Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Private Blogs....

Private blogs are so annoying because I can't freely stalk people. The entire purpose of the internet is to facilitate my ability to find out about people's lives who I don't know and who take cooler trips than me right? Jokes, just jokes.

But alas, the time has come ladies and lads that I have to have a private blog.

The reasons for this abrupt change are as follows:

I am tired of the paparazzi knowing so much about my life.
I hate that when I google my name the pompous title Sarah's Literature appears.
My life is now dedicated to public education where students try to add me to facebook and read about my life via my blog. I want them out of my life and I want to keep my job.

So, I am creating a private blog and would love to add you. Just email me at sarahorme@gmail.com or leave a comment here and I'll add you. And, to all you google readers I will periodically put posts on this blog telling you about new posts on my private blog.

These internet protections are ruining my (and your) stalking abilities.

Happy internet surfing!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Life is like the trickster in fables, always getting our goat.

I'm just got back from San Fran where I ate more than I care to talk about, hung out with girls who are fabulous, partied on the beach and remembered how great summer is.

What a perfect way to end the summer before I go back to school this week. Between teaching at Timpview and USU I'll be busy, but happy.

This girl is an absolute gem.

Monday, June 27, 2011

High school English teachers

One of my favorite things about being an English teacher is that when people find out what I do everyone has a story. It seems that everyone has a favorite English teacher who changed their lives, made them believe in themselves, helped them question their culture, exposed them to the raw, uncensored world, tenderly pushed them to places they didn't want to go, helped uncover the humanity in the humanities, and were a little quirky while doing it.

Just this week I heard about the teacher who called the student to apologize for a class activity that was to hard (while the student telling me the story couldn't help smiling about how the teacher cultivated an argumentative classroom for the 18 year olds) or the teacher who had each student create a tome of English information for the AP test, or the teacher that helped the student want to read.

I know my job doesn't make a lot of money, and I know that it's hard and frustrating sometimes, but it's delightful to be part of a system that people can't help but talk about. I see in these conversations the appreciation students have for their teachers and it helps with the frustrating times and the life of poverty.....

Friday, June 3, 2011


Did you know that I moved to SLC, or that I got a new job for the fall, or that i'm working on my thesis right now? Anyway, those things are unimportant compared to this picture. I was at my house this weekend and a friend brought over a box and when she opened it out jumped this cat. It was fantastic!

Here is why this picture makes me happy:

I am holding an animal (which looks like it has super powers)
The animal is named Riggs from Friday Night Lights--a show i'm head over heels for.
The picture was taken by one of my favorite people who was visiting over the weekend.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Authenticity more common in movie trailers, while

viral posts achieve:

love- courage- wealth-


reading, watching, scrolling and

feeling parched for reports of lives of the ‘living.’

Fantasy begets reality.

Do rivers overflow and winds blow?

Hearts ache?

souls weep?

dreams die?

forgotten amongst the electronic voice of fine dining, parties, smiles, beauty, (mystery)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kellee's Wedding

My best friend got married this weekend and I could not have been happier. The wedding dinner at Sundance was spectacular and her in-laws have a southern charm that I have never experienced. I was asked to give a toast and as I prepared for it I thought about how Kel and I have been friends for so long and gone through so much. She is so incredible. Her husband is stellar; he's smart and grounded and charitable.

It rained all day during the wedding but stopped for the reception and the garden party in her backyard was phenomenal.

Harold and her are now partying in Bora Bora and then will move to their next adventure in Florida. I will miss them both dearly.

Congrats Hal and Kel!!

photo by Justin Hackworth

She is stunning!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The best compliment of my life happened yesterday. I think Joel McHale, who plays Jeff Winger on "Community," is dreamy and funny. Anyway, a collegue of mine said that he could see Winger and me dating because we would have some witty banter.

Loved it.

Between that and someone telling me that I look like Maggie Gyllenhaal this week makes me think that I may actually get through my research papers, student's grades, and moving out.