Who in tarnation am I anyways?

Where I've been...
Open House
Who in tarnation am I anyways?
The family
The Grandchildren
Fat Cats on Mats
What is a Weagle?
Living vicariously through others' offspring...
So, where do I go on the web?
Remember when?
talk to me, baby

Let's call this "All about ME", OK?

So this is where I am supposed to talk about myself!  What do you want to know?  I will answer most questions, some for a small fee!

I guess this is where I am supposed to talk about my job but teachers are not supposed to have a life outside the classroom so I guess here I have to pretend I am not a teacher or else I could get in trouble for being less than perfect or occasionally using a cuss word...

Check out my wildlife... it's turtle egg-laying time!

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Don't ask me about my job!

My job sucks the life right out of me!  Imagine having 25 kids, all the same age at the same time... I do.  This place is supposed to be my escape so lets not talk about work, OK?  Here's what I am currently doing in my spare time....

Here are Jen Mel and I on the Brooklyn Bridge a few years ago

Likes and dislikes:

Here are my likes...
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, A Walk in the Woods, Snow Falling on Cedars, East of Eden, the Outsiders, Eat,Pray,Love, Catch-22, e.e. cummings poetry, anything by John Irving or Bill Bryson!
Movies:  To Kill a Mockingbird (again!), The Outsiders, Field of Dreams, Say Anything, Pretty Woman, Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Changeling (It will scare the crap out of you), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, uh... still thinking...
TV shows:  any 80's action shows:  Dukes of Hazzard, CHiPs, the A*Team, 21 Jump Street, Party of Five, etc...  More recently, Discovery Channel medical TV, CSI: New York, Jon and Kate plus 8, Little People, Big World, The Biggest Loser,  and a variety of weird documentaries about horrible medical conditions
Music:  U2, 80's classics, Ani DiFranco, Sting, John Mellencamp (we have the same birthday!), Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, just about anything but heavy metal!  I like a weird combination of kind of offensive stuff (eminem, nelly, etc. when I work out.
In general:  OK, in general, I like big, goofy men, open-minded, reasonable, and kind people, days off from work, well-mannered kids, duck-billed platypuses, beachfront property, my family, my cats (and all cats and most animals for that matter), autumn, good wine, good food, peace on Earth, the Red Sox, sleeping late, personal mail, cheese, hot baths on cold days, my favorite hamster Duke, cooking, reading, home improvement, the feeling I get when I am good to my body and go running.....
and, I suppose the logical next item is...
Here are my dislikes...
Books:  mysteries, Crime and Punishment, Science-Fiction, anything I can't understand or that makes me think so hard that my brain hurts
Movies: I can't seem to sit through any movies since 1995.... adult onset ADD?  Every once in a while Lifetime movies for chicks channel draws me in...  in general, I don't like movies.
TV Shows:  I can't stand that trailer trash wife-swapping stuff.  Like being married isn't hard enough already?  Please.  Not into the false drama...also not a Jerry Springer girl.
Music:  as stated previously, can't do the heavy metal.  Used to be anti -country but when I drive my dad's pickup I gotta listen to the country station and it's growing on me.  I am dying to do the 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu-Man-Chu.
In general:  OK, #1 on my dislikes list is spiders.  Hate 'em.  Also I can't stand people who can't disagree without fighting, closed-mindedness, the Yankees, math, weather that is too hot or too cold, brown soda, and chocolate (no I am not kidding, I hate it.), monkeys, crabs, spider monkeys, spider crabs, loud noises, and bagel chips. 

All of this is subject to change without notice!