Monday, February 28, 2005

I'm Not a Dude

Some things overheard at school today...

  • "Mrs. R! Josh licked Lisa!"
  • "I went to Dallas this weekend. My parents made me go see some boy band from the 80's. Maybe you know them? I can't remember their name. Something about Hungry Like the Wolf? I don't know, it was boring. I thought it'd be like N'Sync."
  • [When discussing where a character in a book has disappeared to] "Hey! Maybe he's having an affair with that chick from the beginning!"
  • Girl belches 4 times in a row with me sitting directly beside her. Me: "Dude! Stop!" Belchnastytastic: "I'm not a dude." Me:"Well, you sure sound like one!" Yes, yes, I'll probably be sued tomorrow.
  • Superfluously Hormoned One displays dazzling bauble on hand, a new ring from grandad (just got out of prison, yeah!). Me: "[gasp] How beautiful!" SHO: "I got it at WalMart." Umkay.
  • After school, I attended my mandatory, but I don't get paid for, student support team meeting. [Please read this article, I WISH my district would do this. I'd love to see that place fall apart.] I love this meeting because we openly discuss all the freakshows in our school and try to decide how to fix them. Today we had a mom tell us that last Tuesday was the most cruel thing we could have done to her son: making him take that writing test was unforgiveable. He has trouble in writing and she has asked for help since September! Well, we couldn't go forward with his testing as the child needed glasses and she "forgot" to take him. But it's unforgiveable. Of course.
  • Kids in counseling class. Reviewing daily habits. Question: What do you do before you go to bed at night to make sure you're ready for school the next day? Answer from Exhibit A: [spoken in rhythm aligned with excessive pelvic thrusting] I Like To! Dream About! GIRLS!
  • That's really enough for today. Do you really think I could top that one?

9 comments:

Eddie said...

LOL, wow, I wasn't even thinking about boys in the 4th grade! Sounds like you had quite a day.

Eddie said...

Oh wait, I did have a crush on Eli Arvidson in the 4th grade. But there was certainly no pelvic thrusting.

Anonymous said...

What a crazy day! I really hate stupid parents.

Anyway, our district did something similiar to what that article is talking about, though it didn't last very long. No one was happy with it and it was so hard! After a couple of weeks, someone decided we should just document all our time spent working outside of contract times and present it as volunteer time and demand invitations to the volunteer banquet at the end of the year. It was all rather lame and it would have been much more effective if people were unified as they seem to be in Berkely.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, that last comment was from. . .

Carrie (queenoframbles)

Dree said...

Sounds like your class really keeps you on your toes. Love your blog!

Matt said...

You should write a book about this stuff. I accidentally came upon your blog one day, and I am hooked!

MM said...

Matt's comment gets my vote.....YES Ginny, you should write a book! I have been telling your Dad that ever since he forwarded me one of your writings a year ago. I check your blog everyday now. I, too, am hooked!

Pigs said...

Yeah, okay, well...then someone tell me how to get a publisher! Or an agent! Or however the heck you do it. I have no idea.

KauaiMark said...

Check Matt's bio. Says he's in publishing.