Thursday, February 15, 2018

Class of 98 Survey

As Class President of my H.S. Class {#nerd}, I'm helping plan our 20-year reunion. I saw this survey online and thought it would be fun - you guys know I love surveys!!!

Class of 1998

1. Did you know your current spouse? Yes!!

Here we are at prom!!

2. What kind of car did you have? white 1987 Toyota Cressida

3. What kind of job did you have? A Technician-in-Training at the Pflugerville Pharmacy - basically I answered the phone, waited on customers, counted pills, stocked shelves, checked in inventory. I met one of my dearest friends there, and she still works there!

4. Were you a party animal? Nope

5. Were you a jock or a nerd? Nerd - but I wasn't an outcast

6. Were you in choir/Band or orchestra? Band - I played the flute which was really awesome since American Pie came out in H.S., and we know what happens when you play the flute at band camp! {grin}

7th grade band picture -hahahahahaha

7. Did you ever get suspended from school? Nope. When both of your parents are teachers, you do NOT get in trouble.

8. If you could go back would you? Hell TO THE NO. I still have nightmares about getting to my classes late and not knowing my locker combo.

9. Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with? Yes since I married him!

10. Did you skip school? Not even once

11. Go to all the football games? Yes because I was in the marching band, but I probably would have regardless since my dad was a football coach.

12. Favorite subject? The Government/Economics class I had with Brent!

13. Do you have any of your yearbooks? Yep

14. Did you follow the career path you imagined? No - I really thought I'd be a teacher.

15. Still talk to your best friend? Yes through social media

16. Favorite singer? George Strait

17. Favorite Teacher? Coach Swope who was my Algebra II teacher and, you know, my dad

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Movie Review: The Shape of Water

Allison and I are well on our way to knocking out all 9 Best Picture nominees. We've seen 4 now and 2 are already available to rent, so we have 3 left with 3 weeks to go, yay!

So far we've seen:
Lady Bird {review here}
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri {review here}
Darkest Hour {review here}

Sunday night, we went and saw The Shape of Water. I was really intrigued as to what to expect given what I knew about the film was 'mute girl falls in love with sea creature'.

Plot: At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Review: I honestly have no idea what to put for this review. This was like the bizarrest Wes Anderson film ever made but also you're smoking crack while you watch it. I found myself really invested in the story, I was anxious and stressed out from the plot and the bad guy is so creepy, I laughed out loud a few times - especially at the fabulous Octavia the same time, there were more than a few moments where Allison and I looked at each other and just shook our heads at the utter absurdity of what was going on. And that had nothing to do with the fact that the movie is about a sea creature. We handled that just fine. There were just SO.MANY.ODD.THINGS. But there were also so many fun things. And at its heart, it has such great points - love story, strong women, friendship... I say if you can look past and/or enjoy the totally absurd, you'll like this. Rating: NO CLUE!