Last summer I was reading Nancy Jang's blog on Scholastic when my eyes got huge and I nearly fell off my chair.
Why, you ask? Because she mentioned my blog.
Not this one.
The other one. The original one.
If that wasn't Oh-Em-Gee enough, my blog was mentioned in the same sentence as...
wait for it...
Umm, yeah...THEE Beth Newingham.
The sheer thought of being put into the same sentence as Beth had me giddy for weeks.
My husband didn't get it.
So I shouldn't have been surprised last night when he looked all perplexed by my excitement.
I was sitting on the couch trying to evenly distribute my attention between blogsurfing and Big Brother. I was happy to see a new post by one of my mostest favoritest bloggers and as I started reading along I found myself nodding in understanding as she confessed her OCD tendencies and struggles to make the classroom child-centered.
Because I battle the same thing.
I kept thinking, "I could have written this. I feel the exact. same. way."
And then I scrolled down.
And saw my own name and blog in the next paragraph.
I tried to explain to hubby. I said, "I was just reading one of my favorite blogs and my blog was mentioned."
I got a stonefaced, "OK."
Annoyed that he wasn't getting it I added, "...with a link to my blog and everything."
So I went on, "She even used my real name."
He looked baffled by my enthusiasm and asked, "So who is this person and why is it such a big deal?"
Without intending to, I channeled my inner teenage girl and snapped, "She's only one of the most popular girls online."
At this he snickered and made some snide comment. Bear in mind that when he was acting too cool for his own britches he was also tuned in intently to Big Brother and playing Angry Birds on his itouch (which I happen to know for a fact houses at least 2 Miley Cyrus songs) so he isn't exactly all that far removed from middle school mentality himself.
So while, he didn't get it. I knew y'all would.
And if by change you don't know who I am talking about then I suggest you skip the rest of this post and scurry on over to her little corner of cyberspace because you'll adore her too.
I'm talking about the adorable Abby from Babbling Abby and The Inspired Apple.
I actually planned to make her my Friday Feature Teacher in a couple of weeks, but since I was sharing my above story it made sense to feature her this week instead.
And here's why...
- She is in the process of putting together a super-fun Rock and Roll theme for the upcoming year and you know how I love a theme. She's making all of the elements herself which is inspiring.
- She's honest and that is so refreshing.
- She has amazing style and is a bargain hunter.
- Her writing style is fabulous and such fun to read.
- She gets excited about ideas and turns them into wonderful realities. Be sure to check out her Wizard of Oz unit. Super fun!