Friday, August 28, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Tim Riggins.

I love Friday Night Lights. I love Tim Riggins. Sometimes I feel super creepy about my love for Tim Riggins, because he's supposed to be a high school kid, EVEN THOUGH TAYLOR KITSCH WAS 25 WHEN HE PLAYED HIM. Whatever, I love him anyway. So I needed this today, so I assume other people can benefit from it as well. I mean, it IS Friday, and Fridays mean football. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Tim Riggins.

Source (Sarah Dessen's tumblr, via Laurie Halse Anderson's tumblr)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Can we call this cross-curricular with FACS?

An email from K:

K: If you were too poor to afford burial they buried you in potter's fields, which was just a giant pit where they'd throw in bodies, put down a layer of dirt, then throw in more bodies.
Kid: So, like a Shepard's pie but with bodies?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I would have just burned everything to the ground.

An email from co-worker S last week...

"So I almost had a meltdown just now. I was reaching into one of my make up work bins and thought I had grabbed a scrap of paper. Nope, a grab a dried up cockroach. Nearly started screaming and cursing. So yay Happy Hour!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

They're all different, I suppose.

My first class of the day thinks I'm hilarious, that I should be a stand-up comedian. Whereas my second class of the day just glares at me with looks that say "Really lady, that's the joke you're going with?" and "I could be texting someone really important right now."

I guess you can't please everybody?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Well, he's right, you gotta know when to fold 'em...

Coworker S sent me this email:

One of my sophomores has been singing Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" all throughout class today.

(My response: "Huh, at least he has eclectic taste in music?") 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All people are ridiculous.

I was at a concert the other night and from behind me I heard someone say this: 

"OH! So England is in Great Britain! So this guy is English AND British."

Yeah, so it's not just teenagers who are ridiculous, but all people.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Parent night...again.

Last night was parent night, my least favorite day of the year.  These posts will give you an idea of how it always seems like the worst, but always ends up OK. Of course last night ended up the same, parents thought I was charming and adorable. 

My favorite parent comment? "Uh, do you do stand up comedy on the side? Because you should." 

I thanked her and told her I appreciated someone thinking I'm funny. I'm calling Parent Night 2015 a win.

(See the Parent Night tag for previous years' posts...)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sometimes I'm not a very nice person.

Now well into my second decade of teaching at That One School, I'm flush with siblings of previous students.  Sometimes they're better, sometimes not. As the younger sister of the girl who was super smart and all the teachers loved, I do my best to never judge a younger sibling and I feel terrible if I call them by their sibling's name.  But sometimes I dislike the older sibling so much that I can't help but do something like this...

Me: Oh, so [Boy] must be your older brother.
Girl: Yeah...
Me: You look just like him but less...stupid? Like, there's actually light behind your eyes that gives me an indication you understand what I'm saying.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Special: Three Things, Vol. 36

1. May Designs

One of my coworkers is obsessed with organization and monogramming.  She showed me this site and I've become not quite as obsessed, but appreciative of their well-made products and the ability to have my name on everything. I ordered the academic planner and some really cute note cards in my school's colors to write notes to parents. They run really good deals, so sign up and shop!

2. "Shia LaBeouf" by Rob Cantor

There is no YouTube video played in my house more than Rob Cantor's "Shia LaBeouf". A coworker (different from the one above)  introduced me to it it a while ago and it's become a staple in my life. We watch it once a day and quote it to each other constantly. Creepy? Maybe. Hilarious? Always. Stick with it until the end, because that's the best part.

3. Bettye Swan, "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"

Over the summer I (FINALLY) watched Transparent on Amazon. It was funny, sad, honest, wonderful, and a totally worth my time. One of the greatest things to come out of my viewing experience, though, was this song, Bettye Swann's version of a much covered song "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye".  It's been on repeat for the last month. Her voice is beautiful and heartbreaking.

See all Three Things posts here.