Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Queen of Detroit

So, today my sister and I went to Parker (a small, but quaint down just south of the Denver Metro area) for a chocolate and tea tasting at this tea shop. The owners are a husband-and-wife couple from Great Britain and they invited the Chocolate Therapist to do this fabulous event. It was so fun, and I literally felt drunk when we were finished (I'm pretty sure that it was the caffeine from the chocolate and tea). Then, we stopped by a fabulous yarn store in the area so my sister could browse and we finally made it home to the puppies.
Last night, I dreamt of netbooks because my classroom is getting a classroom set. I am so excited about the education possibilities of these babies and, since we had a training all day Friday, it was on my mind big time. I know what everyone is thinking: how is it that my district is struggling with budget cuts, but we have all this money for technology? The answer is really long-winded, but I'll just say that our district applied for a government technology grant and the money can only be used for technology.
It truly is an opportunity, though, so I try not to dwell on the painful irony that what American education really needs is more teachers.

Dress: Faith 21
Coat: Target
Bag: Some shop on Broadway (in Denver)
Necklace: Unknown (renaissance festival, I think)
Bracelet: Vintage Amore
Shoes: Seychelles (Urban Outfitters)
Sunglasses: Mile Hi Flea Market

+/- The Queen of Detroit (sorry for the quality. I could only find it live)