Monthly Archives: October 2009

F-f-f-Friday foolishness

HAD to post this. Just makes me giggle each time I watch it. Happy F-f-f-Friday!   Advertisements

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N-O spells…

Yes, of course I have time to meet with you. Allow me to ferret out my grade sheets from last semester, put off the grading and planning I have to do, and continue to ignore my frigid coffee so we … Continue reading

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Don’t cry for me, Argentina

I went in for a cleaning today and left five hours later with a root canal. Praise Jesus and pass the Vicodin. Happy Friday, everyone.

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Why does it amaze me that things like thisĀ still happen? We’re supposed to be so enlightened, ushered in to a new age of racial friendship by President McNobelPrize, the deeply-rooted problems of this country solved miraculously over a Bud. And … Continue reading

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A day for the inimitable Mr. Collins

The name of the authorĀ is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by one, the … Continue reading

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There’s this moment- if you’re lucky, a day or so, between worrying about last term and thinking about the new one- when you remember why you gave up that job in the public school, even though you might have had … Continue reading

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I’d be the one answering the phone

Guess what I’m doing instead of grading exams?? Watching stuff like this, for you, my blog readers. I know…the sacrifice is unimaginable. Enjoy. Procrastinate a little for my sake while you do.

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