Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Special: Three Things, Vol. 28

Three day weekend!!  HOORAY!!  Today is my lazy day.  Tomorrow and Monday will be days full of grading.  BOO!!  It's OK, I'm just happy to sleep in.  Let's share some things, shall we?

1. Pop Sonnets

At least three people in my life have shared this link with me in the past two weeks.  This tumblr takes pop songs and re-writes them in sonnet form.  The end results is freaking awesome.  The one for Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way" makes me heart sing.  I read the "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi to a co-worker and made him guess what it was.  Three cheers to whoever made this.

2. Chicken Meatball and Orzo Soup

I love soup.  This is something everyone knows about me.  I don't care how hot it is outside, I'll pretty much always eat soup.  This soup in particular has become one of my favorites.  I make a few changes: I use ground pork instead of chicken, and instead of dill I add lemon zest.  In the end it reminds me of this really delicious lemon chicken soup a local place makes.  Yum!!

3. Friday Night Lights

We had our first football game last night.  I wasn't there.  I was at happy hour with my co-workers and then in bed by 9:30 because I was super tired.  But I love Friday night football games.  More than our football games, I love the Dillon Panthers and the East Dillon Lions.  I'm not a sports person.  Like, at all.  I don't get excited for the Superbowl and I only slightly care about the Stanley Cup because my brother-in-law breathes hockey.  My dad and I saw the FNL movie in the theater when it came out, and I was in love.  I had read the book, mostly because my dad played high school football and lived in West Texas, so I was curious to see what it was all about.  When they announced a series based on the book/movie, I was super skeptical, but I quickly fell in love.  I love everything about that show, even when it gets stupid, which is does from time to time.  When they moved it to DirectTV, I had FNL nights with my work spouse and his wife to watch the episodes, which always included beer and lots of kleenex.  I revisit it constantly, as I own the DVDs and watch it on Netflix.  Do yourself a favor, listen to Tami Taylor's advice, channel your inner Coach Taylor, give in to Riggins' sexy, and enjoy.  A friend sent me this super-cut of Coach's greatest speeches and I love it.

See all Three Things posts here.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sure, let's blame it on the meds.

A conversation with two of my co-workers:

Co-worker #1: OMG, have you been to Asia?
Me: ...The country?
Co-worker #1: No, the restaurant.
Me: No.
Co-worker #2: HOLD ON. Did you just say... do you mean THE CONTINENT?!
Me: Shhhhh, I'm on a lot of cold medication right now!

(It's true, I AM on a lot of cold medication. But that was also a really stupid thing to say.)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

We're not friends.

Kid: Can I write this in bullet points?
Me: What do the instructions tell you do to?
Kid: Write a paragraph.
Me: So you probably should...
Kid...write a paragraph.
Me: Yeah.
Kid: But I thought since we were so close that I could just do bullet points.
Me: a) We're not close, we've known each other for four weeks. I barely know you. b) Write a damn paragraph.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It means I'm awesome.

Kid: What should I do after school?
Me: What am I, your cruise director?
Kid: What does that even mean?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How about no?

I run the SAT/PSAT tests for my school.  I released info to parents about registration dates, and the day after the information came out I got this email:

"Hi, this is [Parent Name] and my child is [Child's Name]. I saw the email about registering for the PSAT.  I know registration doesn't start until Date, but I want to register them now."

Oh OK.

Monday, August 25, 2014

What's the opposite of seven minutes in heaven?

Last week one of my classes sat in silence for seven minutes because no one would respond to my question.  A question they had the answer to sitting in front of them on a piece of paper.

Literally seven minutes of silence. I just sat there drinking my coffee, staring at them, counting the minutes.

About five minutes I spoke up and told them I could sit here all day long.  It took two more minutes before someone finally gave up and raised their hand.

Oh kids.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Learning to Use Puncutation

A conversation with a co-worker, C...

Me: I mean, I really like the kid, but...
C: Semicolon however comma?
Me: Uh, what?
C: You really like the kid semicolon however comma.

It takes me a minute to get, "I really like the kid; however, ..."

It's my new favorite thing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lessons in Compliments

A conversation from today...

Kid: Your hair looks different today.
Me: Uh, OK.
Kid, all offended and huffy: It's a compliment!
Me: No it isn't.  You just made a statement.  If you had said, "Your hair looks different today. I like it.", THAT'S a compliment.  Learn the difference.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Kid: And then Gandalf is literally like "Yo, meet me at that hotel..."
Me: Wait, stop, I don't think you know what literally means.  Or what The Lord of the Rings is about.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pre-Parent Night Dance Party!

I hate parent night. I've already said that. Twice in fact. (See here and here.)

Thankfully though, Taylor Swift understands my feelings and released an awesome new video today, now I'm just dancing around the house to psych myself up for tonight.

(Seriously, I'm totally in love with this song and video.)