Random, Party of Two
Me: Blah, blah, planning, planning, teacher talk.
K: But what if the hippo threw rigatoni at Josh?
Kenny: Oops, wrong chat.
Me: There is a chat where that males sense?
cheap wine and tights = night out; cheap wine and chocolate = night in– M Foran (via betsyklein) I am very wise and bloggable.
He's A Fantastic Fake-Husband
[Via BBM, our main form of communication when we are not living together]
Andy: I am getting you a gift. I do not know why, even, but I feel like you'd wear it.
Me: Hahaha yayyy gifts! What is it?! Tell me. Tell me.
Andy: Haha -- Obviously a surprise.
Me: Ahhh -- Thank you in advance :)
Andy: I just saw it -- It is a men's article of clothing
Me: I'm excited!
Andy: But I was like "If I had this, Taina would obv just steal it, so I'll just get it for Taina."
Me: Hahahaha -- you're awesome
Me: I don't even know what it is but I clearly already love it.
--> I reblog to add that I love Andy and Taina and their love of each other makes me happy all the time.
IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT THE WORD SETTLE IS IN THE PHRASE SETTLE DOWN.– Supper club wisdom.
smartalecs: lilstuch: the fray // heartless...
Urban Meyer Post-Game
melociraptor: fyeahfloridagators: “How do you rebuild the program? Tough-ass players and tough-ass coaches.” Finally some emotion from Urban. FIRE ADDAZIO. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, URBAN. NECCESSARY.
Signs That Everything Has Gone Horribly, Horribly...
Both my football teams are losing to their rivals and DUKE IS LOSING BY LESS. Thank god basketball season has started so that at least the Duke game can be avenged where it matters: on the court. (Boys, anything less than 2-0 versus UNC will be a disappointment. Plan accordingly.)
The required bloggy giving of thanks: I am thankful for the amazing senior year I got to have, surrounded by an amazing University and even more amazing friends. (Oh and a National Championship.) I am thankful for having found something challenging and meaningful to do with my life post-grad. (I am less thankful for the stack of grading I still need to work through.) I am thankful for the...
Tonight I just had high school flash before my eyes. Coming back home always feels like a weird lapse into a previous era, more and more every time as I am increasingly dislodged from my connections here and increasingly tied down to other places (the image I was going for there was a hot air balloon, but I think I ended up somewhere around “chunk of food trapped in trachia”). But...
The Germans wore grey, you wore blue.– Casablanca for family movie night.
"Duke is the best team in the country by a lot"
greendrank: On last night’s game v. Kansas State, K-State head coach Frank Martin had this to say: “They knocked the living piss out of us. If there’s a team better than they are, I don’t want to play them.” Harrison Barnes, are you crying yet? Classic Duke. I’m going to start losing readers if I keep posting Duke-basketball obsession all the time. I don’t care. ...
Congrats to Coach K on 800 Wins!
You are a baller.
Gems from the Free Response Section...
Q: What are death rates? What are birth rates? Which of the two is happening faster? What is happening as a result? A: Death rate is the number of people who die, birth rate is the number of births there is. Birth rates are happening faster because teens are now having sex. (This response recieved 3 out of five points.)
live in the now: BBC Book List →
doruime: Procrastination. (and it seems I have much reading to catch up on) Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt. 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings –...
Dear Blank, Please Blank →
Via Caryn. This fills a need in my life I didn’t even know I had.
Today, in previews of being middle aged and boring, I spent two hours at the Y watching gymnastics practice while grading quizzes. This is how normal people live I think.
Different Gaga, Obvi
Meghan: omg lady gaga is staring at me
shes such a whore
ever since hilary left shes been super friendly to me
Me: Can I quote that on my blog?
(It amused me.)
Men have called me a feminazi, frigid, a bitch, but it all boils down to ‘You...– HBI member, KIM (via lipstick-feminists)
Raleigh-Durham: North Carolina's axis of cool →
With its food trucks, design collectives and rehabbed downtowns, the Research Triangle — the patch of North Carolina that is home to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and 150,000 college students — seems to be yet another hipster vibe factory. I miss Durham. (Though NOLA is obviously very cool also.) I hope to someday have a chance to live there as a non-student.
Duke Doing Something Indicates College Basketball... →
mollybierman: I’ll just leave this here for you Hee.
Oh hai Eastern timezone. Nice to see you.
Dear Panhandle: WHY ARE YOU SO LONG? I HATE YOU. SO MUCH. Insincerely, Meg
Oh, look, it's Thanksgiving
Can it really be the end of November already? Apparently. This means I have been teaching for three and a half months and the consensus is that the worst has passed. Other notables: 1) New Orleans gets the whole week off for Thanksgiving so tomorrow I get to head home for the first time since the post-Institute sleeping fest. 2) After a four year run of it (which is actually very...
Harry: You're brilliant, Hermione. Truly.
Hermione: Actually, I'm just highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.
Just one of the many joys of being a high school teacher is the constant...– Sometimes I remember all over again that I am a high school teacher. Ha.
The Myth of Charter Schools →
2arrs2ells: American public education is a failed enterprise. The problem is not money. Public schools already spend too much. Test scores are low because there are so many bad teachers, whose jobs are protected by powerful unions. Students drop out because the schools fail them, but they could accomplish practically anything if they were saved from bad teachers. They would get higher test...
Dispelling A Case of the Mondays
By 8 AM today I was convinced my day was going to be awful. Things that were already weighing in the bad column: I have to teach a full week this week for the first time in a while, it was Monday, less than 6 hours of sleep, it was Monday. Also, my car’s headlights aren’t working so when I woke up to torrential rain, that meant I needed to catch a ride to school rather than just...
M: I can't believe people from our class are topping the iTunes chart and getting bylines on the front page of the Journal.
Caryn: Well, when we're good we're good
but when we're bad, duke falls apart
I wonder how Tailgate at Shooters went.
(We certainly are punctuated by highs and lows.)
Letting morality get in the way of money?! I just oughta go be a … teacher.– 30 Rock. That’s right. (via kquizzo)
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