Work Party: A RACE!!!

Now this is my kind of Faculty Party:

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I better win.

Today is a half-day at school followed by our faculty Christmas party.  Previous faculty parties include:  Repelling, mountaineering, boating and bike rides.  I think I fit in quite nicely here.  I have never seen the show, ‘The Amazing Race,’ so I don’t know what to expect but I am sure it will be a good time.  Good thing I bought 12 coats and a gallon of hot chocolate because it is currently snowing (just a little bit).

2 of my favorite teacher Christmas presents today:

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One that was wrapped in 5 lbs. of duct tape that took me way too long to open and a full bag of white chocolate and milk chocolate Reese’s Christmas tree’s.  Road trip snacks are prepared.  Billy, let’s see if we can just pound through the chocolate and not even stop for dinner.

We are actually leaving for Cali today right after my faculty party.  Good thing Billy actually enjoys driving the entire way because I woke up (without an alarm clock) @ 5 and I am already feeling pretty sleepy as of 9:45 a.m.  My road trip agenda:  Nap, snack, nap, tell Billy about the detailed game plan that I have made for the rest of our lives, nap, see how many Reese’s trees I can fit in my mouth at once and by then we should be in California.

This morning I got a nice 9-miler in and did a Jillian DVD followed by packing my bags.  I don’t know what it is about mornings but I am 4 trillion times more productive than I usually am before most people are awake.  Only draw-back…..I am lazy for the remainder of the day.

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What type of work parties/friend parties etc do you have this holiday season?

What is your most productive time of the day?

What are your plans tonight?

Any snow where you are?

 

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My most productive time is 9-11am.
No snow yet!
Plans for tonight involve taking the kids to swim club, some pizza and a movie with the family at home.
Have a safe drive. Are you on holiday break already?

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I taught health at a high school in Spanish Fork for my student teaching. I loved getting the little gifts from students. They can be so creative haha Have fun in California!

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ohhh yes, Reese’s Trees – that would by far be my favorite gift as well! they are definitely my top favorite Christmas candy. sounds like perfect road trip snacks to me! ;)

Christmas parties are so fun. we have a staff Christmas party tomorrow evening, and we’ve had a couple this past week as well. my favorite part? the yummy food!

my most productive part of the day is definitely the morning as well. i can plug along until lunch time, and then i feel lazy.

have fun in California, Janae! i’m sure the weather will be better than here! ;)

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you were productive because you knew you were going to have to sit in a car for 10 hours!!

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It’s a balmy 50 degrees here and I’m loving it! No snow please!!

I can’t wait to hear about your work amazing race. Sounds like so much fun!

Have a good trip. Drive safe :)

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no snow here, we might get some flurries before Christmas, but it looks like it will not be a white Christmas

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I hosted an ornament making party this year for Christmas. It was really fun and we made some Pinterest ideas including a snitch ornament! Yay!

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I’m sure you’ve answered this question before but I’m curious … do your students know about your blog? Do they ever leave comments? Just curious how that works for ya! :)

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um that is one freaking productive morning! give me your productivity/ teach me your ways on how to open my eyes that early!!!<3

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Have fun in Cali. I have only church and kid parties this year, unless I throw a last minute company party for our employee’s…which I really should do! Jaxon has his teeny bopper friends over tonight so…??? Yuck. :) and then let’s see my most productive time of day is definitely the morning. I’m an early bird…5 a.m., love it but sometimes wish I could be a better night owl too.

BTW, in case you read my message earlier…my awesome parents have decided to fly to AZ for my first half. They live in Texas and think it’s lame my husband’s not going. :)

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I’m most productive in the morning, though I have a hard time getting up in the morning! I usually get to school between 7-7:15 a.m. every day, but we don’t have to be there till 8.

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Sounds like you have cool work parties! We don’t really have holiday parties at my work anymore…since the financial crises.

Tonight I am taking it easy to rest for my race tomorrow :)

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I used to love the amazing race-i hope it was fun! I think I am most productive in the mornings…when I can actually get out of bed. The problem is that I never go to bed before midnight so I have a hard time getting out of bed…like this morning when I slept through my alarm. Oh well…i’ll do a nice long run tomorrow. Have a safe drive!

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No snow yet for me! I want some :)

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my most productive time is right after I wake up: working out and getting things done on that high…then I get a second wind around 4 after I’ve been lazy for a little bit and get more things done before dinner and lazy round 2

have a great trip! tonight I’m having my friend christmas party

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We have snow on the ground in Eastern WA, finally! It’s officially allowed to be Christmas now!

Tonight I’m meeting Jess @Blonde Ponytail and some of her runner gf’s for coffee and making Runner Journals. I have the talent of a -3 when it comes to creativity, so we’ll see how mine turns out!

Have a safe trip! :)

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Have a great road trip!! sounds fun…. I love the snack and candy part of road trips more than anything. I like the life planning too…. something about the open road as metaphor for life :)

I am most productive in the morning, and thus a morning runner. In the afternoons you can usually find me taking a nap and/or getting chocolate. :)

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Most productive in the morning… no snow here though :)

lol Amazing Race… The Office had an episode where they did an “Amazing Race” sales thing lol

Hooray for CA! It’s windy here though

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I am a productive morning person but prefer to run at the end of the day… Go figure! I love reeses trees too and am fairly certain that they are their own food group!
We have family parties next week but no work shenanigans this year.
Have fun at your party and on your road trip! And nice work pounding out some Jillian after a 9 Miler…. Don’t know how you do it!

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Haha, I’m a not-so-awesome road trip buddy too. I nap big time in the car. Then wake up to chat a bit, have a snack, sing along with the radio and nap again. Repeat until destination is reached. :)

My personal training is hosting a holiday party with her other 7 clients. Lots of healthy food. Should be fun.

