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I’m a little plum…

Today in class we were taking science notes on sound. The portion we are looking at today is about the human voice and vocal cords. The information we were discussing was that part of the reason men tend to have lower pitched voices than women is that their vocal cords tend to be longer.  This… Continue reading I’m a little plum…

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yo ho a teacher's life for me

November 15th

The other day they were thrilled that I was such a nice teacher who drew them a picture.  I wonder what they'll think tomorrow... I'm ready for vacation. Are you?

yo ho a teacher's life for me

Miss R. and the Bionic Eye

I had just taken my students down the hall to the cafeteria and sneaked back into my room. The lights were mostly off so as not to alert anyone to my presence, and I sat behind a file cabinet, finally checking my phone, drinking some water, eating my lunch, and enjoying the comparative silence. Then… Continue reading Miss R. and the Bionic Eye

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Is it still only Wednesday?

Well, I made a kid cry today. I swear, all I did was say her name in Teacher Voice. Some kids are unduly sensitive, and I may have to take it upon myself to change that. But still, I don't make kids cry on purpose.  I know it's still week one (HOW IS IT STILL… Continue reading Is it still only Wednesday?

creative writing

O, Love of My Life

an ode, written October 2012 Oh love of my life You satisfy me every way You love me so tenderly On each and every day Without you I can’t go on Without you I know no peace I’ll take you any way you come But I much prefer when you’re obese I will lie with… Continue reading O, Love of My Life

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The Girl Who Laughed Wolf

the girl who laughed wolf laughed until her lungs gave out at first they wondered at her laughter but when she continued they went back back to work and play and life and every day she laughed again until no one took note and then she laughed wolf one last time before the laugh itself… Continue reading The Girl Who Laughed Wolf

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She’s a Jolly Good Fellow

Remarkable things have happened on this day in history. In 1493 Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico. In 1545 Pope Paul III opened the council of Trent. In 1863 Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In 1969 Apollo 12 touched down on the moon (or so they say). In 1992 Philumina popped outta momma. Yes, this post… Continue reading She’s a Jolly Good Fellow

mumbling of an imbecile

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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Opposite Day: Self-Deprecation

I'm definitely one to make the self-deprecating jokes, but that's just what they are - jokes. I don't take it seriously and I don't mean it to be taken seriously by anyone either. I'm just not one to toot my own horn. And yet people get on my case about being self deprecating and about… Continue reading Opposite Day: Self-Deprecation

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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