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Amusement

I'm always amused by the things that come out of my students' mouths. Today: Kid 1: "Last night I told my mom about how sound waves have crests and troughs and when there is a high frequency there is a higher pitch. And she said where did you learn that?! and I said at school! and… Continue reading Amusement

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Just Kidding. Maybe.

I read a joke a couple of weeks ago, and for some reason it keeps popping back into my head. I suppose some women would find it offensive or sexist or something, but I think people need to learn to laugh at themselves more and just appreciate humor for what it is. The joke went… Continue reading Just Kidding. Maybe.

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Bubba

I have about a billion and one cheesy little nicknames for my little nephew. Some of them stick and then he gets called that by other members of my family. Sometimes they're spur of the moment baby talk nicknames. And sometimes, my favorite, the nicknames are made just to witness the chagrin on his parents… Continue reading Bubba

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Blood and Harmonicas

Today has had its ups and downs. It ranged from children nearly passing out at the sight of tremendous amounts of blood to nasally performed harmonica playing. Unrelated? Yes. But all in a day's work. Admittedly I'm writing this blog post to take a break from the insane amounts of research I've been conducting on… Continue reading Blood and Harmonicas

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Shocking Stories

Once upon a time I had a little brother. I still have a little brother, but he was a lot littler at the time. Charles was a bit absent minded, something of a daydreamer, and didn't exactly think things through before he did them. We also had a little fish tank that sat in the… Continue reading Shocking Stories

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Funky Phobias

My mind wanders a lot, often to places seldom visited by normal people I suspect. People talk about going on tangents, but my tangents go for so long I can never find my way back to the original topic. Well, almost never. My tangents tend to end in weird places, with conclusions logical thought would… Continue reading Funky Phobias

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My Sister’s Facial Hair Fiasco of ’15

Let me just start by saying that my sister will kill me if she ever reads this post, so I'm not even sure I'm going to post it. Well - I probably am going to - but if it's my last post ever, you know why. My sister, let's call her P, has always had… Continue reading My Sister’s Facial Hair Fiasco of ’15

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Flickering Lights and Other Gags

A little over five years ago, during my senior year of high school, I had just moved into my dad's apartment. It was one of those big complexes with a dozen buildings and probably a dozen units per building. Each floor had its own laundry room so you didn't have to go out to the… Continue reading Flickering Lights and Other Gags

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“I don’t want eyelashes!”

Today isn't even half over and my second graders have made me laugh more than usual. In our science class we've reached the unit on the body and its systems and how to keep it healthy. We've been talking a lot about cells, and also about the digestive system. Both of these discussions led to… Continue reading “I don’t want eyelashes!”

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A tadpole named Dog

Today was the first day back at school after Christmas break. Needless to say, the kids were a little wild. My theory is that their parents are not only happy to be able to ditch them for 8 hours, they're also so fed up with them that they want others to be able to truly… Continue reading A tadpole named Dog