I’m totally a night-owl. I really wish I was a morning person but I just can’t do it.

Tonight, I am Christmas shopping for special doggies in my life. :)

There is snow in SoCal right now, but it’s 4000 feet up. Have fun out here!!!

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I am so like you in the morning! I would much rather get up at 5am to pack or whatever then try to do it after 5pm. I become worthless then :)

I’m actually heading out the door to see the symphony. Fun because I get to dress up!!

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I wanna know more about the Amazing Race. At my faculty parties – all we do is eat and look at paperwork.

I love the morning – at least, once I get myself out of bed.

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I am a million times more productive in the morning!! I’m completely useless by 4 PM and usually ready for bed at 9:30 :) I went to a friend’s work holiday party last night and stayed out waaayyy too late thus, my plans for tonight will probably include bedtime at 8. My bf is a lucky man.

No snow here in sunny LA! Have a great time here on vacation!!

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Safe travels to you!

And how in the world do you get 9 miles in before work?!?!?

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Oh travel safe to cali!! Give hugs to all my fav Socal runners too!

We had back-to-back parties Wednesday night, so I busted my butt at Spin class the next day. Btw, I’m using your profile to teach my next class! There is a sprinkling of snow here, but I’m waiting to get completely dumped on!

Your students <3 u! rightfully so!

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JANAE I’M HOLDING YOU TO THIS ONE – need a BP hug :)

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“and by then we should be in california”

Made me simultaneously laugh out loud and squeel with delight. Can’t wait to seeeeeee you!

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We are hosting our 5th annual white trash christmas bash tomorrow night, and I can’t wait!!! I have a lot to do to get ready for it though…

During the week, I am most productive in the mornings. I also can be very productive late at night.

Plans tonight include SUSHI and buying and prepping food for tomorrow’s party. Have a safe trip to cali! Can we bet on the number of reese’s trees you can fit in your mouth? I’m going with 6! :)

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I am like you, super-productive in the early morning and ready for a nap by 10am and ready for bed by 7pm. :-)

We are hopefully decorating our Christmas tree tonight!

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I’m most productive early am before 9am. Tonight I went to the New Years Eve movie and did some Christmas shopping.

With all those Christmas trees you should chop them up and bake them in a brownie mix!

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I am most productive after running a few miles at 5am. Lots of gatherings here. Ornamant exchange, cookie exchange, kids programs…..

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can’t wait to hear how the amazing race went! sounds like so much fun! happy travels.

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You’ve never seen amazing race?!?! It is one of my favourite TV shows…and I don’t even watch a lot of TV!!! Have a safe drive! No snow here in Toronto yet and I think you will be safe from it in Cali too! xoxo

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By the way…how can you never have seen Amazing Race???!!!!

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Your school is just so much better than mine. My work parties are people eating desserts for 20 minutes (and like stale grocery store ones bc no one has time to make anything since we have to work right up until Santa arrives), and this year we are not even having one. We did The Amazing Race on a cruise on our honeymoon, so much fun! The best parties are Ugly Sweater Parties, we are going to our second one tomorrow.

I once had a fight with a professor because she wanted us to do an assignment at night (online) and I kept telling her I was most productive in the morning.

I just got together with work friends and now another friend is coming over for a slumber party so we can drive to our race together tomorrow!

Have a great (and safe) trip!

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Hahaha, that’s the best gift! Things you can eat!

I have a party to go to tomorrow night but not sure if I’ll make it or not! This week has been so crazy–gone every night. I think tomorrow might be a lay in the tub while watching netflix night.

Most productive time of day = 5am-9am. By 2pm I’m worthless in terms of productivity.

Andy’s seeing a movie with some friends, so I cleaned the bathroom and am hitting the hay early–complete with a bowl of chex mix and some grey’s anatomy!

We’ve got a little snow but not much!

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I totally agree with productive in the morning. I much prefer getting up at 4:30 – 5. But I’m exhausted by 9. The bad news is my hubby is such a night owl. My night is celebrating because I finished grading. By celebrating I mean putting all this semester’s paperwork away and making ice cream sundaes with my 10 yr old daughter and her sleepover playdate.

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I am definitely more productive in the morning! Once I have lunch, that’s it! So much harder for me to focus.

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What a fun and creative party idea!

We did the typical party with good food and a sneaky santa grab bag. My gift (to give) was vanilla frosting lip gloss. YUM!

I made a HUGE mint M&M whoopie pie for the event. Delish!
Have a good trip!

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what’s this epic game plan for you and billy and the rest of your lives?!? Lol, I have to agree, I am WAY more productive in the morning than most people – I’m like, oh its 9am and I’ve already done my long run, eaten, showered, and some schoolwork too…most people are just waking up haha. And yes, I am a lazy bum from about 1pm onwards :-D

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I too am a morning person, and also super productive in those early hours! I sometimes shock myself at how early I can get up without an alarm!! And yes, we do pay…I really start to drag by about 3 o clock in the afternoon, but then I get my second wind around 7pm ;)

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Truth. Productive –> happy –> energetic –> eat –> sleep.

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You are a legend: 9 miles AND Jillian before work?? More power to ya!

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We have the FIRST SNOWFLAKES of the season- but it ain’t nothing to brag about… I’m anxiously waiting for our first real snow and hoping it’s on a school day so school is canceled- does that make me a bad teacher?! :P

Our faculty holiday party is def not gonna be as cool as an “Amazing Race” themed party- it’s at some banquet hall and it’s not even until February!

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You NEED to watch Amazing RAce! If you liked the party, you’ll love amazing race. I’m planning out the day when I try out for this show!

Most productive times: 5-6 am, and 10-12pm.

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