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caitlin elizabeth
02 February 2011 @ 08:02 pm
I met my cooperating teacher this morning for Phase 1 student teaching. Her name is Meg and it's her 6th year teaching. She is awesome. I never luck out with these kinds of things. I was fully prepared to get someone who was just going through the motions, but she is incredibly enthusiastic despite being incredibly overworked. Her schedule is actually illegal, I am pretty sure. Before we even met she asked me to reflect a little bit on what my goals were and she is happy to give me a lot of responsibility in the class room so I know this is going to be a really valuable experience. The only snag is that she is mostly a 6th grade teacher and I am supposed to be doing my practicum with middle schoolers (which according to NYS is 7-9th grade despite every middle I've ever been to being 6th-8th grade). Her 6th grade curriculum sounds fantastic, however, probably because it isn't constrained by a Regents prep. She created it entirely herself and she says it is everything she ever wanted to teach rolled into one course. Her description of the curriculum: "it's all about social justice, racism and the gay agenda. Yeah, I know I can't say that, but it is."
caitlin elizabeth
I just got off the phone with my mom. She had a headache for two days and she called me all excited because she "found a cure." Apparently, she took one of my dad's belts and tightened it around her head for "just ten or fifteen minutes!"...

caitlin elizabeth
17 January 2011 @ 10:20 pm
caitlin elizabeth
08 December 2010 @ 11:02 pm
Which song by The Beatles is your favorite, and why?

I've been using livejournal 10 years and I have never done one of these writer's block majiggers! This one I can't pass up because I think about my top ten Beatle's songs all the time. This is my go to list if I'm bored in class (i heart making lists). I've written it probably 100s of times but I don't think I've ever posted one. Anyways, here it goes.

10. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window (Abbey Road)
9. Oh! Darling (Abbey Road)
8. Eleanor Rigby (Revolver)
7. I've Got a Feeling (Let It Be)
6. Baby It's You (Please Please Me)
5. Anna (Go to Him) (Please Please Me)
4. P.S. I Love You (Please Please Me)
3. Do You Want to Know a Secret (Please Please Me)
2. Let It Be (Let It Be)
1. Dig A Pony (Let It Be) - I don't understand why this is considered a nonsense song? My favorite lyric of nearly all time is "you can radiate everything you are"****

As you can see, my favorite album is Please, Please Me (followed very closely by Let It Be). My sister says that's ridiculous because it was before the Beatles really had their own sound but I disagree (or I don't really care). I think it also has something to do with it being the last Beatles album I acquired. Since I grew up listening to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abby Road and Let it Be, it always felt like my parent's music. I didn't own Please Please Me until I was in college and some of the songs I hadn't heard until then either, so it really felt like mine. Also amusing that my two favorite albums are their first and last.
Current Music: duh
caitlin elizabeth
04 December 2010 @ 09:24 pm
i am currently on an epic pearl jam kick. this obsession has no known origin. but look how sexy they are...er, were.

when i scrolled to the comments i fully expected lots of 'UNFFFFFF' and semi-coherent babbling on how beautiful they all are, but there were none! this baffled me for 30 seconds and then i realized that glee and pearl jam have really different fan bases.


i kinda watch this video every night and get really sad. he was so adorable and sweet. then, to cheer myself up, i practice the opening sequence dance moves. i'm getting really good.

caitlin elizabeth
14 November 2010 @ 10:00 pm
 so i have been mia so long. apparently i am only interested in fandom when there is schoolwork to be done. this entry is just kinda to prove i'm around again. it's so totally irrelevant.

a thought.

ben&jerry's chunky monkey is a really classy ice cream flavor. walnuts and MONDO chunks of dark chocolate? deluxe.

caitlin elizabeth
30 May 2009 @ 05:17 pm
it's been months! my computer exploded and such and such. it was a 4 month ordeal to get it back in working order. and then i was uninterested. i'm back for the glee.
caitlin elizabeth
10 October 2008 @ 02:26 pm
so i was under the impression that germany was totally awesome and i was never leaving...


laser tag is ILLEGAL here. WTF.

i was all pumped because the boys had off from school today and i am a 20 year old girl and i hardly get the opportunity to play laser tag even though i love it and i was like HAHA PERFECT. i can play under the guise i am being forced by little boys, which is entirely plausible. but then i asked them where a laser tag place was and they were like "what the heck is laser tag?!" and i was SHOCKED because 7-9 year old boys is THE laser tag demographic, but nope they've never heard of it. so i did some snooping and IT'S ILLEGAL HERE.


and of course after explaining the game to them they were like OMG YES LETS PLAY and now they are heartbroken.
caitlin elizabeth
02 October 2008 @ 12:38 am
october 13th, 9:35 am MY SISTER WILL BE HERE.

agh, i think what im experiencing right now are real, legitimate tears of joy! like it was always planned she was going to come in october, but it looked like everything was going to fall through BUT I HAVE HER FLIGHT CONFIRMATION IN MY INBOX. also in my inbox are the flight confirmations for my OTHER sister and my bff, who are coming together in december. AGHHH.


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caitlin elizabeth
31 August 2008 @ 11:22 pm

you can skip it if you want...question belowCollapse )

have any of you ever read Carrots and Celery because OMG HOLY SHIT.


so i was making this post just to ask if people had read it because its awesome and i want to discuss it BUT SHE HAS BEEN UPDATING IT AGAIN?!?! (IT WAS COMPLETE BUT THERE WERE PROMISED SEQUELS THAT DIDN'T COME AND OMG WHAT??!?1?!)

I am so happy i decided to post about this?!?!!? i literally discovered she was updating in the middle of writing this post when i went to look up the url so i could link to the story.

so it's REALLY long, but it's fabulous and i highly recommend it, especially so i can discuss it with someone, because i have never been able to and ive always really wanted to, but nifty doesn't have the kind of community lj/fanfic does. so yeah READ IT.

::goes to read the....OMG NINE NEW CHAPTERS?!?!::