Friday, November 07, 2008

Streaming 2.0

My principal, who is known for being offensive, recently made a comment about the immigrant population in our school. While trying to be fair and concerned, she also inadvertently slips and sticks both feet in her mouth.

Principal: ...we need to help our children from other countries. We should be more sensitive to their plight. It is unfair that they recently got off the plane,...

Co-worker next to me: She's not gonna go there, right?

Me: No, she wouldn't.

Principal: ...or off the boat when they get here...

Co-worker next to me: Oh No She Didn't!

Me: Oh yeah she did. (both of us giggled uncontrollably)

  • Did anyone catch Oprah on 30 Rock? Good for you! Good for you!
  • What's the deal with bitchy women? I like women, not in that way, but I like them. Seriously, though, why do they have to be such complainers and whiners. Maybe it's just the ones I work with.Ugh!!
  • I love cough syrup with codeine. Don't you? It chills you ever so slightly. Oh yeah, and it takes your cough away for about 4 hours.
  • I finally received my letter to go to the Teacher of the Year dinner, and I went Wednesday night. My neighbor also got the same letter because she was the last person to receive her certificate that night. Afterwards, I went up to her and introduced myself even though we grunted HELLO at one another quite a few times in the parking lot at home. She had NO CLUE. None. Zilch. I had to say I lived in 3A for it to even dawn on her. I saw her this evening leaving her apt. and apparently she felt weird about not knowing me and she still felt embarrassed about it all. Funny, no?
  • Something not so funny. Another teacher telling your students to be quiet even though we are in close proximity of one another. It's not the first time it's happened. It's the second and I think, and hope, it'll be the last time. Here's how I took care of it.
Me: Oh, hey listen. Thanks for telling my kids to be quiet. My voice is shot today because of my cold, and I wasn't being my usual self.

Repeat Offender: Well, I know. I hope you don't mind, but...

Me: Actually, I do mind, but thanks because I just wasn't up to it today.

Repeat Offender: (Nervous laughter) I see, well...I ...OK.

Do you think it'll stop? Probably not, but I let her know how I felt. Good for me! Good for me!

Carlos's Book Club 1

Even though my endorsement won't net this author gads of money, at least it'll make me feel better that I am promoting her work.

Honestly, she's not much of a writer, but I still like her.

She's Julie Andrews.

While her sentences are simple enough, I can still hear her in her writing. It's probably because I've seen The Sound of Music so many times that I am able to imitate her voice in my head as she narrates her memoir, Home, to me. She goes into interesting detail about her voice lessons, her technique, and what goes into developing a character as an actor. She also gives some juicy tidbits about Rex Harrison, Noel Coward, Bing Crosby, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and many others. I haven't finished reading it yet, but I'm sort of delaying the inevitable because I don't want to let her go. I suppose that's a good sign.