Friday, October 01, 2010

On Vegetarianism and Baseball

Happy World Vegetarian Day, everyone! Today is World Vegetarian Day, and this is really exciting. First of all, vegetarianism has come a long way to be able to have it's very own day. Secondly, it's nice having one more day to celebrate something in a year, no matter what it is :) Read about World Vegetarian Day here. This past Tuesday was Hug a Vegetarian Day! So exciting. I just learned about all of these things, and they are so fun to read about. I have so many friends who are vegan/vegetarian/healthy eaters overall who can really appreciate this, including Morgan from Blackbird Fly, so please stop by and check out her veg post here! So, yay! You can read my "vegetarian story" here!


I am so excited about this weekend because my principal gave me four free tickets to the Reds game. Obvs, I will be using two to take Nick and I to the game, and since they are not in sequence (meaning there's a slim chance we'd all four be together, should I take two others) I probably will try to sell/give away the remaining two. I haven't been to a Red's game since I was about 12, so this should be really fun! I am not a huge sports fan, but I have always been a firm believer that baseball is much more fun to watch in person than it is to watch on TV or listen to on the radio.

Sunday marks the first night of our new weekly tradition, Sunday Dinner. I plan on blogging about this each week (good idea, Mom!) and taking loads of pictures. The only thing THIS picture is missing is Nick! (Speaking of whom, I plan to do a complete post on this lovely man sometime in the near future.) So, after the game on Sunday (which Nick still doesn't know he's going to) we will be heading over to my parent's house to have dinner. My mom always makes something delicious for me (vegetarian style) and I can't wait to find out what it is this week!

Speaking of all things vegetarian, one of my students found out that I am, today, and has since taken to calling me "Lil' Veggie." HAHA. This makes me laugh every single time. I seriously love my kids. I know that I spend a lot of time complaining about my placement, but just because the situation is not completely ideal does not mean that I don't have some seriously amazing kids that I spend every day with. They always make me laugh, and sometimes make me SO angry I could scream. Both happen on a pretty daily basis, but it's usually worth it. Those who know me will know that this is a huge shift from how I felt earlier this week.

Today I get to spend the day in a few other teacher's rooms observing. I love my classroom, but it's probably a good idea to get to know what it's like in other parts of the building. Since my mentor is so different, it will be nice getting another perspective! It was also nice getting two plan bells today, and since one of them ran together for lunch, I had time to stop home and visit Nick and Guillermo before finishing the day:

Speaking of loving my kids, they are completely taking off with the Literary Analysis paper about The Catcher in the Rye. A few of them have even turned it in already, and it's so interesting reading their perceptions of the novel. I wish I had gotten to write this paper in high school or college! Hope you all have a wonderful World Vegetarian Day!



  1. happy v day! hehe.
    reds games are so much fun... brandon and i haven't been to one this season yet! how lame.

  2. happy veg day :) If you guys want the other two, they're yours! although we probably wouldnt be together at the stadium.. :-\


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