Opportunities, the future, etc…

I recently stumbled upon a possible employment opportunity while looking for other online teaching. My friend, who does all her work online, mentioned to me some great sites for writing tutors and so I set off to hunt down good sites. In the process, I started to wonder whether or not my children will be good at English and writing. I always was, since my mother had also been an English major. She didn’t force me to learn the correct way to spell or use proper grammar but it was something  I took pride in; I liked learning these things from her.

Elliot is already pretty good with his letters. He’s working on writing his name and can  write E very well. Like all parents, I hope for him to succeed in the things I particularly enjoy and find important. I think being able to write well and convey your thoughts through the written word is highly important to life success. I mean, I work with people who can barely craft a sensible email let alone spell correctly.

The most important thing – I think – is for them to be well-rounded and possess a lot of different skill sets. I hope they enjoy writing but I also hope they can do algebra and figure out chemistry equations too. And that’s the cool thing about having kids: knowing there’s this unknown future ahead of them, one in which they can be anything, accomplish anything and right now, it’s all wide open and can be made into whatever they want.

We Want to Know – Random questions edition

PhotobucketYay! Time to divulge some info about myself, which I both love and hate. Heh heh.

ETA: Impulsive Addict, Seriously Shawn, and janette. Go there!

[1} What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Are you an eyes or a smile person? Maybe another body part?

I typically notice the symmetry of a guy’s face, then go for eyes and lips.  But of course after that, I definitely look at arms and legs. ;)

{2} If a movie was being made about you who would you like to see cast to play you? And would your movie be a comedy, drama, romantic-comedy, action film or a horror movie?
I always kind of thought I’d like Claire Danes to play me. Not because we share a first name but because she just seemed like the right pick. And I’d say drama because, well, my life seems full of it!
{3} Does your high school yearbook include a senior comment section? If so share what you said about your future goals. Have you met those goals? If you do not have a yearbook just share what your goals where when you were 18 and if you have met them. If you’re brave enough include your Senior Picture!
We didn’t have one of those sections but when I was 18, I really thought I’d go into some kind of art discipline and be starving but happy. I was really into photography at the time too.  I would say that no, I didn’t really meet that goal but it’s kind of better! Now, I have a senior picture – in print – on a bulletin board in our main office here. But I have no way to scan it in. So… too bad! BUT! Here’s a pic of me as a freshman in college. I’m on the left. I look totally different now!
4} What latest trend simply baffles you?
Freaking TOMS shoes. I don’t want to be socially responsible for the sake of some seriously ugly non-supportive shoes.
{5} When you walk into a room how do you present yourself? Do you walk in with confidence and command the attention of others or do you slink in and do your best to go unnoticed?
This really depends on how I feel and what the situation is. If it’s a bunch of people I don’t know, I try to be low-key. If it’s work and I am going into someone’s office, I always act like I’m confident and know exactly what’s up. Just like Lumberg. ;)
Ok, there ya have it. I have a pediatrician appointment this morning but when I get back, I’m going to all y’alls’ blogs.

My Book Boyfriend – Week 15

You’re probably sick of me picking Kresley Cole heroes but I am entrenched in  Dreams of a Dark Warrior and Oh Em Gee, Declan Chase AKA Aidan the Fierce is so ridiculously hot I cannot resist choosing him this week.

Regin, a recent deserter of Valhalla, has gone to the warlord’s encampment where he fights off foes who  attack the god Woden. She escaped her haven to find/help her sister, Lucia, and needed the aid of the mortals who fight in Woden’s name. When she first laid eyes on Aidan, she takes in his appearance:

He had broad shoulders and muscular arms, his build as massive as a bear’s. His blond hair was thick, some hanks plaited in ravels to keep them from his field of vision. He possessed all his teeth, and they were even and white. His sun-darkened skin made his wintry gray eyes stand out…

His towering frame was even more imposing, his height at least six and a half feet. His white tunic was of a fine weave, fitted over those wide shoulders.  Black trews of soft leather outlined his powerful legs. When a breeze blew up from the valley below, carrying the scent of summer wheat and stirring the blond hair around his face, she had the urge to sigh.

The berserkers were of the bear spirit and though mortals, had the opportunity to win immortality if they were successful in 200 battles. Before he could reach that goal, Aidan died but was reincarnated many times, each time running into Regin once more, with no prior knowledge of the love they once shared. Currently, he has returned as Declan Chase, the magister of an Order of mortals bent on eliminating creatures of the Lore.

I chose Chris Hemsworth for Declan because of his eyes. And as Thor, the dude is insanely hot.

The prologue sums up the undying love he has for Regin and I like the sentiment. Instead of hearing words of his, I think this speaks volumes. It’s a very pure and true love. It makes me sigh.

Just before his breaths ceased, he vowed, “Somehow love… I will find you”

And Aidan did.

Yearning for Regin endlessly, he was born again and again for the next thousand years, re-embodied in different guises and lives, with no memory of his past. Yet each borrowed lifetime ended more tragically than the last.

A pair of lovers – bound and cursed by fate.