will open on April 12.  This will depend on logistics for chair setup, etc. so please stay tuned for this as well.

·         If you are traveling from out of town and are wondering about hotels, please note that you are in good shape if you already secured a hotel in Fairfax, VA.  Fairfax is close to Annadale (you can view this on Google Maps) and we’re not aware of any good hotel options in the immediate vicinity of the venue.  So we suggest looking in the Fairfax area.  (We do not suggest a particular hotel, nor do we have blocks of rooms at any hotels.)

Thanks again for registering!  More to come…

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.

**At some point, we will be discussing the Fairfax event and where we are all staying...so try to come if you are going to Fairfax!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ginger Nuts

Hong Kong Pipers

Thanks to Sally H. for this awesome shot of pipers in Hong Kong!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

En El Nombre Del Padre

I would like to extend the best of wishes to the new leader of the Catholic church; Pope Francis!

Why, you ask?


Monday, March 11, 2013

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.

**Tracey isn't able to attend and I am iffy.  BUT - we don't want to stop the fun!  The chat room will be open at 9PM Eastern for some awesome Outlander discussion!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Bounty

The hubster is sitting next to me watching The Bounty with Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Laurence Olivier and a few others whose names escape me.

I just had to post the trailer because the second I saw it, I thought "Voyager!"  An 18th century British ship, sailing the Caribbean (actually it's Tahiti, but work with me here), filled with soldiers in uniform, sporting plated hair, or at the verra least, ponytails?

OH yeah.  I can almost taste the turtle soup.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Outlander Chat Tonight

Outlander Chat tonight.  9PM Eastern.

Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Make Book Charms

Thanks to Tracy (not Tracey with an e) for sharing her talents with us!