Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Tunez!

I've been in touch with a lot of my coworkers from my days of retail glory...which prompted me to spark up my ol' PacLove playlist on Spotify: my collection of songs that played on Pac Radio.

And thank golly I did because otherwise this gem would have gone unshared.

"Stillness is the Move" by Dirty Projectors.

Do you love it or do you LOVE IT?


Monday, July 13, 2015

Living in a Calamity : Peachy keen BEACHY reads!

Need some light and fluffy literature for when your days get hot and heavy? Here are five titles worth checking out. (OMG that's a library pun and I WASN'T EVEN TRYING.)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Tunez!

Here's the latest song my next door neighbors are sick of hearing from it being piped directly from my bedroom window to their backyard.

It's "Boston Town" by Della Mae and it makes me proud to be a woman. I can't play an instrument and I'm certainly not a laborer...but goddamnit, I'm a woman!

What's the soundtrack to your summer so far?


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Living in a Calamity : Demystifying the Summer Vacation

When you're a teacher educator, you put up with a lot of sh*t. This may include but is certainly not limited to: disinterested students, disillusioned coworkers, snow days, making-up snow days, the Common Core curriculum*, the general public's lack of regard for students with disabilities and, on some very special days, actual and legitimate fecal know, sh*t.

But I think the biggest frustration we all deal with is our very own out-of-the-education-field friends reminding us how easy we have it, because we get snow days, and vacations, and SUMMERS off. And you now what? Yeah. When you look at it from that excruciatingly narrow lens, it totally is a great gig.

So I'm not here to pontificate or justify all the great things and hard work that goes into a school year, plenty of other more eloquent people have done that for me. Instead, I'm going to tell you how we're spending that time, if to serve no other purpose than to give the rest of you something to read when you get out of your 12-month job tonight.

 Without further ado...

What Teachers [who are also dancers] Do During Summer! 

*Meghan loves the Common Core. Especially #1 in the Math Practices! OMG!

Monday, June 1, 2015


For the improv games in the dance museum, we made up a playlist of all sorts of summery and delightful songs. Some are old favorites that we've used before, and some are new finds that I've picked up over the last coupla months.

We thought you might be interested in checking them out!


Here's a link to a playlist of all the songs on Spotify: PLAYLIST!


And here are links to them on youtube in case that's what you're into:

Cayucos by Cayucas (our opening song)

Whistle by Sporto Kantes (our closing song)

Gasoline by Alpine (video with modern dancers!)

All the Time by Bahamas

Caught Me Thinking by Bahamas

We Are Golden by Mika

Waiting by the Telephone by Bleached

Parentheses by The Blow

Take the Kids Off Broadway by Foxygen

Koop Island Blues by Koop (also in this Dear Move entry)

Come to Me by Koop

Hydra Fancies by Of Montreal

Bill Murray by Gorillaz

You Came Out of a Lady by Rubblebucket

And here is a picture of what we looked like after dancing to all these songs multiple times right in the burning sun!