January is officially over (okay... it will be in one more hour), and I hope it takes its polar vortex with it. I have to admit that I was actually kinda looking forward to winter this year after not seeing any snow last year while we were in Louisiana. I guess I got what I wanted... and then some. I've had enough cold and snow to hold me over for the next decade thank-you-very-much. I really hope February has better things in store for Chicago.
I'm linking up with Farley for her Currently linky. This is one party I never miss... although I will admit that I'm sometimes fashionably late! Due to the fact that Joel and I canceled our plans for the weekend (We're expecting 9+ inches of snow today), I am right on time for this post!
Most of my responses are pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just touch on the couple that need a little explanation. First of all, If you have a Netflix account and love to laugh, you NEED to watch An Idiot Abroad. My mom has been watching this for a couple weeks and talking about it non stop. I've seen a few clips but didn't sit down and watch a full episode until tonight (don't judge my boring weekend... we're getting 9+ inches of snow, and I'm not tryin' to drive around in that). Seriously, my cheeks and throat were HURTING from laughing so hard. I even had tears in my eyes. It's good stuff! Here's a clip so you can see for yourself:
Okay... my 2 truths and a fib:
1. My dream job IS to be a talk show host. This was a dream that started way back in 7th grade from my ELA teacher. I even chose my college and major (media communications) based on my intention to intern at Harpo Studios so I could take over as the next Oprah when she retired. I still can't imagine a better job than getting paid to talk to people all day. I love hearing peoples' stories and discussing hot topics. I guess this is why building relationships with my students is my favorite component of teaching.
2. I AM currently obsessed with coconut oil. I finally caved in and asked Joel to pick up a jar after reading a million and one uses for it on Pinterest. As it turns out... I LOVE it! I use it as a deep conditioner in my hair, skin (even face) moisturizer, shaving cream, first-aid on cuts, mouthwash, and even in cooking. It's like magic in a jar! Any time anything goes wrong, Joel jokes that I can probably use coconut oil to fix it... but he's right! :)
3. This was kinda a trick, but I guess that's part of a fib rather than an outright lie. I am obsessed with all monkeys and apes. I love them. I want to hold them and squeeze them and play with them. They're just so human-like I can't get over it. I could spend all day watching them. BUT I know they're not very good house pets, so I don't really want one. Joel's cousin has a monkey, so I got to go see her... that was good enough for me. I'm too OCD to have any animal that throws poop. haha!