Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fly Boy

This was in a book of notes I took away from a distracted student this past week. This picture continues to bring me great joy and much laughter! The original Fly Boy! My favorite part has to be his triangle shaped parts: eyes, nose, teeth, fingernails, toes, and hair. Heee Heee!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Fun Reason to Like Canada

"First it's candy . . .

. . . Then it's gum!"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Empty Promises

So, the other day I was grocery shopping and started to freak out a little. Everywhere I looked were products that promise to plump old lips, add collagen and decrease wrinkles, moisturize dry/flaky skin, make lashes longer and fuller, cure under eye circles, and fix damaged hair. Yes, I was shopping in the cosmetics. Geez. If someone was looking at all these things they might think, "Is there anything right with me?" Seriously, what's a girl to do? The whole excursion just make me feel really old, even though I'm not. All the commercialism and power of persuasion was getting me a little down!

Then, hope.

As I was shopping, I could hear someone whistling a familiar tune. For those of you who are familiar, it goes like this, "No toil no labor fear, but with joy, wend your way." Yes, that is the exact part I heard someone whistling as I moved through the aisle. It made me smile and laugh. I proceeded to just go ahead with what I came for, and walk away feeling pretty silly. However, I did buy shampoo with this promise: "It's the reason you've dated a chain of Mr. Wrongs. Now watch as healthy, touchable hair lures many Mr. Rights." I'll let you know how that goes . . .

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Other Mother

So, a funny story for you.

A few years ago, actually I think it was like 5 or 6, I started getting emails from a lady who shares my same last name. She lives in the UK and last I knew, her daughter in Barbados. Now, the funny thing is, is that she thinks she's emailing her daughter. Yes, her daughter shares my name. Her daughter's email is exactly opposite of mine (last name, first name) and has a different domain, but I guess she just tried every one. I used to email her back to tell her she had the wrong email/person and that I wasn't her daughter, but that just caused her distress. I then received emails asking why I was denying my mother and what kind of daughter would do that. I forwarded the emails to her real daughter, and gave up trying to help her realize the truth. However, I guess she's just on my mind lately. It could be the two to three emails a week I still get from her . . . . Funny stuff. Well, at least the emails are usually funny (but mostly of the chain-type).

Monday, February 9, 2009

An Interesting Conversation

A sixth grade classroom in the late afternoon. A teacher is sitting with a small group of students who are working on math problems.

Student: Uh, teacher. I have something to tell you.
Teacher: About math?
Student: No, not about math.
Teacher: What's up? (The teacher says this with a look of curiosity).
Student: Well, you know that foot you gave us for "Stomp Out Tardies" week?
Teacher: Yes. What about it?
Student: Well, I kinda swallowed it. I was chewing on it, and then I just swallowed it. It got stuck, but then I had water and felt better.
Teacher: You what?!? You'd better hope that comes out the other end!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Biggest Complaint of the Day

This is the biggest complaint by a student today. She couldn't make her book on micro-organisms because when she loaned out her scissors, they came back like this:

Loving sixth grade more each day . . . or something. ;)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Luckiest Day EVER!

Apparently, today is my lucky day. So says the email in my inbox. Who knew that I'd be the next British Lottery winner! It's true. The message said, "Your email has won you a lottery from the BRITISH TOBACCO COMPANY." All I have to do now is contact some doctor, give him all my personal information, and . . . oh, it doesn't say. Perhaps I've won a lifetime supply of tobacco products and millions of dollars in health care bills. Either that or a lifetime supply of identity theft problems and an extreme aversion to junk mail.

And I wasn't even wearing my blue shoes. . .

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Strange and Silly Things That I Like

Warm Bread
Making lists :)
Contact Lenses
Cookies and cakes of all kinds
Singing along to the music in my car
The smell of a new book or fresh copy paper
Hitting the snooze button several times each morning
Pens, white board markers, and office supplies in general
Camping. Is it too early to go camping? If your answer is no, call me!
Reading in bed until I'm so tired the book ends up getting lost in the covers
Organizing things in silly ways (like this list--longest to shortest. Take notice)
Playing "Guitar Hero" in the basement (yes, the basement makes a difference)
"[!*(Punctuation)*!. , I love when it's used correctly. This post is a bit sketchy!
Blankets--all types of blankets. EXCEPT the woolish hotel ones. I despise them.
An interesting post, but a good way to let out the random thoughts of my mind.