Monday, November 14, 2011

Movie Monday # 5

Bad Teacher is a must see movie! It is absolutely hilarious and far from what I expected from watching the  trailers. The cast was great and played their parts perfectly, especially Cameron Diaz (Elizabeth Halsey, the hot, bad-ass chick who should be doing anything but teaching) and Justin Timberlake (Scott Delacorte, her new, cutie pie, ultra nerdy co-worker). I never thought I would ever say these words, but Justin Timberlake is a great actor, and I'm sure you will feel the same way after watching this movie. 

I also appreciate this movie because yes, I was a teacher before my heart failed last year. I know, it seems impossible, lol, but I was indeed a middle school/high school teacher for four years. Bad Teacher reminded me of many things I and a few of my co-workers have done over the years, minus the embezzlement  of school funds and on campus drug use. Teaching is a very rewarding occupation but can be extremely stressful (more often than not) and sometimes you want to strangle those kids (and some of their parents, haha). Then there are the times you want to yell as loudly as you can, "What in hell where you thinking?!?" or rip up their tests because of some of the stupid things they write. Then there are the super strange ones that you have no idea what to say or what to do with them, but at least they add a little flair to the classroom. 

And having a bad day is not an option because just when you think it is safe to put you head down on your podium for just a minute while the kids finish their  classwork, the principal pops his/her head through the door!  Then there are those over-achieving, absolutely annoying co-workers who you want to strangle even more than your students for being so outrageously cheery all of the freakin time!  Ms. Squirrel  is the perfect example of one of these teachers, and Lucy Punch did an amazing job playing the part.  She was beyond hilarious! 

To put it simply, WATCH THIS MOVIE! You will not be disappointed. 

EYO gives Bad Teacher...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chicagoland Vamps Ratings...

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #3) by Chloe Neill

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5) by Chloe Neill

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