1. If I ever live with someone again, one of the things I will miss is my extreme thriftiness with heat in the winter. I hate using the heat because I hate paying for the heating bill. I don't mind being a little cold, and would rather be a little uncomfortable than pay BGE. Last year, I saved myself hundreds of dollars by only turning on the heat a handful of times, and using space heaters rather than the furnace (which is for emergencies or company or if I have some reason to have the whole house heated). This thiftiness is a luxury I won't have if I ever have a roommate or, dare I say it, a family.
2. My plan to go somewhere new for every World Series game is bringing me to White Marsh and TGIFriday's this evening. I called, and they have TVs, and I'm excited. I have a gift certificate to use up that's a couple of years old. It is not dated, so it should still be good.
3. Nate Robertson is my favorite Tigers pitcher, and Granderson is my favorite Tigers player. Nate the Great pitches tonight and I hope he does well. I met him a couple of years ago and he was a good guy. I also like that he's such a bulldog and is sort of ignored after the fireballers the Tigers have.
4. One of my favorite things to do with my students is repeat their youth/hip-hop slang in the most white, midwestern way possible. A kid will say, "That's what's up," and I will say, "I agree. That is what is up" and the kid will laugh. Tonight, one of my favorites, a very naughty kid who I taught (and failed) last year, was in coach class. He's getting an 82 so far, and he and I are both very proud. His response when seeing the grade was, "Good Lookin'" and I said, "Yes, you're right. Good Looking" and tried to pronounce the "-ing" as pronouncedly as possible. He laughed and laughed and said that I love his slang. And I admit that I do. I also love making kids laugh at me as long as I'm in on the joke.
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