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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's Bee Season

Interestingly, no one seems to mind that I look like Carol Brady and David Bowie had an illegitimate love child; in fact, I've received more compliments in the past two days on my hair than I have all year long. Perhaps people really like me with the emo hipster wannabe hair (emobe? emoster?)? Or maybe people just like to see others change it up because they're glad they didn't have to do any of the changing themselves and they don't have to spend 45 minutes blowdrying and styling their new hair. Whatevs. All I know is, it's one thing for me to rock out to My Chemical Romance in the privacy of my own car, it's another thing entirely for me to look the part at 28 years old.

Moving on, things here in the library have been steadily improving. Testing is over for the most part. The children have resumed normal levels of screaming and shoving. Teachers have stopped rolling their eyes and audibly sighing every time the word "test" is mentioned. Schedules are back in full swing. We're through with you, MCAS! Until we meet again... in May.

Also, I've been so busy whining the past few weeks that I've neglected to give full props to this Friday night's main event: the annual town Spelling Bee! Picture, if you will, a scene of the utmost nerdliness. Businesspeople and town officials alike gather for a test of rote memorization skills. Who will come out on top? It'll be a regular American Gladiator up in this piece. Minus the physical part. Hopefully this year I can lead my team to victory- I chose my teammates well. And by that, I mean I conned two new teachers into it and recruited one other due to the fact that she had a spelling bee trophy in her office. It wasn't until much later that I found out she didn't actually attend the spelling bee for which she has a trophy, but her team won, so she got one too. Kind of like getting a Super Bowl ring even if you were injured and didn't play, I guess. Whatever- she has Bee experience.

I was mildly disappointed this year, Scripps has stopped producing the little 30 page books they printed to list all the words they use in their Bees. Instead, their website directed me to an intimidating 350 page PDF document and I am so not printing that out. But for once my packrat tendencies have paid off- I kept my booklet from last year and I decided to just re-study.

Now all that's left is to actually take a look at the list of words and I'll be good to go. How hard can it be?


Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

NPW - expert speller!!!!!

9:53 AM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

I think "wannabemo" was the word you were looking for, NPW.

Just typing "wannabe" makes me want to break out some Spice Girls.

9:58 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

I prefer "Speller Extraordinnaire".

Aaron, King of Contractions. I like "wannabemo". I do not like Spice Girls.

10:23 AM

Anonymous liberace rocks hardcore!

Gud luk Fryday

12:14 PM

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

Well with your emo hair, you could come to the 30 Seconds to Mars concert with me, that NOONE else would. ;)

I can't believe you guys have Spelling Bees. We don't have them here or anything like it, and I always wished I was from the USA when I was little. Le sigh.

3:56 PM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Spelling Bee for adults!! I wish I could see that.... take mental pictures so you can share online and good luck!

5:32 AM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

Shelly, the Spice Girls are awesome, well all of them except Baby...whos is creepy.

wait...your blog had nothing to do with the Spice Girls, I am easily distracted.

I came to the sad realization that I was emo the other day, which is basically humiliating for a 31 year old.

7:57 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Lib- thanks muchly. I'll do my best to honor the glory of my small town middle school.

Aly- I would totally go to the concert with you! Of course, I'd need about 2 days to get over and get settled, but after that, 30 Seconds to Mars would be lovely. Also, I love that you wanted to live in the States because we had spelling bees. Yay, nerds! :)

Lisa- I am so taking digital photos. Although, it's probably funnier in person.

Jenn- I love that Aaron loves the Spice Girls. Aaron, who made fun of me for listening to Fallout Boy. And hey, as long as you don't cut your hair emo, no one ever need know!

7:32 AM


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