Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Facts

Ah...sweet Friday.

Lorelai has gone with some Clemson friends to Orlando, hoping to see the Harry Potter "thing" and spend some time at Disney World. It is hotter than the hinges of hell here. I cannot IMAGINE how hot it must be there.

If you're following the College World Series, you know that CLEMSON and the University of South Carolina are playing tonight at 9 PM. Tom and Ann, whose boys are both at USC, are coming over for supper (pork medallions with black eyed pea relish, pimento cheese rice, and sauteed collard greens) then we're going to make a pot of coffee and settle in to watch the game.


My new office will be ready this week...sort of. The space is ready but I don't think our server, computer, etc are going to be ready. I really am going to miss my colleagues "uptown." I've worked with some of these people of many moons, but I am more excited about my newest challenge that I've ever been about anything professionally speaking.

There are already many stories to tell about our students...not going to tell them on the blog so I guess you'll just have to wait until I retire and write a book. Can you hang in here with me for another ten years???? Shoot, I'm just hoping that I can hang in here for another ten years.

I found out on Wednesday morning that my newly hired math teacher had been chosen for an assistant principal position. I called Hannah (from the Nashville trip two years HERE), the principal who hired her, and calmly said, This is Belle, get your pocketbook and your car keys and run as fast as you can. I'm giving you a 20 minute head start before I start looking for you. Be afraid, be very afraid. Of course by the time I got to the "be afraid" part, I was laughing so hard I was about to fall out of my chair, and so was Hannah...laughing, that is. I'm not sure whether or not she was about to fall out of her chair.

Technically, I'm thinking I should have gone into "panic and freak out" mode at this point as good math teachers are difficult to find, particularly this time of year. I opted instead, for "keep calm and carry on" mode and within 24 hours, I had the phone number for a new math teacher. PLUS, she has experience as a senior class sponsor (and loves the role) so I am very pleased.

Time to hit the stores.

Have fun this weekend a stay cool....


  1. I was so hoping that Clemson would have to play Oklahoma and not South Carolina! Oh well! I will be a nervous wreck!
    Yum, pimento cheese rice? You might just need to share THAT recipe!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I think I may have visited your blog before. If not, here I am!! I'm always attracted to southern blogs since I was born and raised in Virginia and lived for a number of years in Charleston before moving to the midwest. Love seeing the Charleston posts! When we first moved to Charleston, I commented to my husband that I couldn't believe so many people would want orange cars. Little did I know, at the time, that it was Clemson's colors! We very much enjoyed our years there.


  3. Very curious to hear your pimento cheese rice recipe. Would you share?

  4. Please share your recipes!

    Looking forward to seeing the Tigers play!!!

  5. What's up with the teeny tiny font for THE University of South Carolina?!?!? It's gonna be a good game at 9:00 tonight... Go Cocks!!!

    Being a southern belle, you might enjoy my last two posts... :)

  6. I would love it if you would share your recipe for pimento cheese rice. That sounds delicious! Glad you were able to get another math teacher so soon. Sounds like things are shaping up. You would be so awesome to work for. Those teachers will be so lucky!!! I can't imagine being at Disney in this heat. That is youth for you, isn't it? Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  7. Glad that you were able to find another math teacher so quickly. This time of year there is so much jumping around going on! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. And I'm looking forward to your book :) Kathy


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